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Unhappy Any advice on where I stand?

This issue is driving me nuts.

My girl and I have recently bought a 2006 Audi A3 from a small used car trader, I hate to say it but with no warranty. On our way home from collecting the car we found that although the radio worked the CD player didn't, we called the seller straight away and sought a repair.

The trader asked us to have a diagnostic carried out, I was dubious that this would tell us more than what we already knew but I contacted the local Audi dealership for a quote, which on hearing our seller decided not to proceed with.

After some phaffing by the trader he came back to us wanting to fit an aftermarket unit, we could pick it but no more than 130. Having paid 12000 for the car we said we wanted an Audi unit.

The Audi dealership said that they don' t repair the CD player, they offer an approved Audi exchange part, a reconditioned unit at about 230 + 100 labour + our broken unit as long as its not been tampered (add 230 if it has).

Our trader asked if he could have a week to try to find it cheaper so we agreed; now we haven't been able to elicit a response from phone calls, emails or letters for 4 months until today. He says he has taken legal advice and doesn't owe us anything but as a good will gesture he's offered us 100.

Where do I stand? Is it worth getting the work done and pursuing the trader for the cost?
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