Legislation preventing car dealers offering road tests on PX vehicles?

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  • Legislation preventing car dealers offering road tests on PX vehicles?
  • Just seen this on an ad for a car on eBay. Seller is a dealer, car was taken in part exchange.

    LEGISLATION DOES NOT ALLOW US TO GIVE A ROAD TEST ON A TRADE PX CLEARANCE PROJECT VEHICLE EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN IN BY IT’S PREVIOUS OWNER

    Do I smell bovine excrement, or have I missed something since I last bought a car?

    jimbobo
    Member

    at a guess, tax?

    Premier Icon oliverracing
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    Project vehicle says to me that it’s a project or work in progress and not Road legal? Seen this with classics and non road going cars before, what’s the car?

    timber
    Member

    Clutch/turbo/expensive part is knackered, they don’t want you to find out until you’ve paid.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Tell them to use trade plates?

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    And no trade plates.

    Half arsed “trader”.

    Avoid.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Not road worthy?

    They can’t then be responsible for allowing you to drive it in that state. I’d imagine h&s legislation could have this effect (letting someone knowingly drive something not fit to be on the road) and there might be specific stuff too.

    trail_rat
    Member

    Trade plates do not
    Cover for a lack of mot unless it’s for a test drive related to the repairs for mot purposes…. Not punters testing it

    Only tax and insurance are covered by trade plates

    So i reckon it has no MOT or some serious fault that will be obvious when you look at it .

    Sold as seen and needs work i guess.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Trailrat only VED is covered by trade plates. My nephew discovered the hard way on Thursday.

    trail_rat
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    That Depends on the dealers insurance policy. their insurance should be tied to the plates if it’s a propper set up.

    As above too many half assed corner cutting dealers round now

    Yes, there are laws to stop you driving unroadworthy vehicles on the road, but this seemed to imply that it was specifically because it was taken in part exchange. Just wondered.

    I should mention I’m not seriously interested in the car, just came across it on an ad whilst idly browsing. I wouldn’t touch it anyway, sounds dodgier than a dodgy thing.

    trail_rat
    Member

    Basically they are making it clear it’s not coming with warrenty or dealer back up.

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