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Hello all!!


Im speaking on behalf off my brother.


He purchased a car 11 months ago on finance (thankfully)


He went to a dealership to sell it as there is always something wrong with it so he wants rid of it.


Well looking around the car they said about £2300.


However, once he performed checks on the vehicle the manager came back and said im sorry to tell you this but your car has been clocked.

blah blah obviously he is not happy.


He got them printed online but didn't come with when he took the car.


In 2009 the car had done 97,000 miles

.2010 the car had done 69,000 miles.

From 2010 to when im brother brought the car, the car had done 800 miles?

Is that the dealership trying to sell the car for 2 years with no luck

so thought they would try there luck with MOT history?


I've heard oh it could be a missprint of the mot garage.

But it has failed every single MOT since starting MOT (no mot for first 3 years)

Makes us wonder if the mileage isn't the only problem.


Fair point my brother shouldof done his checks himself but didn't expect it on a 2008 vectra.


For 1 week he was trying to get hold of the manger/boss at the dealership but every time sorry he’s out of the office or his inmeetings.


So my brother spoke to trading standards and they said you have to deal with the finance company themselves the dealership onlysupply the car.


My opinion is, they are equally to blame surely??


Moving on....He spoke to the finance company all they kept saying was We cannot guarantee mileage.

Fair enough if its been driven around and what not to go up but to go back down?


Thats got to be a criminal offence and fraud.


Now days you buy a car depending on the mileage if its new right?


This bit made me hit the roof.


Finance company said We will take the car back off you but you will not get a penny back?


So right...my brother uses a car for a deposit, has paid £2500 so farleft with no car?

and were mean't to just forget about the money?

I do not think so,


me being family i want to help and i believe they are taking my brother for a ride and trying their luck.


Im just asking for help as to how to re-approach them, if we haveto take legal action what steps to take.

I believe my brother iscurrently speaking to fair trading to see what he can do.

But im justas angry as he is and i will get this sorted myself if i have to.


Thanks for reading and in advance



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Welcome to the forums.


So at this moment in time, you are relying on the information given to you by the garage you hope to part ex the car with?


Was the seller your brother bought it from classed as 'reputable'?

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Well the garage made him aware of it. He checked the mot history online himself and its what he said. Obviously we wouldn't act on his word but now we know for sure. Well they have moved to canvey island know and that isn't exactly the best place to buy a use car from....

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