Used Car Problems
Bought my 52 plate 156 in June this year from a non franchised car dealer. Car was supplied with a 12 month warranty cover underwritten by a 3rd party.
As I had no evidence of cam belt ever being changed I arranged for this to be done at an Alfa indie (Auto Veloce in Troon) along with a BMC CDA fitted. This was done but Auto Veloce gave car general examination as well. Discovered that suspension on both sides at front needs replaced - upper and lower arms and droplinks. They called warranty who eventually came back stating not covered as wear and tear, warranty advised me to call garage I bought car from.
I had a noise from suspension a couple of weeks after I bought car, took it to garage who basically listened to noise and said probably drop links, these would not be covered and if we have to look and diagnose we will charge you, let fault develop.
I was back onto them yesterday and basically ended up arguing with firstly service manager then the after sales manager. Was told that all cars done to MOT standard (MOT has been issued by them) and what do expect 2nd hand? especially 3 months later. I was also assurred by after sales manager my warranty was "good and comprehensive" and when I asked him why he was of this opinion he said "I'm not here to justify that to you". Eventually agreed to inspect car for free but doesn't know what else they can do. I feel I will just get a quote for repair from them. Also said they have no real interest in what another garage says.
Also warranty booklet has not been stamped to confirm pre delivery inspection for warranty purpose was made. Garage keep sticking to "we prep our cars to MOT standard"
Is everything the garage are doing / have said to me right enough or is there anything else I can do? It is the first time I have ever bought a car from a garage and I am now determined it will be my last.