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Video: Broken Kia Optima, Which Is Sold And Resold: What The Seller Will Tell You About What Not & Nbsp
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
Most of the cars with a dark past that fall into our section "Not beat, not beautiful", by all means receive only positive characteristics from the sellers. "In excellent condition", "The car is like new", "All native" - the list goes on for a very long time. However, a study of ProAuto reports usually shows that most often these are just words that have little to do with reality. And those who often inspect used cars in person have long been skeptical about such epithets.
However, among the ads on Auto.ru there are also the most concise descriptions, without enticing phrases. Unfortunately, they are by no means a guarantee of a good purchase. Here's a good example.
Our new hero is KiOptim 2016. The car itself is popular in the secondary market, and this instance also has an excellent package - the GT-Line version with an atmospheric 2.4-liter engine, which is not only more powerful than the base 2-liter, but is also considered more reliable. A mileage of 61,000 km is also quite acceptable for a car more than four years old. But the main thing in the ad is, of course, the description. It should create the feeling that the car is being sold by a real owner and a serious person who does not like unnecessary words.
"Smokers, salon workers, go through the forest, and preferably by."
This Optim is sold at a fairly high price for its age of 1 400 000 rubles, and the owner does not even think about praising his product. The photos in the ad are also embarrassing. Firstly, there is not a single image of the interior among them. Secondly, all the photos are "out of season" - with fallen leaves, but still green grass on the lawns. In general, there are enough reasons to look into the ProAuto report.
And already at the very beginning it is clear that Ki has been in an accident. Judging by the traffic police protocols, the first owner of the car got into an accident, just a year after the purchase. Moreover, it happened thousands of kilometers from the place where the car is being sold now - already in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. The sedan suffered "in a circle" - with damage to the bumpers and fenders.
There are also calculations from insurance companies made after 1.5-2 months. The largest one - for 1,700,000 rubles, which is comparable to the cost of the new Optima at the beginning of 2018! The list of replacement parts includes not only fenders and bumpers, but also a hood with headlights, and rims. Plus the spar, airbags and seat belts, plus a long list of suspension parts. It looks like the car has taken a hard hit.
Well, then everything went according to the scenario known to regular readers of the section "Not beat, not beautiful". Obviously, it was not profitable for the insurance company to restore the sedan. And now it is already being sold as is on a site specializing in emergency cars. See for yourself - the corresponding announcement was saved in the databases of Avto.ru.
The car is offered with torn off wheels, a seriously broken front end and airbags in the passenger compartment. A broken battery should be noted separately, which means that everything around it was doused with caustic sulfuric acid. Well, the car itself is covered with such a dense layer of dirt that even its color is difficult to guess from the photo. Affects, apparently, delivery by tow truck from Siberia to Moscow.
As you might guess, there were those who bought this car and restored it - obviously, for an amount much less than what the insurance experts counted. And then he resold it to the second official owner, because the Optim model is popular, so there was someone who wanted it.
This development of events in the past is eloquently hinted at by another line in today's announcement: "PTS is a duplicate." Either all the free fields in the document ran out due to the records of the insurance company, the auction of broken cars and second-hand dealers, or the latter chose to simply “lose” the title in order to hide Kia's emergency past.
Be that as it may, the second owner registered with the traffic police drove the car for two years, and now Optim has gone from hand to hand. We do not undertake to say exactly who gave this ad, although the super-short description hints that another intermediary did it. Anyone who does not want to contact dealers or car dealerships that accept cars on a commission may turn out to be such himself. And most importantly - while we were preparing this article, we bought a sedan … and again sell it on Avto.ru!
The photographs are already winter, a "fly swatter" has appeared on the hood - it is often placed to hide chips or scratches on the paintwork, and the price has become higher - 1,450,000 rubles. Also, magically, the duplicate PTS turned back into the original. Well, the comment of another seller is already a "classic of the genre".
Seller comment from new listing
“The car is in excellent condition, the maximum grade is gt line. Absolutely everything works in the car, does not require any investments. Two sets of wheels, mileage is confirmed by a service book, the car is still under warranty and has always been serviced by an authorized dealer! Alarm with auto start (control from the phone), built-in video recorder which is also controlled by the phone using Wi-Fi. Call me to tell you more, the real buyer is bargaining!.
We are sure that this ad will not hang on Automotive News for too long - the car will be bought. However, for those who are looking for a car not in the promised, but in really excellent condition, the first thing to do is to look into the ProAuto report. Fortunately, this is quite simple - just have the VIN or license plate of the car you are interested in, enter it in the appropriate form (for example, it is at the end of this article) and find out the history of the car. Unfortunately, there will be those who will neglect this inexpensive procedure, which means that Optim will continue its difficult journey from owner to owner. Or to the next reseller.
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