I bought a clocked audi this week.
I'm gutted, not only to find it out, but knowing i was so stupid.
I bought a 2001 a3 1.8t from an autotrader dealer with 105,000 miles.
It didn't have the previous mot's or service history. I was a bit dubious, but as they were a dealer i stupidly trusted them.
I went on the direct.gov mot history checker this evening.
Check your vehicle's MOT status and history online : Directgov - Motoring (click on mot history check)
it turns out that the feb 2011 mot showed the mileage as 145,000 !! So it could be anything upto 160,000 by now.
has anyone had previous experience of this?
lesson learnt. i will never ever hand over money unless i have a good amount of history with the car.
i have retrieved this info from searching the net, think i'll phone him tomorrow.
The seller will be responsible for giving you a false description,
even if they believed it to be true.
You can advise the seller that if he does not accept the car back
and refund you the full amount (less any discount for mileage
you have done) you will have no option but to commence legal
proceedings against him. You need to make it clear that he has
acted in breach of contract and has misrepresented the sale. Not
only that, but he has also committed a criminal offence by
selling a clocked car and you may also have to contact the police.
Hopefully al this will make him think again about whether to
accept the return and hopefully this matter will be resolved
without you having to go any further. Should he refuse, you have
the option of going to court to recover the money by submitting
your claim at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk