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#113332 14-Jan-2013 10:57
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Im looking at buying a used 2001 Nissan skyline in Auckland.

It is about 3000 cheaper than comparable models I have seen. It seems a very good price. I went for a test drive and it drove quite nice. Body was in good condition apart from a few cosmetic bumps and scratches which are to be expected given its a 12 year old car. Everything seemed to be in good working order

So next thing I did was to do a history check. It showed a private owner who had it for 5 years. Then AMI insurance owned it for 3 weeks, then a private owner for 11 days, then the current owner for last few months. Im not a mechanically minded person but this rang warning bells.

Would this indicate it has most likely been crashed and an insurance write off then repaired or could there be some other explanation. Is it necessarily a bad thing or should I give it a wide berth and move on.

If it had been badly damaged and repaired would an AA check pick this up.

Any advice appreciated.
Thanks.





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#746169 17-Jan-2013 10:11
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Hi and thank you to everyone who has taken time to reply.

I contacted AMI directly and they have confirmed (after some prodding) that the car was paid out to the policy holder and later sold at auction after being recovered from being stolen.

thanks again
Marty




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