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  1. Taxing a car with no V5C/2

    Had a 2003 Mini in px a couple of days ago, they could only find the old, old V5! The blue long one, with the green slip at the bottom, still ok to tax at PO, and new keeper will get latest Red V5 in a few weeks. No charge, just a trip to PO is the only inconvenience. My Mum and Dad used to run a PO, taxed many a car with no paperwork at all, just the reg. number on a piece of paper, and my Mum inputting the reg then trying all the different possible validation characters! It was great when they were an A or B, took a while if they were a symbol, as she always started with the alphabet, then numbers and symbols last!! Always got taxed in the end. Any Post Office,that tax cars,can do this, but I doubt many would!!!
  2. Taxing a car with no V5C/2

    Yeah, I missed the words - in frontof the doc ref number. And of course I presumed it would have been the latest V5. If it’s an older type, you can still tax at the post office, they inputthe reg and validation character and you’re taxed.
  3. Taxing a car with no V5C/2

    You will be able to tax online or at the Post Office. Just add a random number to the doc ref number onthe V5, and you’ll be able to tax online.
  4. Suzuki Vitara bidding war?

    Sounds like a plan Mark!!! and they’d never know, because of GDPR removing previous keeper details!!
  5. Suzuki Vitara bidding war?

    £66k, WTF!
  6. Pet hates...What really bugs you....

    This has got to be my biggest pet hate of all time, andI’m guessing,most peoples to:- “Oh! I didn’t think it’d be worth that much!!” Damn it!!
  7. Another fun valuation

    Not stingy as has 7 stamps from 1990-1999, but obviously will need a good goingover if garaged since 1999! Battery, tyres, belts, brakes the list go on and on and on.... Haha, just finished writing my reply when David posted his response!
  8. I’d go for the unit. 1 -Only 15 mins away, not 50. (When potential customers don’t turn up, you’ve only wasted 30 mins in the car, not nearly 2 hours!) 2- Carsare more secure, will stay dry and clean inside. 3 - Roadside/passing tradeis a thing of the past, most people search on line first, so not an advantage. (You’d get the odd walk in but a forecourt of just 7 wouldn’t make many stop by, they don’t know there’s 30 more round the back) 4 - The unit would hold as many as the pitch/yard. If my maths are right!!
  9. Taking over a small garage

    Lucas, you sound like a nice chap, but you AREN’Tlistening to the VERY GOOD advice theVERY experienced PROFESSIONALS are trying to give you. PUT SIMPLY, DON’T DO IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO WAVE GOODBYE TO YOUR £200k. You have ZEROmotor trade experience, why would you go and potentially rent/lease a unit/garage on a long term lease without any idea if you can do the job ? You haven’teven advertised a car yet,never mind sold one!! You sound really enthusiastic but you are delusional if you think you can just go out and buy 3 or 4 cars and start a successful business just like that, on a whim. You don’t know anything about cars for a start! Everyone is telling NOT to do it, but you aren’t listening. I’m all for people havinga go at their own businessbut PLEASE listen, you have noidea what you are doing, and you will probably lose a lot of money if you carry on.
  10. I’m pretty certain if you get water in your engine it’s a gonna. Water doesn’t combust so the valves and pistons would get bent, I think?? Dave would know for sure!
  11. Hyundai I10

    Gotta add a few quid to the price!!!
  12. Hyundai I10

    Good news James! It’s got some history, 5 services recorded on the Hyundai DWR System. PM’d you
  13. Hyundai I10

    Yes they do, it’s called DWR.
  14. Hyundai I10

    If you give me the reg. number, I’ll have a word with a friend at a Hyundai dealership, it might have some history on their DWR system. (Ditgal Work Record)
  15. The latest V5’s (now) don’t state the previous keeper because of GDPR. Sounless someone asks to see the V5 of the car you’re selling, they’d never know it was previously owned/registered by ERAC, AVIS, Eurpocar, Nigel Mansells racing school, Z Cars Taxis,ABC Learner Driving School etc etc... It’s a shame as it will be abused, and also I’ve always found it handy having the previous 2 owners details - checking history, spare keys etc. Obviously we’ll still see the last keeper, but that’s it.