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I hope you don't mind me butting in on this thread, we're in a similar situation. Bought a second hand car in June which has now broken down 3 times. 1st time was 3 days after purchase which turned out to be a flat battery since it's actually the wrong battery for the car. 2nd time was 2 days after that, fuel pump and coil packs needed replacing. The battery wasn't a big deal, we got rescued and sent on our way, but the other one was £150 repairs. Before we got the repairs done we spoke to the dealer who refused to collect the car so we agreed to get the repairs done and they would pay, although they are now saying all they agreed to pay for was the parts at the price they could get them for (not true). The car was not driveable at that point, and unfortunately this being our only car at the time, we did not have the luxury of just telling them to collect it and sort it, it could have gone on too long and I needed the car for work.

Anway, we've billed them, they've said no, we've threatened them with court and taken advice and now looking at the next step, in between all this we needed to replace a wheel bearing (£167)

We were prepared to accept that getting our money back might be slow, and iffy, but were going to try as I don't see why they should get away with it, except that it's now broken down again, cam belt (!) and a possible £800 bill.

We only paid £750 for the car in the first place, so far £400 in repairs within the first two weeks, plus up to another £800. Before anyone says 'that's the chance you take with a car that price', the SOGA still stands up. So, what I would like to know is, is there any chance after two months but all these problems, of getting the dealer to refund the price of the car and take it back? Where would we stand in law with this? Thanks, hopefully. :)

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Hi, Frankie001.


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With respect Frankie, you are asking for advice on someone elses thread which can make things complicated. You would be better starting your own thread if you want specific advice to your situation.


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