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So to confirm, the dealer has been organising and rearranging the finance? What reason was provided for changing the name to your wife's name and then back again?
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Thanks for your patience. To be honest I do not understand why they are so worried about this because it does not matter who the driver of the car is – that does not mean someone else cannot be the one who takes out finance on it or is the legal owner or purchaser. It is not a legal requirement to hold a licence or be named as a driver on a car to be able to buy it – imagine how many people buy cars as presents and may not have a licence or ever drive that car. It could of course be a condition of the finance that they provide so you need to check if that is the case but it is certainly not a legal requirement.
So all this messing around appears unnecessary in the circumstances, especially as they have admitted it was their fault. If you have incurred additional expenses from this then I suggest you make a formal complaint with the dealer to try and get compensated for them. If they refuse to resolve any of this then you can consider taking more formal legal action but only do this if you are completely adamant that you want to do so as it should only be used as a last resort.
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