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Old 10 February 2012, 14:37   #11
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Many thanks

Thank you guys,
I've been on Auto trader and can't find anything for a good match, she was the the 2.8 import full spec, there's only one 2005 2.8 AUTO and its nothing like mine was, It's got a horrible colour, no back box, and asking 8,000, +VAT. I must point out it's got to be auto due to slight disability, however I don't mind the 2.5. auto, Or I might go for a different vehicle, As for shiney bits all still on vehicle as I bought her,
I tried we buy any car, and there was no section for the L200, as for vat i think thats been paid as it was a private sale and bought for pleasure originally.
I also looked at return to invoice and yes well worth it, never heard of them before.
The insurance co are asking me for a copy of the mot and reg doc's now, I guess they want to check milage records, no problem, And they've already taken it from the local compound which was charging them x amount so she's been taken to a breakers now 50miles away, I phoned them and they recon the examiner will be there monday, and apparently he will phone me when he's there, so should I travel the 50 mile or speak on the phone?
I got the milage wrong in earlier post, I realised it was in km but converted wrong, The milage for last August MOT was 57,000 klm not miles which converts into 35,000 miles, I can't remember what's on it now but it's not much more than 60,000 klm = 37,000 miles, ish
Good to hear your wife was okay Dan, I would'nt like to crash up there, Used to go trailing by the dam, few years ago and there's some testing roads up there, as you said "only metal" very true.
Very many thanks again guy's, I feel more armed and ready to fight em now, if necessary,
Cheers paul.
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If they do "write it off" get a certificate of destruction, my mate keeps getting tickets from London relating to a car of his that does not exist. The relevant council is not interested in his protests and keep sending bailiff letters.
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Old 11 February 2012, 19:22   #13
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If they do "write it off" get a certificate of destruction, my mate keeps getting tickets from London relating to a car of his that does not exist. The relevant council is not interested in his protests and keep sending bailiff letters.


Cheers Simon I will do, That must be a right pain for your mate, sounds like he needs to send a solicitor letter to that council, Insisting on compensation for harrasssment.

I phoned the breakers today asking for the exact milage, or I should say Kilometers, as this is what the past three mot cert's have logged on the odometer section, being an import, however the speed dial is in mph, He said there was 062,687 km = 038,865 miles , Thats what my mob phone km to m converter says, so rounded up to 39k that's not bad for a nearly seven year old vehicle, Infact the odometer reading on the mot cert from august 2009, was 39,908km =24,742 miles, which was eight months before I bought her, so hopfully when the insure co see thats she's had light private use they'll make a good offer, I will have great trouble finding one as good i'm really gutted tbh.
I think i'll give them till tuesday to make an offer, they should have all the paperwork they requested by then, so bearing in mind the low milage, the fact she was in imaculate condition, auto, fully lined back box, Top spec with black leather seating, all round bfg's A/T, Well I can't find anything cheaper than ten grand at the moment, which is more than what i paid nearly two year ago, They asked me how much I originaly paid and I said I couldn't recall that figure without looking at paperwork first.
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the exact milage, or I should say Kilometers...the speed dial is in mph
The speedo's in MPH and the odo's in KPH? Why would that be? There's no logic there at all...

Edit: Yes there is...Japanese imports are in KPH... The speedo dial will have been changed to show MPH leaving the odo in KPH. :wilk:
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The speedo's in MPH and the odo's in KPH? Why would that be? There's no logic there at all...

Edit: Yes there is...Japanese imports are in KPH... The speedo dial will have been changed to show MPH leaving the odo in KPH. :wilk:
Cheers for that Wilk.

As wilk say's when a vehicle is imported from Japan it's usually just the speed dial thats changed into mph, I supose they could calibrate and alter the odometer as well but i've never seen this done, As its easy to just convert when neccesary into miles, most peoples mob phones have a converter,

I wonder if they'd be happy with Nautical miles, That converts to only 33,852 Nm, opposed to 38,867 Good old British statute miles,
OR 205672,5724911 international feet,
I can't even say that number only print it.
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Cheers for that Wilk.

As wilk say's when a vehicle is imported from Japan it's usually just the speed dial thats changed into mph, I supose they could calibrate and alter the odometer as well but i've never seen this done, As its easy to just convert when neccesary into miles, most peoples mob phones have a converter,

I wonder if they'd be happy with Nautical miles, That converts to only 33,852 Nm, opposed to 38,867 Good old British statute miles,
OR 205672,5724911 international feet,
I can't even say that number only print it.
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I was speaking to an insurance inspector last year as a friend was keeping a write off vehicle on my property,
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Insurance company assesses/inspectors are really keening up on accurate mileage /odometer readings not as much on vehicle value /depreciation as that some insurance quotes seem reasonable but don't always mention upfront that a very limited annual milage clause is in place .
Even though it was involved in a straight forward collision he also needed to see and try both sets of ignition keys .
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They wont ever offer you more than you paid for it ..... In reality start with whatever you paid and start taking value off .......

Essentially if you got more than you paid then you'd be in profit ....which just wont ever happen ( of course assuming its not a 'classic' - which alas its nver going to be).
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That sounds good for me then with odo km converted to only 38,867 miles on the clock, And stands to reason I guess as low milage is a big bonus when looking for any second hand vehicle,
Cheers for that Mr M Chappelow.
As for how much I paid for her, Am I obliged I let them know that figure, When I purchased the vehicle as there where a few issues like needing a new exaust system, New tyres, brakes, disc's, all round, So I talked him down well over a grand on the day, but still paid a healthy sum. I think the that was needed put a few people off, so he let her go for a good price. As long as they give me enough to find a suitable replacement I'll be satisfied, I'm not looking to make any profit, just to get the full value of what she was worth previous to black ice encounter , As we all know there quick enough to collect our premiums, plus I must point out that I've never had to make any insurance claims in my 25 years of fully insured driving,
How right you are Peter she'll certainly never make a classic.
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There avin a laugh!

Update;
Can't believe it, After making them aware of the accident last tuesday morning the 7th,
Insurance co have now on the 15th sent me a renewal reminder due for March the 8th, On the very same vehicle they said was a "total loss" write off, Are they taking the proverbial, or what? I noticed they have also more than doubled the annual premium price coming in at a whopping 1090.
Now if the accident was all related to say dangerous driving or something like that, I would fully understand, But having the misfortune of loosing traction on a busy road due to black ice, Is something that can happen to anyone, Infact as mentioned earlier there were four local black ice incidents within the hour that morning.
Now just to ad insult to injury, The DVLA also sent me a tax renewal today, after also being notified of said incident. However that's fair enough as I haven't returned section 9 of the reg doc to them yet, which I've been told to retain until insurance payout.
Guess there's no chance of them catching me driving round with no road tax that's for sure.
I phoned the insurance co today asking what's happening, And they recon there still awaiting a full engineer report, Which should be sorted by next week, Why so long.
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