I recently replied to an advert for a car for sale as: 12 month M.O.T. FSH one owner. Find one cleaner. Then done a vehicle check on the D.V.L.A. site to find the following advisories on the latest M.O.T:

nearside rear door inner trim and door handle missing
slight exhaust leak and exhaust in poor condition
front brake discs in poor condition
offside front outer cv boot leaking grease slightly
both front brake hose ends in poor condition
nearside front bottom ball joint slight play
hand brake requires firm pull
nearside front to rear brake pipe slight corrosion.


I asked the seller if any of the advisories had been rectified, to be told that they had not. Would you be happy to buy this car knowing these faults had not been rectified ?

Needless to say I walked away from it.