Its quite obvious that people want to glean extra cash. That the only reason
All that needs doing is the the Register confirms if a car was/is a 5 or not then the rest is up to trading standards.
Fraud is Fraud. People who try to sell off something for what its not is a Fraudster.
In something like wine it doesnt matter weather you make it the same. Its not Champagne if it doesnt come from the defined Champagne reagion.
If it came out of the factory sticking a bit of Pi on it and some badges dont make it a Tr, it makes it a '5 Spec' then its up to the buyer to be aware.
But if professional bodies dont do their bit then there is no standard set and the body is worth very little as it cant be taken seriously.
I am sure there are also 3 times as many Tr8's out there as should be but an honest seller calls his a Trv8.
An honest seller should call his a Tr250PI more value and not misleading.
I for one believe the only thing to do is to form a 'TR posse' and publish the car here and everyone writes to the seller asking them to correct their add to avoid trading standards.
I for one have no problem forming for instance a FaceBook group called is a TR and making it public to all, if the Register dont want to get involved for fear of advertising repercussions etc.
Simple I open a Facebook page you apply to join and then you publish the cars details with photo and copy of add. Then other members just chip in regards the car. Any wanting buyers can ask or look the car up there.
Anyway Look I have gone and done it as its more trouble explaining than doin.
Look up the facebook group 'TR Ringers'
You can join and flag any car you want to discuss which ever model.... OK?
Invite people in the know please to join as its the knowledge and flagging that will make the group.
If you dont like then name please go on the group and ask me to change.
You may not like FB ( its quite practical for a database) but you wont like people buying fake cars either.....
Edited by Rem18, 02 August 2018 - 04:00 PM.