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    • bmw528i
    • By bmw528i 18th Jun 17, 1:47 PM
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    problem with car bought few days ago
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    • 18th Jun 17, 1:47 PM
    problem with car bought few days ago 18th Jun 17 at 1:47 PM
    Hi
    Looking for opinions and advice please.
    Last Wednesday I bought a 2009 car from a small garage for 5000.

    After living with the car for a few days, I find the clutch is very stiff. I've taken the car to two main dealer garages and both say that it's not normal and the clutch is on it's way out. Cost of repairs could be anything from 1000 to 1500!

    Went back to the garage where I bought it from, the salesman didn't even have a look but said to come back next Friday for his mechanic to have a look.

    For now the car is parked up and it's not really possible to drive with this very stiff clutch.

    What should I expect from the garage, a fix or a full refund? Plus if they agree to refund what happens about my old car that they took in as a part exchange.

    thanks
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    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 18th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    • #2
    • 18th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
    Buyers remorse?

    I presume you test drove before parting with £5,000??

    If you did, and accepted the clutch as was, I think you'll be hard pressed (no pun intended) to return as it was existing and you bought as was.
    • bmw528i
    • By bmw528i 18th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
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    • #3
    • 18th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
    • #3
    • 18th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
    Buyers remorse? no not at all

    Yes did test drive the car, but not always easy to pickup all the faults when driving a car you don't know. At the time I but it down to it being a different car and that is why I asked for expert opinion from 2 main dealers.
    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 18th Jun 17, 3:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 18th Jun 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 3:56 PM
    What car is it? And age and mileage?
    • bmw528i
    • By bmw528i 18th Jun 17, 4:02 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th Jun 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:02 PM
    Renault Scenic 3, 2009, 122 000 miles
    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 18th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
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    • #6
    • 18th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:26 PM
    How many clutches has it had already?
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 18th Jun 17, 5:31 PM
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    • #7
    • 18th Jun 17, 5:31 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:31 PM
    Renault Scenic 3, 2009, 122 000 miles
    Originally posted by bmw528i
    Given you appear to have paid through the nose given you could have got a 2010 one with 40,000 miles on for the same money they'll most likely do the clutch.
    • jobdone1
    • By jobdone1 18th Jun 17, 6:03 PM
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    • #8
    • 18th Jun 17, 6:03 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 6:03 PM
    You love throwing money away £5000 for a 2009 scenic no thanks
    • custardy
    • By custardy 18th Jun 17, 6:45 PM
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    • #9
    • 18th Jun 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 6:45 PM
    What happened to the C Max?
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 18th Jun 17, 7:06 PM
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    So you test drove, and were happy, but now the clutch is too stiff to drive?

    The question is whether a worn clutch is unexpected on an 8yo car with 120k miles on it.
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