Fitness

It would appear that not only is a Warrant of Fitness a certificate of safety for your vehicle, it is also a guarantee that the vehicle is roadworthy.

I’m trying to sell a near-classic MR2 at the moment, and a prospective buyer paid to have the car inspected by a professional pre-purchase inspection company. The inspector was very surprised to find rust in the main front chassis crossmember, and also severe play in the steering system; both apparently un-warrantable problems. So he was also very surprised that the car received its latest WoF less than a month ago. He mumbled about incompetence and the Consumer Guarantees Act.

To my initial fear, the inspector took it upon himself to find the WoF issuing authority, and gave them a piece of his mind. I was worried that we’d have a visit from some law enforcement authority and have the WoF revoked. So it was to my even greater surprise that we instead had a visit from the guys that issued the WoF, who proceeded to grovel copiously and offered to repair both issues because “the last thing anyone needs is a visit from the LTSA“!

Not entirely sure how kosher the whole thing is, but hey, I’m not really complaining. I just hope the guy that requested the inspection is not too put out by the whole thing!!

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10 Replies to “Fitness”

  1. Score!

    Nice car… and very clever of you to take a picture of it next to a dumpster, for sharp and instructive contrast: “This is not rubbish. That, on the other hand, is.”

  2. Score!

    Nice car… and very clever of you to take a picture of it next to a dumpster, for sharp and instructive contrast: “This is not rubbish. That, on the other hand, is.”

  3. NOOOOOO!!! Keep me posted if the guy doesn’t go through with buying it. Cheers.

    (finally the TP who hit me’s insurance paid out today. Hence the search for the car)

  4. Damn, I was going to pop the AA guy myself out this weekend now the money’s in the bank,I’m glad I’m not with State, 7 months later!. Do you know anyone else who’s selling a SC? I have (had) a NA but it’s now off the road due to well…..Crunch. Did you get the asking price? just a a guide line.. Cheers Anton.

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