1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

clocked car

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Matt82, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,587

    ive always said you cant trust traders

    a guy on another board, like me, was really proud of his pretty high mileage car. he was past 250k, and then he sold the car

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130327845256&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

    days later it is spotted for sale, by a trader, with a 110k mile haircut

    http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-u...icleYearOfManufacture=1998&vehicleRegLetter=R


    thread about it here
    Removed link because of swearing!

    bit sad really, but id never trust a trader at all
     
  2. Rybo89

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jun 2007

    Posts: 13,951

    Location: Chesterfield

    lol traders are dogyiest buggers going anyway....
     
  3. MikeHunt79

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 20,833

    Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Cant traders who do this get fined?
     
    Last edited: 11 Sep 2009
  4. Sparky-F1

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 7,686

    Location: Roundabout City

    Is your friend not tempted to give trading standards a call.
     
  5. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,587

    its just a guy from another board. hes not been back on so dunno if he knows about it
     
  6. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,648

    I encountered this once when looking for my 530. Spotted a 5 year old Y plate at auction. Traced its history via BMW and found it had perfect Full BMW history up to its current mileage of 145k.

    Thought I'd bid but when it came to it the exterior was in pretty crap condition, it was all motorway miles but motorway miles in true BMW style, at 1 foot from the car in front hoovering up stonechips.

    2 weeks later the same car appeared at a trader with 90k miles, a full independant service history, a resprayed bumper and bonnet and a £10995 price tag.

    Awesome.
     
  7. Sparky-F1

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 7,686

    Location: Roundabout City

    ahh i see, misread the original post.
     
  8. Michael Myers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,041

    Location: Northampton

    this sort of thing happens everywhere, one of my mates was looking for a mk4 golf tdi, put deposit down then thought better do a hpi to make sure, car was clocked back about 70000, guy ran off with his deposit. Next car he goes to buy did a hpi check first and suprise suprise clocked again. cant trust anyone these days,
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,648

    As long as people continue to think mileage is the most important thing in the universe, crooks will continue to buy really good condition high mileage cars and give the people what they want - a low number on the odometer above everything else..
     
  10. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,587

    its up for double the price as well. the car has had all the consumables replaced so it probably drives just about right but idiots obsessed with low mileage will lap it up
     
  11. wassap

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,337

    My old ST will be a clockers wet dream, the car felt and looked like a car that had done 30k miles.It stood at 92k when it went back, if an 'ordinary' car ;ike that can stand up well to high mileage, I dread to think how much moon mileage kraut mobiles get clocked by.

    Funny thing is, technology has actually made them easier to clock.It wasnt meant to be that way when digital speedo's were launched!
     
  12. monkey_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2006

    Posts: 1,729

    Location: Leicester UK

    Do VOSA log the mileage for a car with the 'new' computerised MOT system?
     
  13. Lumeycom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jan 2008

    Posts: 1,238

    Location: S Wales

    thats so cheeky!
     
  14. Biohazard

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    yes, thats a clocked car.
     
  15. Matt82

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,587

    my golf is on 211k miles. enginewise it sounds just like a 140k mile engine, which sounds just like a 100k mile engine.

    the seats look like the day i bought the car, when it had 140k.

    im not going to clock the car, it has an amazing service history and im dead proud of the number of miles its done
     
  16. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 26,570

    It's not just low end bangers, it's rife across the industry, especially with Ferrari, Lambo and Porsche.
     
  17. SB118

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,607

    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    Yup, quite useful when you look on the mot check site to see how the mileage has stacked up over the years.