The average loss by speedo manipulation Experts estimate with nearly 3,500 euros per used cars. In some cases, buyers pay blue-eyed but it significantly more.
By manipulating the speedometer value of a used car by more than 10,000 euros can be fudged up. As the motor vehicle Technical Institute (CTI) has determined the maximum excess proceeds is 13,544 euros.
This value is payable on sports car whose speedometer was reset from 150,000 to 50,000 kilometers. A thoroughly worthwhile business so. Less profit criminals can promise from the manipulation of small cars. There is a deduction of 50,000 kilometers only leads to an increase in value of 407 euros. Were examined almost 100 funding returns with an average mileage of 83,500 kilometers and an average age of 3.5 years.
At the most lucrative - but probably most risky - is the lowering of the speedometer stand of 150,000 to 50,000 km for scammers. On average, across all vehicle class, the resale value increases so to 4,943 euros. If the mileage of a car with 100,000 kilometers halved, the profit for the scammers is 2,843 euros. Is comparatively low, the advantage in the reduction of 150,000 to 100,000 kilometers. There the advantage of cheating is 2,095 euros.
Undetectable speedometer manipulation is, according to the experts at the CTI even by experienced professionals only with extremely high cost. However, there are some points at a used car that would make a buyer wonder. For example, when the wear of the interior and the tires do not fit the alleged mileage.