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Re: Really need advice. Please.

Thanks chuffer690 yep I'm feeling the same that something just isn't right. I don't think it's the mans fault I bought it from as you stated as the mot will have been on the car when he took purches so he has just sold the car to me knowing there's an mot on it. As you also stated it is the last mot center that passed the car there at fault. I'm going to contact vosa see where I stand cos I don't really see why I should pay for the faults mending I didn't own the car at the time and the car shouldn't have passed the mot.

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Lost me now, why would the car not pass an M O T last year,brake pipes are Mainly a visual check and last year they were ok to pass a M O T ,the guy who did the mot last year was happy to pass them,the guy who did the mot this year wasnt ,it is such a grey area between,pass,advice or failure,each mot tester looks at different items on the mot differently,A lot depends on where the car is parked if its a damp area,i.e on grass then as the weather warms the damp air rises and plays havoc with the brake pipes,some one has just joined ,think its malta he lives ,he has put a photo of a mark 2 escort on ,its pristine because of the climate,so now we have all said to you just grin and bear it ,,can you buy a car with the amount of money needed to repair your car with a 12 month M O T that you know is a good runner,that is RELIABLE then if you can you are one of a handful of people,we all expect cars to be reliable,never break down or need to spend money on them but we know we are dreaming,i have worked out how much your car is going to cost to repair ,you buying how you are it is still less than 320,now can you really buy a car for 320, and these prices i am going way overboard ,
Here is a break down of the parts for you
2 rolls brake pipe 24
1 set of brake pads 30
3 tyres 120
flair ends and odds and sods 10
windscreen 120 and that will be fitted for that
You have paid for the Mot
SO all in all less than 400 with the tools
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Re: Really need advice. Please.

Never assume an MOT certificate is any guaratee of a cars condition, quality or reliability.

For example one of the oldest tricks in the book is to swap wheels or parts for that matter with another car just to get the car passed and then swap the bits back.

We all know that MOT certs can be fraudulently obtained by both the examiner turning a blind eye or whoever submits the car for test has rigged the car.

When buying a car I never take heed of whether it has an MOT certificate or even service history as both can be rigged in an attempt to fool the customer. Even genuine dealer service histories may not be what they claim.

Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware.
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Had an advisory last year on brake pipes nothing done this year same tester no advisory

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Re: Really need advice. Please.

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Just worked out for the repairs done by my self it is going to cost me more than I bought the car for.
When it comes to low value cars (500 say) most garage jobs or major parts are going to equate to much of this value. On the other hand you don't have the big annual devaluation that you'd loose on an expensive car. It is swings and roundabouts. I've spent over the market value of my car over the years but to me its worth it as its so reliable and is perfect for stuff I need to carry. If the bodywork and engine/gearbox are excellent its worth keeping but if its all shabby and rusty you might as well pick up another one for similar money but choose wiser this time Lightning doesn't always strike twice.

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