23 ‘InstaVIN.com’ Reviews
Do you have half a star?
So, like others have said, really horribly incomplete report. Sucks that there are no legitimate competitors to the horribly overpriced vin checkers.
Useless website, Not worth even to think about it.
It do not give you any type of detailed information at all. Very, very basic information of no use. Pretty much the only thing its going to tell you is if its ever been sold as salvage in which you would find out anyways from the title. It does not have any kind of history of that car.
This awful site doesn't compare to Carfax. It claims to give you current title status, odometer readings, reports, etc BUT THAT IS A LIE! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! All they provided me was a vehicle background: an Edmunds detail about the car! It doesn't "run" the vin specific to the vehicle. It just gives you WIKI TABLES.
TERRIBLE, NEVER USED THEM SCAM
i JUST PLACED AN ORDER ,, THEIR WEB SITE TOOK ALL MY INFORMATION AND CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AND WHEN I CLICKED CONTINUE, IT RESPONDED SORRY THERE IS NO REPORT FOR MY 2005 CHEVY VEHICLE!
Sparse, Dated, Inaccurate informatiom
Tried the service because of the low price & couldn't see paying $34+ for info on one vehicle. Well, I wish I had paid more. The info in my "report" was very sparse. Vehicle type (which I already knew), Title information just gave me the link to the State DMV where I would have to pay to do a title search. Really? The report indicated the vehicle had 7 miles on it. In reality, it had just under 10,000 and was in an accident a year prior. The vehicle was seized by the state for taxes and sold at auction. InstaVin had none of this information. None! Basically, they are just trying to become rich at $7 a pop, cause they really didn't provide any useful or accurate information. I guess you get what you pay for. Save yourself the aggravation & just get a report from one of the more legit operations like CarFax.
Instavin--minimum info, then card was used in France!
My credit card was copied and used for a charge in France two weeks after buying a Instavin car report. the 2.99 report didn't tell my anything that I couldn't find out otherwise on the net for free, and I don't know for sure this is how my credit card was stolen , but its the only new credit internet use I've made for this card in many months. Luckily my credit car declined my card and no extra charges were made, and I got familiar with making out a fraud alert on my credit information. Good Luck.
Dont waste your money ! Does'nt give any information. I did a Carfax and was pleased!
Misleading Site!! Stay Clear!!
Didn't get anything from Instavin... except a cheaper price!!! Wish i would have read the reviews prior to wasting my $$!!!
"Get screwed here for ONLY $7 bucks"
Absolutely the most worthless thing I have ever been conned into buying in my entire 60 yrs on this planet. Would not recommend this service to my worst enemy, I don't dislike anyone that much. At least a casino gives you the IMPRESSION you may get something for your money. Totally useless, meaningless, & clueless. Flush your money down the john instead, exact same results ...
Not Impressed, Instavin is nothing like Carfax
I never heard of this company but I gave it try recently. My instavin report contain very little useful information. Buying Instavin reports is throwing money in the toilet. Yes, carfax costs a arm and leg but their reports are very detailed and contains more incidents.
Instavin Web site indicated credit card failed, ran twice ... Fradulant
I tried paying for instavin service with my card, it kept indicating mismatch security code. I ran twice before calling them. they asked for a faxed authorization which I did. Later found 3 charges on my acount. Their web had processed the charges even though indicating to me as failed transaction.
What is worse is their report indicated a mileage from over a year ago, and did not indicate SALVAGE. I ran AutoCheck, which indicated "Salvage" and gave me the correct latest mileage.
Be careful with these folks. I asked for a refund, no responses were given.
instaVIN is REAL-TIME data and better than Carfax
I ran both reports and found a that the Ford F-150 had been totaled on the instaVIN report even though the title was clear. Carfax did not show me this and It would have been ugly if I had bought the truck.
instaVIN as only 6 bucks and I paid $40 bucks for weak Carfax. I think you neded to check multiple sources for all the information floating around.
Get a CarFax
Carfax gets information from a larger network and state DMV's.
I used this insta vin and it didn't really show anything other than vehicle specifications and a "mileage listing" at some random point in time that never happened. I was concerned because if instavin was correct, the seller would have been lying about the mileage on the vehicle.
I ran a carfax because I figured if the seller was lying about that, he might be lying about other things. The carfax showed mileage information consistent with the seller's. It also contained some other information. I also like the fact that right on your report carfax says it guarantees certain information. IF the information is incorrect on a guaranteed item they claim they will buy the vehicle back from you.
I got more info out of the seller
The seller of the car was in an accident 5 yrs ago which he said he had reported. This report indicated that SOMETHING happened at SOME point in time. Need more info than that.
Moral of the story: Carfax is cheaper than Carfax AND InstaVin...just do a Carfax to start with. There's a reason this is $7.
Pretty much throwing your money away...
They do not give you any type of detailed information at all. Very, very basic information is what you get. Pretty much the only thing its going to tell you is if its ever been sold as salvage in which you would find out anyways from the title. Waste of Money!!!
No records were shown in the report whatsoever. The report contained information on the body type- THATS IT. This was a 17yo vehicle.
Forget about a refund because it doesn't contain anything:
"We do not provide refunds for missing records or omissions of current records not available to instaVIN, such as previous owner information, recent odometer readings, accident records, or reports or title events from non participating NMVTIS states."
Eg, we don't provide a refund if we don't provide you what we have advertised.
Saved me a headache
I was just about to buy a used Nissan Altima from a man selling online. I decided to get a report first and I found INSTA-VIN. The report said the car had been totalled by Geico and had been at a place called Co part and when I looked them up, I saw that they sell accident cars-some of them looked pretty bad. So I did'nt buy that car I got another one and checked it first and it didn't have problems. $7 for each report it was worth it.
The report was very "bare bones". I wish I could get my money back....
For $7, you can't ask for a better deal
When comparing with CarFax or Autocheck, InstaVIN seems minimal in comparison, but for the price you pay, I mean, were the guys complaining recently expected a comprehensive report?
I just ran a report for a car I was interested and well, the critical information that I needed are certainly clarified, i.e. title issues, odometer, ownerships, etc.
Unlike CarFax, what's not provided is the "Service History". Which could be a concern for most, but again, this is report is a portion of the price. Thanks for being a cheaper alternative for checking a vehicle's history.
P.S. "Vehiclehistory.com" is a scam. $1 up front, with $20 monthly subscription automatically charged.