Wanted some advice on a major issue I've had with my Focus RS MK2
whereby it overheated recently due to a broken water pump (confirmed by the Ford dealership) after inspecting the engine,
they have advised that the cylinder heads and engine block are warped which is more than likely going to require a new engine/rebuild.
The car is currently under warranty but I have a nasty feeling that Ford will push back and say this was due to driver neglegence
even though I pulled over within 50 metres of seeing the warning light.
A bit of background history on this car,
since buying it back in August I've had numerous problems with the car,
a week after buying it I encountered a grinding noise coming from the bottom of the car,
after taking it back to the dealership they found a buckled alloy wheel and a bent driveshaft.
The car had a full M.O.T before I picked it up so surely this classes as not road worthy
and should have never been sold to me in that state?
Both of those parts were replaced but the grinding noise still continues to this day,
they've even replaced the brake discs and pads, but are still unable to locate the problem.
I've asked for a refund a few times,
but the dealership have always pushed back saying they need a chance to rectify the problem,
their latest stance on the grinding noise was that they could not locate the source of the problem so were unlikely to be able to fix it,
they even tried telling me that high performance cars can be make different noises to normal cars,
trust me this is not a normal noise and is not a result of the ride being different.
The reason I've outlined the above is because I think that they will refuse to replace the engine,
leaving me with a nasty bill and still finance to pay on the car,
if it gets to that point, do you think I have a case regarding the previous issues and the fact it was sold to me in a non road worthy state?
Cheers for any advice.
Not a happy bunny at the moment