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    • Leannerobson2002
    • By Leannerobson2002 15th Mar 17, 2:54 PM
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    Private car sale...been taken to small courts
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    • 15th Mar 17, 2:54 PM
    Private car sale...been taken to small courts 15th Mar 17 at 2:54 PM
    I recently sold a car privately (my partner is a Mechanic and we sold a car that was roadworthy but they are now saying it wasn't after 2 days)
    The buyer wavered the right to have it inspected
    She had a test drive
    Asked a few questions
    The car was describes exactly how was it was on that day.
    She knocked down the price I accepted 1800 for a 2008 vauxhall Zafira.
    She then drove 30 miles home all fine.
    After 2 days it had problems of which we were unaware of.
    We recieved a letter had we didn't exchange number.
    My partner called her and was told a reputable garage had redeemed the car unroadworthy and something wrong with injectors. A very brief explanation of the problem was given and she wanted all her money back as it would cost 1500 to repair.
    My partner asked for a garage report she didn't have one and refused to give him the name of the garage that looked at the car, so he could ring them and find out exactly what was wrong with the car. She refused.
    He suggested a second opinion from a mobile mechanic she said she had no money.
    He tried to help but was given no real explanation so he couldn't do anything. As a private seller he didn't even have to.ring the buyer really, but we sold the car in genuine good faith and it's really unfortunate for the buyer that faults have occurred 2 days after the sale.
    The car had MOT till November 2017
    It had just been for recalls checks done by a vauxhall garage and was driven by them and us prior to sale.

    We.have recieved small claims court proceedings
    We have defended the claim and sent off evidence of advert and vauxhall recall check sheet.
    Also.my partner rang vauxhall and asked how much would it be to fix the vague alledged problems with.'injectors' they said no more than 800 for all four. And it is very unlikely that all 4 would need replacing at the same time.
    Does she stand to.win if she hasn't got a engineer report from.the garage?
    It's really beginning to worry us as we sold the car in good faith.
    Anyone got previous experience in dealing with this sort of case?
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 15th Mar 17, 4:35 PM
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    Did you give her a receipt with "Sold as Seen" on it. That's what we've always done when we sold privately. No comeback then.

    With what you've written I wouldn't think she'd got a leg to stand on. She would have at least given details of the garage she'd used even if she hadn't got an engineers report.

    Try not to worry about it too much. I think you've done all you can.

    Denise
    • Leannerobson2002
    • By Leannerobson2002 15th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
    Hi
    I didn't do a receipt and she never asked.
    Also in the advert it was very basic
    No reliable good runner etc....
    Just the stats and I ended the advert with great family car that's it.
    It is a shame for her but we are just nervous about going to court.
    Thank you so much for the reply Denise.
    • hanb
    • By hanb 15th Mar 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 4:53 PM
    I wonder if this post was moved to another section of the forum you might get more replies?


    I have no clue I'm afraid but I'm sure others on the forum do. Maybe an Admin can move it elsewhere for you


    Good luck though!
    • Gers
    • By Gers 15th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
    I wonder if this post was moved to another section of the forum you might get more replies?


    I have no clue I'm afraid but I'm sure others on the forum do. Maybe an Admin can move it elsewhere for you


    Good luck though!
    Originally posted by hanb
    Yes - a consumer rights section is the best place for this kind of query.

    Good luck in your case.
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