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I have bought a car that has multiple problems, I can not get

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I have bought a car that has multiple problems, I can not get in contact with the dealer, and an independent garage has told me it would cost £8000-10000 pound to put the car right, the car cost £6500 where do I stand on this?
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
When did you buy please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

car was bought 17/02/2015 they gave me a months warrenty, what chance do I have in court?

How old is it please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Thank you.
Regardless of the warranty, you are still covered by the sale of goods act which demands that anything sold in the course of a business must be fit for purpose. That does not mean perfect but it does mean reasonably good with reference to the age of the car, the price you paid, and its history. This is a car that is some seven years old. However you did not pay rock bottom price for it and it has failed is fairly quickly from the date of purchase so I cannot imagine that there will be any difficulty showing that the sale of goods act is engaged here.
It is quite unlikely that you would be entitled to a full refunds given that this is a second-hand purchase but you are entitled to demand that they repair the vehicle. It is important to give them the opportunity to repair the vehicle low before getting another garage to do it because you will be in a position where they could argue that you have not done so and therefore they are not liable.
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