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Seller wants to use old vehicle information package

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Seller wants to use old vehicle information package

I'm in a transaction with a private seller. He has a vehicle information package for the car from 2011, which doesn't expire.

Is there a precaution I should take?

Accept his old package or force him to get a new one?
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aTriangle wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2012 3:10 pm
I'm in a transaction with a private seller. He has a vehicle information package for the car from 2011, which doesn't expire.

Is there a precaution I should take?

Accept his old package or force him to get a new one?
You want a new one that is up to date.

Liens.
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aTriangle wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2012 3:10 pm
I'm in a transaction with a private seller. He has a vehicle information package for the car from 2011, which doesn't expire.

Is there a precaution I should take?

Accept his old package or force him to get a new one?
Your going to have to have an up to date one anyways before Service Ontario will complete the transfer. They'll make you pay the fee at the counter and give it to you right then and there. Might as well have the seller pick up the cost.
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Tell him to go pick up an updated UVIP. If he says "no" or tries to get you to pay the $20 for it, tell him to go ***** himself and walk away.
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Voltex wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2012 4:20 pm
Tell him to go pick up an updated UVIP. If he says "no" or tries to get you to pay the $20 for it, tell him to go ***** himself and walk away.
Over $25?
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elton5354 wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2012 4:41 pm
Over $25?
It's the seller's responsibility to provide the UVIP when selling a vehicle privately. If the seller's too cheap to pay the $20, I wonder what else he cheaped out on.....
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take the vin - go get the uvip and come back and if it looks good, complete the deal.
for the cost of a few gallons of gas, hardly worth fartin around and taking chances
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Main reason why you want an up to date uvip is to make sure that there are no liens.
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Just spend the 20$ and buy it yourself if you are really interested in the car.
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JohnB wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2012 10:44 pm
Just spend the 20$ and buy it yourself if you are really interested in the car.
+1

A lot could have happened since 2011, so better be safe and pay the $20 to get an up to date UVIP.
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I'm curious as to why the seller would have one for last year. Did they try to sell it previously and then took it off the market (seems unlikely). Is this the package the current seller received when they bought it (only last year?). If that's the case, I would wonder why they're trying to sell it after owning it a relatively short time. Maybe they're a curbsider?
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Get the seller to provide you with the UVIP
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Make him provide the UVIP, its the sellers responsibility.

5. Is there a penalty to the vehicle seller if the UVIP is not provided to the purchaser at the time of sale?

Every person who fails to provide a UVIP to the buyer is guilty of an offence under Regulation 601/93 of the Highway Traffic Act and subject to fines.

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