Went to a vauxhall dealer a while back for a EGR valve replacement, and got told nothing to do with them as the car is an import.
got the car fixxed my self and thought nothing more about what they told me....
....untill yesderday when I was talking to my boss at work about cars, and i asked him why the logbook on my car says first reged 2002 when the car is 1999. he said cud b an import and went on to say that I should make sure, coz it can effect insurance policy.
so, went back to garage i bought the car and asked for a copy of the hpi check, but apparently they dont keep them on file. and basically told be that its got a 17 digit vin so its not an import.
not convinced by this reply, i went to vauxhall who told me it was an import and asked how they know.. they said its on there computer as a import, and they said you can also tell by the vin and the black sticker on the drivers door. they said the sticker should say vauxhall motor company if its not an import and opel if it is.
guess what mine says opel, and they said my insurance could be void! is this true? could i actually be un-insured? on the log-books its registered as a vauxhall astra not a opel astra.
can anyone shed some light on to this, what exactly is effeted by being an import? will value of the car be effected etc? will it cost more to insure? or is it just a case of telling the insurance company its an opel not a vauxhall?
Oh i also got told that the garage who sold me the car should have told me that it was an import, and therfore i'm entitled to take the car back.. is this true?