Effect on resale value of a car being know to have been 'clocked'

I bought a VW Golf five months ago with 80,000 miles on the clock.

I checked the MOT history out of curiosity (I only just found out you can do this) and found that it got up to 140,000 miles on last but one MOT, then appears as 80,000 on the latest MOT just before I bought it.

Is the resale value of my car now the same as if it had done 140,000 miles, or is it even worse since buyers will be wary of a car that has been clocked? If it is worse, how can I calculate that?

Asked on 1 November 2012 by pcollie

Answered by Honest John
If you bought the car from a dealer this proves that he has committed as criminal fraud and it's a Trading Standards and Police matter. If from a private vendor nothing you can do.
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