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Post Kompressor 230, how do i know if mileage is accurate

I just bout a 1998 Kompressor with 39,000. miles on it. Just seems very low considering what I paid for it. Is it possible that the gausge could have been tampered with? How would I know? Also, is there a way I can find out via the VIN who owned the care when new? I am the 3rd owner. It's a great car. I love it. Thanx in advance for your time and attention.
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The mileage can be verified using SDS diagnostic equipment only and you would have to pay for this to be done.

The VIN check will not tell you who owned the car, but there are other ways of doing this in each country. Maybe someone else in the USA has done this before and can post how to.


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If the car is manufactured after 2004 you can be sure about mileage when it's checked at the dealer. If it's before you can never know the real mileage as it can be easily modified.
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