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I'm considering buying a car from this guy. The person who owns the car is out of the country so his friend is selling the car. The owner's portion of the title has already been signed. Is this legal? What do I need to watch out for? Anyone have carfax?

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making sure the car isn't stolen. i would confirm that the VIN number matches the car, and maybe give your local police deparment (or a police friend if you have one) to have them run the VIN to confirm its not hot.

a car fax is probably a good idea.

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How can I confirm that the VIN matches the car? Confirm the VIN on the title and the VIN on the car itself?

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Try this before you try CarFax:

http://www.ilsos.gov/regstatus/

State's title lookup service--it should help prefilter things, anyway. I don't know if it will tell you that the car's stolen, since I haven't tried it with a stolen VIN, but it will give you some basic information like the issue date and what type of title should be issued.

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How can I confirm that the VIN matches the car? Confirm the VIN on the title and the VIN on the car itself?
yes. I think they still put the vin on the dashboard, right at the windsheild. Just make sure it matches and doesn't look like someone messed with it

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Whats the vin

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How can I confirm that the VIN matches the car? Confirm the VIN on the title and the VIN on the car itself?
yes, the VIN will be on the dashboard visable through the front windshield

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Buy a Mac instead
And it would still be more expensive...

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