Oh, here's a little known trade secret, that the dealers don't tell you about. If it's damaged when it's untitled (for example, someone backed into it in the dealership lot before it's sold) it won't show the damage on the report. If it's untitled there is no record of it, even if it's a dealership that reports to carfax. So the dirty little secret is that A LOT of brand new cars have minor repairs that the buyer never knows about.Funny story:
I bought a 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona. "Clear" Carfax, we'll say 60k mi. in 2011. Had it for ~2 years. I got into a Fender bender in October 2012. While in for work, I had one of the body techs take a look at unrelated damage on the rear driver quarter panel, Big dent right down to the paint. While he's doing the estimate, he calls me over and shows me inside the trunk and asks:
"Have you had work done on this area before?"
"Because this area's been repaired before. Look, you can see behind the trunk liner that it's been pounded out with a hammer, and if you look out here, you can see a slight variation in the paint. There's filler right here. It's good work, there's no issues, but it's definitely been repaired, maybe from the door panel all the way back to the trunk."
I was LIVID, but the dealer had closed at that point so there really wasn't much I could do other than eat it and deal........
And really, if you don't know and can't tell there was damage does it really even matter?