My Ford Fiesta just had an engine replacement - should I cut my losses and trade it in?

My 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost has been in the garage since 27 July 2018 and they have now decided that it needs a new engine. This will be done as a warranty repair as it was in for its third year warranty service. This new engine will be at no cost to me but they are saying there will be no warranty as it is a warranty repair. I don't want to accept the car without a warranty as it will be difficult to sell and I have asked them to buy the car from me at a good price. The car has been Ford serviced since new. I feel there should be a warranty, especially as it's for a new engine. Do I have any leg to stand on? Do I have to accept it back? I feel it is no longer the car I bought or fit for purpose.

Asked on 27 October 2017 by mare-jose godby

Answered by Honest John
Where a component of a car is replaced under warranty the only warranty on it is the remains of the existing warranty. You don't have to accept it back, but neither do they have to buy the car from you because they have fixed it. Generally a sensible used car buyer sees a new engine fitted by the manufacturer as an advantage. But because other readers have been reporting further problems after an EcoBoost engine overheated and was replaced, if I was you I would trade it in.
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