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    hi all,
    had a phone call this morning from trading standards and apparently my car i bought 14 months ago was clocked. obviously a big investigation into the trader is going on and advice i was given is that a compensation claim in court is prob on the books.
    car bought 54 plate cdti 53k - could be in excess of 100k true mileage !!!

    did a hp check as well prior to buying car - came back clean but previous owner was a bank and nobody there remembers the car !!!

    oh well we all learn

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    ouch! bad news m8

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    You could check the mileage on electronic mot's on the dvla website. Might be worth a look.

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    Doesn’t say much for HP check.
    Think I’d be on to them if mileage was part of the information you paid ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Doesn’t say much for HP check.
    Think I’d be on to them if mileage was part of the information you paid ..................
    Yeah i agree with that. Which bank owned the car?

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    it was HSBC bank.not helpful at all - most ive got out of them is that it was prob a hire / managers car .no records though

    will try that mot test cert history site - might throw some light on the mileage

    thanks guys for the replies

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    Bad news. Better not knowing these things as if it was driving ok, you would never know.

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    doesn't most HPI places offer some sort of guarantee if you check them and then it turns out to be dodgy?

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    That's what I thought too otherwise what is the point of HPI ?
    The other idea I have had is too contact your VX dealer quote them the reg and have them check the car's service records. It would have been main dealer serviced as a company car I would have thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    doesn't most HPI places offer some sort of guarantee if you check them and then it turns out to be dodgy?
    just remembered trader supplied own hp check on car and gave to me.will check later on details. just calculating how many cars this trader must of sold over the 14 months i have had the car and it could be in excess of 70 !!! no wonder trading standards said this was a criminal matter and could be huge.

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