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Basic Info

Description:
Pre-Owned 2018 Chevrolet Sonic LT
Engine:
Gas I4 1.8L/110
Drivetrain:
FWD
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Model Code:
1JV69
Body:
4dr Car
Mileage:
55,601
Exterior:
Mosaic Black Metallic
Interior:
Jet Black/Dark Titanium
HWY:
34 MPG
CITY:
25 MPG
Stock#:
UGW1448
VIN:
1G1JD5SH2J4105084
Custom

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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.


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  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Air filtration system, pollutant and odor
  • Armrest, driver seat
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, premium 6-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, USB ports, 2 and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7 diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
  • Battery, retained accessory power
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • Bottle holders, 2, on driver and front passenger doors with storage pockets
  • Chevrolet 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first); EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Cup holders, 2 front and 1 rear
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Door locks, power
  • Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy and average vehicle speed
  • Engine immobilizer, theft-deterrent system
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Instrument panel, Graphite Silver Metallic accents
  • Keys, ignition, foldable, 2
  • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy, rear and dual front reading lamps (Requires (UE1) OnStar.)
  • Lighting, interior, trunk/cargo area
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, front center console
  • Remote Keyless Entry (Deleted when (PDB) Convenience Package is ordered.)
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual, fore/aft, up/down
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual, fore/aft
  • Seat trim, Deluxe cloth
  • Seat, rear bench 60/40 split-folding with outboard height-adjustable headrests
  • Seats, front bucket with recline and height-adjustable headrests
  • Shift knob, satin silver
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required)
  • Steering column, tilt and telescoping
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Steering wheel, sport, 3-spoke
  • Temperature sensor, outside
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Trunk release, inside, remote
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Up and Express-Down on all
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Headlamps, projector type
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Moldings, chrome belt-line
  • Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare
  • Tires, P195/65R15 all-season, blackwall (Replaced with (RKJ) 17 P205/50R17 all-season blackwall tires when an LPO wheel is ordered.)
  • Wheels, 15 (38.1 cm) aluminum
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Audio system feature, premium 6-speaker system
  • Alternator, 100 amps
  • Axle, 3.47 final drive ratio
  • Battery rundown protection
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Brakes, front disc/rear drum
  • Engine, ECOTEC 1.8L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (Available with (YF5) California state emissions requirements or (NE1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington state emissions requirements when (NC7) Federal emissions override is ordered. Available with FEF order type.)
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel, heavy-duty
  • Front wheel drive
  • Mechanical jack with tools
  • Steering, power, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Suspension, Touring
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Brake Assist, panic
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Chevrolet Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. See onstar (subscription required).com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Hill Start Assist
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • OnStar and Chevrolet connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, rear
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable include pretensioners and load limiters
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Traction control
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Chevrolet Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Vehicle Name: Chevrolet Sonic
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
  • EPA Classification: Compact Cars
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 90.3
  • Base Curb Weight: 2848
  • Number of Passenger Doors: 4
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined: 28
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 25
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy: 34
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 6.3
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.:
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.:
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.:
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.:
  • Engine Order Code: LUW
  • Engine Type: Gas I4
  • Displacement: 1.8L/110
  • Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 138 @ 6300
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 125 @ 3800
  • Trans Order Code: MH9
  • Trans Type: 6
  • Trans Description Cont.: Automatic
  • Trans Description Cont. Again:
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 4.50
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 2.90
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.91
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.45
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.70
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 2.94
  • Clutch Size:
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 3.47
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary): 438
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 100
  • Total Cooling System Capacity: - TBD -
  • Suspension Type - Front: MacPherson Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear: Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.): w/Coil Springs
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.): w/Coil Springs
  • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front:
  • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear:
  • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front: - TBD -
  • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear:
  • Front Tire Order Code: Q1H
  • Rear Tire Order Code: Q1H
  • Spare Tire Order Code: ZAD
  • Front Tire Size: P195/65R15
  • Rear Tire Size: P195/65R15
  • Spare Tire Size: T115/70R16
  • Front Wheel Size: 15 x - TBD -
  • Rear Wheel Size: 15 x - TBD -
  • Spare Wheel Size: - TBD -
  • Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Spare Wheel Material: - TBD -
  • Steering Type: Electric Pwr Steering
  • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall: - TBD -
  • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering): - TBD -
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb: 34.5
  • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall: N/A
  • Brake Type: Pwr
  • Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ):
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 10.8 x 1.0
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness:
  • Drum - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
  • Rear Drum Diam x Width: 9.0 x - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: 12.2
  • Front Head Room: 38.70
  • Front Leg Room: 41.80
  • Front Shoulder Room: 53.40
  • Front Hip Room: 51.40
  • Second Head Room: 37.80
  • Second Shoulder Room: 53.00
  • Second Leg Room: 34.60
  • Second Hip Room: 51.60
  • Wheelbase: 99.40
  • Length, Overall: 173.90
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors: 68.30
  • Height, Overall: 59.70
  • Track Width, Front: 59.40
  • Track Width, Rear: 59.40
  • Min Ground Clearance: - TBD -
  • Liftover Height: - TBD -
  • Trunk Volume: 14.9
  • Model Group: Sonic
  • Vehicle Segment: Subcompact
  • Vehicle Type: Sedan
  • Engine Displacement Units: 1.8
  • Engine Camshaft: DOHC
  • Engine Block Type: iron
  • Engine Cylinder Count: 4
  • Engine Valve Count: 4
  • Country of Origin: United States Chevrolet Passenger car
  • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7 diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Remote Keyless Entry (Deleted when (PDB) Convenience Package is ordered.)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required)
  • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Preferred Equipment Group 1SD
  • 2 USB Ports & Auxiliary Input Jack
  • 6 Speakers
  • AM/FM radio: SiriusXM
  • Premium 6-Speaker Audio System Feature
  • Radio data system
  • Radio: Chevrolet MyLink AM/FM Stereo w/7 Screen
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Air Conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • 4-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjuster
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Traction control
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Emergency communication system: OnStar Guidance
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Knee airbag
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear side impact airbag
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Exterior Parking Camera Rear
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Speed control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Outside temperature display
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • 2-Way Manual Front Passenger Seat Adjuster
  • Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Passenger door bin
  • 15 Aluminum Wheels
  • Alloy wheels
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 3.47 Final Drive Axle Ratio
  • TRANSMISSION 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC (STD)
  • MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
  • LICENSE PLATE BRACKET FRONT
  • TIRES P195/65R15 ALL-SEASON BLACKWALL (STD)
  • SEATS FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINE AND HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS (STD)
  • AXLE 3.47 FINAL DRIVE RATIO
  • LT PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP includes Standard Equipment
  • JET BLACK/DARK TITANIUM DELUXE CLOTH SEAT TRIM
  • AUDIO SYSTEM CHEVROLET MYLINK RADIO WITH 7 DIAGONAL COLOR TOUCH-SCREEN AM/FM STEREO includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone (STD)
  • ENGINE ECOTEC 1.8L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 6300 rpm 125 lb-ft of torque [168.8 N-m] @ 3800 rpm) (STD)
  • WHEELS 15 (38.1 CM) ALUMINUM (STD)
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Satellite Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Power Outlet
  • Floor Mats
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Keyless Entry
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Security System
  • A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Telematics
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Emergency Trunk Release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • 6-Speed A/T
  • A/T

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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.

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.

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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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