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MOT history gap

Post by grasmere59 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:57 pm

I'm looking at a replacement for my 406 and started a thread about that but i went to look at a 2010 Mondeo 2.2 Titanium x sport estate today,it was a nice car that needed a little bit of tlc but when you go on the gov MOT history check it has history 2013-14-15-17-18 but no 2016,why could that be do you reckon? the history shows consistant and normally around the same month of the year but no 2016,it jumps 20k miles from 2105-2017 which seems about right for average mileage. :?
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Re: MOT history gap

Post by trufflehunt » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 pm

Off the road.., SORNED..? Some nightmare problem that the owner couldn't get to the bottom of for ages..?

When I look at the DVLA MOT histories I tend to screen out the cars that have long gaps like that, also the ones that repeatedly
have advisories and fails for worn tyres, on the basis that if they're too lazy to check the state of the tyres... do you really think
they're likely to have been very religious about oil changes, fllters...?

Did you ask the seller why the gap..?
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Re: MOT history gap

Post by grasmere59 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:51 pm

The gap was before they had it,it seemed to average 10k a year since it was 3 years old and over the gap it 20k so it was probably on the road during the missing year,i know a while back when i mot'd my Pug the system was down and i had to have a hand written temp certificate and when the system was back up the tester would then enter the details onto the system,perhaps something similar happened and it wasn't entered onto the system,someone said perhaps it had a private plate on that year and it won't show up on the original reg number but i don't think that works.
2003 "53" 110 hdi Executive Estate in Diablo Red,chesnut leather
2001 "51" BMW 530i sport auto in Black,sandstone leather
2012 "62" Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere
1974 "M" Honda CB500/4
1994 "M" Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
2002 "02"Triumph Tiger 955i
1998 "S" Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin

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Re: MOT history gap

Post by Welly » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:15 am

I reckon the owner missed the MOT in 2016, forgot about it basically, there's no reminders for MOT's (I think there should be though) so he drove around unaware of the issue.

You could easily drive around for a year and not get picked up on an ANPR important enough to get stopped.

My daughter did a week's work experience with the police and said the in-car ANPR thing was constantly alerting of No Insurance, No Tax etc etc but what do you do? stop everyone? you'd be tied up in paperwork for years.
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Re: MOT history gap

Post by grasmere59 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:06 am

By the time i stopped faffing about with that issue and other things i wasn't sure about the car sold yesterday :roll:
2003 "53" 110 hdi Executive Estate in Diablo Red,chesnut leather
2001 "51" BMW 530i sport auto in Black,sandstone leather
2012 "62" Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere
1974 "M" Honda CB500/4
1994 "M" Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
2002 "02"Triumph Tiger 955i
1998 "S" Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin

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Re: MOT history gap

Post by Doggy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:33 pm

Not meant to be?
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Re: MOT history gap

Post by grasmere59 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 pm

I think your right, I think if I want one in the condition I'm after I'm going to have to raise my budget or just keep the 406
2003 "53" 110 hdi Executive Estate in Diablo Red,chesnut leather
2001 "51" BMW 530i sport auto in Black,sandstone leather
2012 "62" Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere
1974 "M" Honda CB500/4
1994 "M" Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
2002 "02"Triumph Tiger 955i
1998 "S" Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin

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