Just a general warning for those who are contemplating the purchase of a used car where no RWC is supplied. I am finding an increasing number of vehicles coming in to be tested, only to find that they have been damaged ( structurally ), and repaired by some backyarder. The repairs I've seen are grossly sub-standard and downright dangerous. It's gratifying when I come across one that is booked in for inspection in the hope that (hidden) damage is not discovered I usually find these faults, and prevent some asshole from trying to sell a timebomb to an unsuspecting buyer. BUT... when I test a car that someone has bought in 'good faith' and it turns out to be a death trap .. it churns my stomach. Most recently, ( yesterday ), I had a guy bring in a 93 Honda Civic. He had purchased it without a RWC from a 'nice old guy'. He was a rider ( rode an R6), and wanted alternative transport for winter. The car looked clean, tidy and tested mechanically sound. A closer look revealed structural repairs to the front and rear section which was carefully hidden. It may have looked fine to the average joe or jan, but this vehicle was a death waiting to happen. Any substantial front or side collision would more than likely resulted in serious injury or death to occupants. I felt sorry for the guy, and unfortunately the sellers are pretty much 'protected' by law. " sold AS is ". The cost of reparing this car to 'industry standard' was not viable. Basically he owns a scrap of metal. So PLEASE be wary when buying privately, ESPECIALLY when sold 'AS IS' with NO RWC. The economic situation doesn't help either. People are trying to make a buck any way than can, even if it means endangering lives.