Ask a Question

Warranty from small dealer?

My stepson recently purchased a 2007 Ford Focus that had been advertised on eBay by a private dealer (trading from home, but with trade plates, VAT registered etc). When I asked what warranty came with the car, he replied "None, you will have to buy your own." Is this correct, or is there an implied 3 month warranty covering at least major faults?

For information, the dealer in question is Kingsway Motors of Coalpit Heath, extract from eBay advert is as follows:

About Us Kingsway Motors established over 36 years in Kingswood, Bristol now at NE of Bristol A432. A home based internet only business open 9am-9pm 7 days a week. Call or e-mail for an appointment to view. Just enter 'Kingsway Motors Bristol' into Google maps for our exact location. Member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Asked on by

If you pay a reasonable retail price for the car he has to guarantee it for 6 months. If you do a trader to trader deal, signing something that says you have bought the car to re-sell, then he doesn't. Law here:

Honest John recommends carwow – find and buy your perfect car, in just a few clicks

Similar questions
If buying trade for say £2,500, is the garage legally obliged to provide a warranty for the car and what is the normal period that can be expected at this price?
I purchased a car from a dealer 5 weeks ago. At the time he had said he had replaced all the plugs but if had problems to bring the car back. 2.5 weeks later thecar broke down and I had it towed back to...
My son bought an Audi A6 2004 model from an independent dealer. After 2 weeks the exhaust needs replacing. The garage initially said it would not pay as their warranty did not cover exhaust wear and tear....
Related models
Superb blend of keen handling and ride comfort. Seats five in comfort. five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

Ask Honest John

Value my car