Hi, did you purchase the vehicle from a dealer or a private individual?
I have just noticed that you are purchased the vehicle in Scotland. This means the law may be slightly different. I will have to opt-out and leave for another expert. I can provide advice on UK law.
I am a Scots law expert and will help you with this. My English colleague can only give advice on English (not UK) law matters. The position is that you can sue a motor trader under the Sale of Goods Act for goods of unsatisfactory quality, such as where a vehicle breaks down after only a few days. You can also sue for misrepresentation given that you were told that the vehicle was in good condition. I assume it was not and the fault was not a minor one. The way you go about doing this is in the small claim court in the sheriff court and you as a consumer can use either the court nearest to you or the one nearest to the dealer. Yin an get the forms and the detailed rules for a small claim action at www.scotcourts.gov.uk. You would sue for the price of the vehicle as well as any damages for inconvenience. You can also ask the court to contribute to your costs of taking the action, usually to a maximum of £150. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Thanks for responding. If you bought the car after the commencement of the 2015 Act then the relevant sections of that Act would be 9, 10 and 11. As regards ***** ***** on JustAnswer are not allowed to recommend specific lawyers to take on cases but if you go to the Law Society of Scotland website there is a Find a Solicitor tool which will help you locate a suitable lawyer in the area of the sheriff court having jurisdiction over the dealer. Your claim will be a small claim case and therefore expenses are restricted to £150.