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    As long as the vehicle is UK spec, which if its a...

    As long as the vehicle is UK spec, which if its a European import it will be then the impact on future will be negligible if any at all. Unfortuntely it sounds like you have picked this up at the...
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    This is not always just because a discrepancy has...

    This is not always just because a discrepancy has occured, but yes this may be the reason. More than likely it will be because the vehicle is now in the hands of a franchised dealer who wants to sell...
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    May be worth posting this in the "which car to...

    May be worth posting this in the "which car to buy section" ?
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    If it is a franchised or large dealer group you...

    If it is a franchised or large dealer group you will have a good chance of getting this sorted, they will have a reputation to protect and will not want adverse press.If it is a small dealer they may...
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    Sadly, at the moment you are correct. The Dealer...

    Sadly, at the moment you are correct. The Dealer is not legally obliged to mention any history of the vehicle unless specifically asked, however this by no means removes their liability or duty of...
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    Some insurers will not insure cat D, some will,...

    Some insurers will not insure cat D, some will, your challenge will happen if you ever need to claim, because the value of the car is significantly less than a non cat D car. As for engineers report,...
  7. I've peronally bought and sold cars on ebay, with...

    I've peronally bought and sold cars on ebay, with very little trouble. Providing you keep your whits about you, it is no more risky than other sites. I would always reccomend seeing the car though,...
  8. You are indeed correct, there are some legitimate...

    You are indeed correct, there are some legitimate vendors selling cars, however the incidence of scam far outweighs these at present and the situation you mention is somewhat different, as these...
  9. Car Scam - There is no such thing as a bargain

    Felt it was important to post the following advice here as it is a scam that we are increasingly seeing and although on the face of it you would say "who would fall for that", naivety and a bargain...
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    Interesting thread, how would your sat nav hold...

    Interesting thread, how would your sat nav hold up in court, say you were clocked speeding but your sat nav suggested you were doing the limit would this be any defence? I have heard two theroies on...
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    It seems very little work to have the car written...

    It seems very little work to have the car written off on such a new plate, i would get it checked out carefully!!! See if you can find out when it was written off and speak to the owner at the time. ...
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    what kind of noise?

    what kind of noise?
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    Yes, the VIC rules did change in 2003, but any...

    Yes, the VIC rules did change in 2003, but any vehicle clasified as a cat b before then would still not have been issued a V5 by the DVLA. It does sound like the vehicle may be a cat D, athough of...
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    Category B cars CANNOT be put back on the road,...

    Category B cars CANNOT be put back on the road, even with a VIC test. Most flood damaged cars are "cat B", not necessarily because of the damage, but because of the risks contained with water...
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    Category B cars CANNOT be put back on the road....

    Category B cars CANNOT be put back on the road. They are to be dismantled for parts only, therefore a V5 will not be issued. Category C can be put back on the road with a VIC check and category D...
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    when completing a check we will still confirm the...

    when completing a check we will still confirm the basic details once you have provided us with the car's VRM. This is to ensure you are checking the right vehicle for the VRM. However this will not...
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    A cat write off is normally worth about 50% of...

    A cat write off is normally worth about 50% of the market value, you must decalare this to your insurance and i would strongly advise getting it checked out for safety before you buy, the RAC vehicle...
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    That is where it will be tricky. You need to...

    That is where it will be tricky. You need to prove that teh dealer knew teh car was a write off, unless he bought it from the salvage agency and you can prove this, it could be very difficult i'm...
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    Very little chance of getting anything back i'm...

    Very little chance of getting anything back i'm afraid
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    It is possible that the car was originally...

    It is possible that the car was originally registered incorrectly with the DVLA and could have been driven around like this for years. Its possible that the dealer who sold you the car knew, but its...
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    More and more dealers are pre registering cars...

    More and more dealers are pre registering cars these days, so having a couple of owners early on isn't a major problem. if you're planning on keeping this for more than a year or so, it really will...
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    Sadly the chances of any comback against a private seller are low, you coudl try small claims court, but it is unlikely to get you anything.

    What Category write off is the vehicle? If you are...
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    Check out the link below, pretty sure you'll be...

    Check out the link below, pretty sure you'll be found at fault - sorry !

    http://http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/17.htm#160
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    Just that i'm afraid, straight on ( or right)...

    Just that i'm afraid, straight on ( or right) only, i think the defence from the other party woule be that it specifically excludes turning left - but i'm no traffic lawyer !
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    if the arrows in the road do not also point left,...

    if the arrows in the road do not also point left, then i'm afraid it looks like you will be held to blame. You should only take the first exit if there is clear marking in the road. The other driver...
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