I bought an Astra a month ago (2007 1.8sri) but the fuel economy was terrible. I then (Gran lent me the money till i sold astra) bought a 07 vectra instead.
Check astra before putting it up for sale and saw interior light was faulty so took it to dealership. Mentioned to them in passing that my car was a manual and that the V5 has it registered as 'auto' and wondered how to go about changing this? Thye said it was very rare to hear that but they would have a look at my car.
2 hours later they told me that my car has a 1.6 engine in it!!!. The number plates refer to a 1.8 vvt sri so this would mean the car has the wrong engine. (Even the 1.8 sign is on the back of car). Appenrently my number plate correlates to an 1.8 auto whilst i am driving a 1.6 manual. (The display is also 'DisplaySafe') They said they didn't think this was Vx fault but would check.
Bloke phoned me today and explained that he spoke to Vx guy who says it would be nearly impossible to get that many things wrong on the car during production and maybe i should contact police . I have the original invoice for the car so phoned the trader instead and explained all.
He says, after he did some checking around, that the car must have had a new engine but the ECU hasn't been programmed/reprogrammed properly but that there is def nothing 'dodgy' about the car, even said i could contact police if i wanted myself lol.
Anyway, he says HE WILL NOT refund me. His best offer is to sell the car on for me (maybe i will get less?). I was wondering if anyone has any ideas as to where i stand legally? As i've only had the car a month and the invoice states its a 1.8; should he give me the money back?
I am rather stuck and obviously can't sell it myself.