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  1. Brandon007

    Brandon007 New Member

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    Hello all, I'm looking to change my car for another E class however how can I check tht it's not an ex taxi?
     
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    Mileage? Cabin rear an wear?
     
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    Also the taxis would have base spec and 4-cyl Diesel engines.
     
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    Brandon007

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    thanks, what do you think?
     

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    Call the seller and ask him to come and pick you up. If he says “I’ll be there in ten minutes”. It’s a mini cab.


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    Daveuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks nice won’t have been a taxi with that mileage either.


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    I wish.
    That's assuming the mileage is genuine...
     
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    True but isn’t LSH a Mercedes dealer?


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    Yes they are an official Mercedes Benz dealer and used to be called Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham Central up to 2016.


    Company Name: LSH Auto UK Limited | Company Registration number: 10066569 | Vat/other Registration number: 239 7187 68

    Registered Office: Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham Central, Lawley Middleway, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B4 7XH. Registered In England No. 10066569
     
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    Brandon007

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    Hi all, It is an ex taxi along with 1000's more in fact we have over 189,000 records of ex private hire Mercedes cars alone. We've spent the last 18 months trying to highlight these cars to franchise and independent garages along with car auction companies but to no avail. So 2019 we're going to tell the public how to try and spot an ex taxi.
    Did you know?
    * The motor trade devalue an ex taxi by approx 20%
    * 1000 taxi/private hire vehicles are licensed every working day in the UK
    * We have records of vehicles which are under 10k mls and 12 mths old & 10yrs old and 200k mls
    * All our records are supplied direct from licensing councils in England, Scotland & Wales
    * It is an offence to mislead a buyer in a way that may affect their buying decision
    We're not suggesting you shouldn't buy an extaxi but those consumers we've spoken to have said "They did not set out to buy an extaxi".
     
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    Daveuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How did you find out it was a taxi?


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    Vehicle Ancestry It's an idea I had 2yrs ago! sorry not what the forum is for I guess...I'm a little chap who's spent two years collecting licensing data so consumers can avoid buying an ex private hire vehicle (If they want to) I'm now launching the service to the public. Many of the customers I speak to only find me after buying a car and having issues with it, we work similar to a car check service type your reg in and search... Maybe I should offer it free to forum users for a month as I've been a little underhand posting :) I hope i'm forgiven
     
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    Acting no better than the dealers!!!!
     
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    Daveuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thats very true! I dread to think what my 72k mile 4yr old used approved Mercedes E Class used to be :(
     
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    Hi you can check If you wish but don't blame me... id dealerfreetrial pw vehicleancestry This is one I hope doesn't show :-(
     
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    All clear :)
     
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    :wallbash: I love the E class but the one thing always holding me back is the fact that it is such a popular taxi.

    I'm worried I'll be driving down the road and somebody will try to flag me down.:)

    That said, I'm driving my son to collect his E53AMG Coupe next week which is not very taxi looking. :D
     
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    If it is at the stage for an MOT you can check this out and if it is MOT'd every six months it is probably a taxi/uber
     
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    Ah yes forgot they had to be tested every 6 months.
     
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