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

I discovered when testing my speedo cable that if you ran the cable backwards it will run the miles
backwards, so it would be easy to hook up a motor to the cable and let it run for a while....
Personally I think it is better to find a car with some miles on it because that means it
RUNS and has most likely had some updates.

To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 23:14:30 +0000Subject: [DML] Re: Bogus Miles on Cars

My opinion: Don't sell your DeLorean.Bill Robertson#5939>--- 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 and > that the angle drive was one of the most prone items to break.> > As someone who documents every mile on the car (oil changes, repairs, > 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 mile" > cars area really high mile cars with the owners either not fixing the > 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 car > is technically less than a car with less miles. But with no way to tell > except for worn pedals (that can be bought new and replaced) what is > the more desirable car?> > What car would you rather buy?....> > A car with a 100% documented history for every mile with all repairs > 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 the > design of the speedometer routing makes our cars suspect unless the > 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 history > not tainted by illegal speedometer tampering....> > What's your opinion?> > Tom> 

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