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Highlinev8 last won the day on August 14 2020

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  1. Got a cheque for £20. Thought it was for a car we sorned but just checked and it was trade plates.
  2. You need to be taking it up with Experian for a start. They should be able to do a mileage investigation. What sort of mileage reduction has it had ? is it just mileage inputted incorrectly at an MOT. If BCA are saying they warrant the mileage and HPI are saying its clear then your options are pay for the car or lose your account. BCA were always hard to deal with but in the last two years you can get no sensible decision out of them. Its just computer says no.....Pay us.
  3. As per the title. Business is slower than usual so I am looking at reducing some bills. Have been on a rolling contract with HPI for about the last ten years which is usually £500 a month. Don't mind that so much when I'm busy but last month I only checked 30 cars and its still £500. I'm going to ring them today and see if I can get a better deal but just wanted to ask if anyone has a better package before I speak to them. I only do basic finance/theft checks and I wont use anyone apart from HPI so tradecheck and carcheck etc are no use to me even if they are much cheaper Thanks
  4. I've been on the waiting list for the Abarth EV for six months so will let you know when it comes in ! Seriously think the Chinese brands are going to shake the market up. People can joke about the quality etc but the BYD cars look top spec and will undercut the European models.
  5. Private customer has the right to reject a car thats developed a fault within 30 days. Hes entitled to a full refund and doesnt have to give you a chance to fix. Honestly taking a car back straight away is the easiest way out of it. Taking cars back months later when theres part exchanges involved is the real hassle.
  6. Looking to buy a few used EV Vans and cars . Anyone know any companies that will do a basic inspection and a battery health check ? Dealers are pretty useless they just want to tell you the battery has an 8 year warranty blah blah but I would like to get an actual screenshot of the batteries current state of health.
  7. Park Lane BMW is the only BMW dealership in the UK that is directly owned by BMW. I've bought a few off them over the years, they dont care about losing money its a prestige thing.
  8. If its BMW Remarketing delivery it usually quick. Otherwise can take time. Best off ringing the actual branch and asking to speak to transport. They should be able to schedule a date
  9. Service history on a modern BMW is in the onboard computer ? If its an oldie you need to go to a dealer
  10. Gave up using the website for search...too slow and drawn out. The BCA App on my phone is much faster for searching and I can bid on one or two if I'm out of office.
  11. Any email once it ends in yahoo.com or gmail.com. I usually slap the keyboard with my hand asiludfgikhWS@yahoo.com will work fine. Any mobile number once it has the required amount of digits and you will get your quote. They offer Cap average for everything so if you have access to cap you already know the figures. https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/used-cars/part-exchange.html#/landing similar process tends to offer more realistic part ex prices if you are trying to price something
  12. " 1.5% Cash admin fee applies" shuts them up pretty quick.
  13. Send off a V62 and cheque for £25. 4 weeks if you are lucky, we are averaging 6 weeks at the moment.
  14. Was it the actual "Essential Check" that they charge £7.50 For ? If it was you have zero comeback This is whats written on the bottom of the report "The Essential check is confirmation of a visual assessment of the items listed on the BCA Essential Check report on the date shown only. No undertaking, representation or warranty of the information provided in the BCA Essential Check report or the condition of the vehicle (mechanical, cosmetic or otherwise) is given, made or implied by British Car Auctions Limited by the publication of the information on the BCA Essential Check report. As such, no claims will be accepted" If you go to the website and look at the terms they cover themselves by saying a fault may not have been present at time of inspection and as such they wont be held responsible. Its totally wrong of course but you are wasting your time with BCA. Only way to get a successful claim out of them is to raise a claim while the car is on site and before you have taken it away and thats with an assured or condition report only. Always better to raise an issue with the centre management, The actual bca claims department will fob you off till you go away.
  15. Cap updates on the 1st of the month. Most cars have been jumping 5-9% a month since around March- April. I think the overall average raise for the year to date is something like 22-24% On top of that you wont realistically buy a desirable car at Cap clean. At the top end of the market cars are making at least 10% over guide. Painful times. I'm hoping someone finds an abandoned warehouse full of semi conductors pretty soon.