[DML] Re: Bogus Miles on Cars
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[DML] Re: Bogus Miles on Cars

My opinion: Don't sell your DeLorean.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "outatime81" <outatime81@...> wrote:
> I read with interest many auctions and other selling cars 
with "low" 
> miles on them.  It made sense 10 years ago but now with our cars 
> getting on in years the "low miles" claim feels odd.
> I think most know that it is rather simple to disconnect the 
> speedometer from the lamba counter underneath the steering wheel 
> that the angle drive was one of the most prone items to break.
> As someone who documents every mile on the car (oil changes, 
> fixes, upgradesetc...)  What's more valuable in terms of "value"?
> I could very easily disconnect my speedometer and use my GPS to 
tell me 
> my speed and keep my car with "low miles".....but that would be 
> dishonest and illegal to boot!  I wonder how many of these "low 
> cars area really high mile cars with the owners either not fixing 
> agle drive until ready sell or simply re-attaching the speedometer.
> The reason I ask this is that with 98K on my car the "value" of my 
> is technically less than a car with less miles. But with no way to 
> except for worn pedals (that can be bought new and replaced) what 
> the more desirable car?
> What car would you rather buy?....
> A car with a 100% documented history for every mile with all 
> documented or a car with "low miles" and no documented history?
> It's my belief there is no real way to tell is someone has shaved 
20 or 
> 30K off their car by tampering with the speedometer.  This flaw in 
> design of the speedometer routing makes our cars suspect unless 
> owners have clear well documented proof for every mile.
> When I eventually go to sell my car it will not be a low mile 
> will have well over 100K BUT it's new owner will have a full 
> not tainted by illegal speedometer tampering....
> What's your opinion?
> Tom

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