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    Hi all,

    As the title says, new member here.

    I have just taken a huge step on Thursday and bought myself a gleaming metallic silver Vauxhall Vectra SRi (120) on a 56 plate (07 Registered) And so far I am delighted with the car.

    I P/X'ed my trusty BMW 528iASE 99' plate at Perry's Vauxhall and I have to say they were very polite, and professional.

    The deal didn't go along smoothly though, I'll explain...

    After Perry's did the usual HPI check on my P/X they opened a real can of worms, it looked at first that my Beemer may have been an import. I disputed this and rang a BMW dealer for verification, it was NOT an import.

    It also turned up the fact that my private plate (bought in a private sale back in 2004) was possibly registered to a Mercedes, I have never owned a Mercedes! After a sleepless night I went back to Perry's, but before I signed the finance agreement I requested that they look deeper into the HPI report....it turned out that my lovely Beemer was a scrapper!

    I was so shocked I almost fell over...however, the manager said they would honour the deal we had made and I could still use the car as a P/X. Decent I thought considering it's rather dubious past!

    Just goes to show how very careful you have to be when buying used cars, I bought the BMW from a secondhand car dealer, I did all the usual checks too. I think he was a bent dealer who was very good at hiding the facts.

    Sorry for a long first post!!!

    Great forum!

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Paul. Welcome aboard matey!

    Sounds like quite an experience you had in upgrading to a Vec-glad you got it all sorted in the end.

    Sounds like a lovely motor you have picked up too, any pictures.....we like piccies !


    Bye bye Vec B
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    welcome to Vec-c Paul................that must of been worrying times ...glad it all got sorted

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    Just one pic for the moment, taken with my Nokia N82.

    I'll post more detailed pics if it ever stops raining long enough.

    I must say I am very happy with the car so far, I will post a mini review in a week or two when I have had more chance to get used to it.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Paul


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    Perry's in Preston tried the "your car is an import, sir" when I enquired about a PX with my old 330d - the car had been in the family since new so clearly wasn't. To this day I regret not making a formal complaint as the guy was clearly eyeing the car up for himself !!!!!!

    Perrys Preston, very dodgy indeed.

    Welcome bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Perry's in Preston tried the "your car is an import, sir"

    Thanks for your input there...

    I had no problem proving my car was not an import, but there was the huge problem of proving it hadn't been written off and rebuilt by some "geezer" who's a bit handy with a welder and a few spanners.

    On reflection, the dealer I bought it from had big problems with DVLA sorting my private plate transfer. His excuse, DVLA had cocked it all up and returned the paperwork. I ended up sorting the plate transfer out myself, alarm bells ought to have rung then, I thought he was just a berk who didn't know how to fill a simple form in...I should have walked, I didn't!

    Paul

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    Welcome to Vectra-C.com Paul nice motor good to have you join us ……....…..

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    Nice motor mate Loving the shade of silver

    Sounds like you come out the other end of that shennanigan alive and well......and better off

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