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Old 03 Feb 2007, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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problem, advice needed

Ok I'm not sure if anyone can help me with this, but here's my story:

Wife just bought an 03 Impreza from an independent delaer, and when I went to view the car with her, I had inspected the car fully (at least I thought I had), and had checked everything thoroughly, from engine to interior, and was happy with what I saw.

However, after 3 weeks of ownership, I noticed that the VIN number on the dash (which is usually visible through the windscreen) appears to have been removed. before purchase, I did check the VIN plate on the engine, for the purpose of autocheck. But stupidly did not check or evenb notice the VIN in the dash.

Question is where do I go from here? and what possible reasons would there be that this has been removed?
Should there be a case of malpractice on the part of the dealer, is there anyone I can contact to help me fight a case against the dealer etc.

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Old 03 Feb 2007, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi & Welcome.

I noticed that the VIN number on the dash (which is usually visible through the windscreen) appears to have been removed.
Just had a look through the windscreen on my UK 52 Reg WRX (No VIN number) I've had my Impreza from new, the only VIN number on my Impreza is in the engine compartment.

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Old 03 Feb 2007, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do you mean a bar code thing?

might be just becuase the previouse owner didn't like having it so visible to passers by, if the engine and chassis vin match and is clean then you'll be fine
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 04:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Gosh is that it!! You lucky devil,wish my Impreza problems were as cushy as that
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