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morgrp

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Hi all,

Looking for some advice - I recently traded a car for a new one at a local dealership - the car I traded was a cat c (stated on v5) the dealer was aware of this when the exchange was made and consequently a price was offered reflecting it.
Now, the cat c car is vic approved and 100% road worthy so no problems there. The trouble is this piece of st dealer has now advertised the car on auto trader as "selling on behalf of the last owner" basically his way of not having to declare it as a cat c and consequently pricing it accordingly.

Does this mean I am liable if the next owner buys it without knowing its a cat c?

My main concerns are naturally copping the blame for an under hand dodgy car dealer, but also I don't want to see someone getting ripped off buying it for too much money.
As said if someone is to buy the car, I am not concerned about safety issues as it is completely road worthy but don't want them losing out

Where do I stand with this? Shall I just ignore it or should I act?

Emeye

5,414 posts

110 months

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Report to trading standards.

KingNothing

1,313 posts

40 months

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Contact trading standards and they might investigate, I wouldn't have thought there would be any recourse against you should it sell and go wrong/new owner find out.

stuwalsh

225 posts

40 months

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Makes me wonder about the car you bought off this outfit!

morgrp

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stuwalsh said:
Makes me wonder about the car you bought off this outfit!
Ha!
No the car I bought was sound and hpi clear it etc - it's one of those dealerships that thinks its a real big fish - I'd been looking a long time for the car and it was exactly what I wanted - had it not have been I'd of bored them right off

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Breadvan72

19,932 posts

50 months

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Any purchaser of the car fro the dealer would have no recourse against you. It would be a public spirited act to inform the local Trading Standards office of your concern.

skeeterm5

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75 months

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No doubt you completed the V5 as part of the sale which would show it was transferred to the dealer?

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Mojooo

8,767 posts

67 months

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2 potential offences - not making clear who the real selelr is and not declaring important info

report to TS which can be done via telephone through the CAB Consumer line.

rallycross

5,964 posts

124 months

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Its not worth bothering about, as you have said its stated on the v5 that its a cat C, so anyone buying the car will see this.

The dealer has probably decided not to include it in the ad as it would put 99% of people off enquiring - maybe they will just tell them on the phone and explain its had a vic check and is now fine.

Mojooo

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rallycross said:
Its not worth bothering about, as you have said its stated on the v5 that its a cat C, so anyone buying the car will see this.

The dealer has probably decided not to include it in the ad as it would put 99% of people off enquiring - maybe they will just tell them on the phone and explain its had a vic check and is now fine.
Or it could lead to massive issues when someone realise they have paid £5000 for a car that is maybe worth £4000 and then enters a long drawn out battle with the retailer ended up i ncourt action or the customer unhappy. I have seen lots of exmaples.

The law puts a duty on businesses to provide all material information, be it positive or negative - for a reason.

Red Devil

6,279 posts

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morgrp said:
The trouble is this piece of st dealer has now advertised the car on auto trader as "selling on behalf of the last owner" basically his way of not having to declare it as a cat c and consequently pricing it accordingly.
How about contacting Autotrader, advise them that there is a material mis-statement in the ad and suggest they might like to have it pulled? May not work but worth a punt.

Alternatively give some PH Rottweilers the link. They could then pose as potential buyers who might feel inclined to complain to TS about the lie in the ad.
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