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post #8 of (permalink) Old 9th January 2007
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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.


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