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VIC Purchased a Lemon Car for Son - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Raechelle, 20 January 2016.

  1. Raechelle

    Raechelle Member

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    I bought a secondhand car for my son in early December. Within two weeks, the clutch had to be replaced. The mechanic said it was the worst shredded one he'd seen.

    At the time, I adamantly stressed that that amount of damage couldn't have occurred in that time frame, however, he treated me with disdain. "He's an 18-year-old, just licensed" etc, etc. Anyway, with the power steering pump, clutch plate and a general look over, it cost me $2109.00 within 14 days!

    Is this a lemon car?

    Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    One fault does not equal a lemon.
     
  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    I assume it was purchased secondhand? What representations did the seller make as to the condition of the car? Did you have a mechanic look over it before you purchased it?
     

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