I bought a car on the 19th January with a clean MOT. That is, it did not have one single failure or one single advisory note. However, problems accured and I sent it to London Road Garage, on the 22/01/13, where they tested it and they said it should have failed on several items. They also advised me to have VOSA do the same thing. This I did on the 06/02/2013 and they to found items which would have failed the car and, therefore, they issued me with a 'Refusal of an MOT Test Certificate'. I no longer desire to have this car and have tried on several occations to get North Riding Trade Cars ltd to come and collect the car and either refund the full purchase price, along with all costs, or repair all failure and advisories, at their expence, and to date they are not interested in what has happened. I refuse to drive the car because it has been deemed not to be roadworthy and I don't have to tell you that if I'm involved in an accident, even if it's not my fault, if it found that I'm driving an unroadworthy car, I'm in for the 'high jump', as it were. Can you please advise what I should do as I truely believe that I have been sold a car under faulse pretences. Many thanks and regards, XXXXX [email protected]
The car is a 2001 model and has 89265 miles recorded. I paid a total price of £1705.00 bought from North Riding Trade Cars ltd
I paid for it using my Barclaycard and yes, North Riding organised the MOT for me.
Sorry, credit card!
Hello! I'm sorry for not replying earlier - I've just been too busy. I sent all the relavent information to Barclaycard, which they recieved and signed for on Friday 08/02/2013 and to date, I have still not had any feed back from them. Also, although I have a copy of the "Refusal of an MOT Test Certificate" from VOSA, I still have not heard from them and I don't know if I would or should be recieving any correspodence from them. The one thing that I'm a bit apprehensive about is trying to organise going to small claims court as I don't have the foggiest notion what to do or how to go about it. Do you think I should obtain the services of a solicitor??Many thanks and regards,Richard
Already Tried: To date, I have all correspondence to North Riding Trade Cars Ltd both in the e-mail format and the written format, sent via Royal Mail and a signature to prove that they recieved it. Also, I have the original MOT, that came with the car, the Test certificated, that I had done through London Road Garage and also the "Refusal of an MOT Test Certificate" issued by VOSA. I also have receipts of all costs that I have incurred by the purchase of this unlawfully sold car,ie, train travel, petrol, etc