I've unknowingly bought an ex-hire car...

On 23 November, I bought a 61-plate (registered Feb 2012) Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI 85 S five-door for £9629 from a dealer. The salesman told my wife and I that the car was previously registered to Volkswagen, but when I received the logbook from the DVLA it appears that the car was actually registered to Europcar Group UK Ltd.

I usually keep my cars a minimum of seven years and drive about 5000 miles per year. Am I likely to have future problems in light of the car being ex-hire?

Asked on 18 December 2012 by g2gsoon

Answered by Honest John
No. Drivers don't damage hire cars any more because of the very expensive penalties if they do, and usually, because of the number of different drivers, an ex-hire car turns out to be better run-in. You seem to have paid a very reasonable price.

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