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    • SavvyLTN
    • By SavvyLTN 17th Jul 17, 4:33 PM
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    Buying a previously "Approved Used Car"
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    • 17th Jul 17, 4:33 PM
    Buying a previously "Approved Used Car" 17th Jul 17 at 4:33 PM
    Hi

    Hope someone can help. I've bought a 09 Honda Jazz from an independent dealer and it was previously bought from Honda as an "Approved Used Car". Honda have confirmed that it's still under their Approved Used Car Guarantee but the franchise dealership is saying that there's no need to give me any updated documentation stating that I'm the new owner of the car and that I now have the benefit of the guarantee. Should I expect to get some kind of documentation since they've confirmed it's still covered?

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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 17th Jul 17, 5:12 PM
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    Ask them what you need to provide by way of proof should you need a repair carried out under the terms of the Approved Used Car Guarantee. How long is left on the guarantee? Read the terms of the guarantee (assuming you can find them anywhere) and see what it says about transfer of guarantee.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 17th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 5:28 PM
    A quick look after googling 'honda approved used warranty' shows the approved used warranty is transferrable in a private sale but not if purchased from a non-Honda dealer.
    Last edited by wgl2014; 17-07-2017 at 5:29 PM. Reason: Typo
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 17th Jul 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 5:32 PM
    Hi

    Hope someone can help. I've bought a 09 Honda Jazz from an independent dealer and it was previously bought from Honda as an "Approved Used Car". Honda have confirmed that it's still under their Approved Used Car Guarantee but the franchise dealership is saying that there's no need to give me any updated documentation stating that I'm the new owner of the car and that I now have the benefit of the guarantee. Should I expect to get some kind of documentation since they've confirmed it's still covered?

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    Originally posted by SavvyLTN

    WGL2014 give you the right answer - now your issue is whether you still want the car without Honda Warranty and whether you'll get anywhere with the seller (you have no relationship with the Honda Dealer so forget that avenue)
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 18th Jul 17, 12:02 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 12:02 PM
    Does the selling dealer mention the fact that it is still under the Approved Used scheme or just the Honda dealer you spoke to?
    • MataNui
    • By MataNui 18th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 1:56 PM
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    An approved used warranty would be for one or two years max. Just read the Honda website and theirs is only one year, so if a dealer is selling the car that means somebody has kept if for a very, very short period of time. That would make me a bit suspicious.
    • SavvyLTN
    • By SavvyLTN 20th Jul 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 1:07 PM
    WGL2014 give you the right answer - now your issue is whether you still want the car without Honda Warranty and whether you'll get anywhere with the seller (you have no relationship with the Honda Dealer so forget that avenue)
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    Well, the car broke down less than 2 weeks after I bought and Honda have repaired it under the warranty but now they just won't give me any documentation
    • SavvyLTN
    • By SavvyLTN 20th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
    An approved used warranty would be for one or two years max. Just read the Honda website and theirs is only one year, so if a dealer is selling the car that means somebody has kept if for a very, very short period of time. That would make me a bit suspicious.
    Originally posted by MataNui
    Was told that the last owner had bought it for his son, who didn't like because it wasn't sporty enough.
    • SavvyLTN
    • By SavvyLTN 20th Jul 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 20th Jul 17, 4:42 PM
    Does the selling dealer mention the fact that it is still under the Approved Used scheme or just the Honda dealer you spoke to?
    Originally posted by debtdebt
    Just the Honda dealer. The dealer that sold to us didn't know it was under warranty.
    • facade
    • By facade 20th Jul 17, 5:30 PM
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    Presumably if you didn't shout from the rooftops that you bought it from a (non-Honda) dealer they could assume it was bought in a private sale and so honour the warranty?
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
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