Another thing you might be able to do is have a dealership run the VIN
looking for service records, or recalls.
When a vehicle goes into the dealership for work, the vin is recorded, along
with the mileage. This may also provide you with important service
information and tell you if the vehicle has been a problem child or not.
A Carfax is a great way to go. It will tell you if the vehicle is a lemon,
if it's a total loss buy back and much more.
If you're car shopping, buying a 30 day Carfax membership is only going to
do you good.
| If this vehicle comes from a place where periodic inspections (safety or
| emissions) are required, Carfax (or a similar service) may have records
| mileage at the time of the inspection. Same if it has changed hands
| In any case, $20 invested in one of those reports (less than half a tank
| gas these days) is money very well spent.
| > Thoughts, suggestions? Is mileage on the new van recorded anywhere
| > else that I could check?