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#447174 - 25th Nov 2010 10:55pm Used Car from a dealer
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My sister recently bought a second hand Ford KA from a garage in wigan basically its gash the radiator bust the day she got it. Its got a list of faults as long as my arm! The garage said it had 12 months MOT it didnt!

and they have basically told her to do one!

Anyone got any advice on what to do?

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#447176 - 25th Nov 2010 11:00pm Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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sold as seen or warenteed?

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#447209 - 26th Nov 2010 1:04am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: chris_gilly]
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Threaten to take them to the trading standards (report them) unless they deliver the car and state on the reciept "sold for spares or repair only" she's got her dough back garunteed. 30 days she has, they have to give her the money back!
Did the ad say "full Mot"?
If so, find the ad and she has them for false advertising too. Also, check it hasn't been clocked by checking the previous mots on the vosa website. Also, what did it fail on for the Mot? Check the items have been repaired, if not the mots bent!
I know this because I work for a van sales company, we have to be careful when selling the part exchanges wink
Good luck mate happy

Oh, ps : NEVER EVER buy a ka with more than 80k, you do and it won't last long, they're only good for around 90k then they mess up wink
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#447230 - 26th Nov 2010 8:21am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: chris_gilly]
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sold as seen or warenteed?


All Traders Must offer a Warentee, if they are a Trader self employed or ltd.

What the warentee is worth is another question, as there as much use as the paper its written on.

Take Pictures, receipts names log everything.
If there was an ad get a copy of it.

And show them. Trading standards is not going to act quickly.
Or you could try the small claims court.

Dealers (not all) are hit hard with the recession.
There going to try and get rid of anything with what they can.

Personally i would park right across there gates.
And warn people as they enter about the level of service.

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#447233 - 26th Nov 2010 8:46am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: Mark]
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It stated on the advert 12 months MOT good runner etc etc

Thanks for the advice guys the garage are saying it was sold as seen but it definatly wasnt according to the advert or the receipt.

They are saying theres nothing they can do..

We will see about that smile

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#447239 - 26th Nov 2010 9:14am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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#447243 - 26th Nov 2010 9:33am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: StuyMac]
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Just spoke to the garage and they have now offerd to do all the repairs needed to make it as advertised so at least we are getting somewhere. trading standards have said this is all they need to do. The only problem is getting the car to them as its a non runner at the moment

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#447248 - 26th Nov 2010 9:37am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: DJ_Karl_David]
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karl i know someone who has a flatbed but he'd prob charge atleast 50 from yours to there?

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#447256 - 26th Nov 2010 9:44am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: chris_gilly]
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Just tow it, I towed a fiat sciqucento back all the way from Manchester with my old mr2 once, simples.
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#447265 - 26th Nov 2010 10:01am Re: Used Car from a dealer [Re: _Ste_]
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Hopefully gonna be able to get them to come and collect it too. Just waiting for a call back now.

Chris its my sisters she lives in liverpool at the top of edge lane by the 62 so its probably closer to just get it there from hers anyway


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