Caution buying used vans

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Caution buying used vans

Post by Texas » Sat May 05, 2018 12:10 pm

I've only just heard about this, but, some of you will already know that it happens
A courier does over 550,000kms in his van.
For $280 he gets a used 230,000kms dashbord installed.
SO - only buy a van with a complete logbook
Cheers Gra



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Re: Caution buying used vans

Post by bowl » Sat May 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Guess same for work utes

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Post by KeenAds » Sat May 05, 2018 3:01 pm

This applies to any second hand car really. It pays to get a car history check if you are not confident and know what to look for. For digital odometers there is software available that can reprogram the reading so be careful with that also.

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Post by Bayrock » Sat May 05, 2018 4:47 pm

Crooks, crooks everywhere

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Post by smile0784 » Sat May 05, 2018 4:54 pm

Applies to all used cars.
Thats why the log books are good to look at

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Post by dazz999 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:16 pm

Texas wrote:I've only just heard about this, but, some of you will already know that it happens
A courier does over 550,000kms in his van.
For $280 he gets a used 230,000kms dashbord installed.
SO - only buy a van with a complete logbook
Cheers Gra
yep but why buy a van with that many kms just looking for trouble as with log book make sure everything sort of matches up km between services and time between services



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Post by Lightningx » Sat May 05, 2018 5:53 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
Cheers :thumbsup:

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Re: Caution buying used vans

Post by AE092 » Sat May 05, 2018 11:37 pm

Our work cars are turned over three years, fully serviced and maintained albeit slightly high k's (approx. 60-70k / year). In saying that, the utes don't miss a beat and the paint is fresh as theyre almost entirely vinyl wrapped.

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