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    Mileage and description discrepancy?

    Hi all I've done an AA car history check on a car I'm looking to buy from a small garage. Its come back with a mileage discrepancy and under the description of the vehicle it says its a 4 door saloon when its actually a 3 door hatch. It does state that the plates have been changed once is this a common occurrence on used cars?

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    Seams a bit strange if you ask me, would check with the garage see what they say. What car comes up if you search on insurance sites too?

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    I'LL check that

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    it comes up on the insurance site as a 3 door hatch? in which it is

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    i'd still make clear ur findings and question it towards them.. even if it all ends up been fine with no problems.. u could use it towards getting a discount..

    other than that.. i know a friend of a friend who fell in to the traps of buying a car with different plates(without knowing).... he ended up loosing it... first thing they checked was that the VIN plates matched up so u need to find out where they are on the car u want and check that they match up and having been altered or grinded away!

    at the end of the day.. whether its part of the cars past or not.. it can still come back to haunt(sp?) it and its owner so u want to make 100% sure that the car is now ok and nothing from its past will come back and hit u hard in the pocket

    Usually if the plates are changed the VIN plates go missing aswell
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    well ive asked if they will provide me with the vin and the v5 info so I can complete the check

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    Hi mate sometimes it does my astra coupe cones Down on aa site as a astra dual fuel but everything matchs up with the vin number and everything but every other site brings mine up as a coupe
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