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Five popular used cars hides the error for thousands of dollars

the Right to be right: The old tale of snydende brugtvognsforhandlere is probably not completely fair. But there may yet be good reason for a certain amount of healthy skepticism when you need to buy a used car.

A new, large study from the car drivers ' forbrugerforening FDM shows that used cars often proves to be more expensive, than they give out. It is due to the cars in an average saving of deficiencies for 3.061 million, which the seller either haven't discovered or outright hidden. It writes the FDM in a press release.

the Organization has tested more than 2,000 used cars of type Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Skoda Fabia, Toyota Avensis and VW Golf. And each of the tested models saved an average of 5.5 big or small mistakes that can potentially cost the buyer dearly.

- As our study shows, is far from all right as healthy, as they give the impression of, say Lone Otto, who is the leader of FDM's technical advice.

Each year, which sold around a half a million used cars in Denmark, and generally increases the number of errors in line with the car's age. Although FDM's testing of the five models show many errors, then finds the association in average more than 6 mistakes across all used cars.

And so it is also worth noting that the 3.061 kroners ekstraregning is a conservative estimate - for the big test does not include the more serious failures such as oil spills and major repairs.

- The amount of money, we in average have found the error, is calculated from the værkstedspriser in the absolute low end of the market. Runs on mærkeværksted, it can easily be much more expensive, says Lone Otto.

concrete was reparationsprisen for a Ford Mondeo button 3.200 dollars more expensive on a Ford workshop than in other workshops.

So expensive is the errors of the five tested cars.

2.477 kr.

2.620 kr.

2.620 kr.

3.498 kr.

: 4.089 kr. (7.273 kr. on a Ford workshop)

Source: FDM

See also: So little does it cost to get behind the wheel of a new car

As a buyer it can be difficult to figure out whether the car you have in the pipeline, saves on hidden costs after purchase.

Therefore calls on the Lone Otto for that you get your car reviewed by FDM or other independent professional so that you do not risk an unpleasant surprise, once the signature is set.

- just Like you don't buy a house without getting made a progress report, shows our survey, why the same should apply at the purchase of a used car. Although cars have become better and the errors are fewer, they have also become more expensive to repair, says Lone Otto.

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