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Hi I'd like some advice on a vehicle I bought from a sole trader 

 

The car was advertised on autotrader with no faults.

I spoke via text and agreed a price £200 cheaper however again no faults disclosed and advertised with a years mot

 

I then arrive and the car has the DPF light on, mot due in two months and I could get a slight smell of burning oil.

The trader kept referring to the warranty stating that he's added the DPF option to it and it will cover the faults. 

A further £200 reduction was agreed due to this and the inconvenience. 

 

I took it to a garage who diagnosed all four glow plugs inoperative and more importantly the turbo seals had gone and therefore requiring a replacement.

I went to the warranty company as advised when contacting the trader and they've refused it as wear and tear

 

I've contacted the dealer again and he's arguing I knew about the faults and bought it anyway and the reduction in price was compensation.

He argues that he stated the warranty company would cover it yet I have this on messages.

Lastly he's offered £200 goodwill towards a bill which is likely to be £2000 

 

Any advice on how I stand within the consumer rights?

 

I would have no idea the turbos seals were gone and the faults were clearly present at the time of sale.

The glow plugs were the reason for the DPF light however he claimed the warranty would cover it assuring me however they have not 

 

Any advice?

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can we have some DATES please of each stage.

 

dx

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What is the name of the dealer?

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  forget the warranty..utterly useless

 

Under Cra  you are outside the 30days shorterm right to return.

 

Or did you inform the seller within 30 days? With proof?

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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Normally I would agree completely with my site team colleague that the warranty means nothing and that you should concentrate on your consumer rights.

However there is a twist here and that is the on the basis of what you say, you may have sold your rights – very cheaply – for about £200. Big fail!

At £200, the dealer must have been laughing and you certainly don't seem to value the statutory protections that you have in your pocket. Maybe it's because they are free of charge that you think that you can sell them off so easily.

However, your consumer rights may be useful if you can identify other faults – which were not covered by the £200 bribe which you accepted.

Also, it is important here that apparently the dealer insisted that everything was covered by the warranty and you don't appear to have paid any money to the dealer to invalidate that promise. In that case, although the warranty is meaningless, what is important is that you relied on a representation made by the dealer that the warranty would cover everything – and as it didn't, that would be a very good basis for bringing an action.

However I think you should go deeper than that. I think you should get a proper assessment/diagnosis of the entire condition of the car to see what other faults there are. It is scarcely imaginable that there are other things wrong with the vehicle and as you haven't managed to sell off those rights yet, you may well still be able to rely on your statutory consumer rights.

Finally, you say that it was meant to come with a new MOT but in fact the MOT had only two months left to go. I suggest that you take it for MOT straightaway and find out what else is wrong with the car and also if it is in a dangerous condition.

To protect yourself, write to the dealer and tell the dealer that you will be getting this diagnostic check and that if there is a fee then you will be looking to the dealer to reimburse you if it reveals new thoughts which were covered by the £200.
You should also warned the dealer that you are going to get a new MOT straightaway and if it fails on anything that is considered dangerous then you will also be looking at the possibility that the dealer may have committed an offence under the road traffic accident 88. Tell the dealer that if the MOT reveals anything at all that was not covered by the £200 then not only will you be proceeding for reimbursement of the cost of those repairs but also the cost of the MOT and any other diagnostic checks.

It's important to lay down the paper trail. Send this letter to the dealer immediately and given five days before you start dealing with the checks.

Come back here let us know what you have found out.

Earlier on I asked you for the name of the dealer and you haven't responded at all. Any particular reason for this?





 

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Hi

 

Could you also give us the Make, Model, Year of Manufacturer of the vehicle, Current Mileage?

 

Have you checked the vehicles MOT History on the Government Website?

 

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