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Second Hand Car - Owned 1 Week Gearbox Gone... HELP!!

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We bought a Golf 1.8 T Gti on the 8th February from a company in Peterborough. We test drove it up a little bypass and checked it over and then drove it home.


A few little things happened in the week such as we had to replace the battery as it wasnt holding its charge, and we had to replace the temperature sensor but being as these were relativley small things we just changed them


On saturday after fitting the temperature sensor drove the car approx 1 mile - he was approaching a roundabout and dropped it down a gear when there was a really bad noise - we rang the dealer who we bought it from and he said to get it diagnosed and let him know.


A friend of ours who is a mechanic had a look at it on Sunday for us and he said it was the gear box - We again rang the dealer and he said that his warrenty covered major mechanical and that the gear box wasnt covered. And that he wanted us to drive it to Peterborough from Lincoln for his mechanic to look at - but its u driveable, he then said that under his warrenty they would only pay half of the bill and that we would have to pay the other half.


We trailered it this morning to VW in Newark and they have confirmed that it is the gear box. My boyfriend has also researched a local company who will refurbish the gear box and fit it for £400 compared to VW who have said that a reconditioned Gear box would cost approx £1700


He has just rang the dealer again to let him know and he is basically saying that he will only pay half and is prepared to see us in court.


Where do we stand....





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