Belfast car dealer fined for selling clocked A3

FM155

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Alfa 155
No mention of whether the bloke got compo or the fine just went to trading standards.
 

fj1200aa

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Seat

southsky sunrise

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In the truck digging out the classics
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Old skool

AlpineF30

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BMW M3
Might be a stupid question by apart from the condition of the car how hard is it to spot clocking on a VAG car?

Would the likes of VAG COM pick it up straight away?
 

Nicky Glanza

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Lisburn
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BMX
I would do the necessary checks ie uk mot history and then phone our mot centres if it has been motd here, but your never guaranteed that some crafty bugger hasn't clocked before mot age and doctored history also. unfortunately with a world full of dishonest people you just have to take a chance when buying used! but 2k is hardly a deterrent for a bloke who seems to have form for fraud
Might be a stupid question by apart from the condition of the car how hard is it to spot clocking on a VAG car?

Would the likes of VAG COM pick it up straight away?
could be wrong but I don't think computers can pick it up as those clocking know to clock keys/abs pumps in particular cars where miles are also stored,
again only thing you can do it mot checks and the way the car is presented.
 

AlpineF30

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BMW M3
I would do the necessary checks ie uk mot history and then phone our mot centres if it has been motd here, but your never guaranteed that some crafty bugger hasn't clocked before mot age and doctored history also. unfortunately with a world full of dishonest people you just have to take a chance when buying used! but 2k is hardly a deterrent for a bloke who seems to have form for fraud

could be wrong but I don't think computers can pick it up as those clocking know to clock keys/abs pumps in particular cars where miles are also stored,
again only thing you can do it mot checks and the way the car is presented.
Cheers :grinning: Only asking as i've just bought a VAG and now I am paranoid :joy:
 

VanhireBoys

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Many moons ago we went to look at an old MK2 Cavalier at the bottom of the Coleraine Mountain. The car was a real s**tbox and I happened to ask how many miles she had on - The reply was "How many do ya want on her sur?"

Looks like its moved on a generation :laughing:
 

Coog

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XJ6
Might be a stupid question by apart from the condition of the car how hard is it to spot clocking on a VAG car?

Would the likes of VAG COM pick it up straight away?
You can see the mileage on the ECU. I've had a couple of VAG cars checked by buyers in the past, all were fine.

For some reason the Cayenne has the ECU odo in KM which nearly gave me a heart attack but worked it out after a bit of panicking lol
 

Nicky Glanza

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Lisburn
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BMX
You can see the mileage on the ECU. I've had a couple of VAG cars checked by buyers in the past, all were fine.

For some reason the Cayenne has the ECU odo in KM which nearly gave me a heart attack but worked it out after a bit of panicking lol
it will show you the miles coog but will show the updated miles or corrected miles once it is written over it cant be seen again, but yes I got caught out with the kms one time also :joy: then realised it was kms and the colour came back
 

Coog

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XJ6
it will show you the miles coog but will show the updated miles or corrected miles once it is written over it cant be seen again, but yes I got caught out with the kms one time also :joy: then realised it was kms and the colour came back
Yeah I later found it in another menu. Porsche doesn't work well with vagcom so I was using a specific scanner and coder for it lol
 
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