No, the owner himself went as he was a fairly small business.
Points he fell down on.
- No evidence to support his case apart from one A4 letter saying I was one day out on my 3 month warranty
- Explained that the car probably was due a Cam Belt at 36k, but said he had no way of finding out as it was difficult to know (don't think this looked too good to the judge)
- Claimed he offered to tow vehicle up to him for £185, judge realised this was nonsense as I wouldn't have paid £1200 to fix it myself, not to metion the letters, txts and calls chasing him up to do something!
I was quite organised, submitting everything to do with the case. It was a bit drawn out and of course a gamble but even if I didn't win, out of principal I wanted the trader to lose half a day in court as my car was off the road for months. To think I even gave him the chance to go halves at the start for the easy life.
My main back up was The Sale of Goods Act. This protects a consumer for 6 months. Of course it's a bit of a grey area still, however the judge like myself believed this car to have not been in a fit state at point of sale.