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    • MCRMisty
    • By MCRMisty 3rd Mar 18, 6:57 PM
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    Mis-sold ex rental?
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    • 3rd Mar 18, 6:57 PM
    Mis-sold ex rental? 3rd Mar 18 at 6:57 PM
    Hi

    I've recently purchased an Approved Used Mercedes. The vehicle is less than a year old and described as having had 1 previous owner. However, we've since discovered that the car is actually an ex hire car, having found documentation in the glove box and after receiving the V5C which obviously names the previous owner.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has had/heard of any success following up mis-selling complaints about this. A Google search leads to some news articles and a blog (usedcarscandal.co.uk) which offers to help people in this scenario - I'm not 100% comfortable filling out the form on this website and giving my details to a legal firm if it's something I can tackle myself.

    Any help would be appreciated

    I should clarify - I'm talking about an ex-hire car (Hertz/Avis/Europcar), not one that was previosuly on PCP.
    Last edited by MCRMisty; 04-03-2018 at 1:01 PM.
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    • waamo
    • By waamo 4th Mar 18, 5:00 PM
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    One in ten hire cars used for human trafficking and drug running? Crikey if the police pulled over every hire car then crime could be cleared up overnight.
    This space for hire.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Mar 18, 5:04 PM
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    County line trafficking of people and drugs. Nothing to do with American TV. Keep up.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    Right, so if I drive a car of bad people and recreational pharmaceuticals a mile or so, over the "county line", what will that add to any sentence should I be caught?

    (Does it make a big difference that that "county line" is actually between Herefordshire and Powys...?)
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 4th Mar 18, 5:14 PM
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    Here's one story:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/children-drug-mules-uk-thousands-county-lines-gangs-vulnerable-expanding-rural-britain-seaside-a8080001.html

    You can google many more. Most agencies think what they know is the tip of the iceberg.
    The man without a signature.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 4th Mar 18, 5:21 PM
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    waamo
    Here's one story:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/children-drug-mules-uk-thousands-county-lines-gangs-vulnerable-expanding-rural-britain-seaside-a8080001.html

    You can google many more. Most agencies think what they know is the tip of the iceberg.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    I seriously have no idea what you are on about or how a random news story about 12 year old drug mules relates to hire cars being used for crime.
    This space for hire.
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 4th Mar 18, 5:25 PM
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    Because 12 year old drugs mules cannot drive. I'm not saying that every rental car is used for crime. It was just an illustration that you don't know the history of rental vehicles.
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Mar 18, 5:48 PM
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    AdrianC
    Here's one story:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/children-drug-mules-uk-thousands-county-lines-gangs-vulnerable-expanding-rural-britain-seaside-a8080001.html

    You can google many more. Most agencies think what they know is the tip of the iceberg.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    Right. I see the confusion.

    "County lines" - as in a nickname for distribution lines taking drugs into the county, from the city.

    Nothing at all to do with the boundaries of jurisdictions, making an offence into a more serious one because of escalation from local to regional or national law enforcement, because that simply doesn't apply here.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 4th Mar 18, 6:49 PM
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    Because 12 year old drugs mules cannot drive. I'm not saying that every rental car is used for crime. It was just an illustration that you don't know the history of rental vehicles.
    Originally posted by vikingaero
    Get over yourself.

    You dont know the history of *ANY* used car.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 4th Mar 18, 9:46 PM
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    How about turning it around and consider the case where the car wasn't hired, leased, PCP'd or anything like that. There was one previous owner who was a private individual.

    So why did that person buy a brand new car and then get rid of it in less than a year? Is it a total lemon that spends most of its time in the garage being fixed? Does it drink fuel so fast it was bankrupting the owner? Does it smell of incontinent dog whenever it gets a bit damp?

    I would definitely be more nervous of a nearly new private car that somebody didn't want than a lease car that came to the end of the lease agreement.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 5th Mar 18, 3:16 AM
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    However, the more that consumers vote with their feet and don't buy ex "hire" cars the better, as this will drive used car prices down.
    Originally posted by facade
    Actually the reverse will be true because you're ignoring a very large part of the used car market so there'll be more people chasing fewer cars so the price will go up.

    I have no problem buying ex-hire cars. I bought my 2 year old Mondeo with 38k for 1/3 of its new price and it was ex-rental. Its now just over 7 years old, on 128,000 miles and other than a rubber bush at 70,000 miles which is a common fault, a track rod end and a battery at 125k miles its never had any issues. Never broken down, never let me down, still on the original clutch.

    Please carry on refusing to buy ex-hire cars, tell all your friends. It makes my next car even cheaper.
    • caprikid1
    • By caprikid1 5th Mar 18, 9:10 AM
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    Drug trafficking
    Lets be honest if you are using a hire car to traffic drugs you will be driving like miss daisy !.
    • nomoneytoday
    • By nomoneytoday 5th Mar 18, 1:32 PM
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    Whether the car was owned by Miss Daisy or Avis makes no odds as to the value or price IMHO..


    You bought the Merc liking the price and features on offer, and that hasn't changed..
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