Developer: ChronoSafe Media
Price: $4.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Ease of Use Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

VIN Hunter is a tool to help people keep potential car purchases organized when they’re shopping. It’s an easy app to use, but won’t have a lot of reuse potential from most people. For $4.99 this is a great way to keep all of your car shopping info in one place.

VIN Hunter’s interface is straight forward and easy to use. I had no problems entering my vehicle information and taking advantage of the note and photo capabilities. There are no surprises or tricks up this app’s sleeves. It does one thing and it does it very well.

This is a great way to keep everything together in one place, and probably the main selling point of this app. If you’re in the business of buying cars you’re definitely getting a great utility and bargain for this app. If you’re only shopping for yourself or your family you may not need this, unless you look at a lot of cars and take your time (as you should anyway, young man!). That said, even a one-time use still presents a great value because you’re going to have quick easy access to all of the cars you looked at with notes and pictures. As an added convenience, there’s a built-in link for buying a CARFAX report.

There are organizational functions as well. You can reorder, delete, and email car records from within the app. Also included is a page providing links to other car buying services that will help you compare pricing and ensure you’re getting a good deal on your purchase.

The only thing I have to say could be a con for this app is its reuse value. Unless you’re in the business of buying cars you’re only going to use it once every couple of years.

If your job is to be buying cars you need this and you will not be disappointed with your purchase. It’s a powerful tool that will keep your car shopping records tightly organized. If you’re just a regular dude (or dudette) looking for a car, it may be overkill, but is still plenty useful.

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