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Re: Really disappointed with Renault and starting legal action

I think the advice you have had regarding not taking them on is very good advice.
We had a puma back in 2002, 99 model with 28,000 miles.
The engine let go in a big way one night when I was giving it a bit of shoe round the lanes.

The aftermarket warranty we had only covered claims up to 1000 which left a shortfall of 2600.

The car had a ford service history and after many phone calls Ford agreed as a measure of goodwill to cover half of the costs of a new engine.

I still wasn't happy with this as you would expect.

I was looking at going down the legal route as I didn't want to have to pay out anything, half the bill was still 1800.

One of the mechanics there was a family friend and he advised me against taking legal action, he pointed out a car that had been there 9 months while legal action was ongoing.

He put it simply for me, If I win then fair enough I get the car mended and so on but the chances of winning are very slim and could drag on for a long time.
If I lose I will still have a broken car and could have a few hefty legal bills to pay.

His advice was to either take their offer or drag the car away and do it myself, which I did, I sourced an engine for 900 and dropped it in on the drive.

I can understand you being really upset and angry that it has happened but if I were you I would let them get on with it and then get shut.
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