The 2 types of vehicles We Buy Any Car will not purchase from you

We Buy Any Car will not purchase two types of vehicles, it has emerged.

The car buying giant’s rules recently came to light after a driver claimed he lost £33,000 after the website refused to take his vehicle.

Birmingham Live took a look on We Buy Any Car’s website and discovered the types of vehicles it will not take – those registered outside British Mainland and those sold by traders in the motor trade.

If you have outstanding finance on the car, it can be bought by the firm.

We Buy Any Car says: “We can arrange settlement of any outstanding finance on your car.

“For us to do this we will need you to provide an in date letter from your finance company, detailing the current settlement figure and your agreement reference number.

“The settlement amount will be deducted from the amount paid to you for your car.”

It also warns: “If you owe more on your finance than the value of the car, we will still be happy to buy the car, but you will need to pay us the shortfall by debit/credit card when we purchase your car.”

We Buy Any Car also buys cars with private registrations, and SORN or non-runners too.

But it adds: “Please note we are unable to offer a collection service so you’ll need to make your own arrangements to get the car to your nearest drop-off point. Local transport agents in your area are usually able to assist.”

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The service also buys cars which are damaged or in need of repairs.

And you can even sell a car on behalf of family members of friends – with certain documentation in tow.

If it has less than six months MOT or no MOT, the car can also be purchased.

And imported cars can be bought – as long as they are registered in the UK.

“Grey” import (i.e. purchased outside the EU) will need a manual valuation

But there is a ban on Motor Trade vehicles.

The company says: “It is company policy to not purchase vehicles from the motor trade.”

And you can’t sell a car registered outside the UK mainland.

“At present, we only buy cars registered in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,” it adds.