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Almost half of used car checks show up a warning

Published 22 April 2016

In 2015, almost half of used cars checked by My Car Check had at least one warning against them. The top warning was for plate transfers, flagged against 48 per cent of cars – although of more concern was the number flagged as having been written off at some point – 29 per cent, and those flagged as having outstanding finance – 13 per cent.

The most popular models checked by My Car Check customers were the Ford Fiesta in Zetec trim, the MINI Cooper and the Volkswagen Gold GT TDI. Overall, Land Rovers were the most likely to have warnings against them. More Hondas had a write off warning than any other manufacturer, while Audi models were the most likely to have outstanding finance.

Head of My Car Check, Roger Powell, said: “Almost half of all vehicles we checked in 2015 had at least one warning against them – an advisory warning, such as a registration plate transfer or colour change, or a serious warning, such as a stolen, finance or write-off alert.”96622mycarcheck _mycarcheck _data _overview _Apr 16

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