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Got my car...but dodgy seller? Need advice please!!!

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and I been trying to insure it as it runs out in a few weeks. However, the car is listed as as a ford focus 1.6 est and not a 5 dr hatchback on the insurance websites!!!! Anyone have any idea why this… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
and I been trying to insure it as it runs out in a few weeks. However, the car is listed as as a ford focus 1.6 est and not a 5 dr hatchback on the insurance websites!!!! Anyone have any idea why this is? Its not an estate. Should I contact the seller??? (He was a motor trader?) My friend has a focus same as one I got but a year newer, I used his registration on the same insurance website and it comes up as 1.6 5 dr hatchback. Seems my car listed as an estate and the premiums from using my registration to using my friends were a lot dearer for my reg, even though my car is older.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
Seems very strange.

What does it say on the V5?
#2
hornblowerracing
Seems very strange.

What does it say on the V5?


only got the green bit just says ford focus ghia
#3
bargainhunter2009
only got the green bit just says ford focus ghia


I'd make a call to the DVLA to check.

If he's a motor trader, why did he not have the V5?
#4
hornblowerracing
I'd make a call to the DVLA to check.

If he's a motor trader, why did he not have the V5?


Thanks! He has to send that bit off, he did have it...I dont remember checking it to see if it said hatch back or estate, just checked previous owners and date ect....
#5
bargainhunter2009
Thanks! He has to send that bit off, he did have it...I dont remember checking it to see if it said hatch back or estate, just checked previous owners and date ect....


You could always run a HPI check but I'm not sure if that will confirm it.

Have you tried lots of insurers or just search engines?
#6
hornblowerracing
You could always run a HPI check but I'm not sure if that will confirm it.

Have you tried lots of insurers or just search engines?


I did a mycarcheck.co.uk check, it said 1.6 ghia but never said if was hatchback or not...do you think I should contact the seller? He clearly hasnt sold me what I thought I was getting?
#7
bargainhunter2009
I did a mycarcheck.co.uk check, it said 1.6 ghia but never said if was hatchback or not...do you think I should contact the seller? He clearly hasnt sold me what I thought I was getting?


It does seem a bit odd.

You should perhaps try ringing an insurer as well, see what they say.
#8
[url]www.mycarcheck.com[/url] part with £4 for piece of mind?


Cant believe people are actually buying cars without one........

Could be a dvla error but then again?
#9
Just checked again, my car check says..
Make & Model Ford Focus Ghia
VIN Check You have not performed a VIN check yet. Engine Size 1596cc
Engine Number ********
First Registered 17 Mar 2003
Year Manufactured 2003
Former Keepers 1
Last Keeper Change The last recorded change of keeper occurred on 8 Jan 2004
Body 5 Door Hatchback
Colour Silver
Fuel Petrol

So why are the insurance saying its an estate??
#10
jtx
[url]www.mycarcheck.com[/url] part with £4 for piece of mind?


Cant believe people are actually buying cars without one........

Could be a dvla error but then again?


I did do one, see my above post. Its listed as a 5 dr hatchback on there! But insurers think its an estate - what database do insurers use?
#12
bargainhunter2009
Just checked again, my car check says..
Make & Model Ford Focus Ghia
VIN Check You have not performed a VIN check yet. Engine Size 1596cc
Engine Number ********
First Registered 17 Mar 2003
Year Manufactured 2003
Former Keepers 1
Last Keeper Change The last recorded change of keeper occurred on 8 Jan 2004
Body 5 Door Hatchback
Colour Silver
Fuel Petrol

So why are the insurance saying its an estate??


God knows. lol
#13
bargainhunter2009
I did do one, see my above post. Its listed as a 5 dr hatchback on there! But insurers think its an estate - what database do insurers use?


Yeah, sorry I didn't read it properly:oops:
#14


Thanks...it says

Vehicle Registration Mark ******
MakeFORDModelFOCUS GHIA
Transmission & fuel type
MANUAL 5 GEARS PETROL
Body Type 5 DOOR HATCHBACK
Colour SILVER

Insurers getting it wrong?
1 Like #15
tbh once you know it's not registered incorrectly I wouldn't really worry what it comes up as.
#16
confused.com got it right,..FORD FOCUS GHIA 16V 2003 1596cc Five Door Hatchback Manual Petrol but others got it wrong and the indiviudal insurance companies who they go too
#17
jtx
tbh once you know it's not registered incorrectly I wouldn't really worry what it comes up as.


but im paying more as they think its an estate...my mates car is the same as mine but a year newer and typin in his reg instead of mine costing me less!
#18
Are both cars the same spec? Insurance doesn't normally cost more on an estate in my experience. Is your friends car a ghia?
#19
jtx
Are both cars the same spec? Insurance doesn't normally cost more on an estate in my experience. Is your friends car a ghia?


yeh we both have ghias, mines a 2003, his a 2004....thanks for your help. At least its registered properly anyway....:)
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Closed at ops request. Thank you

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