There was a time when you had to take a seller’s word on the history of his car. “Oh, sure, yeah, there’s never been any damage to this beauty, she runs like a top,” they tell you. For most people, that was good enough, though some may have a mechanic give the buyer an opinion on the car. The last thing anyone wanted to do was actually go down to the DMV and run a history report. Fortunately, the internet has changed all that. Before you even slip your mechanic a few bucks to look over your perspective new ride, you can see if there has been trouble in the past.