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Not impressed at all!!

dan77 Nov 20, 2009

  1. dan77

    dan77 dan77

    :mad:picked up my golf tdi last week, its a really nice car, im a really pleased with it, it was advertised with one lady owner from new, with seemed good however when i recieved the logbook today it shows 2 owners and a bloke as the previous owner, phoned the garage and questioned the salesman about it, he said the "lady owner" went bankrupt and put the car in her dads name so she wouldn`t loose it, personally i dont believe a word he says, im gonna phone citizens advice when there open on monday and see where i stand legally personally i want a full refund because im not sure if i can trust the rest of the cars history, just wondered really if anyone had any experiences like this in the past!
  2. Dazmo

    Dazmo Active Member

    Perhaps it was just pre-registered at first registration.
  3. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    There's a big difference between trusting the history and having evidence about it and I doubt you'll get anywhere on something like who the previous owner was IMHO.

    I am very un-trusting of 2nd hand car salemen after the guy who sold me my first car stitched me up but it's not worth it. Just make sure everyone you know never buys from there!
  4. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    I bought a car from a VW dealer advertised as 2 previous owner.

    V5 came through and it had 3!

    (the car was only 18month old)

    As the car was falsely advertised I requested the following:

    -Cheque for £2K
    -Another car
    -Full refund

    The dealer wouldnt refund me £2K and couldnt find another car.

    Money was back in my account a week later.
    I was fortunate as the car was from a dealer, VW UK leaned on them for a quick resolution.

    IMO you should get a copy of the original ad or Invoice etc... where reference is made to a `1 owner car`.
    Then speak to Citizens advice or some one in the know. Presented with an ad for a 1 owner car and a V5 showing more than that should put you in a very strong position.

    Good luck
  5. dc240969

    dc240969 Member VCDS Map User

    Could have been a clerical error, but good result. CYA
  6. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

    What makes you think a lady owner does any good to owning a car ? To me a woman driver means that that car has been neglected in every possible way, syncromeshes worn, scratches and clutch much more worn than ussual, etc. You be happy you did not get stung with a lemon as ussualy dealers cars are often clocked and just nicely valeted but have hidden history !
  7. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User


    Good point lol I think I'd prefer a gentleman owner!
  8. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

    I think the whole "lady owner" tag is a bit of a dated slogan and knowing how most women I know treat their cars and the way they drive, I'd rather buy from a gent too.

    If you are that bothered and you think it makes a difference then check, you may be covered under the Sale of Goods Act, miss-selling or something similar.

    Failing that, stop your whinging and just drive the dam thing like it should be ;)
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
  9. beanoir

    beanoir Large Member

    I've just checked, the Sale of Goods Act does cover second hand cars, and states that the vehicle must be "as advertised" so you do have a recourse to the dealer if you choose to, but you'd have to be able to prove it was advertised incorrectly.
  10. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

    This is always a common problem, a lot of people forget to add themselives (current owner) as an actual owner, if you sell a car and the V5 says 2 previous owners, more often than not, people will advertise it as that forgetting that they themselves are the 3rd owner and that the next one will b e the 4th

    common mistake, whats the problem anyway, you looking for an excuse to get rid of it? Most sensible people would check the V5 themselves beofre handing over the cash. Personally, the numbe rof owners is the least of my problems when buying second hand, I dont care how many owners a cars had because these days so many get pre registered, registered in company then in private names, swapped between husband and wife etc. If you were happy with the condition of the car when you bought it then i cant see what the problem is to be honest!
  11. Kunit

    Kunit Member

    Vehicles that are on a forecourt are not generally registered to them, DVLA are notifiedand they are kept on retention sort of thing. And personally i wouldnt buy my other halfs car.
  12. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

    This man saved me a lot of typing. OP is making a mountain out of a mole hill.
  13. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    for me owners don`t matter, cost, condition and some sort of service history are more important. I dont even think dealer history is any better than local specialist or even if they have done it themselves. I would also say a lady owner would actually put me off more than being a good thing.
  14. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    I'm sad to say the one owner example of my S3 turned out to be a 3 owner one from an Audi stealer. I was a lot younger then(8 years ago), and wasn't a member of any Audi forums, so didn't get the advice I could have had, so left it, as the car was, and still is, in good condition.

    I doubt very much it will effect the value of my one, since I've been the owner for the last 8 years, so nothing for me to worry about.

    My Toyota Rav4 runabout is also on 3 owners, the dealership pre registered it, and my dad purchased it in 1995 with del mileage, and I'm of course the 3rd owner, so family owned, but 2 previous owners.

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