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Re: To buy a new car or not? Plus trading in with small problem.
Now my actual question is would I be ok to part exchange this car to a dealer knowing it has a fault that springs up every so often? Am I likely to lose a lot of money by admitting it has a fault?
99% of all cars have faults of some kind so trading it in won't be an immoral thing to do, and the big dealerships do have their detailed pre-sales checks before putting a car back up for sale.
Also it may depend on whether you are trading for a Used or Brand New car and how keen the sales-person is keen to make a sale for the months target.
I think its only wrong if they ask you if it has any known faults and you don't answer honestly.
No doubt you'll be shopping around so try a couple of the more unlikely dealers out first and see how they respond.
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