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Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - Mike Drew

Just looking for some quick advice

A car I'm looking at buying was first used in Jan 2010. Has consistent MOT each year and passes up until Dec 2014. It fails this year with 'rear exhaust system not adequately supported'. It's tested on the same day again and passes. According to the site it's new expiry date for an MOT from being passed on 15 Dec 2014 is 11 Jan 2016. Two years? It has it's next MOT on 12th Jan 2016 and passes and has gone in for an MOT today before they are definitely going to sell it.

The only problem seems to be that 2 year gap between MOTs from 2014 to 2016. Could a car over 4 year old have had an MOT and been given a 2 year expiry date on that MOT? It passes it 2016. Just seems odd!


Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - veloster

the difference between december 2014 and january 2016 is 13 months not 2 years. so previous owner took it for a mot early which means it was valid for 13 months.

Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - daveyjp
Date of expiry is when the car was registered if presented for MOT up to 30 days before the date of registration.

15 Dec 2014 to 11 Jan 2015 is less than 30 days, old MOT expired 11 Jan 2015, new MOT expires 12 months after that date.

A local centre even advertises with 'ask us about the 13 month MOT'.

Edited by daveyjp on 31/01/2017 at 11:07

Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - Mike Drew

Seems obvious now people have spelt it out....Thanks!

Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - Gibbo_Wirral

Concentrate more on servicing and that the 207 design flaws have been sorted.

Google "207 water igress" for more details.

Peugeot 207 - Gaps in MOT on used car. - SLO76
As mentioned there's nothing wrong with the Mot history but what engine is in this 207 you're looking at? The 1.4 petrols and 1.4 diesel are robust enough but the 1.6 diesel is a nightmare for problems and best avoided. The 207 itself is far from the best car in its class. Reliability and quality aren't great and neither are handling and ride. Buy only if it has a full service history and is cheap.

Look to see if it's had a timing belt also. The official interval on these is ten years regardless of mileage but that's too long for a rubber belt in day to day use so I'd advise getting it done and factoring in the £250-£300 cost into your bid. All the engines in these are what is known as interference units and if the belt snaps the engine will be destroyed.

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