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I bought a car but have since found out it has been clocked?

I bought my Audi A3 TDI from a garage in January 2012 and paid in cash. I got pulled over by the police who informed me that I wasn't the registered keeper, I rang up DVLA who confirmed it was registered to a female (I'm male), I had to produce documents to show I owned the car but when I produced my receipt I noticed that the mileage in January was 17 miles less than when it had been MoT'd in October at a garage 262 miles from where I bought the car. I was promised service history but this has never appeared. I've now owned the car for just short of my 3 month warranty and since finding all this out I feel that I've been severly misled. Where do I stand on returning on the car?

Asked on 12 April 2012 by Baldy123

Answered by Honest John
Talk to Trading Standards about prosecuting the garage, or holding the threat of prosecution against it in order to get your money back.
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