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    Default Before you buy a new car do this check

    A friend of mine has just found out his car has been clocked.
    He was sold it with 90K to find out it has 190k on the clock

    I would suggest everyone buying a new car checks here first:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...ot/DG_10020539

    You will need a the MOT number or the V5 number (which any decent seller will give you before hand) and the Reg.

    If the seller will not give you the details then you know something is wrong so steer clear.
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    He's not a happy bunny i can tell you

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    shame you can't check previous years MOTs too (beyond the current one), just to be absolutely sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    shame you can't check previous years MOTs too (beyond the current one), just to be absolutely sure
    How easy would it have been to include that. Surly it could just all be linked to your chassis number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    He's not a happy bunny i can tell you
    I know, I hate the fact he has been conned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    shame you can't check previous years MOTs too (beyond the current one), just to be absolutely sure
    you can!

    its all on the site "mot history check"
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    you can only check whats on paper, ie if its had a few services and mots or work done at a main dealer, so if the car is under 3 years old and low miles your still going to have problems as this is when most cars get clocked in there life time as its harder to spot unless you have the correct software to check the dash and ecu and even then if its a pro thats clocked it you may never be able to tell unless there is the tell tale signs like worn seats,gear stick knob,brake and clutch rubber covers, and worn int plastics

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    you can!

    its all on the site "mot history check"
    oh good, must admit i didn't go through it all but will have a look now by trying my car.
    good find this, vectra-c members! well worth doing this before buying.

    might not be 100% foolproof, but this is as close as you're going to get.

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    yep, works a charm. Just checked all the MOTs on my car dating back to the first - and the mileage was clearly recorded for each one.
    This is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoochydady View Post
    you can only check whats on paper, ie if its had a few services and mots or work done at a main dealer, so if the car is under 3 years old and low miles your still going to have problems as this is when most cars get clocked in there life time as its harder to spot unless you have the correct software to check the dash and ecu and even then if its a pro thats clocked it you may never be able to tell unless there is the tell tale signs like worn seats,gear stick knob,brake and clutch rubber covers, and worn int plastics
    I agree but at least its a start. If its had dealer history then the mileage will be logged by VX, no dealer history then like you say you have to look for tell tale signs. Only problem is trim can be replaced cheaply from a breakers. There has to be a better way...........
    Lois Griffin: Peter! You're bribing your daughter with a car?
    Peter Griffin: Ah, c'mon, Lois, isn't 'bribe' just another word for 'love'?

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