my dad only gone and bought yet another car at a local car auction, i drove it half way home today and it was awful! shuddered, grinding gears when it was in gear, orange engine light on as a warning, engine had little or no power i had to drive up the hill with hazzards on cos it kept stopping.
I spotted the orange warning light before we even left and questioned the auction house who sent " the manager " out to me. he said " the car has an MOT, no faults reported, no we dont look at the dashboard, no refunds, sold as seen" which i understand fully.
now i take the car to our garage who is top class and never let me down and he said he has no idea how the car passed the MOT last week as the gear box is knackered ( to replace £400/500 without labout) and the main electrics box/computer is dead and this is causing all the other problems, he said its beyond economical repair.
this part is going to cost over £600 before labour as it needs coding to the car ( nissan almera 2005 plate)
do these places have a set standard of rules that are governed by someone?
we tried trading standards and even though they have had over 100 complaints they cant do a thing because its sold as seen.
my dad is gutted its the second car hes had from there thats worth more in scrap value then to repair it. told him not to go there again but he wont listen