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Clock warning

CLOCKERS will make a mockery of used car mileage declarations unless buyers change their attitude to high-mileage cars.

As vehicles with anything more than 60,000 miles on the clock are having difficulty selling at auction, the temptation is for unscrupulous sellers is to wind the clock back.

CAP Motor Research national research manager Martin Ward said: 'Used car buyers place far too much emphasis on mileage. The trade is increasingly concerned that in today's market, many cars are now considered unsaleable at high mileages.

'Our obsession with mileage means a 'clocker' can make up to £1,000 by winding the clock back on a typical mass volume four-year-old ex-fleet car back from 90,000 to 40,000 miles.'

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