As some of you may/may not know I am scouting around for a supermini (lol) for the misses.
Seen a fair few now and some hit the spot and some dont.
Anyway, have seen one that has previously been used by the police.
Its a 2003 model and in year 1 and 2 of its life it covered 17k with police.
Its not an ex-police car itself so it isnt white, grey or silver.
It was basically an "enquiry" vehicle.
So, whats your thoughts? Would you? Wouldnt you? Why yes and why no?
I have spoken to DVLA about it and the car in question has never been registered as a POLICE CAR, its always been DIESEL CAR. It was basically leased out to the police by a lease company and as far as we are all aware, it is 100% HPI clear but of course I will check that out if I decide to buy.
I have also spoken with the Service Technician and asked him how are they treated and would you buy? His comments were yes they are all fine. They are maintained irrespective of cost and should be driven properly. He said he has bought 2 actual ex-police cars and they are both fine, but then he would say that wouldnt he!!
I reckon the price I am getting it at is OK, but im more concered about its past. Once again service history not present but have spoken to police and they said I could write in to ask for it to be released as its coming up as "needs authorisation" at the moment. The fact that it is coming up is a good thing anyway (I hope), assuming now that there is some details about it. Current owner says he bought it without SH which explains this situation, but has serviced it regularly himself as it was his misses driving it.
So guys im after honest and sensible advice please ! !