Convertible roof problems - what are my rights?

I have bought a 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider for £8000. Today, after driving for the first day with the roof down, I got the following message : "Temporary roof failure" and the roof would not close fully. It has since closed but has repeated the same error twice more.

The franchised dealer I bought it from is an hour's drive away, whereas we have an Alfa dealership two minutes down the road from us here. What are my rights here? Am I within them to have the car repaired at the Alfa dealer nearest to me and then have the invoice sent through to the seller?

Asked on 7 September 2016 by jhall2806

Answered by Honest John
www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/ See of the dealer will let you take it to your more local Alfa dealer and pay for the repair. But you have to ask him. He may prefer to take the car back and give you your money back.
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