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oddjobbob last won the day on September 11 2015

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  1. OP you need to live in the real world. after 18 months use there are no circumstances under which you can attribute any problem to the seller. You'd have great difficulty getting anything after 18 months even if you had bought it from a main dealer, let alone a private seller, where the presumption is 'buyer beware' And how on earth can you sue for depreciation? depeciation is part of car owenrship!! Are you on medication by any chance?
  2. I'm sorry I can't for the life of me see how this can possibly be anything whatsoever to do with the seller after 18 months use and ownership by the OP?
  3. ''I am given a deposit of £300 to keep it and to make sure that he is doing all the necessary adjustments/ improvements (new tyres, etc.) in order to pick it up in 2 days after he called a finance Company giving away all my details in order to give me a loan. '' Looks to me like you bought it OP and then had buyers remorse. In the meantime the dealer took it off sale and possibly refused other enquiries on it. So I am unsurprised he is not happy. Suppose you DID want the car and the dealer said 'sorry mate, someone else bought it the next day, here's your deposit back' - you would be livid, and rightly so.
  4. Where have Helios' an my posts gone? FWIW I AGREE that the op should get his money back - ridiculous, they can't just keep his money. And I'm not suggesting any fraud either - but the OP SHOULD have declared his Cat D at the time. These motoring boards are getting quieter, which is unsurprising if you're going to censor them to show only your POV.
  5. Hi Helios the OP should have declared that his car was a Cat D....without question. the dealer eventually did the right thing by hpi checking it and backed off (i would have backed off too) the dealer ought to have held the original deal open but taken the px element out of it. But they cannot 'fine' the OP for trying to defraud them. Only a court can fine you for doing something wrong.
  6. Yes I understand now...it's ridiculous, get MCOL claim going and best of luck.
  7. Ahhh...i have misunderstood. If the car is no longer available after you left a deposit on it then that's not right and they should give the deposit back without question. go for it I'm certain you'll win.
  8. But surely the contract has not been cancelled? The car you wanted to buy is still available at the price you wanted to pay for it- £11500? They are only saying come and pick your car up. All that's changed is the part exchange....which is NOT as you made it out to be, ie Cat D write off. Quite right they don't want to take it in px. The fact that you sold the Cat D car for £500 less than the px price shows they were correct to not give you the agreed amount for it. Did the Cat D occur during your ownership? If so you should have told them. I agree they are in the trade and should have checked on the day, but they took your word for it that it was ok...and it is likely their policy to only hpi pxs at a later stage As for still advertising the car you bought, this is common practice. It's done to attract sales calls, and anyone that phoned up for it would have been told 'we've just taken a deposit on it, sorry...however we've got this one which is 6 months older, blah blah'
  9. I vaguely recall it...but I think the ad did not state s/r, the dealer put it on the invoice at the point of sale. que sera and all that....
  10. Who knows? You might be right, for the op's sake let's hope you are. Why on earth any reputable dealer would want to be involved in acar like this I've no idea. But I can foresee a battle....the ad could not be clearer that it's spares or repairs and there's nothing wrong with offering acar of this nature to the public. Also as stated the ad did not contain any 'puff' merely a statement of facts about the car. we shall see!
  11. To be quite honest IF they actually have now fixed it then I'd give them this one chance and see how it goes, but reserve your right to reject if it happens again.
  12. I know....thy should never use that phrase! 'Sold as seen' carries no weight whatsoever from a car dealer. Illegal was perhaps too strong...just meaningless. However, 'spares or repairs' is perfectly ok. Presumably 'sold as seen 'implies that it might well be a good car, have a look, make your own mind up, whereas 'spares or repairs' implies it is definitely not a good car. The ad said: year make mileage mot spares or repairs The ad did NOT say drives well excellent condition starts first time excellent bodywork reliable etc. Indeed, the condition of the car is not implied in any way. The OP bought what was advertised I'm afraid
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