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    Sellers who mid-represent

    When I sell a vehicle, I am entirely honest. I don’t misrepresent at all, work done and any faults are disclosed and I take my time to prepare the car too. It’s clean to show body marks and scratches and I make it as appealing as possible.

    Am I alone in this?

    Having viewed two cars in two days for Clare, both were either misrepresenting or took no effort in presentation.
    The first seller did his best to hide a misfire. I could smell a chemical smell around the MAF, possibly trying to clean it? And during the test drive he kept easing off and when I detected the misfire he deny’d it. When we got back it was the work of seconds to pop the hood and bring the rpm’s up. Misfire obvious and no sale.

    Then today, a particularly rare car that looked stunning in the photos but oh boy. Undisclosed rust holes in the wheel arches, paintwork in ‘shit’ state, AC removed and a pulley used that affected the belt routing so badly the belt was rubbing. Wires hanging out the dash, ostensibly from a for light fault. Rear diff caked in oil most likely from a pinion seal leak.
    Gave up and walked away at that point.

    Perhaps I’m too honest? But then again, in discussion with a member of this forum about his car, he was as honest as I would have expected (and know him to be), so no, I’m not alone

    Caveat emptor!

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    I don't know how they live with themselves, Far better to be honest when selling a car in my opinion, rather than be a Mike brewer or worse. People are always out to make a fast buck. Knocking you down on price only to sell it on eBay a week later as a huge profit. Its wastes peoples time saying the car is really good, and people turn up after travelling miles, you done well to walk away. Hopefully more people walk away from that one.

    If its an eBay sale you can complain to eBay, they may get a warning, and enough warnings they should vanish from eBay.

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    Yes the one today is on eBay and it looks stunning. It’s a very rare poncho and I think that’s the reason for a fairly high asking price but I would personally say it’s worth half of the advertised value
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    I agree with Honesty in most forms of sale, unless you are trading in at a dealer as they will most likely have it on eBay within an hour of you leaving with your new purchase.
    I have had many dealings with private cars over the years buy and sell and yes you have to question the seller of today as they have so many TV hero's to aspire to wheeler dealer, gas monkey ETC,,,
    Although recently got a car from a european chap...will leave country of origin out of this and he was very honest, just shows i guess

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    Absolutely ditto! When selling anything, but particularly cars, I always think of how I feel when later discovering faults that had not been disclosed. I always list all known issues and give details about how they affect using the car, even things that are easy to spot. I would feel guilty not doing so, not to mention the embarrassment of an issue being spotted by the buyer.

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