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Should Vin Display Be Mandatory On Ads For Cars 8 Years Or Newer?

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NO, from a honest dealer point.

For the buyer, it is necessary but should not be compulsory

@Busy_ body

I share your concern.

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I will attempt to answer your question with a little illustration.As a matter of fact the event occurred 2 or 3 months ago somewhere in Texas.

A rich Playboy who intends to impress is already spoilt girlfriend  purchased a M class 2008  Mbenz from a dealership as a suprise gift.After all the paper work and formalities have been done, we hired a wrecker with a flat bed (tow truck) to freight the vehicle to his girls place so that the vehicle will remain at its  zero milage status.However, a few miles away from the dealership, the wrecker got into an auto accident itself.As a result the benz flipped over and sustained serious damages to the roof, wheels,fender and other unknow damages.

Vehicles like this ends up in insurance auction where there are sold at cheaper price and later fixed by buyers.More often than not these kind of vehicles find there way into the Nigerian auto market- a possible description, 2008 Mbenz  M class,leather seats, power windows,power steering ,navigation, 37 miles, almost new etc etc

Now how on earth can a potential buyer know the vehicle had been in an accident.Most people will say its not possible to have been in an accident its a 2008 and it just has 37 miles to its credit.Moreso, there are no traces of fresh paint or dents etc

Will a VIN check be of help here? Definitely yes.However, a word of caution not all accidents are reported to Department of Motor Vehicles which happen to be CARFAX main source.For example I was in an automobile accident on a freeway late in the night  about a year ago.I was a hit and run.The other guy panicked and ran away.So I thought to myself although I am not at fault but where the cops come they will need my insurance card which I don't have.I will end up getting a ticket and my vehicle toed to the salvage lot.So I took off.Fixed the car myself never reported it to anyone.In such a case, carfax will never know about this accident.

So back to you question, the answer is[b] YES[/b]

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VIN is important.

Why not choose an answer with reasons. That would make dealer/customer clarify reasons for or against.

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omo, i have been here for quite a while, I am yet to see a single buyer who stands against VIN

do we need 1 million votes before Seun + Siena makes it mandatory for sellers to display VIN?

lets do the right thing

Its VIN all d way

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VIN

for all it's worth

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How can it be checked via the forum to help ppl out? any website like CARFAX. How about cars from Germany, Belgium etc?

No. You are on your own.

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do nigerian assembled cars come with VINs'?

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With all the stuff going on now, I do say VIN

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VIN all the way. New cars, used cars, future car sef wey dem never build. NO EXCEPTIONS!

However, mind you, VIN only applies to US cars. European specs dont have them, i think.

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This might be a good idea so "VIN"

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VIN All cars, 10 years or newer, in light of new law.

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Most definitely. . . . . . VIN alway the way

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