my car recently developed a fault see picture attached , i took it to BMW and they wanted £650 to repair on top of the £100 i just paid to have a diagnostic .
so i thought i would go see my friend that owns his own garage , so he rang bmw to confirm this could be done and they told him yes a second hand part can be put in and it will all be ok . so he fitted it , but couldn't turn the light , this can only be done by bmw , even though they told him he could do it .
so i decided to get rid of the car , i got the service coming up the mot , it needs 4 new tyres and various other things , not cheap .
i saw a vauxhall astra and thought i would go for that price £7249 , so i went and looked at the car , text drove it etc . the salesman looked at the car , came back in took his mate out and looked again , he then came back in and said he would give me £6000 as is for the car . so i said ok there are some others i want to look at first but will get back to you .
i looked at some others , but decided to go back to the original dealer , i went in and seen a different sales guy , spoke to him and he pulled up all the paper work . he said i could have the car now , so i went home changed my insurance over and came back . we signed all the paper work and i paid the money , even the log books were signed over , they have this paperwork you have to sign that says that i am not aware of any faults , to me there were no faults , the car just needed programming .
he then took the key to my car and went to look at it , he then came back in and said deal is off , i can't take your car because the light that is on is a critical light and means work needs doing , so i told him a bout the repair and he even spoke to the mechanic that did the repair .
the dealer still refused to release the car even tho i now technically own the car , and he gave me my car back as a loan car to drive on their insurance and told me to bring it back when its repaired . i felt like i had no choice and i even let the dealer book the car in to be repaired .
i wasn't happy because 1 sales guy said to me and i quote "£6000 as is" and 2 guys looked at it and he still wanted the sale .
i would like to know where i stand on this ?
was i in the wrong by saying no faults ? , because as far as i was aware the fault was fixed , it was just a light that couldn't be turned off .