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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.
Currently in daverobzippy's garage:
2007 grand scenic 1.5 dci, 2007 renault traffic 115 dci, 1979 vandenplas 1500