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bought a mercedes 2003 diesel car

,trader described car as perfect,

 

2 weeks later i have had the car checked by a garage and the turbo is faulty

.the car makes a whistleing sound while driving.

 

was making whistle sound when i bought it.

 

trader refusing to refund or fix the car.

 

trader denies being a trader,

he now says he is a private seller.

what should i do.

 

i want to take the dishonest trader to court.

 

do i need to get an estimate from a garage,or do i need an expert opinion.

 

also i have evidence that the trader is in fact a trader as he has 2 more cars for sale from his home address.

 

any advice would be appreciated.

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For a start it is illegal for a trader to pose as a private seller. No doubt the V5c will show that he was not the previous keeper so it won't be difficult to prove that in fact he is a trader.

 

We really need more info about the actual problem with the turbo though. Are there any other symptoms other than a whistling sound (which is not unusual in some cases) in suggesting it is faulty?

 

If there is a problem, your next step would be to write to the seller giving him the opportunity to inspect and rectify (ignoring the fact he is now claiming to be a private seller). Correspondence should now be kept in writing and you should give 7 working days for a reply, an fact that you should indicate in your letter.

 

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The advice I offer will be based on the information given by the person needing it. All my advice is based on my experiences and knowledge gained in working in the motor and passenger transport industries in various capacities. Although my advice will always be sincere, it should be used as guidence only.

 

I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.

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Not wishing to disagree with the findings of the garage that checked your vehicle BUT the problem could just be an air pipe that has split or simply worked its way loose. Had this problem on my own vehicle a while back and it was fixed in a few minutes by tightening a circlip.

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