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    • basill
    • By basill 4th Jan 18, 3:51 PM
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    Tax due date on used car is 6 months ago.
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:51 PM
    Tax due date on used car is 6 months ago. 4th Jan 18 at 3:51 PM
    I have been looking at a 66 registered car at a dealer, the GOV site says that it is not taxed ( as expected) but the tax is due July 2017.
    Can anyone suggest why it has not been taxed for so long?

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    • custardy
    • By custardy 4th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
    well the simple answer is its not been on the road, except on trade plates
    • UncleZen
    • By UncleZen 4th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
    It may have been sitting on the forecourt for that long?
    • basill
    • By basill 4th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
    thank you, I thought it odd that it would have been in a dealers stock for so long.
    Not many are sold with an automatic, so maybe noone else wants it :-)

    The spec is just what I have been looking for, so Ill go and have a look at it.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 4th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
    As other's have said, that date would have been when the previous owner disposed of it and it hasn't been renewed by the garage.
    • basill
    • By basill 4th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
    As other's have said, that date would have been when the previous owner disposed of it and it hasn't been renewed by the garage.
    Originally posted by debtdebt
    So nothing necessarily sinister about being in stock for 6 months?

    Have had company cars for 20 years so not used to car buying.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 4th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
    So nothing necessarily sinister about being in stock for 6 months?

    Have had company cars for 20 years so not used to car buying.
    Originally posted by basill
    Not sinister but ensure its a decent price if its not shifted in 6 months.
    • basill
    • By basill 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
    Thanks Custardy, it is at the low end of prices compared with others and a couple of online price check sites.
    Will Haggle!
    • marlot
    • By marlot 4th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
    Check that its not been damaged/repaired - that can take a car off the road for a while.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 4th Jan 18, 6:53 PM
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    I would be wondering if it was damaged and its taken this long to repair.

    Fairly new car still for sale 6 months later = buyer beware.

    I hope you know howto check for accident damage.
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    • basill
    • By basill 4th Jan 18, 8:18 PM
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    Will check panel gaps are even and lines straight, look for paint overspray etc. I have seen wheeler dealers check under the carpet in the boot :-)

    Not sure about resprayed panels, at least I couldn't really see after my car had a door repaired.

    Dealer says it has not been in an accident and has had HPI check.

    Is it worth getting my own HPI type check done?
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Jan 18, 11:07 PM
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    Is the car on Autotrader? The URL there shows the date the ad was first placed - it's encoded, but very unsubtly.
    So - totally random example...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201711241538613
    2017 11 24
    The ad went live on 24th Nov 2017.
    • basill
    • By basill 5th Jan 18, 1:20 AM
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    Is the car on Autotrader? The URL there shows the date the ad was first placed - it's encoded, but very unsubtly.
    So - totally random example...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201711241538613
    2017 11 24
    The ad went live on 24th Nov 2017.
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Interesting, it is on Auto trader, the as went live a few days after the tax ended.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 5th Jan 18, 7:42 AM
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    There y'go, then.

    BTW, it's too expensive. That's why it hasn't sold.

    Got a link to the ad?
    • basill
    • By basill 5th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    There y'go, then.

    BTW, it's too expensive. That's why it hasn't sold.

    Got a link to the ad?
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Yes, this one.

    Edit. Looks like the ad is gone, They are moving it closer to look over, it was a Mazda 6 diesel estate, SEL nav auto. 19000 miles 13787.66 reg.
    Last edited by basill; 05-01-2018 at 8:56 AM. Reason: Updated
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 5th Jan 18, 8:33 AM
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    Originally posted by basill
    The popularity of Diesel cars has declined which is why it has remained on the forecourt for so long and I think that Mazda 2.2 Diesel's have a reputation for eating their own engines when the dpf regen fails and Diesel fuel ends up in the sump. Check to see if this model is one of them. Looks good though.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Jan 18, 12:42 AM
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    Mazda 6 Diesel? Is that the one that mixes diesel with the engine oil?

    Just seen that mentioned above. Listing for that car has gone.

    But check carefully before buying a Mazda diesel.
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 06-01-2018 at 12:48 AM.
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    • basill
    • By basill 13th Jan 18, 11:21 AM
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    Well I went to have a look anyway, Mazda did not have any service history on their computer. The dealer's paperwork showed its first service was done 7000 miles late at a non Mazda garage. Nice car but decided to leave it there.
    • mbwoy84
    • By mbwoy84 13th Jan 18, 11:49 AM
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    It's not necessarily been up for sale for 6 months. It could have been part exchanged, sent off to auction. Gone through the auction a couple of times before it's hit its reserve price. Delivered to the dealer who bought it, spent time being prepped etc etc. It soon eats into the time and 3 months could easily have gone by before the car was last used by a private owner and it going up for sale.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 13th Jan 18, 3:44 PM
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    Will check panel gaps are even and lines straight, look for paint overspray etc. I have seen wheeler dealers check under the carpet in the boot :-)
    Originally posted by basill
    Also, open the bonnet and look down at the chassis members under the engine. These will almost always be crumpled in a heavy frontal impact, and it's a big job to fix them. As they are relatively hidden, they are often ignored if the body isn't obviously misaligned.
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