CARFAX RISK FACTOR STATISTICS FOR SUBARU (US IMPORTS)
CARFAX Statistics show that the risk factors for U.S. imported Subaru cars include recall, damage and salvage history.
As with many cars that were imported from the United States to Europe, Subaru cars are vehicles that often have a recall status or recall history. Simply explained, this means that the vehicle was requested to be returned to the original manufacturer for updates, modifications or slight changes, which could affect safety, functionality and value. Naturally, used car buyers should consider this a risk factor; for the car could represent a completely different value if it wasn’t sent back for return (which is the most probable case if the car was exported to Europe). Currently, there are 22,752 U.S. Subaru imports in Europe with a recall history. You can discover a car’s true value with CARFAX.
When you know what vehicle your buying, you should know if it ever was involved in an accident. Many cars from the U.S. are exactly exported for that reason; so that customers wouldn’t be able to find out about such history, keeping the value high and selling price high. Nonetheless, CARFAX believes in transparency and knows that at least 6,213 used Subaru cars that were imported to Europe from the U.S. carry a history of damage. The extent of this damage may vary, but the fact that 1 out 5 imported cars have such a history should make the risk factor clear.
A similar risk factor counts for cars that were issued a salvage title. These cars have been declared to be salvaged by insurance companies who by their policy wouldn’t reinvest as the cost of reparation would be higher than the residual value. Normally, this happens when cars are severely damaged and can hardly be of any value. Nonetheless, there are 7,888 vehicles used import Subaru vehicles in Europe that have been issued a salvage title. What does that mean? Well, that either the car was repaired illegally and sold at a price much higher than its value, or that the car was involved in a sophisticated scam of VIN-cloning, in which the true identity of a car is stolen and switched with another one. Know what you buy with CARFAX.