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Car was in accident and dealer lied

Postby nutnut » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 1:10 am

So, I bought a car earlier this year and it had a few things wrong with it. Anyway, when I came to sell it recently, I was advised that the car had definitely been in some kind of front accident with quite a bit of damage.

I asked the dealer I bought this off at the time and they said it hadn't been, (Otherwise I wouldn't have bought it, I'm not an idiot!).

Anyway, I've sold it now, so I'm not too bothered, but, I thought it was law to state accidents on a vehicle when asked?

Anyway, personally going to steer clear of such "Expat Special" companies that market themselves as expat specialist and state a load of services they offer. It was mainly BS!

Anyone who wants to buy a car, steer clear of the companies with Expat in the name!
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 1:14 am

You trusted the word of a used car dealer? :o

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 1:17 am

Yeah, I've learnt my lesson! :(
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 1:34 am

Not cool. I hope it didn't result in too much of a loss to you :cry:

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 3:58 am

a few grand, but when I contacted them to tell them (as a FYI, I can't be bothered with a fight to be honest) they immediately responded from their solicitors saying they never told me!

They blummin did, the lying sacks of sh%%

I will never ever deal with them again.
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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 5:17 am

nutnut wrote:a few grand, but when I contacted them to tell them (as a FYI, I can't be bothered with a fight to be honest) they immediately responded from their solicitors saying they never told me!

They blummin did, the lying sacks of sh%%

I will never ever deal with them again.


As piece of advice from an old man ? Me!!

Lawyers are liars !
Doctors are killers !
Real Estate Agents are Bonkers !
Bankers are Suckers !
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Car Dealers are #$%$%#!
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 9:22 am

nutnut wrote:a few grand, but when I contacted them to tell them (as a FYI, I can't be bothered with a fight to be honest) they immediately responded from their solicitors saying they never told me!

They blummin did, the lying sacks of sh%%

I will never ever deal with them again.

A standard type of behavior from any scam-like company. Could be probably used as a determinant.
I don't think there is any law making them reveal this kind of info "spontaneously". That's why the standard practice is to go for the evaluation that costs you ~130 instead of few grands.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 9:32 am

Another interesting thing we learned buying a car was that the standard practice in Singapore is to completely paint the car's exterior probably every few years and this does not mean automatically the car was in any serious accident.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 7:05 pm

Are there any services like Carfax.com in Singapore where you can search for a vehicles history by its VIN? Since there are no official dealer networks here, I'd assume you won't have the maintenance recorded. But if they're required to report accidents and repairs, it could be in such a service?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 8:00 pm

AFAIK, an accident has to be reported only:
1. if there are more serious injuries (to the police)
2. if it serves your goals with your insurer (IDAC)

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 1:55 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:Doctors are killers !


Really ?? :???: :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 Jul 2012 2:24 pm

Really!! :x :mad:


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