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Basic Info

Description:
Pre-Owned 2017 Audi Q7 Prestige
Engine:
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 3.0 L/183
Drivetrain:
AWD
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic w/OD
Model Code:
4MB5A1
Body:
Sport Utility
Mileage:
33,459
Exterior:
Graphite Gray Metallic
Interior:
Rock Gray
HWY:
25 MPG
CITY:
19 MPG
Stock#:
UGW1072
VIN:
WA1VAAF74HD053697
Custom

Payment Details

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Tax, title, registration and dealer doc & title prep not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 401-586-6950 or by visiting us at the dealership.

Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

Sample finance payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price. Rate is only an example and may not reflect currently available rates. With approved credit. Terms may vary.


Vehicle Details

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  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 35-30-35 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • 3D Bose Surround Sound System -inc: 19 speakers, BOSE advanced staging technology, 15-channel amplifier and 558 watts
  • 5 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Ashtray
  • Audio Theft Deterrent
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Center Armrest
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed 50-50 Bench Leather 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Cupholder
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 5 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/driver memory and 4-way power lumbar for driver
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Aluminum/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Gear Shifter Material
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Radio: MMI Radio Plus w/Audi Sound System -inc: 7.0 TFT color center infotainment display, 10 speakers, single CD player w/MP3 playback capability, HD Radio technology, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), SDXC card slot w/32GB operating capacity, Audi music interface w/2 USB ports, Bluetooth streaming audio for compatible devices and wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Valet Function
  • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
  • Aluminum Panels
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Turn Signal Indicator
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • LED Brakelights
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Metal-Look Bodyside Insert and Body-Colored Wheel Well Trim
  • Metal-Look Grille
  • Metal-Look Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  • Rear Fog Lamps
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Tires: P285/45R20 112H XL AS Run Flat
  • Wheels: 20 10-Spoke-Star Design -inc: gray/polished finish
  • Audio Theft Deterrent
  • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 1367# Maximum Payload
  • 22.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 3.204 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • 75-Amp/Hr 420CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • Engine: 3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Full-Time All-Wheel
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 6,479 lbs
  • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Regenerative 180 Amp Alternator
  • Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic -inc: shift-by-wire technology
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • PARKTRONIC Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Side Impact Beams
  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Parktronic Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Vehicle Name: Audi Q7
  • Body Style: quattro Sport Utility
  • Drivetrain: All Wheel
  • EPA Classification: Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
  • Passenger Capacity: 7
  • Base Curb Weight: 4938
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined: 21
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 19
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy: 25
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.:
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.:
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.:
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.:
  • Maximum Trailering Capacity:
  • Engine Order Code:
  • Engine Type: Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
  • Displacement: 3.0 L/183
  • Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 333 @ 5500
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 325 @ 2900
  • Trans Order Code:
  • Trans Type: 8
  • Trans Description Cont.: Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Description Cont. Again:
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 4.71
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 3.14
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 2.11
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.67
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.28
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 3.32
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 3.20
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary): 420
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 8.4
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 180
  • Suspension Type - Front: Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Rear: Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.): Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.): Multi-Link
  • Front Tire Order Code: H93
  • Rear Tire Order Code: H93
  • Spare Tire Order Code:
  • Front Tire Size: P285/45HR20
  • Rear Tire Size: P285/45HR20
  • Spare Tire Size:
  • Front Wheel Size: 20 X 9
