In January of last year I purchased a 2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium with a little over 54,000 miles on it. I did not get a CARFAX Report on it. About a month after I bought it I took it in for an oil change and inspection. About a month after that my son-in-law and two grandchildren took it on a short trip, and as he was parking the car the passenger side wheel fell off. After getting it towed back home, I purchased a CARFAX Report, and found it had an outstanding recall on that same issue. We quickly got the issue fixed, and thankfully everyone involved is happy and healthy. I will never buy another car without using CARFAX.