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Boughtsecond hand convertible car in May 16 discovered roof

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Boughtsecond hand convertible car in May 16 discovered roof leaked took it back got it repaired at my expense was told not covered by warranty went to car 21/08/16 roof is still leaking making it unable to drive as too wet on drivers seat
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

How can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Do I have a case to get my money back or repaired free of charge
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
If so how do I go about it
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

How much did you pay and how old is it?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
56 reg paid 2850 with 12 months mechanical break down insurance
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Ok. So how old is it?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
2006
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
10 years
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Thanks.

The Consumer Rights Act is in force now and does apply to secondhand vehicles.

You are beyond the point where you had a right to reject the vehicle.

however, a leaking roof would be covered by the demand that the vehicle be of an acceptable standard. They can't just exclude it because it is not mechanical.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

Also, apart from anything else, they obviously haven't done the repair properly.

You can ask they repair it free of charge.

There is no prospect of recovering everything you have paid though unless they agree to it.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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