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    • Any help would be appriciated.  I've sent this over to them via text to Amir who I been dealing with from Beaver Cars in Hounslow - I do not have an email for them.    Amir Beavers Cars 61 – 67 Salisbury Road Hounslow Middlesex TW4 7NW Dear Sir/Madam Ref: LY07JWN On 09/01/2022 I purchased, and took delivery of, the above vehicle an Audi A4 Avant 2007 from you. On 22/01/2022 I discovered that it was not of satisfactory quality: the turbo cut out and car would not go over 40 mph, even after restarting. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 requires dealers to supply goods that are fit for purpose, as described and of satisfactory quality. However, the vehicle is clearly not roadworthy. You are therefore in breach of contract. I am legally entitled to reject the vehicle and to be reimbursed the original purchase of £3200. I look forward to receiving your cheque or banks transfer refund to my account: Sergejs Makarovs – Account Number: XXXXXXXX Sort-code: XXXXXX the total sum of £3200 within 14 days. If you fail to reimburse me, I shall have no alternative but to issue a claim against you in the county court for recovery of the money without further reference to you. Yours faithfully     If they refuse to refund me, what would be my next steps? Thank you
    • Hi all,  A good friend of mine recently had a similar issue and this is my first car. I've had a consistent barrage of problems.  I purchased a vehicle from Beavers Cars Dealership - From Auto Trader.  This is a draft I've written: Dear Beavers Cars, I'm writing to you about the Audi A4 (2007) I bought from you for £3200 on Sunday January 09 2022. The vehicle had prior faults before purchasing the car, during the test drive the Engine Light came on. This being my first car as I've recently only passed my driving test, Amir who dealt with me re-assured me that this fault is nothing serious. I phoned a friend who advised me that this is a major fault and that needs to be looked at. Amir took me to a local garage 1 minute from the Offices and had a mechanic he knew inspect this fault. The mechanic advised that the throttle flaps are shown as an error code on his machine and need to be cleaned, he took the throttle flap device off to clean it, the fault still persisted, he replaced the entire unit which then cleared the fault. I spent roughly 3 hours in the garage trying to resolve the fault error codes. I then was shown that these codes were cleared and that its all now in good condition and working. I only test drove this vehicle at maximum of 40mphs and as it was central London taking it on the motorway was a long way away. I paid a £200 deposit initially on Saturday the 8th January 2022 and went to London on 9th January 2022 to check this car. Once everything was sorted at the time, I was convinced by a sales pitch of Amir that this car is road safe and I'm able to drive it back to Brighton with no issues. I paid the remaining £3000. Upon leaving to the motorway, the engine was struggling and it was making a very seriously bad noise, the turbo was not picking up properly and it really felt like there may be something seriously wrong with the car, when I would pull up to round abouts the car revs would flicker and the car would shake. I then had it serviced and got a Carbon Clean on the engine and everything seems to be in order, it started to drive a little better, but I barely ever gone over 40mph. I wanted to speak with Amir to discuss this and tried calling on the 20th January 2022, knowing I still have my rights under the Consumer Act 2015, but wanted to address the issues and find a solution. I was unable to get hold of him. The third time I went onto the motorway on 22/01/2022 after going around 65mph the Revs just went to 5 and my car started to slow down, I was not able to push more than 35mph in a 70mph, which almost caused a collision. I luckily was only 20 minutes away from home and was able to come off the Motorway and get home safely. During some of the inspections that I had the engineers that Amir took me to by Beavers Cars dealership is called Speedy's Autos. He said that the car is road safe and being a mechanic shop re-assured me. Since I had the car, the drivers seat-belt would unclip from time to time, I was told the thread on my left front tire is below the legal limit. I've had the sensors, electrics and front and read break lights needing replacement and in the end the by what it sounds like the Turbo completely went and I should not have been allowed to drive this car back to Brighton. It put me and others at risk especially when they knew I've only just got my drivers licence and was still a new driver. I would like a full refund for the £3200, I've already spent money on a set of new tyres, wheel alignment and brand new break pads and break disks and a repair on the seat buckle luckily the parts can be returned and wheels aren't due to be fitted until Monday 24/01/2022. I've also already paid for Road Tax, Parking Permit and insurance on this car which I will have to sort out. . The Consumer Rights Act 2015 makes it an implied term of the contract I have with Beavers Cars that goods be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. As you are in breach of contract and I've owned the vehicle for less than 6 years, I am within my statutory rights to ask for a refund at no further cost to me. I look forward to hearing from you within 14 days with details of how you plan to resolve this matter. Yours sincerely,  
    • The mediation went ahead in the first week of January and I was surprised at how confrontational the mediator was.  The call started on time and as usual I was asked to briefly explain the situation which was pretty standard.  Item posted using Hermes – item never made it from pick up to depot, Hermes deny any responsibility.  I was asked if I understood the mediation process and to confirm that I agreed to compromise.    I said I was happy to participate and that by way of compromise I would be happy to forgo the interest – but that I was looking for the full verified value of the item (sold price plus postage minus the £27 unilaterally paid by Hermes).  I went through the reasoning explaining the unfairness of the policy whereby the customer is asked to take out insurance to protect Hermes from its own negligence and criminality etc. and sat back waiting for the mediator to respond saying she would now speak to Hermes.    She didn’t.   She explained that this wasn’t a compromise, that mediation does not work like this and that she was ending the call and that I should now continue through the court.  I insisted that she puts my offer to Hermes but she refused.  I then knocked 10p from my demand which she could then not argue was a compromise and which forced her to communicate with Hermes.    I was on the call for about 30 minutes – I’ve read on here that others have ended the call and been rung back several times – I was placed on hold briefly during the mediators exchange with only a minute or so between interactions.  The frustrating thing is that every demand I made was immediately accepted by Hermes and it was the mediator who was the obstacle – at one point she even advised me that Hermes had no obligation to pay the costs and that I shouldn’t press for that.  I ended up negotiating it up to £350 which is £18 short of the total claimed; but to be honest I was past caring at that point.   It is of note that Hermes exploited every deadline and have made the process as long as possible.  I had to provide them with my bank details within 5 hours and they then had two weeks to make the payment which they did on day 14.  I’m happy with the outcome and that I forced them to pay but it’s frustrating that a company is obviously training their staff to treat their customers with such obvious contempt.    I will never use them again and have already bought something on-line from a company but only on the proviso that they don’t use their usual shipping solution (Hermes) – to which they agreed.   Thanks for the great work on this forum and to all who are taking action against Hermes – keep it up!!
    • Hi    Thank you very much indeed Mantis .  I really really appreciate your advice.  He had high blood pressure Thursday so I left it, but told him I had good news from CAG and arranged to meet up with him on Sunday to go through this matter.    Thank you again    Have a good weekend  Warm Regards  W.
    • well they cant just roll up and barge in so dont worry too much,    can you pop what you have received to one mass PDF only   read our upload guide carefully.    
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Hi All

