Re: Just got a GTV!!! 100miles later and its broken.....
I've just seen this thread.
Not many GTV's in York where you bought this car, so my guess is, its the red R plate that was on ebay. It sold for £820
If so it is going to prove uneconomic to repair as if part of the sparkplug is embedded in the head then the head will almost certainly be scrap.
So could the block/piston if part of the plug fell inside.
You need to get a refund.
Don't spend any more cash having it checked out, I doubt you will get it back.
Court for this guy ? Yeah, but if he's skint you are wasting your time.
Best to get refund.
Defective tyre (your blowout) suggests vehicle was unsafe and yet had full MOT. You might get him to pay up by saying you are complaining to VOSA about the MOT. The place where it was tested will likley as not be "mates" if he is a trader and he will not want to cause them grief.
Its your best chance for sure