It's ok, dobbie, I am not at all offended by your somewhat aggressive cynicism; a form of Tourette's I'm guessing? I hope you'll offer me the same courtesy as I have just given you; to be taken at face value when there is nothing but our respective posts to go on? That's good - thank you. I am touched that you are looking out for your forum colleague's welfare, but I'd like to assure you and koolpc that the sole reason I made my post is to try and help him out. The white Meriva is one that I had short-listed as a replacement car for myself. It is still a contender, but my partner doesn't consider it 'cool' enough (the irony) and I think it may also be slightly too small for our use. Other than that, it is the best value car I have seen in ages, and it ticks all of coolpc's economy boxes whilst adding - I think - a lot more than he was expecting. I don't know who or what 'Mahnas Suliman' is, and I am absolutely not 'spamming' anything. In particular, I am not trying to take advantage of anyone's 'misfortune'. As far as I can see, coolpc has had an accident with no consequences other than a concertina'd car, albeit one that he was particularly fond of. Looking at the advert again, I note that it has a full Vauxhall service history and the remainder of the manufacturer's warranty. On that basis, I would like to know why you would suspect it has been 'clocked'? Best wishes, A.