 

Just after some advice please.

 

Next week my car is being collected by BCA after i voluntarily terminated the agreement a few days ago (over half way through agreement).

 

The car is just over 8 years old and generally in good condition

 

however there are 2 issues with it :

 

1) Every now and then it comes up with a service warning and it loses power. It still drives but goes into limp mode until you restart the engine. It's related to the EGR valve.

 

I've had this problem ever since i purchased the car and have literally spent hundreds trying to repair it (including completely replacing the egr valve)  but sadly it still occasionally happens.  This is one of the main reasons i'm getting rid of it.  I do have emails to the dealer i purchased it from where i described this problem.

 

2) It didn't come with a spare key and in Moneybarn's email to me it states that they will charge me if the spare key is missing. This seems a little unfair if it didn't come with one when i got it.

 

Assuming BCA drive the car back to their warehouse instead of load it onto a truck, it's a possibility that number 1 will happen while they are driving it and they will notice the problem. If this should occur i have no doubt Moneybarn will charge me a fortune.

 

I just want some advice in advance - if moneybarn charge me for either of these issues how should i handle it ?

 

On another note - if they notice scratches on the car during the BCA inspection and i tell them they were there when i purchased the car what then ?

Can i be charged for them also?

 

Many Thanks

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Did you use our VT letter?

Moneybarn try all sorts 

Make sure you photograph the car from all angles before you part with it

Do not sign any of their forms

 

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Any help I am able to give is from my own experience only. Should you have any doubt you should contact a qualified professional.

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???? why have you been paying for repairs on a car that WAS NOT YOURS!!!

 

stick your camera on vdo and use a selfie stick under and in the engine compartment. too.

 

dx

 

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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If the repairs were because something was wrong the car and it was not wear n tear you should not be paying a penny. Its their car.

 

anyway you should be ok

just dont fall for any bogus extra charges nor pick up fee

 

DX

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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BCA did the inspection. For some reason i thought it was going to take ages but it took no more than 10-15 mins. The 2 things which annoyed me slightly are : 

 

1) He didn't ask me to sign anything or even show me anything. He just said i'd get an email confirm that they had taken the vehicle. In that email was actually his report and at the bottom it says "Customer agrees with reported condition but unable to sign due to CV-19".  Well thats not true. I wasn't even shown the report so how could i agree with it

 

2) I had the car valeted yesterday and in the report it says "Vehicle Cleanliness : Dirty". It was immaculate. 

 

Other than that it seems to be ok. The inspection report is half a page and doesn't mention anything specific.

 

 

 

Maybe immaculate is a slight exaggeration but it definitely wasn't dirty.

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