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Very long story short(ish)...

 

On Mon 22-2-10, my partner purchased a Peugeot 406 Saloon, 2.0hdi LX from a used car dealer. On Fri 26-2-10, we went to collect the vehicle, after a short drive the vehicle suffered a drastic loss of power, and, thick trails of black smoke poured from the exhaust, the vehicle was unable to rev past 3000rpm and excessive fuel consumption was noted.

 

Fast Forward....

 

On Wed 21-4-10 the vehicle was returned to the dealer to provide a forth and final opportunity for repair (mechanic A) has failed 3 times to repair, so vehicle WILL be taken to mechanic B. On 18-5-10 a letter was sent stating sufficient time for repair had been provided and as the dealer had still made no attempts to repair the vehicle we were formally rejecting the vehicle and requesting a full refund.

 

To date: The vehicle is still with mechanic A, actual location and mechanics details have been refused, (asked for several times inc recorded delivery) also requested copies of invoices for vehicle appraisal and any repairs, dealers details (surname is needed for small claims court) all have been refused.

 

Mon 21-6-10 filled for small claims court, vehicle was not:

 

• of satisfactory quality (taking into account its age and mileage)

• meet any description given to you when you were buying it, and

• fit for the purpose (for example, to get you from A to B safely).

 

surname was found on 1 of the recorded delivery letters the dealer signed for so fingers crossed its the right name!! (on all other letters the signature cannot be read and the printed name is the business name).

 

the dealer now the defendant had the claim served and as expected has so far not responded so we will be applying to enter judgment when his time is up, then apply for a Warrant of execution as no doubt we shall have still heard nothing.

 

 

QUESTIONS???

As anyone who has won there case ever actually received a refund?

 

What are we supposed to do about the vehicle in the mean time?

we have the log book and m.o.t etc but no idea where the car is, now I cant see it getting any speeding tickets or anything but as my partner is still the registered keeper of the vehicle we are still responsible for it.

 

If it gets to the point of enforcement would the bailiff be able to recover the vehicle and sell it to raise part of the refund?

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