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V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???



 
 
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Old October 12th 03, 09:59 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.misc
AstraVanMan
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Default V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???

A friend of mine is currently looking for a Ka for his mum, and we've seen a
few on AutoTrader that are "taxed on V-car" - the bloke selling it explained
that it had been stolen off a dealer's forecourt for spares, with the
bumper, stereo, bonnet and headlights (basically all of the front end)
stolen, and then the car was dumped, and it has presumable since been bought
by this dealer, all the new parts purchased and put back on, and is for sale
at a very good price.

My question is - are there any pitfalls to buying a car like this - it's
stated as being "taxed on V-car" - is this a separate tax band for stolen
recovered vehicles like this, and will there be potential problems in
insuring it???

Peter


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Old October 12th 03, 11:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.misc
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Default V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???

"AstraVanMan" wrote in message
...
A friend of mine is currently looking for a Ka for his mum, and we've seen

a
few on AutoTrader that are "taxed on V-car" - the bloke selling it

explained
that it had been stolen off a dealer's forecourt for spares, with the
bumper, stereo, bonnet and headlights (basically all of the front end)
stolen, and then the car was dumped, and it has presumable since been

bought
by this dealer, all the new parts purchased and put back on, and is for

sale
at a very good price.


If you hear/see the word "stolen" - don't trust it.

Walk away from this deal. It's not worth the hassle. There are more cars out
there.

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Old October 12th 03, 11:36 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.misc
Dave Plowman
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Default V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???

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AstraVanMan wrote:
A friend of mine is currently looking for a Ka for his mum, and we've
seen a few on AutoTrader that are "taxed on V-car" - the bloke selling
it explained that it had been stolen off a dealer's forecourt for
spares, with the bumper, stereo, bonnet and headlights (basically all of
the front end) stolen, and then the car was dumped, and it has
presumable since been bought by this dealer, all the new parts purchased
and put back on, and is for sale at a very good price.


You can presume they were all new parts, but the likelihood is they were
secondhand off a crashed car.

My question is - are there any pitfalls to buying a car like this - it's
stated as being "taxed on V-car" - is this a separate tax band for stolen
recovered vehicles like this, and will there be potential problems in
insuring it???


It means the car was 'damaged' beyond economic repair - ie the cost of
repairing it with new parts and labour isn't worth it. But of course using
secondhand parts and cheap labour it might be.
And remember that although it might be cheap to buy in this repaired
state, it will also not fetch the normal price for a car of that age when
you come to sell - it might even prove impossible to sell or trade in.

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Old October 12th 03, 10:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cars.misc
Steve
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Default V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???


"AstraVanMan" wrote in message
...
A friend of mine is currently looking for a Ka for his mum, and we've seen

a
few on AutoTrader that are "taxed on V-car" - the bloke selling it

explained
that it had been stolen off a dealer's forecourt for spares, with the
bumper, stereo, bonnet and headlights (basically all of the front end)
stolen, and then the car was dumped, and it has presumable since been

bought
by this dealer, all the new parts purchased and put back on, and is for

sale
at a very good price.

My question is - are there any pitfalls to buying a car like this - it's
stated as being "taxed on V-car" - is this a separate tax band for stolen
recovered vehicles like this, and will there be potential problems in
insuring it???

Peter

You should bear in mind how the thieves treated it whilst driving it
away.Probably 9000 rpm in first just for fun.
It might be cheap now but you'll pay for it eventually.....

Steve


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Old October 13th 03, 08:38 AM posted to uk.rec.cars.misc
Andy Turner
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Default V-car - almost new stolen recovered - pitfalls???

On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 23:26:37 +0100, "Steve"
wrote:


"AstraVanMan" wrote in message
...
A friend of mine is currently looking for a Ka for his mum, and we've seen

a
few on AutoTrader that are "taxed on V-car" - the bloke selling it

explained
that it had been stolen off a dealer's forecourt for spares, with the
bumper, stereo, bonnet and headlights (basically all of the front end)
stolen, and then the car was dumped, and it has presumable since been

bought
by this dealer, all the new parts purchased and put back on, and is for

sale
at a very good price.

My question is - are there any pitfalls to buying a car like this - it's
stated as being "taxed on V-car" - is this a separate tax band for stolen
recovered vehicles like this, and will there be potential problems in
insuring it???

Peter

You should bear in mind how the thieves treated it whilst driving it
away.Probably 9000 rpm in first just for fun.


If they were joyriders perhaps, but when stealing cars
'professionally' (for the parts), it's probably wise not to draw
attention to yourself.


andyt

 




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