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20 X 9
  • Spare Wheel Size:
  • Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Spare Wheel Material:
  • Steering Type: Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb: 40.7
  • Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 14.8
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 13.8
  • Drum - Rear (Yes or ):
  • Rear Drum Diam x Width:
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: 22.5
  • Front Head Room: 38.4
  • Front Leg Room: 41.7
  • Front Shoulder Room: 59.5
  • Second Head Room: 38.8
  • Second Leg Room: 38.8
  • Second Shoulder Room: 58.5
  • Third Head Room: 35.9
  • Third Leg Room: 29.2
  • Third Shoulder Room: 49.4
  • Wheelbase: 117.9
  • Length, Overall: 199.6
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors: 77.5
  • Height, Overall: 68.5
  • Track Width, Front: 66.1
  • Track Width, Rear: 66.6
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 1: 71.6
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 2: 37.5
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 3: 14.8
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1): 0.84
  • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.67
  • Model Group: Q7
  • Vehicle Segment: Intermediate Luxury Sport Utility
  • Vehicle Type: Sport Utility
  • Engine Displacement Units: 3.0
  • Engine Camshaft: DOHC
  • Engine Block Type: aluminum
  • Engine Cylinder Count: 6
  • Engine Valve Count: 4
  • Country of Origin: Germany Pkw
  • Fixed 50-50 Bench Leather 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop & Go
  • 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Radio: MMI Radio Plus w/Audi Sound System -inc: 7.0 TFT color center infotainment display, 10 speakers, single CD player w/MP3 playback capability, HD Radio technology, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), SDXC card slot w/32GB operating capacity, Audi music interface w/2 USB ports, Bluetooth streaming audio for compatible devices and wireless technology preparation for compatible mobile phones
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Rear Fog Lamps
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Aluminum/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Memory seat
  • Navigation System
  • PARKTRONIC Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Power driver seat
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • High intensity discharge headlights: Xenon plus
  • Navigation System
  • Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • LED Interior Lighting Package
  • LED Interior Lighting Package Plus
  • Prestige Package
  • Vision Package
  • Warm Weather Package
  • 10 Speakers
  • 3D Bose Surround Sound System
  • AM/FM radio: SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • Radio data system
  • Radio: MMI Radio Plus w/Audi Sound System
  • 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Audi Advanced Key
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Memory seat
  • Power driver seat
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • 3-Spoke Multifunction Steering Wheel w/Paddles
  • Electric Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Traction control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power moonroof
  • Power Liftgate
  • Audi Side Assist
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Exterior Parking Camera Rear
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • High intensity discharge headlights: Xenon plus
  • High-Beam Assistant
  • Rear fog lights
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Audi Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop & Go
  • Speed control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Heated Auto-Dimming Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Roof rack: rails only
  • Spoiler
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Audi Active Lane Assist
  • Audi Connect CARE
  • Audi Connect PRIME & PLUS
  • Audi MMI Navigation Plus w/MMI Touch
  • Audi Pre Sense Front
  • Audi Smartphone Integration
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror
  • Compass
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Garage door transmitter: HomeLink
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Outside temperature display
  • Passenger seat mounted armrest
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Stainless Steel Trunk Sill
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Top View Camera System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Trip computer
  • 3rd row seats: bench
  • Driver & Passenger Front Seats w/Ventilation
  • Driver's Seat Mounted Armrest
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Power passenger seat
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Passenger door bin
  • Wheels: 20 10-Spoke-Star Design
  • Manual Window Shades For Rear Doors & Tailgate
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 3.204 Axle Ratio
  • Supercharged
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Generic Sun/Moonroof
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Power Door Locks
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Headlights-Auto-Leveling
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Premium Sound System
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Cruise Control
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Leather Seats
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Floor Mats
  • Mirror Memory
  • Security System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • A/C
  • Rear A/C
  • V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • A/T
  • Fog Lamps
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
  • Telematics
  • 8-Speed A/T
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Smart Device Integration

