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I really wish that people could draw a distinction between a brand-new car, and one which has covered more than 3 laps of the world. There is a test in law called 'reasonableness'. Is it right to expect a car straight out of the box to not have defects? Yes. Is it right to expect a car which realistically has covered more than 6 years average annual mileage to not have flaws on wear & tear items? No.
That is why MOT's exist, there is an accepted deterioration in a car's condition/roadworthiness over time.
The additional protection given to purchasers buying a second-hand car extend to not buying a car which has been written off, is in a dangerous condition, has outstanding finance, has been stolen or clocked. It has to be accepted that a second-hand car has incurred wear through useage. It is after all, only common sense.
I urge Dave56 to view this scenario objectively, and act in a sound manner.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater