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Found 16th Mar 2011
Hello

Im asking for some advice on behalf of a friend.

Two weeks ago, she seen a car on Autotrader for sale. Went to view it etc and liked it so bought it. The car didnt have a log book but was told that they didnt have a log book anyway.

She brought the car home etc and has been using it since. Only today she txt that thing where it gives you the details of the car etc.. and found out it was a Cat C write off in 2006. It also said there was no record of VIC test.

Where does she go from here? The seller didnt mention anything about the Cat C, but could easily go down the route of 'i didnt know' We're not so familiar with these things so any advice would be appreciated

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Original Poster

She was none the wiser.. Alarm bells should have rang, but didnt.

To be fair, i wouldnt have known either.

should have walked away,
and should definately do HPI checks BEFORE you buy a car!

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She bought a car without a log book? Er........

Its a bit late to check the car out after buying it?

Not sure where you can go from here, but its one big lesson to learn!!

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whatsThePoint

You'll need to get the VIC test done and then apply for the logbook, … You'll need to get the VIC test done and then apply for the logbook, assuming the work was done and it passes



Thanks, ill let her know. Is there any come back on the seller for not letting us know? He said he only had the car for a couple of months, but the txt message said last change was 2008

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whatsThePoint

You'll need to get the VIC test done and then apply for the logbook, … You'll need to get the VIC test done and then apply for the logbook, assuming the work was done and it passes



What are you on about?

A VIC check only verifies the identity of the vehicle, nothing to do with the quality of the repair work.

The seller didn't have any obligation to disclose the cat C status of the car unless asked.

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whatsThePoint

Nearest place to you will be listed … Nearest place to you will be listed here[url=http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/UsefulContactsByCategory/MotoringContacts/DG_069953]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/UsefulContactsByCategory/MotoringContacts/DG_069953[/url]



Thanks very much for that.


asayer

Its a bit late to check the car out after buying it?Not sure where you … Its a bit late to check the car out after buying it?Not sure where you can go from here, but its one big lesson to learn!!



It deffo is one big lesson to learn!!

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slamdunkin

What are you on about? A VIC check only verifies the identity of the … What are you on about? A VIC check only verifies the identity of the vehicle, nothing to do with the quality of the repair work. The seller didn't have any obligation to disclose the cat C status of the car unless asked.



I thought the seller would have to state that.. i guess he wouldnt wanna lose any interested parties if he did announce it, so better to keep hush, but not really right.

What about tax and MOT records - any produced on sale?

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I think so. Ive asked her so waiting on what she says..

What would be the next step for this then? Do the VIC?

you friend bought a car without a log book?does the car have tyres on it or she had bought it without the tyres as well?may be she is driving it on its rims since then....

is this a dinky toy as they dont have log books if its a really car that goes brum brum and you put petrol or diesel in it then im afraid your friend must be a bit stupid to but a car with no log book.

Sorry but is "your friend" a retard?

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Well she's learned her lesson now anyway, so we've covered that part. I just wanna know what the next step would be..

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shauneco

Sorry but is "your friend" a retard?



Nah..

On a more serious note, The car could of even been stolen, In fact they could of copied the plates from a cat C car to conceal the identity, However I'd recommend your friend should take someone who knows a little about cars with them the next time they buy a car.

Original Poster

Yeah deffo. Ive mentioned that to her. I think she may want to keep the car though so i dont know what she needs to do for the logbook etc..

Im glad im not in her situation though. thankfully ive had my car for ages with no issues like that.
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