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    Angry help ive been screwed!!!!

    i brought a vectra on 31/12/2010 for £1400.
    since owning the car ive spent £250 on just essential parts (turbo pipe, battery, brakes).
    i was waiting for the v5 document to come through when a letter from dvla dropped through my door this morning.
    it was a letter stateing my vehicle needed a VIC check. i knew it was accident damaged but was told its good for the road.

    obviously shocked and pee'd off i phones traiding standards agency for advice.
    they told me i was mis sold a car that wasnt fit for use.
    http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/problemswithvehicles-sum6.cfm
    they informed me that i can claim the cost of the car and the work done to the car back from the traider total £1650.

    i went to see the traider after the phone call. and he played dumb saying he knew nothing about it needing a VIC check. at this point i thought i wouldnt mension the converation with consumer direct.

    i then returned home and phoned the traider again saying ive just spoke to traiding standards and read to them the details in the link above^^.
    they then said they would refund me £1400 for the car. so i would be £250 out of pocket if i take that!

    i need some advice other than 'idiot' lol

    oh and dont use,
    PLG diesels

    ace corner

    north circular road

    London

    NW10 7UD

    wilst i was there someone was looking over a golf and noticed all the documents milage was messed up (wrong way around etc)
    the sales man told me of cars that were written off but on the car listings it states HPI clear!!!
    every car the paperwork states one price but the window signs say a differant price!!!
    dodgy company.

    traiding standards if your reading this you may want to pay this company a visit.

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    I would insist on the full £1650 back either that or £1400 plus you remove the parts you've put on. You should not end up out of pocket.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    So you didn't get a HPI check done before you bought it, presumably?

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    but tbh what would i do with a £80 turbo pipe or £60 battery. rear pads i cant remove, nor the rear subframe bushes, filters or wiper motor.
    i got all the parts at trade price so he cudnt argue with the price of the parts. and theres no labour costs there ether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    So you didn't get a HPI check done before you bought it, presumably?

    ummmm no.
    it was new years eve at 7pm and i just wanted to get home and get drunk. i didnt count on getting f**ked aswell!! lol
    i wouldnt of minded but he didnt take me out for dinner 1st!!! lol

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    Do you like the Car ?? Could you ask the dealer to get the VIC check done, and give the car a full valet & service for your inconvenience ?? Just an idea..

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    Would/Should The Trader Have Known That It Needed A Vic Check ?

    Much Does A Vic Check Cost ?

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    You knew it was accident damaged so I cant see how you can ask for your money back.

    All the VIC check is is a check to see if the car is what it says it is IE: check chassis numbers etc.

    It wont say of its safe or not.

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    For one you are entitled to everything trading standards say. he has no right to say no.

    Two i would make sure trading standards are aware of what you have told us (But dont tell them your putting all this on a forum) and i would make sure an investigation is started .


    I bought an Astra before my astra and ended up reporting the garage for numerous things wrong with the car, Trading standards came out to me and had an interview, went to the garage and they then i got told they had were keeping a close eye on them.

    Mine was similar - car had had an accident although was HPI clear (showed as clear, though once a mechanic looked at it it was clear it had been) engine faults that they tried getting me to pay for within about 30 mins, they also tried claiming they had fixed the fault though they hadn't (glow plugs broke). I ended up showing the trading standards guy on Opcom it was broke and how they had just turned the light off. (It came on and then came out of the garage within about 3 mins off....) and they still tried getting me to pay.

    Needless to say, they shut down not to long after.....

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    tbh the car was annoying me. it needs a VIC check (£????), front wheel bearing (£130), glow plugs (£50), body work (£300) and maybe a respray or vinal wrap (£alot)

    it becomeing more and more of a money pit!!

    alot of the stuff i payed out for or needs paying out for i didnt know about when i brought the car!!

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