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I'm considering selling my cherished number plate. What do you think?
I have a 12-year-old BMW that is getting expensive to keep on the road. I want to get an electric car. It needs to be one that can handle the bumpy lane I live on (full of potholes). Is there a scrappage...
I bought a used car privately and it developed a fault when I drove it home, can I do anything about it?
I purchased a 2012 Land Rover Defender in a private sale. Within 30 days there was a warning light for the oil pressure followed quickly by engine failure. The car now requires a new engine at approximately...
I've agreed a price with a private seller for a car I want to buy and am happy to proceed with the sale. They've asked me to pay by bank transfer and I can collect as soon as it's cleared. As the amount...
How should a contract be worded for the purchase of a private second hand car and what details should be included?
If you buy a car privately which then breaks down after 76 miles and needs a new clutch and driveshaft, do you have any legal recourse against the seller?
What are my obligations when selling privately?
My daughter bought a car on Gumtree, which has turned out to have lots of dangerous faults. She and her daughter drove it 300 miles home without knowing. The seller is being hostile and claims no responsibility....
I have a lovely 1999 Mercedes-Benz 320 SL. It has 84,000 miles on the clock and a full service history. A house move is forcing a reluctant sale. Where do you think the best place to advertise this would...
 

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