Sold the most reliable car I've ever had and….
I think I would text back.
“I am sorry you are having problems, but you bought a car privately, with no warranty. To the best of my knowledge everything was in full working order and the car was sold in good faith and described honestly.Posted 4 years ago
There is nothing I can do to help you with your problem. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, but that’s the way it is”horaMember
I can see her mind working. Afterall you are 280miles away…garage says dont drive…
Any near Vw Preston who can drive past first thing/early’ early?
Still even if the car is parked overnight outside the service dept ITS NOT YOUR PROBLEM. As I said I had a air/fuel sensor go once on anewly purchased car a week after.
Unless you deliberately conceled a fault why worry.
Anyway shes building the story. Tomorrow youll get a call/voicemail thats teary. Later this week ‘partner’ or friend threatening.Posted 4 years ago
Funny you should say that hora, but coincidentally I may well be driving back up from somewhere a good bit further south than Preston tomorrow evening from a work trip, and just might swing past to see whats what.
You’re right, it will escalate. I will stay strong.Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
If she sends another one of her informative texts, but doesn’t actually ask for anything, I think you should set your position on it – reply, I hope you’re not expecting me to pay for any of this – I was honest in my description of the car and once a car is sold as seen, it is no longer the seller’s problem. Or words to that effect.
From Trading Standards:
When you buy a used vehicle from a private individual, you don’t have the same rights as you do when buying from a trader. The legal principle of caveat emptor, or ‘buyer beware’ operates. You have no right to expect that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality or fit for its purpose, but there is a requirement that it should be ‘as described’. For example, if an advertisement says ‘low mileage, one previous owner’, it must be correct. You should check the vehicle thoroughly before you buy it.
Whether you buy privately or from trader, you are entitled to expect that the vehicle is roadworthy, unless you and the seller clearly agree it is bought for scrap or for spares and repair. You should be aware that a vehicle sold with an MOT certificate does not guarantee that it is currently roadworthy, only that at the time it was tested it met the required safety standards needed to gain the MOT certificate.”Posted 4 years agohexhamstuMember
No it doesn’t. It assumes “, some of them are going to go wrong within a year of being sold” and then assumes “a roughly even chance” of THOSE cars that do go wrong within a year, going wrong on a random week, e.g., they don’t all go wrong on the 5th of May.
The “roughly even chance” bit makes you’re accurate “1/52” completely meaningless.Posted 4 years ago
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