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« on: 04 July 2019, 10:06:00 »

Thanks to the MOT History check available for mainland cars, ive found several omega's with questionable mileage claims in their adverts.

I assume that clocking one of these is dead easy....

Is this as prolific on the mainland too?
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Re: Clocking
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2019, 10:36:10 »

in advert search engines you can select options like "less than 100,000 miles" etc and sellers sometimes deliberately put lower miles to get more views  >:(
Omegas are 16+ years old now ,so not worth clocking
maybe the cars have just had new (or second hand) clocks ,due to failure of originals  :-\
other cars have their miles "corrected" no doubt  :(
MOT history checks are a great tool
BUT does not stop someone "correcting"  ::) mileage between MOTs , or having a second set of clocks to swap in.
also, on a car so old, many wear parts may have been swapped  , and on a low value car , mileage becomes less important and condition .lack of rust etc should be what to look for .

no excuse for dishonesty and fraud though if the seller has clocked a car
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