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  1. I’ve just managed to speak to my mechanics around the corner and they’re going to get it booked in for an MOT ASAP for me .. I’ll update you when that’s done .. thank you
  2. The squib is defective on the steering .. rear brakes have some corrosion.. but nothing major .. just thought … I can’t sorn it anyway … I don’t have the V11 !!!!! I never transferred the car into my name as I rejected it pretty much straight away…. So I’ve had no tax reminders etc for the car therefore I can’t sorn it (I could attempt to park it in my back garden if I was able to sorn it) so I am unsure of what to do here .. I am training to be a solicitor so can’t afford any offence to be committed as the SRA will strike me off before I even qualify
  3. Other than the defective handbrake I don’t think a second MOT would be of benefit.. just looked at the current MOT it just has “parking brake has some travel” as an advisory.. so not sure where I stand on that. the engineer who deemed it too unsafe to road test made this judgment on the basis of the poor clutch, oil leaks and the handbrake…
  4. Hi, I do have a very local MOT tester which is 0.7 miles from where the car is parked. Great idea I will get that booked in! Thanks the report was carried out by ACE who I found on the motor ombudsman website. It is a fully CPR35 compliant report so I’ll be using it as my evidence in court. I will get on the laptop shortly and add the report here. I have just made a start yesterday on my letter of claim. I intend to send this to them ASAP. Once they breach that, which I assume they will… I’ll then issue proceedings. I don’t even know how to sorn a car that is not in my name .. I’ll have to look into that. thanks
  5. Hi, yep that’s them!!! They’re so so back street it’s shocking!!! I don’t live far at all, a few miles maybe 8 miles. I did view the car, I was allowed to test drive it but he was very specific in that I could only go a short distance up the road of the estate due to “the (insert racial slur) driving like di^cheads”. His words. upon driving the car at this time I noticed it was struggling a little to pull away in first gear, I just assumed it was just me not being used to that make of car .. i then asked him about the warranty he said it covers engine and gearbox .. I specifically asked about the clutch he told me that all of their cars are clutch tested so assured me the clutch was in proper working order. They then needed to have it in for an MOT so we couldn’t take it away that day, he insisted on delivering the car to me which I felt was weird as I was happy to collect. upon delivery I was told to sign paperwork abs make the remaining payment of £5900 via bank transfer, I was told I was signing to say the car had been delivered. I drove it to the petrol station and quickly realised it had a number of knocking noises and the clutch was worse than I first realised .. I was needing to Rev the car at 4000 revs to pull away on a flat surface .. this is a 2.0 litre car !!!!! rejected it etc etc the rest you know from the original post. they delivered it around midday. They had an MOT done on the car (although I question it’s legitimacy due to the failure of the handbrake) it is dated 9 February. my issue is the car is untaxed and un insured .. I rejected the car on 14 February therefore I do not recognise it as my property. I have provided a fully compliant expert report to prove that my rejection is valid. they’re refusing to collect the car and I don’t have off road parking for it. They’re arguing that the car is mine and the responsibility is mine to tax and insure it. I disagree. the car was deemed unsafe to drive by my expert so I don’t want to drive it back to them. No idea what to do on this point… I could pay for a transporter to have it delivered but I fear they would reject delivery of it.
  6. It’s been a nightmare!!! Yes unfortunately (and lesson learned) bank transfer !!! The card machine was “out of order” can you believe I gave notice of the rejection 6 days after I took delivery. At this point I had only had a mechanic look at it, not an expert. The garage told me to deliver it back to them, they then said this was for the purpose of an inspection. They claim the inspection found the car to be fine and are refusing to disclose the actual report. they made me collect the car again a week later I did so but only for the purpose of my own independent inspection. My inspection confirmed the issued and defects with the car and dispute me disclosing this to them they’re nit picking at the wording in the report.. saying it isn’t correct etc etc and that they dispute it. im getting harassing emails and even a phone call from the garage . I’ve made my position very clear and informed them that their car is untaxed, uninsured and is parked on a service road at the rear of my property and is not my responsibility however they’re acting like petulant children and refusing to acknowledge that the car was rejected!!!!!
  7. Hi, I noticed another post on this website from a poster who has had a similar issue with the same car sales garage that I am having issues with. I bought a 2011 used car from them last month for £6000. When they delivered the car I quickly noticed something was not right with the clutch. I have noticed within the first week that I wanted to reject the car as it was defective, the garage asked me to deliver the car back to them for inspection. a week passed by I hadn’t heard anything back, so I chased them, they told me they were having the independent expert carry out an inspection of the car that day and the report would be with them within 24 hours. Then I was told that actually the inspection had already taken place the day I dropped it back to them. The following day they produced an email with a copy and paste from an alleged report. They refused to provide the report, the name of who conducted the report or any details of the report. They claimed that the report found that the car was not defective and as such my rejection was invalid. They told me to collect the car by the following day as I had put them on notice to preserve the car. I commissioned my own independent expert report on the car, which was fully CPR35 compliant. I disclosed the report to the garage, they are still refusing to refund or collect their car which has been deemed as unroadworthy by the expert. They refuse to disclose their report still and are refusing to acknowledge my report. I have already made a start on my pre action protocol letter of claim to escalate things. I keep getting hostile and very confusing emailed from the guy at the garage, he seems to think he understands contract law but he clearly does not otherwise he would understand that my rejection of the vehicle has in fact terminated the contract between us. anyone else had issues with this garage ? They trade as car central too .. they’re based in Birmingham .. I’ve noticed that their google reviews all seem to show very similar experiences to what I am experiencing with them now. thanks Garage: car hub Birmingham ltd t/a car central located in small Heath Birmingham.
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