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.
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,
north circular road
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!!!
traiding standards if your reading this you may want to pay this company a visit.