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Old 03-28-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Iím not one of those guys who tries to track down ex-girlfriends on Facebook, since when it comes to relationships the past is the past. I do spend a considerable amount of time wondering about my old rides, since I seem to have a habit of building a car just to my liking and then selling it for far less than Iíd dumped into it. At least that was my habit back in my corporate days, when there was such a thing as discretionary income. I never kept track of VINs, although Iím sure I could dig up old insurance policies in my files to find them. Whatís the point? A new website from AutoCheck, called Check My Ride allows you to catch up on the fate of your old cars, after you carelessly sold them to a new owner. Did they treat them with the same respect and love that you did, or was your former pride and joy found stripped behind a double-wide trailer used as a meth lab? Do you even want to know?

If you do, sign up for free membership and then punch in your ex-loveís VIN. If everything goes as planned, the website will track down your ride and tell you what happened to it. Maybe it hit the jackpot, and now resides in a private collection. On the other hand, maybe it was wrecked and scrapped the day after you sold it, so be prepared for bad news if youíre brave enough to run a search. Of all the cars Iíve ever owned, only one or two deserved a fate like the crusher; the realist in me knows thatís probably where all of them ended up. Sometimes, youíre just better off not digging up the past.


Interesting post...At least now we can attempt to track all our old cars we used to own!

http://www.checkmyride.com/

from ridelust!

http://www.ridelust.com/check-my-rid...book-for-cars/
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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The Facebook for Cars is not a bad idea but it will take a while for mass amounts of people to start using that website. Not everyone will really care what happened to their car or it's current state. Only the true hardcore enthusiast will go on that website to track their car down and it will take a while to get a good solid membership base of people like that.

I would feel uncomfortable about giving my vehicle's info and location out on a site like that since it's asking for thieves to start lurking for cars they want.



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Old 03-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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This is quiet interesting!
maybe i could look up on the first cars i owned and see where it went i kinda of missed my old Previa!
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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The Facebook for Cars is not a bad idea but it will take a while for mass amounts of people to start using that website. Not everyone will really care what happened to their car or it's current state. Only the true hardcore enthusiast will go on that website to track their car down and it will take a while to get a good solid membership base of people like that.

I would feel uncomfortable about giving my vehicle's info and location out on a site like that since it's asking for thieves to start lurking for cars they want.

Well from what i know also it picks up where the car was last registered, and you have to search for it, the car isnt imputed, just where the last City/place it was registered in.. well that how i think it works atleast.

But a really cool idea, time to hunt for my old papers about my old cars....
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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I hope some sort of security is taken with this, it's scary if someone comes knocking on your door and say "hey dude sick car, i saw it on checkmyride"

I also think you can enter in your own VIN and location. So that's not a bad way to show your ride and keep some level of security.



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Old 03-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #6
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I'm sure they have their ways of hiding personal information.Or they could have you sign a wavier saying blah blah blah..

anyone wanna try using it?
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