Re: Dealer said ex Alfa car, V5 says ex Hertz !!!
I had exactly the same thing done to me. I bought a nearly new 2.5 156 from Fish Brothers in Swindon. I was told it was owned by Alfa when it was owned by Hertz. I also found out after that the car had had a complete respray, even though it had covered "Only" 17,000 miles.
This was in January 2000 and as far as I am aware the salesman still works there.
I really wished that I had taken matter further and knowing what I do now I would have done.
Have you any proof that he said what he did, I mean do you have witnesses or anything in writing specifically saying it was owned by Alfa? Maybe Hertz contract hire them from Alfa, and then give them back after a set mileage. Which technically means that it is still owned by Alfa.
I would ask for a refund. If you part exchanged a car in against I would want cash for the value of that as well, otherwise say you are off to trading standards.
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