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Why is guarantee ridiculously short when buying a user car from a trade seller in the UK?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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gilbutregilbutre Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
In France you get 3 months guarantee anywhere and it's easy to negotiate 6 months.

In Birmingham I see 1 month included in the price everywhere. One month. What the hell? Why not one day? And for 3 months which is still short IMO you have to pay like £200 extra. Again what the hell.

End of venting, thanks.

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  • You're buying from the wrong places
  • loskieloskie Forumite
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    look at your consumer rights, not the warranty.
  • ExemplarExemplar Forumite
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    We just bought a 2011 Pug 3008 from a Pug main dealer in Hinckley. Came with a 2 year FULL Pug main dealer warranty with no excess. We paid no more than 'normal' dealers forecourt prices for the car.

    You Sir are buying from the wrong places.
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  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    How much are you paying for the car in Brum, compared to what the same type/age of car would cost in France?


    Now how much margin is in that for the dealer?
  • bigisibigisi
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    Move (back?) to France!

    Simples.
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    gilbutre wrote: »
    In France you get 3 months guarantee anywhere and it's easy to negotiate 6 months.

    In Birmingham I see 1 month included in the price everywhere. One month. What the hell? Why not one day? And for 3 months which is still short IMO you have to pay like £200 extra. Again what the hell.

    End of venting, thanks.

    You;re looking in the wrong places and / or at the wrong price point of cars.
  • AndyMc.....AndyMc.....
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    motorguy wrote: »
    You;re looking in the wrong places and / or at the wrong price point of cars.

    I think he's looking at the wrong end of the Birmingham market where even the three month warranty isn't worth the paper irs written on.
  • cajefcajef Forumite
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    In view of you only being offered £100 for your vehicle in your other thread I assume you are looking at the cheaper end of market, that is the sort of warranty you get unless you are paying for a more recent vehicle.
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  • jimjamesjimjames Forumite
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    gilbutre wrote: »
    In France you get 3 months guarantee anywhere and it's easy to negotiate 6 months.

    In Birmingham I see 1 month included in the price everywhere. One month. What the hell? Why not one day? And for 3 months which is still short IMO you have to pay like £200 extra. Again what the hell.

    End of venting, thanks.

    Pay £20k for a car and you'll get more warranty.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Spend more than £100 on the car and get a longer warranty?

    Looked at one recently where they have their own workshop, they will give a full years warranty on everything... for cars over £2000.
    They can fix the cars themselves so costs to repair are minimal and they dont buy junk cars either, Mostly cars over £4k. But a few well looked after cars also crop up from time to time for much less.
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