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    • floatylight
    • By floatylight 16th Jan 20, 8:17 AM
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    Vehicle Incorrectly Registered
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    • 16th Jan 20, 8:17 AM
    Vehicle Incorrectly Registered 16th Jan 20 at 8:17 AM
    Hey all,

    Iím looking at buying a VW Transporter and upon checking the mot register Iíve noticed that it has been registered as a petrol engine Caravelle and not a diesel van.

    Iíve asked the owner and he said that heís in the process of having to reregistered with the DVLA with the help of the original owner as he didnít notice when he brought it. Heís said the owner and dealership are providing paperwork to confirm it was registered wrong.

    How common is this? Does it sounds plausible? The vehicle is 3 hours drive so I want to make sure itís worth a trip before I go all that way to see it.

    Thanks
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    • Paula Smith
    • By Paula Smith 16th Jan 20, 8:28 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 8:28 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 8:28 AM
    I don't suppose it matters as long as the engine and chassis numbers match the log book - can you get him to confirm that they do - and send you photos before you travel. Even if he does, check them yourself when you see it.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 16th Jan 20, 8:51 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 8:51 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 8:51 AM
    How old is it?

    I would be looking elsewhere just in case things don't add up.
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    • facade
    • By facade 16th Jan 20, 9:08 AM
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    • #4
    • 16th Jan 20, 9:08 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:08 AM
    I bought a new Harley Davidson in 2008. When the V5 arrived it was a diesel!
    I just sent it back with a covering letter and it was put right.


    However, wouldn't it be better if the V5 has it as a petrol caravelle? Then you could do 70 on a dual carriageway, and drive it in the ULEZ Speeding tickets and ULEZ charges are based on the registration details, not what it looks like.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 16th Jan 20, 9:13 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:13 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:13 AM
    I bought a new Harley Davidson in 2008. When the V5 arrived it was a diesel!
    Originally posted by facade
    Easy mistake, there's not many petrol tractors.

    OP - Caravelle is just windows-and-seats version of a Transporter, so it's easy to see how it could have happened. Is it a UK-from-new van? Which shape of Transporter?
    • floatylight
    • By floatylight 16th Jan 20, 9:18 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:18 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:18 AM
    Thanks for the replies..

    Itís a 2015 T5.1 the colour matches and first date of registration just not the rest of the details..
    Marrying the man of my dreams
    30th November 2012
    Little Stig due
    22nd February 2012
    2012 is going to be an awesome year!!!
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 16th Jan 20, 9:23 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:23 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 9:23 AM
    Is it a WV1 (van) or WV2 (Caravelle) VIN?
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