The Netherlands is among the top 5 countries from which used and little-used cars are transported to Latvia. In the Netherlands, cars with an average of 326 thousand are purchased. km, but after arriving in Latvia, they “lose” an average of 59 thousand km. km, reports “autoDNA”.
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Relatively small European Union The Member State is well known for used car dealers. The choice is large enough both “wide” and in various car auctions. On average, 13.5-year-old “diesels” with an average mileage of 326 thousand people travel to Latvia in various ways. km, but in almost half of the cases the mileage is much higher.
In Latvia, these vehicles already come with us for 200-250 thousand. km. The good news is that the number of adjusted cars continues to decline in Latvia. “If you buy a car from the Netherlands, you have a 39% chance of buying a car with a false mileage. Although it is much better than it was several years ago, it is still quite high,” informs autoDNA.
According to its data on more than 2,000 used cars from the Netherlands, the most intensive adjustment has taken place in the spring months. In March, April and May, 48% of cars lied about true mileage. In March, unscrupulous car dealers also allowed to clear a larger number of kilometers – an average of 74 thousand. kilometers.
It is safer to buy cars imported from Latvia from auction houses. Auction houses mostly arrive at cars after the end of the operating lease, which are usually well-maintained and have a transparent operating history. “If you want to buy a used car, the safest way to buy it is from car auction sites. According to our data, only 5% of cases are about the true condition of the car, including mileage. Detailed information is available for these cars and sellers rarely try anything. what to say, “points out the head of” autoDNA “Agris Dulevicš.
He points out that his contribution has also been made Road Safety Directorate (CSDD), which from 2014 offers an opportunity to check the mileage history of every car registered in Latvia. CSDD also offers everyone the opportunity to check the mileage history of Dutch cars free of charge, if this car is already registered in Latvia.
Of course, there is no shortage of anti-record holders and there are no few of them. In Latvia, you can rarely see a car advertisement, which would indicate a mileage of 500, 600 or 700 thousand kilometers, but abroad it is not hidden.
The first place in the top of the anti-record holders was taken in 2003 Volvo S80, for which 742,187 km were registered in the Netherlands, but in May of this year, someone registered it with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate with a mileage of 246,037 km. That’s less than 500 thousand. km deficit, which has been cleared from the car’s operating history.
In second place is the year 2002 Audi A6 Avant, which had a respectable 713,102 kilometers in the Netherlands, while in Latvia someone bought it and registered it with 265,274 km. Cleared 447,828 kilometers.
Third place closes in 2005 Volvo V70, who left the Netherlands with 620111 km and at the end of April someone bought it and registered it with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate for “little” 218 511 km. Almost two-thirds of the car’s actual operation has been adjusted.
“Taking these statistics together, it’s almost surprising that people still believe in fairy tales about cars from Europe. You have to be a very passive driver to drive 200,000 kilometers in 19 years in Germany, France, Belgium, Italy or the Netherlands,” explains A. Dulevic.
A total of 34 thousand people are registered in Latvia. cars from the Netherlands. In the first eight months of this year, 61 million cars have faded from cars in the Netherlands alone. kilometers. That’s enough to circumnavigate the earth 1552 times.
AutoDNA owns one of the largest vehicle databases in Europe on the technical condition of cars, offering an online check of vehicle history using only the VIN code unique to each vehicle. In total, it contains information on more than 500 million cars.