Serious help and advice needed - no smart Alec's please?!?!
I bought a 2nd Alfa 147 TI about three weeks ago. 41K on the clock and appeared to be in good nick.
The day before I picked it up it passed it's MOT. Car was bought up in Leeds and I live down in Wales, drove the car home and everything seemed fine.
As a precaution I got the car serviced by by local garage who had to fit new rear brakes, so £400 later though fair enough, 2nd hand car it's not gong to be perfect and took it on the chin.
Last monday it developed, what an only be described, as a crunching noise coming from the front passenger side area.
Took it back to a local garage and they couldn't believe their eyes. They told me that the crunching was casued by the front passenger suspension rubbing and the top beaing didn't look right and they took a look at the drivers side and they said the suspension was non existent, there's three or four inches of play in the driversside wheel. They advised me it was not safe to drive, and there was no way it would have passed an MOT two weeks ago.
Of course this is going to be very expensive to fix. Now I'm still within the 28 day warranty priod with he garage that I bought it from, so I called them and naturally they weren't too helpful and need to look at the car. I've got no option but to drive the car back up to Leeds this week. But can anyone recommend an approach to take with the garage? I'm worries they're just gonna fob me off and I don't know what I can do about it if that's what they do?
I love the car but it cost me £4,250 plus the additional £400 + tax I've spent on it?
Anyone got any ideas? I'm gonna take it back to the garage on Tuesday, so any advice before then would be much appreciated?