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Bumpyroad

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now do all of you who pull a toad 4 down and then sell it and report mileage on the form, do you put an *** in and say it also has 50,000 miles being towed?
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Bumpyroad wrote:

now do all of you who pull a toad 4 down and then sell it and report mileage on the form, do you put an *** in and say it also has 50,000 miles being towed?
bumpy


So if you tow one backwards do you show negative Miles on the form


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Bumpyroad wrote:

now do all of you who pull a toad 4 down and then sell it and report mileage on the form, do you put an *** in and say it also has 50,000 miles being towed?
bumpy


I was asked and I told them. no problem jeep sold in a few days


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I wonder if they were prosecuted in the same court as the mattress tag removers?

BTW... its easier to reprogram the newer digital speedometers. Seems to be a really popular service for "leased" vehicles.

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In the early 80's I was trading-in a high mileage Chevy Impala when the Salesman told me. "When your car gets off the car carrier in Kentucky it will have 50,000 fewer miles"
My reply "I don't think you are suppose to be telling me that"


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I really had no idea anyone was dumb enough to still be doing that with todays computer congtrolled vehicles. Not a big problem to find out the ACTUAL mileage if anyone cares to look.


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Gale Hawkins wrote:

Crime does not pay in the end.


Oh, I don't know about that, If not for Crime we would not need police, and that means we would not need police dispatchers and I get a monthly check from the state because for a bit over a quarter century I got paid by the state to tell said police where to go.

So in a manner of speaking,,, I'm paid by Crime.

And considering a few of the govermanures I've worked for.... Well... The odd spelling was for a reason.. They should have served their second term... In prison.

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skipnchar wrote:

I really had no idea anyone was dumb enough to still be doing that with todays computer congtrolled vehicles. Not a big problem to find out the ACTUAL mileage if anyone cares to look.


how would you find out the "actual" mileage of a vehicle you didnt own?
The service is pretty rampant in major metro areas where leases are the only things that move vehicles off the lot anymore.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

now do all of you who pull a toad 4 down and then sell it and report mileage on the form, do you put an *** in and say it also has 50,000 miles being towed?
bumpy
Bumpy, even when I towed my Saturns back in the day (they didn't record milage towing all four down) when I sold them I reported the towed miles. I currently own a Toyota that racks up all miles, when I go to sell it I'll report to the buyer how many actually miles the engine has on it (it will be way less). Honesty is the only way to go in life! IMHO it brings victory into your life which allows you to be worry free.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

I recall that back in the early 60's there was a huge car dealership in Langhorn, PA, named Reedman Chevrolet, that had a building clearly labeled "Speedometer Shop" near their private test drive road course. All of their used cars had zero mileage on them, or just a few test drive miles. They made it known to potential buyers that they reset all of the speedometers on the basis that mileage was not a good indicator of car condition. It was, and may still be, legal to reset or alter a speedometer reading in most/all states, as long as buyers are made aware of it.


I grew up in a family owned new car dealership and I think the laws at the time were by state and not federal as they are now. Back in the 50s and 60s in WI it was legal to “zero” a speedometer but not to roll it back partially. The purchaser obviously was aware of the rollback to zero and then it just became a matter of did they trust the dealer to be disclosing the accurate mileage before the rollback. Mileage disclosure statements from the previous owner hadn’t been introduced yet. There were lots of dealers getting in trouble for partial rollbacks which were easy to do. Usually they were strictly used car dealers who purchased high mileage cars at auctions and made them low mileage cars on their lots. I do remember several customers asking us to “zero” an odometer before they took delivery of a used car.

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