£26,000 repair for faulty car!!

I bought my dream car about 8 months ago from a private dealer (A Porsche Cayenne). After approximately a month I noticed electrical issues with it (automatic boot wouldnt open etc). I took it back to the dealership I purchased it from and they tried to find the fault but couldn't replicate the issue with the boot. I kept having issues and as I had it under extended warranty from Porsche I took it to them. They couldn't replicate the issue either as it was intermittent. It went back to them twice. I then took it to an independent specialist garage who have found an issue with the eternal electrics (causing more issues than just the boot) theyve advised this will cost 26k to fix.  I don't know what to do. I can't in any way afford this. I took out a loan for the car and am paying that back and I can't sell a car that now won't start. Help please. I'm desperate!

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  • DE_612183
    DE_612183 Posts: 1,633
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    If there is an issue thats been found - take that report to either the dealer ( whats a private dealer? - do you mean non-franchise? ), and getthem to foot the bill , or Porsche.
  • born_again
    born_again Posts: 13,667
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    How old is the car?

    Report from independent dealer to selling dealer & if still in warranty Porsche.
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  • How old is the car?

    Report from independent dealer to selling dealer & if still in warranty Porsche.
    Car is 2017 plate
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 14,429
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    Now you have a report identifying the cause of the issues, present that information to the supplying dealer and the warranty company 
  • HillStreetBlues
    HillStreetBlues Posts: 3,099
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    As asked before is it a dealer or private sale,  you can't have a private dealer.
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  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 9,182
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    Unfortunately prestige brands come with high repair/running costs not just initial purchase prices. 

    Its a 6-7 year old car and you've had it 8 months so it'll be difficult to prove that the item was faulty at the point of purchase rather than it being bad luck that its developed afterwards. At this point it probably should be looking to the warranty for the repair now you have a diagnosis. 
  • pinkshoes
    pinkshoes Posts: 20,005
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    Unfortunately prestige brands come with high repair/running costs not just initial purchase prices. 

    Its a 6-7 year old car and you've had it 8 months so it'll be difficult to prove that the item was faulty at the point of purchase rather than it being bad luck that its developed afterwards. At this point it probably should be looking to the warranty for the repair now you have a diagnosis. 
    The OP did flag the problem up after 1 month though. 

    As they've had it 8 months, the OP would have to prove the fault was present at the point of purchase, and as they did take it back a couple of times it is likely they can do this. 
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