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  1. That is an old shape on a late registration. Needs to be 4995 advertised with the cambelt done or to be done upon purchase as it's due 100k and that's what most buyers look for.
  2. This is a very common issue on the Mk4 Mondeos which I'm guessing is similar to the Kuga? It's down to the airbag squib behind the steering wheel. No need for coding on the Mk4 Mondeo (2008-2014) unsure on the Kuga.
  3. First week was busy, since then not much activity but still a few going out every week. I would like to be busy all the time but after 9 or so years of running around relentlessly working 7 days a week, I've learnt to enjoy these quiet times now like tradex says. We're not doing anything different and last month was probably not far off from being our best month ever. It will pick up again, it always does.
  4. You're right it's not worth much now. I'll give you a grand.
  5. We were going fine until the 8th and then it has just gone dead, no enquiries, not even the timewasters. Historically April has always been a poor month for us so I'm not expecting much. I've also found this year that sales are coming in batches, could do nothing for a week then 6 in 2-3 days.
  6. From what I can tell, looking at Nicks adverts the full check is still active on all his cars apart from the S class which he says has a mileage discrepancy. So no check showing on that and it's not being flagged up, which is good.
  7. In update to my post above, I contacted my rep who agreed it was ridiculous and got in touch with Experian to get the discrepancies removed... Came back frustrated when he got the same response from them as I did I had no choice but to remove the AT check, he did say they are taking all feedback on board and a lot of dealers are having the same issues so it might get tweaked in the future. The car that was showing a discrepancy was getting a lot of interest before they introduced the check, not a single enquiry since the car was flagging up as a discrepancy on the advert and since I've had the AT check removed, I've now taken a deposit on the car. I'm trying out motorcheck.co.uk for HPIs at the moment, £3 for a hpi check and they also have spec check. Well worth a look.
  8. Into double figures and the margins have been decent but it's felt like a struggle this month, not as busy as Jan or Feb. Buying has been easier this week so hopefully with fresh stock we can see a good end to the month.
  9. Saves me from creating a new thread.. I'm having issues with this new AT check as in a couple of my cars (which are all ex lease company vehicles) showing mileage discrepancies. To give an example on one, the discrepancy is from 117, 953 to 117, 638 in space of a month. I spoke to Experian who were of no help, said they needed some sort of proof ON THE EXACT DAY of that mileage input to take it off, which I didn't have as the car had not been serviced or MOT'd at that particular time. They promised to investigate it further but have now come back with the following and I quote 'I understand that this is flagging a discrepancy but the actual discrepancy showing is not big enough for us investigate and we would consider this as not a discrepancy' So basically they are saying it's not a discrepancy even though it is showing as a discrepancy but they cannot remove the discrepancy because it is not large enough to be classed as a discrepancy!! Meanwhile I now have a 9k car that is flagging up as MILEAGE DISCREPANCY, THIS COULD BE A SERIOUS ISSUE PLEASE CONTACT THE DEALER. Shame because the AT check itself is a good idea but the guys at Experian are clueless.
  10. Must be one of them days.. I just had a call on a car I've just advertised yesterday for 8.5k and his first words were 'I know you've bought that off a private seller as I was going to buy it, you must have paid 7k so I'll give you 7.5k and you've got yourself a quick sale' They think we work for free.
  11. Yes, count yourself lucky. I know of dealers who have had to pay 5x more. Also, I got fined £35 by DVLA for driving in an untaxed car with plates in window. It was a zero tax car. Lesson learnt.
  12. Nick your photos are some of the best I've seen. The video doesn't do much for me, definitely needs a voice over which I know doesn't work for everyone. I can't really add much else apart from I noticed you've wrote the car can be taxed at a post office - surely you would just do it online? Unless it's a different taxation class.
  13. I just bought a similar CTEK to the one Nick posted upon his recommendation on another post, went for the CT5 Start/Stop battery charger, absolute brilliant piece of kit, most of my cars are start/stop AGM type so it's perfect for that. Already paid for itself (£79 from Amazon)