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  1. Same here been slow since Easter holidays (selling 8 to 12 year old cars) Sun out, can go places again, recession if you believe what you read in papers, a lot of people already changed car recently. We sell old cheap cars (thats what I tell punters when there moaning about a little scratch anyway),but they aren't cheap anymore, we got 20 cars advertised only got 1 for less than £6000
  2. Why does it change after 3 months? As far as I am aware there is no mention of 3 months in the CRA 2015 The only mention 30 days, 6 months and 6 years. I have heard from numerous people over years "a car dealer has to give 3 month warranty". However I am not aware of any legislation that even mentions 3 months.
  3. Got a 2011 Merc c class in stock (usually avoid german stuff). Whats best way to check service history and the spec/options of the car?
  4. No idea, just repeating what I was told buy a HGV driver.
  5. Funny you should say that, I sold a car to a HGV driver yesterday and he says there's no shortage of drivers.
  6. Occasionally get a car with no V5, all of a sudden got 3 in at once. I feel I should know exactly when you can/when you cant tax them. But I get a different answer everyone I speak to. 1) Can we tax at Post Office on V62 ? If so in what scenario 2) Heard you can ring DVLA and "emergency tax it" ? or sure I have read on here there is a guy who can do it ? One car is a private sale that is showing as taxed but they lost V5 One is a freshly repaired cat N write off showing as taxed One is a PX from motorpoint showing untaxed
  7. Sold a 2014 Mini 2.0d, customer had it a week and DPF warning message has come on but not the warning light. Car drives fine. Any recommendations for who to look at it in Manchester area?
  8. Quiet here stocking 8 to 12 years old, mainly low mileage petrols. April best month ever, May decent month, June we only sold half what we would have hoped to up to now. Saying that first half of April was quiet then we sold loads in second half. Strange times
  9. If you are not retailing it why are you testing a 17 year old car that has already got 8 month test? Its over 3 months since test so no point reporting. Also mots are very opinionated, last year we got a 12 year old car that had been tested 4 months ago at main dealer with 8 advisories. Took it for a fresh test, passed with no advisories.
  10. Thanks for response. You mean as in taking out the orange safety key (thats the plan we have, although not by a ev tech)
  11. I am getting conflicting advice what to do for body work on a hybrid car as regarding the battery pack. What procedures should be taken before jet spotting a hybrid car (or what about welding on one)?
  12. I always watch out for run of mill cars sneaking into £565 tax band that you wouldn't expect. Obvious one is the Chevrolet Tacuma 2.0 Petrol Automatic. Came across another this week that I wasn't expecting. I got offered a Peugeot 407 SW, Diesel top spec Auto. Thought that should sell well. Turns out its a 2.7 diesel and emits 226 g/km so just sneaks into £565 a year tax band. So I declined. Whos going to pay £565 a year for a diesel estate I thought. (I know I could wait for a disabled tax qualifier, but decided against it) Any other ordinary cars you have come across that sneaks into £565 band? If you bought one how did you do with it?
  13. Sounds like you have just have road risks policy. Contact your insurance broker.
  14. Its on a 12 month rolling basis. Either turnover 85k or less or turnover 150k+ If you turnover inbetween you could be worse off or at best working the extra for pennies.