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The Great Car Clocking Sting
« on: June 18, 2022, 07:56:05 pm »
Car dealer ‘clocked mileage on imports by 100,000km’
Aodhan O’Faolain
Wednesday October 17 2018, 12.01am BST, The Times
Dublin
More than 20 clocked cars were sold to the owners of taxi leasing businesses
More than 20 clocked cars were sold to the owners of taxi leasing businesses
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A car dealer reduced the mileage on vehicles imported from Japan by as much as 100,000km, a court was told.

Ali Babar, of Cars Point in Milltown Cross, Clondalkin, Dublin, allegedly sold more than 20 “clocked” cars to the owners of two taxi leasing businesses. They discovered their true mileage after studying the vehicles’ records.

Stuart Kessie, of Warrenstown Garth, Blanchardstown, and John McCormack, of Wansford Road, Terenure, and his business partner, Caroline Bermingham, said that the cars, mainly Toyotas, had had their mileage lowered, in some cases from about 170,000km to about 63,000km.

They approached Mr Babar and sought their money back, claiming that they had been deceived into paying over the odds for the cars, but he refused. They also contacted gardaí.

This month they obtained temporary freezing orders against Mr Babar, preventing him from reducing, disposing or transferring any of his assets below a value of €229,000. The orders were granted after they discovered that Mr Babar, of Hollystown Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, had left the country and returned to Pakistan.

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An agent of the plaintiffs was told by Ali Asad at Cars Point that he was the new owner of the company, which he had bought from Mr Babar for €700,000 cash. Mr Kessie, Mr McCormack and Ms Bermingham obtained freezing orders against Mr Asad, also of Hollystown Park, and Cars Point after claiming that they were participants in the alleged fraud.

It was also claimed that Mr Asad was an associate of Mr Babar and that the company had entered into a fraudulent conspiracy to prevent the freezing order on Mr Babar’s assets.

The proceedings returned before the High Court yesterday when Thomas Hogan, SC, for the plaintiffs, told Ms Justice Caroline Costello that the action had been resolved and could be struck out.

The judge agreed. No details were revealed in court.

P.s I bought my car from Babar Ali 8)


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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 07:57:29 pm »
What is the moral of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves?
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The moral lesson from “Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves” is that you should not be greedy. One should not allow greed to rule our lives. All the characters in the story feel guilty for being selfish at some point. 8)

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 09:44:10 pm »
Buy new ...I told yis all yers ago  oops....all them imports are clocked

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 09:03:24 am »
A lot of them Priuses were probably taxis in Japan as well.Still clean though.

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2022, 10:21:51 am »
P.s I bought my car from Babar Ali 8)



Was there much mileage on her?

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2022, 11:31:35 am »
Just thinking SB it could be worse some bloke called Mohammed is on the UK service book as the owner on my 2006 Prius.It may well have been a private hire vehicle in the UK before it spent the last ten years a taxi here in Dublin.

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2022, 11:43:28 am »
Its no good freezing Ali Barbars assets in Pakistan…….It was 43c in the shade there yesterday? ::clap
Dis an Dat Im not a rat

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2022, 12:33:17 pm »
Halpos other heap was sold with 40 odd k on the clock after he traded it in with something like 670000k on it
Mr. T-bag to you

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2022, 12:36:41 pm »
They can take the high mileage well all the same.

This video is long and boring but basically the Prius has 340000 miles and it's still on it's original brakes.Not too shabby.

https://youtu.be/fzJaFR9xlhM

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2022, 01:25:22 pm »
Can you not plug in a thingey into a thingey and get the car history ?

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2022, 01:32:32 pm »
You need the proper garage software.Probably Toyota techsteam.I've never been able to get my illegal copy to work but Gerry off the old forum got his working.


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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2022, 01:37:49 pm »
If buying a part worn might be an idea to find out somebody that has the thingey for the car you are buying and arrange to drop in on the test drive .

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Re: The Great Car Clocking Sting
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2022, 01:56:11 pm »
Would never buy a car,without checking its history.
Dis an Dat Im not a rat

 


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