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I think I've already answered my own question but some advice would be appreciated


Am thinking about buying a vehicle which would be ideal for what we need it for.


Being sold by a dealer who ask requested that OH signs this before purchase


'I (the purchaser) agree to buy the vehicle from ******** on a 'Sold as Seen Basis' I ackowledge that due to the age and mileage of the Vehicle the seller is unable to offer any form of warranty on this vehicle. I aknowledge that I have inspected the vehicle and am happy with the mechanical and overall condition. I will in no way hold the seller responsible in any way should a problem develop once I have purchased the vehicle.


Th seller ackowledges that the purchaser may return the vehicle within a 7 day period (from date of delivery) for a full refund less a £250.00 Admin fee.'


When I mentioned SOGA to him he bluffed and snorted and said its an old car what do you expect? I said fit for purpose.


I dont think this is worth the paper its written on :eek: but dont want a massive court battle to get money back. Walk away?

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You should ask to take it away and send a copy to TS - it is unlawfull to try and limit your rights under the soga.


If he has no faith in the vehicles he is selling, then neither should you. I would never look twice at a company like that.

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This stinks, don't walk away - leggit. This could be the action of someone who is aware there is a problem and is trying to limit the comeback...



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.........this is a fairly common bit of paperwork for cheap cars, although most forms will say that 'this does not effect you rights' ' if you aren't sure arrange an inspection etc...so that one is a little strange in deleting these phrases....it's more a hand over check list that both parties agree to condition of car, any faults would be noted as well.


...there is another form saying you are 'buying the car as unroadworthy, fit for scrap or parts' etc...and this is for the proper old sheds.


.....regardless, both forms are normally used on old bangers (sub £3K), it can be difficult when buying cars at this price or less, the customer is often on a tight budget but wants 'a new car for old car money', the dealer may have taken in a decent p/x and just wants out as it's overage or overmile stock, remember no such thing as a free lunch, never was, never will be, if he (the dealer) starts spending money on full service/valet/piaintwork the price rises accordingly, but a good car none the less, so the form normally says the customer has inspected the car and agrees that, this, that and the other has been checked and all is OK, lights working, tyres OK, etc...all the visual things that a reasonable guy can check for himself.....


Just because a trader uses this form it doesn't mean the car is a bad car, what would you expect for a cheap car, a written 3 year warranty:)...saying that, decent warranties are around for cars up to 15 years old thru AXA and 150K miles if the car dealer has an exceptional claim record, meaning very low:cool:


Best advice, even for a cheapie or otherwise, do the homework first, it isn't DNA science.....the usual stuff...


1st:- HPI check

2nd:- new MOT, if over 3 years old.

and 3rd:- professional inspection/and or someone competent who can tell a failed headgasket or slippy autobox from a good one, but the MOT will cover critical safety items, sometimes more (emissions/headlight aim/brakes) and is far cheaper!


Also, if buying cheap don't get hung-up on minor bodywork imperfections, a decent sound car with regards engine/gearbox etc is really all you need, spotless paintwork isn't and a few dents here and there won't let you down on the M-25...or cost you.


hope this helps.

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In the amount of cars I've bought (and OH) in our lifetime I have never been asked to sign away my rights!!! Its cheap enough, but even £1800 is a lot these days. I expect a vehicle to do what its supposed to.


Its nothing about warranty its about fit for purpose and if this so called trader has no faith in his own stock then why should we?


We have just bought a better version of same car with full ticket, service and rocker cover repair. Will let you know what TS says about it.


Thanks to all ;)

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