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    • Candie
    • By Candie 9th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
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    Can I be forced to purchase faulty car?
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
    Can I be forced to purchase faulty car? 9th Jan 18 at 6:11 PM
    I saw a second hand car I liked and put down a deposit. I was due to collect it today and the garage have said there is a fault on it and they have sent it to another garage to be fixed. They will update me when this has been done but it's made me rethink whether I want the car. I have signed a sales sheet but not, as it turns out in the correct place and I have paid a deposit.
    Can I change my mind as I have lost faith in the car and the company?
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Jan 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:13 PM
    What car? What mileage? What fault?
    Cars do develop faults, and said faults get repaired.
    Better to have it repaired now than have to take it back I'd have thought.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 9th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
    They have identified a fault and are having it fixed before you collect the car. That sounds like a garage that does the right thing. I!!!8217;m not sure why you!!!8217;ve lost faith in them, it sounds like they are checking what they sell actually works as it should.

    You can!!!8217;t be forced to buy it but you will likely lose your deposit.
    This space for hire.
    • Candie
    • By Candie 9th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    • #4
    • 9th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
    I know I was thinking that - Better to know about and have the fault repaired now than after I buy it. It's a diesel and there's a problem with the injection which I think can potentially be an issue.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 9th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:29 PM
    I saw a second hand car I liked and put down a deposit. I was due to collect it today and the garage have said there is a fault on it and they have sent it to another garage to be fixed. They will update me when this has been done but it's made me rethink whether I want the car. I have signed a sales sheet but not, as it turns out in the correct place and I have paid a deposit.
    Can I change my mind as I have lost faith in the car and the company?
    Originally posted by Candie
    Why have you lost faith in the company?

    They discovered a fault and are correcting it. Ffs they’ve even told you what they’re doing.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 9th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
    You won't be buying a faulty car. You'll be buying a repaired car.
    • fred246
    • By fred246 9th Jan 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:30 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:30 PM
    Seriously run away. Find a car without any problems. If you take it reject it immediately if it is not absolutely perfect or just find some reason to reject it within the time limit.
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
    Seriously run away. Find a car without any problems. If you take it reject it immediately if it is not absolutely perfect or just find some reason to reject it within the time limit.
    Originally posted by fred246
    Seriously you're not being serious, are you?
    • fred246
    • By fred246 10th Jan 18, 5:37 AM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:37 AM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 5:37 AM
    There are plenty of used cars. I would want one that had been properly serviced and that worked perfectly. I have had cars that needed expensive repairs and every garage has said 'trade it in'. People have cars with intermittent problems that can't be fixed so they trade them in. So these cars are then sold on as second hand cars. Expensive repairs mean lots of disassembly and careful re-assembly. I have never experienced a garage that has been capable of doing that. Once a car has been seriously taken apart by a garage it is never the same again. There is a chance this car would be OK but I wouldn't risk it. I would move on. Injection on diesels = expensive. Fuel injectors for my diesel are £480 each.
    • prowla
    • By prowla 10th Jan 18, 6:58 AM
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    It's like they're honouring the warranty before they've even handed over they keys.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 10th Jan 18, 7:33 AM
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    Scenario 1: pay deposit, buy car, drive away, notice serious fault, post 'what can I do' query to MSE, fret, worry, badger garage, get fault fixed, worry if car is going to break down for next 12 months.


    Scenario 2: pay deposit, garage checks car, finds serious fault, sends car to get it fixed, keeps customer informed, customer gets working car, story ends.


    Which would you prefer?
    An hour alone spells freedom to the slave.
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 10th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    What was the fault?
    • Shaka_Zulu
    • By Shaka_Zulu 10th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    Until we know what the fault is nobody can offer advice.

    Sticky brake caliper, leaky shock etc easy fix no problem.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 10th Jan 18, 9:51 AM
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    I know I was thinking that - Better to know about and have the fault repaired now than after I buy it. It's a diesel and there's a problem with the injection which I think can potentially be an issue.
    Originally posted by Candie
    Until we know what the fault is nobody can offer advice.

    Sticky brake caliper, leaky shock etc easy fix no problem.
    Originally posted by Shaka_Zulu

    We do know something.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 10th Jan 18, 10:44 AM
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    Until we know what the fault is nobody can offer advice.

    Sticky brake caliper, leaky shock etc easy fix no problem.
    Originally posted by Shaka_Zulu
    RTFQ, as they say...
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 10th Jan 18, 1:53 PM
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    RTFQ, as they say...
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 10th Jan 18, 2:04 PM
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    What's the problem? Even brand new cars have faults discovered during the PDI. Doesn't sound like grounds to getting out of the contract to me.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    I have had cars that needed expensive repairs and every garage has said 'trade it in'.
    Originally posted by fred246
    Of course they have, they can screw more money out of you if you do. "Its got a faulty turbo which will cost £1000 to fix so I'd just trade it in. We'll give you £xxxx against another car". They'll then say they have to reduce the trade in due to the £1000 repair but they'll only reduce it £500 as "goodwill", sell you a car you don't need, spend £200 on fixing the turbo and then sell your car you traded in for full retail so they screw you over both ends of the deal.

    Expensive repairs mean lots of disassembly and careful re-assembly. I have never experienced a garage that has been capable of doing that. Once a car has been seriously taken apart by a garage it is never the same again.
    Utter rubbish. Absolute unadulterated bull manure.

    Fuel injectors for my diesel are £480 each.
    I can guarantee they're nothing like the sort.

    The only thing you've done in your entire post is demostrate what a gullible you are.
    Last edited by Tarambor; 10-01-2018 at 2:25 PM.
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