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VIC Bought car from private seller

Discussion in 'Australian Law Students Forum' started by Emma collier, 7 August 2017.

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  1. Emma collier

    Emma collier Member

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    hi Me and my partner bought a car from a private seller
    When you got the car he told us nothing was wrong with it. That all it need was a service.
    We drove an hour to get it.
    The next day we notice the petrol gauge wasn't going down so my partner msg him and asked if the gauge work or the seller then replied with no it doesn't I forgot to mention that.
    My part has just looked at the car today to release that it needs more then a service. It pretty much needs a new engine put in it.
    Do we have any rights cos the private seller lied to us. We bought the car 8 days ago today
     
  2. sammy01

    sammy01 Well-Known Member

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    nope- if there is no warranty then you had the responsibility to get the car checked before paying for it.
     
  3. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    What Sammy means is you can't rely on the Australian Consumer Law to help you.

    You may still have a cause of action but it means seeing a solicitor for advice and court action if you want a remedy.
     
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