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  1. Shahn

    Lemon Car

    I recently brought a car 31 days ago and it's just stopped working. It needs a new gear box and transmission. The mechanic has said this would have been there when the guy sold it to me. I asked if there was any problems he said no. Also the guy I was dealing with only told me about 30 minutes...
  2. H

    NSW Pre purchase private sale vehicle inspection report failed to report major faults

    Hi everyone I purchased a second hand vehicle from a private seller in NSW for $11,500. Prior to purchase I did the checks for finance owing, write off, etc. Which all came back clear. I also paid a mechanic in NSW to inspect the vehicle and provide a pre purchase inspection report for $200. I...
  3. A

    VIC Bought a lemon car off a private seller, second hand, has caused me significant damage. Wondering what my rights are?

    HI there, I bought a Ford Ranger 2007 second-hand from a private seller on 26 Feb, 2020 - i bought it through carsales.com.au. On the description the owner disclosed that 2 things needed fixing - the rear light and new tires. After purchase i took it to the mechanic and they fixed those things...
  4. Castle

    Lemon car, what can I do?

    I purchased a car in Nov, 2019. My sister's first car and learner car so we have not driven it much (under 3000kms), i got it serviced yesterday cause it was running sluggish and drinking fuel, and found a lot of issues with the car and my mechanic said it should of not been sold with these...
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    QLD Repairing Dealer demo Vehicle

    Hi all, I need your urgent help :( Bought a near-new demo vehicle(BMW)at one of the dealership in Brisbane in November last year (1000kms , now 81xx kms) . So far officially been serviced 4-5 times with minor issues (Defect on rear window seal,Revers camera vision,Bluetooth connection,Faded...
  6. A

    Advice on evidence I can provide against dealer's Lemon car in potential VCAT hearing

    Hiya, our ute broke down last year and we were in desperate need of a new one as my partner was starting a new job as a roofer- and a work car was a must. Given our urgency and the fact we didn't/don't have much savings as we've just moved back to Australia from England, plus the fact my...
  7. B

    QLD Brought a broken lemon car and need some advice

    I recently brought a second hand car from a car yard about 2 months ago and I have already taken it back twice for repairs on the fuel pump...the problem is the car wont start after refueling at gas pump and has a sudden loss of power then jolts forward like it wants too take off...I got it back...
  8. P

    NSW Private seller lied about vehicle

    Hi, A few days ago I travelled 3 hours to buy a car from a private seller. He assured me no mechanical problems, no leaks and that is had a pink slip and sent me extensive photos so I decided to go to see the car. When I got there it looked really clean inside and out, I couldn’t find any...
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    NSW Help we brought a lemon car!

    Hi, looking for advice, my husband and I purchased a second hand car through a small motor dealer just over a month ago now. The car is a Mazda cx 7 which had just under 190 000kms on it. When my husband picked up the car he noticed the engine light come on so called the dealer and they had...
  10. S

    VIC Car constantly needing to go back for repairs

    Hi We bought a demonstrator vehicle from a dealer about 3 years ago which had done about 7000 kms at the time of purchase. About 15,000kms the car had to go back to the dealer with a major issue and the transmission had to be replaced. After a few weeks, the repair finally happened and we got...