Can I reject an ex-driving school car?

Approximately 3 weeks ago I purchased an 8 month old Audi car from an Audi main dealer. I have now discovered from the V5C issued by the DVLA that the car's previous owner was a driving school. I am no longer interested in the car because of its history. Can I have a refund from the dealer or exchange my car?

Asked on 22 July 2014 by Geka

Answered by Honest John
You could attempt to gave the deal unwound for this "misleading omission".


Specifically: The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) contains a general prohibition against unfair commercial practices and, in particular prohibitions against misleading actions, misleading omissions and aggressive commercial practices. The Regulations are enforceable through the civil and criminal courts. , and

This creates an offence of misleading omissions which would not previously have been an offence if the consumer had not asked the right questions. So if a salesman knows a car has, for example, been badly damaged and repaired and does not tell the customer, he could later be held liable if the customer subsequently discovered that the car had been damaged and repaired.
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