I'm new to this group and looking for some advice.
I bought a second hand car last August. By 10th September 2019 the garage repairing the car told me the car was not road worthy.
Prior to purchase the car seller was good at communication whether by email or phone.
Once we had paid the full price £1050 by bank transfer (I know stupid!). He didn't really respond to my queries with the car though they were not so major issues like car CD player.
The car passed it's MOT on 15th August 2019 the day we took the car home. Stupidly I did not check the MOT history because just 1 week prior to this on 8th August the car failed it's MOT on various faults two needed repairs immediately. One being the parking brake efficiency which proved to be a problem for me once I took possession of the car.
When the EML came on 26th August I went to my local garage to repair. The car dealer told me that cars valued under £2000 did not come with warranty. Further the car dealer base in Ruislip and I am in Slough, he had no on site garage facilities so like me would have had to take car to another place to repair.
The car's faults continued after the EML the handbrake light then started to flash too. Back to my local garage for repairs. At this point we looked into MOT history and discovered the failed MOT of 8th August. Though the 15th August the car passed it's MOT I have doubts over the validity of this MOT and have separately raised this with DVSA.
I then wrote yo car seller seeking right to reject as within 30 days of purchase. No response. 2nd letter sent again no response, eventually I issued a claim form. He filed a defense saying the costs to repair the car were extortionate. I even went to VW Garage and they provided me a higher quote!.
We are now going to court I have filed my bundles but have not received anything from Defendant. He has now passed the deadline to comply.
I am seeking a full refund of car and repairs under Consumer Rights Act 2015.
I accept I did not go to Defendant to repair the car but when I saw the failed MOT it broke my trust in him.
I wanted to know what others think of my chances ? This has been very stressful for me.
Thank you !