DVLA is evil.
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Lanarkshire
Funny story (sorry it doesn't help you much) but it might cheer you up a bit...
I went to Arnold Clark (Wishaw) with a friend of mine to have a look, and there was a small Alfa there, it looked a little rough but we had a poke round anyway. The front towing eye cover was missing (worrying sign).
We poked around a bit more, a salesman came over with all the banter. We had pretty much decided it was a heap, but decided to jar up the salesman anyway, asked a few questions and eventually got the towing eye cover. His answer was priceless.
He said that they sometimes take them off cars and put them on cars that are missing them that have already been sold. He told me they took the one off the Alfa and stuck it on a Megane. 'Oh right' I thought...
We were walking back to the showroom when the salesman decided to add to his story, he pointed over to a Megane and said "it was one like that we put it on..."
We walked directly past it, so I asked the question "Why would you put a circular cover on a car that's got a square hole?"
I looked round at him to find out why he hadn't answered. To say he slung me a deefy is an understatement! He had completely turned his back to me and nearly walked into a pole. What a pie.
Don't like being lied to, luckily we had no intention of buying, but similar stories are all I hear about AC....