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Faulty car.

edited 8 September 2019 at 4:15PM in Consumer Rights
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  • smnb08smnb08 Forumite
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    Erm without sounding rude, I already know I’ve been silly....it’s not very helpful saying “why didn’t I do this & why didn’t I do that” I am where I am, it’s already done!

    Just on here really for advice as to if there is anything I can do about this, if not then I’ll accept it and get the car fixed myself.

    Thanks.
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  • PotbellypigPotbellypig Forumite
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    At £600 you'll not get a car in much of a condition anyway, unless you're lucky or know what to look for. At that price it's a lottery.

    Well no, not quite. Regardless of the price, if it's advertised as having no faults then you will be buying it on that basis, whether it's £60 or £6,000,000.
  • Aylesbury_DuckAylesbury_Duck Forumite
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    Well no, not quite. Regardless of the price, if it's advertised as having no faults then you will be buying it on that basis, whether it's £60 or £6,000,000.
    I agree, but a £600 car having no faults at the time of sale is quite likely to have faults not long afterwards. That's why it's a lottery.
  • smnb08smnb08 Forumite
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    Are you phoning from the same number each time?
    If so, he may well recognise it which is why he won't answer.
    If so, try a different phone and if he has other cars for sale, he may well pick up.

    Thank you.
    He answered when I rang from a different number!
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  • smnb08smnb08 Forumite
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    I agree, but a £600 car having no faults at the time of sale is quite likely to have faults not long afterwards. That's why it's a lottery.

    So you think that on the basis that I only paid £600 for a car that was advertised as having no faults that it’s acceptable to deliver a car with the head gasket gone?

    I’m sorry but you’re wrong....iv just done a quick search on auto trader, cars nationwide for under £500....there’s 8119 listed for sale and that’s just cars under £500!
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    smnb08 wrote: »
    So you think that on the basis that I only paid £600 for a car that was advertised as having no faults that it’s acceptable to deliver a car with the head gasket gone?

    I’m sorry but you’re wrong....iv just done a quick search on auto trader, cars nationwide for under £500....there’s 8119 listed for sale and that’s just cars under £500!

    Nobody said it was acceptable. Unless you have a very good crystal ball how do you know those cars won't develop faults soon after purchase?
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    waamo wrote: »
    Nobody said it was acceptable. Unless you have a very good crystal ball how do you know those cars won't develop faults soon after purchase?

    Unless I'm reading a different thread, I believe it says that the car was faulty when delivered. It didn't develop the fault soon after.
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    Unless I'm reading a different thread, I believe it says that the car was faulty when delivered. It didn't develop the fault soon after.

    If you read what Aylesbury Duck said it refers to cars breaking shortly after receiving them which was what the op quoted. I'm merely responding to their response.
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  • Aylesbury_DuckAylesbury_Duck Forumite
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    smnb08 wrote: »
    So you think that on the basis that I only paid £600 for a car that was advertised as having no faults that it’s acceptable to deliver a car with the head gasket gone?

    I’m sorry but you’re wrong....iv just done a quick search on auto trader, cars nationwide for under £500....there’s 8119 listed for sale and that’s just cars under £500!
    Not at all. You've completely misunderstood the point I made. My point was that at £600, it's unlikely that a car is going to remain trouble-free for long. That's not a comment on your rights in your situation, it was a more general comment. If the car was sold to you as 'fault-free', you have a case to reject it.

    Why am I wrong? Just because there are 8,119 cars for sale under £500 doesn't mean they're all in good condition and going to last for a long time. When you buy a car for several hundred pounds, you have to budget for expected problems that you probably have less need to budget for on a car priced at several thousand pounds. What's 'wrong' about that?
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    edited 9 September 2019 at 5:05PM
    Well no, not quite. Regardless of the price, if it's advertised as having no faults then you will be buying it on that basis, whether it's £60 or £6,000,000.

    OP, what was the exact wording of the ad re 'no faults'? No dealer would be stupid enough to claim that on a £600 car. The OP bought it unseen, undriven, and without apparently asking any questions. And paid for it to be delivered, so couldn't have inspected it prior to delivery.
    If it really said that, and has covered no mileage since delivery, then you should reject it under CRA 2015. You need to do this within 30 days, in writing. Forget phoning or texting.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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