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How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 09, 2021 01:43PM
1) include the odometer reading in your listing

2) after a prospective buyer travels a solid hour to see the vehicle, have that person inform you the odometer states a far higher number

3) say, “yes, that’s because it’s in kilometers”
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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 09, 2021 01:48PM
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3) say, “yes, that’s because it’s in kilometers”

Is it?

'Cause that seems like a good explanation.



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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: Ammo
Date: May 09, 2021 07:09PM
How could this person initially communicate the milage in the listing without stating either miles or kilometers?



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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 09, 2021 08:11PM
Math ?
of course the seller has to (in many states) sign a mileage attestation....
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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 09, 2021 08:38PM
Seems like a test drive over a known distance could pretty easily determine if the odometer was measuring miles or kilometers.
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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: May 09, 2021 09:07PM
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Seems like a test drive over a known distance could pretty easily determine if the odometer was measuring miles or kilometers.

It must match the speedometer. If it reads in kph then the ODO will be in kilometers. If it is in mph it will be in miles.



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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 09, 2021 10:11PM
And ... 99.99% (or more) of vehicle clusters will only be calibrated in one or the other, as needed for the market the vehicle is offered for sale. You can't just push a button and cycle through to MPH or vice versa.

It's not plausible the previous owner drove around in km/hr for years in America and not notice something very wrong. A true 65mph would have to look like 104 (kph) on the speedometer. And this was obviously a speedometer in mph.


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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 09, 2021 10:20PM
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Seems like a test drive over a known distance could pretty easily determine if the odometer was measuring miles or kilometers.

It must match the speedometer. If it reads in kph then the ODO will be in kilometers. If it is in mph it will be in miles.

My Prius has a switch to flip the speedometer between MPH and km/h, it only changes the speedometer, the odometer is still in miles.

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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 09, 2021 10:31PM
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deckeda
And ... 99.99% (or more) of vehicle clusters will only be calibrated in one or the other, as needed for the market the vehicle is offered for sale. You can't just push a button and cycle through to MPH or vice versa.

Can swap on my RAV4 touchscreen. For speed. Not sure about the odometer. ... Did some Googling... Looks like U.S. instrument clusters are hard-coded to use miles for the odometer.

For speed, multi-information display options include:
Units: miles (MPG US), km (km/L), km (L/100 km), miles (MPG Imperial).

So, I don't think it's a matter of calibration. Not with the modern computers they have in cars.







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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 09, 2021 10:40PM
Those speedometers ... are digital? Handy for when you cross the border for a weekend.
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Re: How not to sell a car or truck.
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 09, 2021 10:48PM
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Those speedometers ... are digital? Handy for when you cross the border for a weekend.

Yes, driving through Canada or Mexico seems to be the intention of that switch, and yes the speedometer is digital.
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