Does a dealer have to say if a car is an ex-hire car?

Bought a two year old Peugeot with two previous owner from a main dealer just a few hundred yards from my house. After I had the car serviced I checked to make sure they had stamped the service book to find the book was new and the service history started from the day I bought it.

Digging further I find that the car was a hire car. There is no way I would have paid so much for an e-hire car with no service history. I was not told about the cars past ownership. Any advice on my legal rights?

Asked on 21 August 2023 by david tate

Answered by David Ross
Under the 2008 Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, dealers are obliged to tell you if a car they are selling is ex-rental. You could reject the vehicle as it is not as described and get your money back or exchange it for another vehicle. You can read more about how to do that here: You also have the option to report the dealer to Trading Standards.
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