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Another car drama, me and cars just don't get on...


Bought a 2005 Land Rover from a small dealer 250 miles away all of 9 days ago on finance, which decided to break down yesterday, dead alternator...


I contacted the dealer this morning to say i wasn't happy and that it would need to be repaired,

and offered them a quote from my local independent Land Rover specialist of £712.49...



They went on to state that the warranty provided with the car would only cover repairs up to £300,

well having been through this drama before (pre 2015 and with SoG)

i know that the dealer is liable for the repairs to my 9 day old car

but have been nice enough to offer to phone some other repair garages to get further quotes,

none of which have yet got back to me.


I feel i should immediately get the ball rolling with regards to taking action,

i have no interest in waiting too long or playing games,

i work for the emergency services and having a working vehicle is essential for me...


I have drafted letters for both the dealer and finance company (attached)

however i wondered where i would stand with regards to getting reimbursement for hiring a car?


Thanks in advance



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Just to update at this point, the warranty company is prepared to cover the £300 and the dealer is happy to reimburse the rest so i will hold off on the letters for now, so watch this space...

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I had one replaced on s Fiat Marea some years ago that was over £300 using a refurb part so for a vehicle like this I can easily see that being the going rate at a main dealer say

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The dealer has the right to repair and the so called warranty means nothing at all.


It's not the dealers fault that you travelled 250 miles to make the purchase and he is not obliged to reimburse you what this warranty won't cover. He can do the job for less than £100 so why

should he pay out silly sums to another repairer.


You also say the car is on finance, so it doesn't belong to you it belongs to the finance house and it is their responsibility to get these repairs done.

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