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dp400
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Thought I'd found the car for me, but then again no! Reply with quote

Im on the lookout for a Carrera or C2S in midnight blue with low miles, IMS bearing done, no bore score etc etc for £25k.

So I was encouraged to see this come up when surfing the net...

https://www.orionsolutions.co.uk/porsche-911-997-carrera-2-s-manual-low-miles-in-cardiff-glamorgan-6194174

I ring the dealer up, he says the car is cosmetically immaculate and is away at the local Porsche dealer at the moment getting an engine rebuild as we speak! He says he didi the rebuild because was going to keep the car for he's son but a change of circumstances means its now up for sale and will be back with him by the weekend. Great I think, I'll go see and at the weekend and try to do a deal to buy it.

So I decide to do a bit of due diligence first and do a company check. It turns out this dealer has been featured on Rogue Traders before under the old company name of Williams Motor Co. and has loads of BAD reviews on the net, so I guess its back to the drawing board for me!

I knew it was too good to be true! Hand

So if anyone knows of a midnight blue manual Carrera or C2S with less than 70K miles, no bore score, IMS replaced for £25k please let me know.[/u]

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I ring the dealer up, he says the car is cosmetically immaculate and is away at the local Porsche dealer at the moment getting an engine rebuild as we speak! He says he didi the rebuild because was going to keep the car for he's son but a change of circumstances means its now up for sale and will be back with him by the weekend.


Hand

I'm surprised they didnt add it was one careful lady owner



dp400

good on you to check out the company and walk away Thumb

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FYI - Orion Solutions one to avoid based on this

Some may recall BBC Watchdog Rogue Trader's featured Williams Motor Company in Cardiff, being run by Andrew Williams.

Clip : BBC Watchdog Clip on YouTube

At position 16:18 in the above clip, it would seem the Celica GT4 which, is very rare, especially in the same county, is advertised on Autotrader below;

Celica GT4 advert

The number plate cover states a company name of 'Autopia Solutions'. This is believed to the be company set up, using the same address of the original shown in the Watchdog clip. This is what con artists do, just start again, under a new name, new address and new faces if needed. Looks like this con artist is now currently trading under;

Orion Solutions

Unit 16 Gripoly Mills, Sloper Road, Cardiff, South Wales, CF11 8AA

02920 371880

http://www.orionsolutions.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should there not be some sort of accreditation scheme in the motor trade? Aside from your house, your car is your largest purchase yet is completely unregulated.

If you have been ruled against be Trading Standards, then this should be searchable in a proper database, so individuals who pre-pack their companies and pop up somewhere else can be traced.
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