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What's My rights Trading in my Car

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Last week I traded in my car for a new one.
6 days later the dealer has contacted me to say the clutch is faulty on the car I traded in.
I maintain it was fine at time of trade.
He chose not to test drive my car and only gave it a visual when traded.
The car I traded in was only 18 month old from new so still comes under manufactures warranty (15K miles on clock).
Where do I stand ??
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
It is there responsibility to check and test drive the car.

I presume you sold the car in good faith and were unaware of any problems at the time?

Had you failed to disclose the fact it is un-roadworthy then that is a different matter, the fact is a clutch can go at anytime. Why has it took him 6 days to contact you?
#2
Surely sold as seen?
and I agree bit late!
#3
tell him to jog on
#4
Tell him to go away, especially as he is a dealer and not independant buyer, he should a) have checked the car fully and know what to look for being in the car industry b) know that clutches can go at any time c) know that the transaction has been completed. As a dealer he should know better, and anyway, with the warranty it's not really a big issue so calmly and strongly tell him that the sale is complete and that he should get the manufacturer to fix it for free as per the warranty.
#5
Clutch wont be covered by warranty will it? suppose depends on the warranty but usually classed as wear and tear items and therefore exempt.
banned#6
What car did you trade in, make and reg so I can avoid in future. Are you just a bad driver or is it a crap car? Got 162k on my Golf and still on original clutch.
#7
Op - they had the opportunity to examine your car. They didn't. Their mistake. Whether it was faulty out not, its a case of' tough titty Buster.
#8
His problem for not checking the car when it was part-exchanged.

Ignore him.
#9
As its a dealer, tell them that the car was fine when traded in, and as all the paper work has been completed its not your problem. (using nice words!)

Rick
#10
its down to the dealer trade is done end of!
#11
Thanks for replies,
The car was OK when I left it with him.
I drove 200 miles in it to do the trade. !!
#12
i used to sell for major dealers and trust m ethey dont have a thing on you, you have not sold them anything and in their case its buyer beware! you are the consumer and have protection not them, tell them it was fine and they were welcome to test at the time of part exchange or signing the deal, they are trying it on to see if you will pay up,
#13
lumoruk
What car did you trade in, make and reg so I can avoid in future. Are you just a bad driver or is it a crap car? Got 162k on my Golf and still on original clutch.

wow my x type had a new clutch in under 50 k, mind you it has had most things new on it, its ****!!!!
#14
Clutch is a friction surface i think. So warranty wil not cover it but i wouldnt worry you have done nothing wrong and he has nothing on you.
#15
What is he actually asking you for? If he didn't check it out properly then I don't see him having much comeback.

I traded in my first car - a real rust bucket - with no brakes. I still remember driving it the 5 miles to the dealer using just the handbrake :) (to be fair I knew that the car was going straight to the crusher as part of a government scheme so it wasn't a danger to anyone but myself).
banned 1 Like #16
tell them you'll have the car back and the money you paid and they can have their car back.

they'll soon change their tune lol

they are just trying it on
#17
csiman
tell them you'll have the car back and the money you paid and they can have their car back.

they'll soon change their tune lol

they are just trying it on


Damn right. I'm suffering from not properly looking at a car before buying it (only a month old and possibly needs a new engine).

As he was a trader, he should have looked at the car ALL over to find ways to pay you less for your trade in. Had he of noticed the faulty clutch at the time, he would have used it to give me a far less trade value.

Tell to jog on, or as csiman says, request a full refund and you'll go and buy a car from another dealer. I'm sure they'll shut up lol
#18
What did you sign when you traded it in?

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