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Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

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How to Read an AutoCheck Report

  • What is AutoCheck?

    AutoCheck is a subscription service that provides a look into a vehicle’s history so that a potential buyer can assess the risks of buying that vehicle. AutoCheck is a subsidiary of Experian and is also partnered with other leaders in the automotive industry, such as Autotrader, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, EbayMotors, Nada Guides, and Cars.com. Many used-car shoppers consider AutoCheck a good resource, but there’s only so much that this service can do. These limitations mean that a vehicle history report may be missing important information, either because it was never reported or it was reported but hasn’t made it onto the report yet. After all, since AutoCheck reports are not based on any kind of firsthand inspection – nobody from AutoCheck ever sees these vehicles at all – the information they contain is likely to be incomplete.

    What Does an AutoCheck Report Contain?

    An AutoCheck vehicle history report outlines some factors that contribute to that vehicle’s AutoCheck Score so that the potential buyer can compare the cars they’re considering. The score begins at a certain numerical value based on the year, make, and model. That starting point will be lowered by factors such as accidents, high mileage, title brands (salvaged – such as from flood damage – or rebuilt), odometer issues, a history of multiple owners, frame damage, being branded as a lemon for repeated repairs at low mileage, whether a vehicle is a “buyback” (meaning that the manufacturer bought it back from the original buyer as required by law after it was found to be lemon), theft, repossession, and whether the vehicle has been used as a fleet vehicle – usually taxi or police. However, if these factors appear on an AutoCheck report, it doesn’t mean the vehicle isn’t perfectly sound and worth buying. The reported issues did not necessarily harm the car, and if any damage resulted, it’s likely that it was repaired. And there’s always a chance that a mistake was made in the report. The only thing that matters is the vehicle’s present condition, and the surest way to assess that is to have it looked at mechanically by a professional you trust. Here’s a look at the six categories you’ll see in an AutoCheck report and what information they contain:
    Accident Check: AutoCheck receives accident data from the Department/Registry of Motor Vehicles, auctions, and insurance companies. AutoCheck itself has never physically inspected any vehicles or claimed to know of unreported accidents.
    State Title Brand and Other Problem Check: Entries reported under this category can be significant, if they were serious enough to affect the vehicle’s safety. A salvaged or rebuilt title can greatly impact a vehicle’s overall condition and value.
    Vehicle Use and Events Check: This section of an AutoCheck report identifies if the vehicle was used as a rental, lease, police vehicle, or taxi. It also shows if the vehicle is reported to have a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. The Events section will show reported accidents, repossessions, and theft.
    Odometer Check: Concealing or tampering with a car’s true mileage is illegal. The Odometer Check identifies incorrect or fraudulent mileage data, including rollbacks, rollovers, and other inconsistencies.
    Detailed Vehicle History Report: This section shows a timeline of a vehicle’s history in chronological order. While it’s most important to focus on a vehicle’s current condition, knowing a vehicle’s entire history can help.
    Structural Damage: Here, you can see structural damage to the vehicle’s frame or unibody. If a vehicle has structural damage, it may be something minor as a dent to a part of the unibody of the vehicle or something major as a previous repair to a portion of the vehicles structural integrity that can potentially make the vehicle unsafe to drive and expensive to fix. Used Car Genius recommends that you make any purchasing decision based on the vehicles current condition, and have the vehicles condition reviewed by a trusted mechanic.

    Reading an AutoCheck Score

    The scores are based on a scale of 1 to 100 – with 1 the worst and 100 the best – but it’s not that simple. Each vehicle score also correlates to its specific make and model’s score range to give a more accurate picture. For example, a specific 1999 Nissan Maxima may have a score of 84, but the general 1999 Nissan Maxima score range is from 76 to 81. This implies that this 1999 Nissan Maxima exceeds the expectations of similar Maximas from the same model year. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. On the other side, a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu may have a score of 89, but the range for 2005 Chevrolet Malibus is 90 to 95. Although the Malibu has a higher score than the Maxima, it falls short of the Malibu’s average score range, ultimately making it a less favorable option than the average Malibu from the same model year.

    Where does AutoCheck Get Its Data From?

    AutoCheck vehicle history reports receive data from several sources, including the Registry (or Department) of Motor Vehicles, auto auctions, and insurance companies. These reports also use police-reported accident and theft information and data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, during times of major storm events, to state when a vehicle suffered storm damage. Again, this data collection is not comprehensive: not everything is reported, and not everything that is reported gets added to the report in a timely manner.
    The Takeaway: How Best to Use an AutoCheck Report
    Feel free to use an AutoCheck report as one of many tools in your car-shopping arsenal. But while you may use a negative report to rule out a used car you’re considering, you should be careful about using a positive report to rule one in. Again, that report could be missing something in the vehicle’s past that was not reported to or otherwise recorded by any of the sources AutoCheck uses. It can also take some time for reported information to show up on the report, meaning that the report may change after you buy the vehicle. That could present a problem if you want to sell it later: if negative information from incidents before you bought the vehicle is added during your ownership, potential buyers can then see that if they view the report. Even if the negative parts of the report never caused an issue with the car (or if you had the issue fixed), that delayed negative report can devalue the car when you’re trying to sell it, as well as making some buyers change their minds.
    The bottom line is that there’s no substitute for having a trusted mechanic look over the vehicle you’re interested in buying. This should include a road test so he can listen and feel for any unusual sounds that could indicate a developing issue. Used Car Genius will always welcome you to take this valuable step for your peace of mind.

    *Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. AutoCheck is a third-party vehicle history reporting company and is not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage that may result from relying solely on the information contained in AutoCheck Reports.

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