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Car registration not matching car!?!?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Bug One, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Bug One

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    I'm about to buy a car (or at least was about to...) but when I checked the insurance, a completely different car came up when I put the registration in.

    If I check the RAC vehicle checker, that also comes up as a different car.

    When I went to look at the car, it all seemed fine. Its from a garage, has a V5 (old style though). The garage just got the car delivered today (it wasn't even cleaned!) and they said they wont sell it until they get all the documentation from the previous owner.

    The registration is R256 BRW, which comes up on RAC as a Silver Rover 825 Diesel. The car I was going to buy is a Purple Rover 200vi.

    Now I'm having problems understanding why the reg would be wrong. Is it possible that the registration was bought as a private plate and transferred to this car. In that case, wouldn't the owner have a new style V5.

    Then if someone was trying to clone a car, why would you use a registration from a completely different car.

    Fortunately I havent put any money down yet. Thing it, its a quite rare car and it was exactly what we're looking for, at the right price.

    I'm going to talk to the garage tomorrow. Possibly they dont even know yet that the reg doesn't match the car.

    Just wondering if anyone can think of any reason why the reg wouldn't match the car. :confused:
     
  2. Bug One

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    This is the car.

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  3. Foghorn Leghorn

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    Sounds a bit suspicious.

    I thought everyone got an updated V5 sent through last year, I know we did for both our cars. So they certainly shouldnt have an old style one.

    Speak to the guy at the garage and go from there, at least you havent parted with any cash yet.

    Did you get chance to see the V5? Is it the same reg on the V5?

    Fog
     
    Last edited: 1 Jun 2006
  4. [TW]Fox

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    HPI checked it?

    Old style V5's are now useless. The new V5 has totally replaced it and everyone should now have one.
     
  5. spaz

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    I had this with my old civic, I would put in the reg RF54 GLV and would come up with a 1994 civic 1.5 or something, but would double check if they don't have the new style V5.
     
  6. Bug One

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    I was going to do a hpi check, but I did the RAC one first, and that doesn't match that car.

    If I do a hpi check on that registration, wont it just give me a hpi check for a completely different car. :confused:
     
  7. Foghorn Leghorn

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    Speak to the garage before wasting money on the hpi check

    Fog
     
  8. Tomsk

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    The DVLA's own page also has that reg as a silver Rover

    click

     
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  9. Foghorn Leghorn

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    A diesel silver Rover no less :D
     
  10. robjf

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    A 2.7 aswell :O
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Which will be absolute proof the car is dodgy :)
     
  12. ajgoodfellow

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    It might be possible that it's a personalised plate that hasn't yet changed been updated on the DVLA website
     
  13. Conanius

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    get the VIN number and do a HPI check
     
  14. Oracle

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    Walk away tbh. I thought all new V5s had been rolled out now!
     
  15. Tican

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    Showing as it being taxed aswell... (so still being used on silver rover)

    I know when I got my new car, the site was updated the day I got my V5 come through for it, same for when I got SORN *done in post office for ease* it shown up a day or so later :) - So it should now be registering if private plate, thats been transfered, on the right car/right details already...

    I would walk away tbh...


    What should people do when they find a dodgy car by the way? :confused: just walk away and leave it as that or not? Inform police/dealer/whoever or? :confused:
     
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  16. Bug One

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    Well, I'm going to phone the garage today. I can't imagine a garage would try and sell a dodgey car.

    I'm guessing they dont know that the reg doesn't match the car. They only got the car delivered yesterday, so they might not of checked yet.
     
  17. kitten_caboodle

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    Be very careful - it could be a cloned car, though it seems strange that the plates wouldn't be taken off when they got rid of the car :confused:
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH comedy gold.
     
  19. Bug One

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    Why? :confused:

    If this car is stolen, etc then whoever buys it will fill in the V5, send it off and probably get a letter back saying its stolen. Then you phone the police and report the garage, they get done. You loose your money, but at least you know who's got it.

    Its not like a private sale where the seller can dissapear after the sale.
     
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  20. Bug One

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    What I dont understand is why they would have used plates of a completely different car. If you were going to clone it, wouldn't you be using plates of a at least the same model and colour car. :confused: