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Arnold Clark Are Dodgy!!

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I did a straight swap for my old car and my new one. Links Below Lets get this straight my old car had no electric windows, brackets in doors were slack so the windows were dodgy. Old one had no… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I did a straight swap for my old car and my new one.

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Lets get this straight my old car had no electric windows, brackets in doors were slack so the windows were dodgy. Old one had no central locking. Old one also had the front bumper half ripped off and plastic inside ripped out so was hanging on by wire. And it needed a new exhaust.

Have a look at the picture and look at the grate, you can see through half of it and cant at the other side.

My new car is not the one that they have advertised but exact same kind, also electric windows and central locking thank god!!!!

But yeah i cannot believe they are selling it in the same condition!!!

Oh and believe it or not i am cheaper for insurance on the new car!!!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#2
say what :o
banned#3
what did you think they where going to do with it - lol
#4
look at the peugeot, the front bumper.... you can see through the grate bitty at one side and not through the other

arnold clark are selling a dodgy car

haha

they never once checked my car all four times i was at them!!!
#5
richp
say what :o


I'm a little confused too.
#6
sassie
what did you think they where going to do with it - lol


think they are gonna sell it like that trying to chance it to get rid of it before s[plashing out the cash in getting it repaired!!!
#7
have bought 2 cars from them,first 1 had 37,000 miles on the clock when the timing belt snapped and cost us 900 to repair,had only had it 3 mths,second car we bought was an ex arnold clarke hire car timing belt snapped at 42,000 miles cost well over £1000 to repair,think they clock the cars as a timing belt should last at least 60,000,sales staff are dirty lying scum
#8
i got a good deal they got the bad deal haha
#9
crazyblondechick
i got a good deal they got the bad deal haha


nah you bought a Fiat i'd say you'd got the bad deal !
#10
crazyblondechick;5176209
look at the peugeot, the front bumper.... you can see through the grate bitty at one side and not through the other

arnold clark are selling a dodgy car

haha

they never once checked my car all four times i was at them!!!


sounds like superficial damage, not much dodgy about that.

nice swap though :thumbsup:
#11
richp
nah you bought a Fiat i'd say you'd got the bad deal !


nah i love my new car :w00t:
#12
phatboy123
sounds like superficial damage, not much dodgy about that.

nice swap though :thumbsup:


the bumper is hanging on by wire lol if they sell it like that its dodgy is it not???
#13
They didn't get a bad deal - small cars are all the rage in this credit crunching, tree hugging, eco warrior,, better economy, cheap tax times - some middle class 4x4 driver will buy it and look all eco concious in front of the neighbours. Superficial damage is easily fixed before the car leaves the forecourt.

You also got a good deal cos you are clearly happy :)

Happy days indeed :)
#14
You straight swopped a 57 Reg Peugeot 107 for an 06 Reg Fiat Punto. And you think you got a bargain. LOL

Scrap value of 107 is probably more than a new Punto, not a 3 year old one! :whistling:
#15
So you bought a car thats 18 months older with a dog of an engine that will cost you more for run. But the bumpers broke (not that I can see) on your old car and they haven't noticed. And?
banned#16
most garages put everything right once a deal has been agreed, not before
#17
ettam123
have bought 2 cars from them,first 1 had 37,000 miles on the clock when the timing belt snapped and cost us 900 to repair,had only had it 3 mths,second car we bought was an ex arnold clarke hire car timing belt snapped at 42,000 miles cost well over £1000 to repair,think they clock the cars as a timing belt should last at least 60,000,sales staff are dirty lying scum


A. Never assume the mileage is correct on a car unless you have proof.
B. Never assume the timing belt is ok, always ask for proof of replacement, if not get it done for piece of mind.
#18
tony_s1
You straight swopped a 57 Reg Peugeot 107 for an 06 Reg Fiat Punto. And you think you got a bargain. LOL

Scrap value of 107 is probably more than a new Punto, not a 3 year old one! :whistling:


GAVINLEWISHUKD
So you bought a car thats 18 months older with a dog of an engine that will cost you more for run. But the bumpers broke (not that I can see) on your old car and they haven't noticed. And?


i bought an older car as its better and faster. im only 20 so at my age most folk want faster cars.

rite Gav look right below where the reg plate is and u can see through half of the grate

if i had took that to a garage that would have cost me around £400 i was quoted, windows £90 was quoted and exhaust £60 all plus labour and VAT probs wouls have cost me almost £700 or summit.

OH and i checked scrap values with autocheck through experian and the difference was only bout 600 quid
#19
crazyblondechick
i bought an older car as its better and faster. im only 20 so at my age most folk want faster cars.

rite Gav look right below where the reg plate is and u can see through half of the grate

if i had took that to a garage that would have cost me around £400 i was quoted, windows £90 was quoted and exhaust £60 all plus labour and VAT probs wouls have cost me almost £700 or summit.

OH and i checked scrap values with autocheck through experian and the difference was only bout 600 quid


Yes it is a fraction quicker to 60 but hardly noticeable. The punto must be a bore to drive as the 130bhp one is and yours has loads less power.

Are, yes I see it now but it shouldn't be that expensive less than £100. The sports grill is only £143. As for the windows and exhaust I'd make the dealer sort them.

But if you do lots of long journeys the punto is more relaxing. I cant believe they want £6k for it. I only paid £6k for our C1 with black paint new.
Ps not picking on the punto as have one as well.
#20
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Yes it is a fraction quicker to 60 but hardly noticeable. The punto must be a bore to drive as the 130bhp one is and yours has loads less power.

Are, yes I see it now but it shouldn't be that expensive less than £100. The sports grill is only £143. As for the windows and exhaust I'd make the dealer sort them.

But if you do lots of long journeys the punto is more relaxing. I cant believe they want £6k for it. I only paid £6k for our C1 with black paint new.
Ps not picking on the punto as have one as well.


I had a Punto (old style) - absolute dog of a car. Convinced myself that the new Grande Punto had to be better - I was wrong. :x

I'm sure Fiats must be OK in Italy - they just don't like our climate.....
#21
tony_s1
I had a Punto (old style) - absolute dog of a car. Convinced myself that the new Grande Punto had to be better - I was wrong. :x

I'm sure Fiats must be OK in Italy - they just don't like our climate.....


Touch wood, well plastic ours has been ok apart from the key fobs that eat batteries every too months. Yes the 1.4 8 valve engine was rubbish when they started using it in the Tipo 20 years ago. Got a 1.9jtd 130 and on cold mornings it sounds like a tractor but at £7.5k for a year old car wasn't too bad.
#22
AC are dodgy.

For years they have been trying to ban the site "Arnold Clark Sucks" search on it - it keeps reappearing.

My ex partner bought a "full service history - one previous owner (AC themselves)" - the car looked OK, and they supplied their "full details of all work done on the car as only we owned it". But when the ownership docs came through - my ex was the third not second owner.

The car was just over three years old - and the drivers seat seemed to be quite creaky. But looking elsewhere all looked well - although there was filler that was not mentioned anywhere on the rear door.

Five months after the car was bought - I was driving it - and drove off from a set of traffic lights and the seat collapsed backwards. leaving me too far back to reach the pedals or wheel. It was a diesel and kept moving forward slowly with me effectively now lying in the back. I managed to reach forwards and put on the handbrake - which stopped the car by stalling it.

We had the previous owners address - and he said it had been quite badly damaged in an accident, although he had not been driving. The weight of the driver in the seat during the accident had damaged the seats metal frame considerably, and also the mounting points for the seat belt on the floor.

AC took nothing to do with it, saying it was unimportant that they wrong number of owners was specified and that the damage must has happened after my ex bought the car. This totally contradicted what the other owner said.

The seat was fixed, and at the following years MOT the damage at the seatbelt mounting point failed the MOT - and the floor needed welded.

I had told her not to buy from them - as before she did I had heard to many bad stories - but she felt safe with their lie that they had the cars full previous details.

Lastly, I did not accelerate hard from the lights. The same could have happened on a motorway doing 70, or on a bendy country road almost as fast, and I could have been lying in the back seat with no seatbelt working, and no way of controlling the car.

Don't use them - they are dodgy.
#23
mbgringo
some middle class 4x4 driver will buy it and look all eco concious in front of the neighbours.


You don't really believe that anyone would buy a car they didn't want just to impress people?
#24
A mate of mine used them a couple of years ago. The precise details of the deal escape me, but my recollection of it is that he wanted to buy a car with them, agreed on the deal, and then decided against it and pulled out. This they let him do, but then withdrew £500 from his bank for "admin fees". Not good.
#25
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I cant believe they want £6k for it. I only paid £6k for our C1 with black paint new.


i bought the old one for 5995 i cant believe they are selling it for only 7quid cheaper than when i bought it.... total rip off!!! :whistling:

tony_s1
I had a Punto (old style) - absolute dog of a car. Convinced myself that the new Grande Punto had to be better - I was wrong. :x


my dad had an old style and it wasnt too bad, but he got a new one. The grande puntos are far better, i dont even hear the engine in it. its one of the quietest cars i have driven. and for petrol i only get 20 miles less to the gallon but that doesnt bother me. at the end of the day i could prob modify my new one a little and sell it for far more than i would have got for the peugeot. mainly as i hated that car, it was ugly and sounded like a hairdryer. on dual carraigeways and motorways we had to shout to each other to be heard lol. i think u may just have something against puntos mate :thumbsup:
#26
[SIZE="7"]Never buy from Arnold Shark.[/SIZE]
#27
I would sooner have the Peugeot, ( it is essentially a Toyota ) how many owners has the Fiat had, it doesn't say?
#28
As someone said earlier, once you buy the car or put a deposit down, all will be sorted (Hopefully)

I have bought about 4 out of my last 6 cars from them and Motorpoint (Same company) Never had a problem, always had warranties through them also, (Never a new car etc)

Just your luck though.... There are loads of hate sites etc, all the people that had a bum deal etc

Luck of the draw....

And very good prices.... Arnold is the man ;)

maxmix
#29
[QUOTE][My ex partner bought a "full service history - one previous owner (AC themselves)" - the car looked OK, and they supplied their "full details of all work done on the car as only we owned it". But when the ownership docs came through - my ex was the third not second owner.
/QUOTE]

the garage have to register the car so they will count as 1 owner...
#30
Inactive
I would sooner have the Peugeot, ( it is essentially a Toyota ) how many owners has the Fiat had, it doesn't say?


my ex owned the 1st car but i drove it coz he hadnt passed then i managed to get my way and got him to get me as the registered owner, so the peugeot im the only one who has ever driven it.

whereas the fiat im the 2nd owner of that as the folk that got it before me had it pre-registered.... or whatever its called. :p
#31
[/QUOTE]

the garage have to register the car so they will count as 1 owner...[/QUOTE]

No they don't. If you buy a new car from a dealer, you should appear as the first owner.

The big dealers often register cars to themselves to reach sales targets. If you were buying one of these, with the dealer listed as the first owner, you would expect a hefty discount - at least 25% and anything up to 40% off list price - depending how long ago it was registered.

Strangely though, it doesn't seem to affect the resale value of the car when you come to sell it.
#32
[QUOTE=BIGBAWBAG]
[My ex partner bought a "full service history - one previous owner (AC themselves)" - the car looked OK, and they supplied their "full details of all work done on the car as only we owned it". But when the ownership docs came through - my ex was the third not second owner.
/QUOTE]

the garage have to register the car so they will count as 1 owner...


Absolute rubbish, they don't have to register a car, it adds another owner to the list.
#33
A garage selling a car do not have to register it as theirs. However, if the car is used by them other than for test drives etc, then they must register it. So if its used as a company car by their staff, used by them as a leasing or hire car, then it needs to be registered.

AC had claimed they were the only previous owner, and the car had been leased out through some disability scheme. So the new ownership document should have shown them as the previous owner. However, it showed a man from the north of Glasgow - who was the one who told us he bought the car from AC, then sold it back to them after its accident. My ex was the third and not second person to own the car - but the second owner had only had it a few months - so the service record AC produced for the car looked complete.

Additionally, you cannot open a Scottish newspaper without seeing AC adverts - so newpapers will not run stories criticising the hand that feeds them.
#34
ettam123
have bought 2 cars from them,first 1 had 37,000 miles on the clock when the timing belt snapped and cost us 900 to repair,had only had it 3 mths,second car we bought was an ex arnold clarke hire car timing belt snapped at 42,000 miles cost well over £1000 to repair,think they clock the cars as a timing belt should last at least 60,000,sales staff are dirty lying scum
#35
i agree with you ibought my daughter her first car sales person garunteed first service free when i went to claim it they denied all knowledge at that time it was £89. i am glad now you can go any where now for your service even when your car is under warranty dirty lying so and so s

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