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richgw
Old 18-10-2010, 8:52 PM
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Default Car not on DVLA database

I'm buying this car but the number plate doesn't appear when I check in the DVLA database. I'm buying from a Ford dealer so should be legit but it's getting me a bit worried. Are there any genuine reasons why it wouldn't be in there?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Can't post link but reg is GF59 UZO
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:04 PM
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I'm buying this car but the number plate doesn't appear when I check in the DVLA database. I'm buying from a Ford dealer so should be legit but it's getting me a bit worried. Are there any genuine reasons why it wouldn't be in there?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Can't post link but reg is GF59 UZO
Not wanting to tell you how to suck eggs, but are you sure the Reg is correct? Is it a Ford?
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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Why not just phone up the DVLA and ask them about the car or ask the garage and see what they say.
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:15 PM
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Yes sure it's right. Tried numerous times. It's a ford focus from dagenham motors. Tried to post a link to picture but wouldn't let me.

Iterestingly if I put it in moneysupermarket for an insurance quote it finds it.
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:17 PM
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GF59 UZO is insured but the vehicle in question is listed as OTHER? i would check the log book against the vehicles VIN under the bonnet? if the vehicle was out of sort from a description to insurers then it wouldnt get insured surely? if you have doubts over the vehicle then get an rac or AA inspection done on it at the forecourt 120+ though so make sure your really interested in buying it before splashing cash out. all dealers wont mind this inspection if he starts asking why and oh i dont think necessary then leave it.
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:18 PM
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Yes sure it's right. Tried numerous times. It's a ford focus from dagenham motors. Tried to post a link to picture but wouldn't let me.

Iterestingly if I put it in moneysupermarket for an insurance quote it finds it.
I tried the reg too, and you are correct.

If it's from a dealer I'd imagine it's legit, but I agree with Geordie_Taxi (surprisingly ), in that calling the Ford dealer would be worthwhile and see what they say!
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but I agree with Geordie_Taxi (surprisingly )
Rofl mite have to use that as my new signature
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Old 18-10-2010, 10:34 PM
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Someone probably made a mistake when registering it, entering the make/model

It is listed on the ford etis site though, it's a focus 1.6 100ps built in Germany
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Rofl mite have to use that as my new signature
Plaese do, quoting me does no end of good to my ego!
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Old 19-10-2010, 6:11 AM
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Car is registered on the Ford Etis website.

Focus 2008- C307, 1.6L Duratec 16V PFI (100PS) Sigma, Moondust Silver (Metallic)
Build date 06.10.2009
Registration date 26 10 2009
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Old 19-10-2010, 7:27 AM
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Thanks for your help guys. Those details stack up with the car. I'm getting an independent check done so we'll see what they say.
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Default car not showing dvla

I bought a Ford Focus (British spec) in Belgium - imported it to UK and registered it here. Whenever I search for insurance quotes using reg no. it can't be found on dvla site and i have to input vehicle details. So perhaps this is an import....... just a thought
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My v6 doesn't show on the DVLA, Motor Insurers, and ANPR. It's ex-Police and an import.... Causes a slight hassle on the mainland, never been stopped in NI yet! Is fully legal as well.
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If its not showing on the DVLa site then there is a chance it could have been on a private plate and it's waiting for it all to be logged back on as GF59 UZO
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Old 19-10-2010, 9:34 AM
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If its not showing on the DVLa site then there is a chance it could have been on a private plate and it's waiting for it all to be logged back on as GF59 UZO
Got it in one! Just rang the dealer and asked if it had had a plate change and it did used to have a private plate. That plate is still registered with the DVLA as the Focus.

Thanks again everyone. I can stop worrying now!
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