- '20 CX-5 Signature
Even new cars can be risky.Like I guessed. One of the reasons I usually don’t buy used cars. Too many unknowns.
A couple of years ago, I purchased a new Honda Accord. After I got home, I discovered that it had been damaged in a hail storm.
Last week, I negotiated the purchase of a new 2018 Accord Sport 2.0T from a new Honda dealer about an hour away from me. Thursday evening, I picked it up. The first sign of trouble was when the stock number didn't match the one I specified in my email. This dealer had two white Accord Sport 2.0T...
It's not uncommon for new vehicles to get damaged during transit and repaired without the buyer's knowledge.
As far as @honestjenjen's dilemma goes, I'll add the following:
1. A seller is required to disclose if a vehicle has a salvage title, but they're not required to disclose anything else.
2. No matter how minor the damage was or how well the vehicle was repaired, it now has a "dirty CARFAX" that will haunt it for the rest of its days. A dealer will lower their trade-in offer accordingly and a private-party buyer may pass it up.