I bought a used BMW M4 only to find out it was used as for track days - where do I stand?

I purchased a BMW M4 from my local main dealer last week and after paying a deposit I was advised (salesman said they were obligated to) that the car had been used for track days by BMW UK. I had asked the salesman several times what the car's history was before taking a test drive and was told it was a manager's car. A little research and there are five of these on the BMW approved website at various dealers with number plates starting YJ67 in white with low spec and mileage. I did contact BMW UK and they advised me that while their dealers have guidelines they are independent to them and can sell what they like.

I wasted four days negotiation, sorting car insurance, gap insurance and a tracker to be fitted the following day. the reason for the letter is in their sales terms and conditions it states the warranty is invalid if the car has been used for racing. Would the warranty stand if I had a major problem?

Asked on 18 August 2019 by Michael Jackson

Answered by Honest John
Track days are not actually "racing" but it's a moot point whether the warranty would have been voided. At last dealers are catching up with the 2008 Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations that forbid "misleading omissions", such as not telling you the car had been used for track days. More on that and some recent case law if you scroll down here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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