Can a dealer sell a car without offering a warranty?

My cousin has bought a used car from a Citroen garage. She was offered a good part exchange but the salesman told her the car did not come with a warranty. Is he able to get out of his legal liability in this way? If not, what is the chapter and verse that she can quote in the event of a problem?

Asked on 1 June 2018 by autonut

Answered by Honest John
If a dealer sells a car he his liable for any significant fault that could have been present or developing on date of sale for six months from date of sale. He cannot escape this liability unless the car was sold as a non-runner or for scrap. See:
Similar questions
I recently bought a car with a three-month warranty. After purchase, a number of defects came to light. The dealer from whom I bought the car agreed to put all of these right, but it took several weeks...
I've paid the deposit for a used car but have since found out from the insurance company that it had been in an accident. Although the dealership has no record of this, can I cancel my agreement?
We bought a 2008 Vauxhall Zafira, 55,000 miles, for £2495 on 22 July 2017 and drove the 130 miles home with no issues. On the 23 July the exhaust emissions light came on, so I contacted the seller and...

Value my car