I did a CARFAX and it is completely clean. No accidents or anything like that. It does look like factory paint as the engine compartment and other obscure places are all orange. I do plan on taking it to an auto shop that has done work before. The price at 13998 does seem a bit high considering that KBB is in the 8 to 11 range. I was able to sell my current truck and walked away with 9k so i have some play money.