I don't think they were "suckered" in to anything, were they?
I totally agree the car is a lemon looking at the evidence. However the purchaser did absolutely no due diligence on the car and paints herself as a victim. A simple online check would show the cars colour as red and would have set alarm bells ringing. Complete stupidity on her part and, although the dealer has a responsibility to sell a safe car, she also has a responsibility to her family to ensure they are driving something safe.
Sorry to sound a little harsh, however it's the usual "lead from the heart not the head" mentality. The car showed as a cat c on the Autotrader advert which was quite obviously ignored.
The purchaser needs to take some responsibility. Lets get a bit of balance here.
Sorry to say but i whole heartedly agree here, clearly no further checks nor indepth looking was made as from the photos supplied of the car the faults are clear and if it really 'is' as bad as been made out by both purchasers who subsequently noticed after purchase then why not AT purchase? i dont want to sound harsh here, but i own my own house and many nice cars however i value every penny, i wouldn't have spent £200 without checking it letalone 1k+
On another note - the people making threats etc. on the Facebook thread need to be very very careful. Harassment, or worse could be coming their way if the seller so wishes.
I speak from deepest experience!
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You'll see my name in the above. The law has now been changed as a result of this, however best to be careful and not have your wallet tapped, like I did!!
christ what did you say?
Ive got to also agree here people need to watch what they say, i was threatened legally from a local main dealer bodyshop when i ran my own car repair shop, i openly showed pics of poor repair jobs on my fb page i had at the time, of work they had done that i was correcting and showed receipts supplied by customers to show bluntly who it was that had done the "insurance approved repair work" and the extent i was having to go to to correct it, in one instance showing they had stung a lady for some £1.2k of a side paintjob that had microblistering etc after just 5 months despite them painting it twice
they 'offered' to take me to court for slander and deformation of their companies reputation or other 'nice' words to that effect, I was in the right, they were 100% in the wrong but the long and short of it is a multi million £ dealer made me start thinking of my own livlihood than future customers/ online friends and i pulled the complete page and agreed never to mention them again. This guy may just be a small time seemingly unscrouplulous fella in many people eyes but believe it or not there is laws he can use against the 'innocent/wrong done' parties should they choose to publicly slander/threaten him.
Sad when you have to do this isnt it?
fb can be great or it can be someone's biggest tool against you