Mileage

Tiny
LEET12
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  • 2013 CITROEN
  • 63,000 MILES
Just did a HPI check on a car I was thinking of buying. The car is advertised for 61,000 and the mileage check flagged up a discrepancy. The last record goes down a small amount rather than up. Does this look strange or could there be an explanation? Car had mot January 16 and miles where around 53,000. Asked this question elsewhere and was told it looks like the car has been unused for almost a year. Where did they get that information. Could it be that the last two figures are guesses of some sort which would make the mot mileage figure correct and the miles on it now as well? I am clueless.

07/01/2015 Manufacturer 38814 19/01/2015 BVRLA 39188 11/03/2015 Manufacturer 42001 10/05/2015 Manufacturer 45417 03/07/2015 Manufacturer 51286 09/10/2015 BVRLA 62925 24/06/2016 BVRLA 62359
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Friday, September 2nd, 2016 AT 6:10 AM

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Tiny
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I would expect that a discrepancy of only a couple hundred miles would have to be a mistake or somebody's bad memory. If there were any large differences, I would walk away from the car.
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Friday, September 2nd, 2016 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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I think perhaps the second last entry may be recorded wrong. Probably should be 52,925. However, I have just notice July 15 to October 15 has quite a big jump in miles. Do you think that seems correct and even possible?
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Friday, September 2nd, 2016 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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I cannot explain how or why things get recorded. It is a personal decision for you to make whether you want to buy the car or not.
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Friday, September 2nd, 2016 AT 8:44 AM

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