In my searches for a replacement for mine, I came across this one on Autotrader https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...vertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&page=1 Now at first glance... it might not look so bad. But when you start looking into it's MOT history... there's something very dodgy about it. https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ Last year it sailed through it's MOT on March 1st. It then fails it's MOT in July of the same year. Now... there's only one reason that a car 'requires' a new MOT just a couple of months later... and that's because it's been in an accident and has been put back on the road. Yet the seller is claiming that it's Cat C/D/N/S clear. If it was 'unrecorded' accident damage/repair... then it wouldn't have required a brand new MOT as the insurance wasn't involved. What then jumps out at you as you look at the MOT failure list... is the sheer number of fails and advisories that have accrued in those short few months. It's gone from having a couple of advisaries on low tread on a couple of tyres to having almost all of the front suspension bushes failing or advised to repair, battery unsecure, wipers not clearing properly Serious shock absorber leaks and obstructions within headlights. All of that allegedly happened within less than 3000 miles between March-July. Now I know it's possible... but very, very unlikely given that I've had advisories on my car for similar things regarding bushes on the front lower/upper arms and they don't magically appear out of nowhere. My gut feeling is that this has had some kind of accident, and until you do a proper HPI check for anything... you've only got the 'dealers' word that the card is cat CDSN clear... My instinct tells me that this car was repaired and given a fresh MOT. It's also listed with a discrepency in the mileage with the dealer knocking a few thousand of what the MOT has recorded. I was going to shortlist this one as having potential... Now I think I'll steer well clear. The moral of this story... ALWAYS check the MOT history... and if you have concerns, walk away.