Is it safe to put VIN on listing??

10

Asked by Sep 06, 2017 at 06:39 PM about the Dodge Caravan

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

6 Answers

74,085

Yes. I've done it without any issues. Potential buyers can run a vehicle history report if they want. Definitely a selling point. Plus it insures that the car you're advertising is a real vehicle and not some scam. Not a personal dig at you, but some people out there will try anything!! HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
310

The VIN is actually required to place an ad.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Thanks for your response dhectorg... However, the VIN is not actually required to place the ad; it is not asterisked nor highlighted to complete the ad. If it were required, I wouldn't have the response I have had. FYI Js08016's suggested answer was more helpful to me and hopefully to other readers as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
74,085

Thank you PAGuruDQV4L. Glad I was able to help! -Jim

310

My mistake. I could swear it was a requirement when I placed my ad. Frankly, it should be required, as it would dramatically reduce scams.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
74,085

I agree, dhectorg, it should be a requirement. Having the VIN of a vehicle that you may be interested in buying also enables you to check databases, like NICB, for current theft status. Or specific State's websites for flood damage. Such as Texas or Florida, for example. When Hurricane Sandy hit NJ DMV had a section of their website dedicated to vehicles that had been damaged or destroyed by the storm. You could just punch in ANY VIN and if the vehicle was in it's database it would show up. That included antique and classic vehicles made before 1981. This was especially useful since vehicles made before 1981 can't be Carfaxed. NCIB is like that too. If a vehicle was reported stolen any time between the mid '60s (I believe 1967) and now, it'll show up. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Caravan

Looking for a Used Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 81 nationwide Caravan listings starting at $3,900.

ZIP:

Dodge Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,460
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    990
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
336 Great Deals out of 12,750 listings starting at $1,948
Used Chrysler Town & Country
31 Great Deals out of 505 listings starting at $4,395
Used Honda Odyssey
26 Great Deals out of 889 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Sienna
49 Great Deals out of 1,040 listings starting at $2,519
Used Chrysler Pacifica
8 Great Deals out of 1,409 listings starting at $8,495
Used Dodge Durango
136 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Journey
196 Great Deals out of 5,555 listings starting at $2,995
Used Kia Sedona
19 Great Deals out of 502 listings starting at $3,495
Used Nissan Quest
53 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Charger
64 Great Deals out of 730 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
7 Great Deals out of 819 listings starting at $4,200
Used Dodge Challenger
691 listings starting at $7,925
Used Dodge Ram Van
3 listings
Used Ford F-150
611 Great Deals out of 8,959 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
52 Great Deals out of 1,546 listings starting at $3,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.