Style and Passion
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Hello, I won't go into specifics about the model but worth remembering the basics...
..in no particular order, check documentation (plus VIN code on car) particularly service history and M.O.T's to verify mileage, do a HPi/vehicle check to verify Cat D status (keeper may have this)
.You need to try and establish what work was done to effect a suitable repair to the vehicle (if you are buying from a trader) who says he knows nothing about the vehicles history, take a look at the V5 for the current 'Registered' keeper, you may be able to make contact and establish what brought about the Cat D status! (it could be just stolen/recovered with no damage at all!!)
Take along a savvy mechanic type with you to view the vehicle, take it for a long test drive, dont pay the asking price and insist on an invoice with the name/address of seller (make sure it is his home/business premises you are buying from!)
I have just re-read your post...You are taking a trailer!!!!! I guess the vehicle is not driveable ?.................Without knowing the state of the vehicle, some of the above may not apply!!!
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