26 July 2018 at 4:02 pm #135509
I recently had to buy a car quick sharp as I was made redundant and had to give my company car back. I don’t have much experience with used cars and found a 2003 Volkswagen Golf Match 1.6 108k miles.
I paid £1200 and took it in for a service and found that the car needs a fair amount of additional work. New clutch, new exhaust, discs/pads and cam belt.
The MOT is up in September and want to know if its worth doing the work and making the car last at least a year, (if no other faults would work out to be the same as leasing per month) or should I cut my losses and go for a lease deal now?
I’m just a little frustrated about losing the initial money as I probably wouldn’t get much if I sold now.
Any help would be gratefully received.
29 July 2018 at 6:26 pm #135680
Hi Paul. You may have a case to reject the car under the Consumer Rights Act, as those are some significant faults, but it’s probably difficult on a car that’s 15 years old and has covered more than 100,000 miles.
For more information, have a read of our article about rejecting a faulty car.
We can’t advise whether you should repair your current car or lease a new one. All we can do is provide articles that give general advice so you can make an informed decision.
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