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  Reply # 1844878 11-Aug-2017 06:59
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riahon:

 

Although I agree that dealer should be sorting this, but I can't help wonder. You said you noticed these issues on the way home after picking up the car. Did you not test drive it?

 

 

 

 

There is no clause that says you have to test drive a car and identify the faults with in that time. I believe its 30 days from day of ownership change for a used car any failures or faults identified can be claimed on. 






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  Reply # 1844898 11-Aug-2017 08:14
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In our case we paid for an AA appraisal and test. But the transmission fault only showed up after driving the car for a while - longer than 30 minutes. So, even with a test drive you might not find everything.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1844938 11-Aug-2017 09:04
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ludez: The car is solid everywhere else. Really nice to drive etc. I'd rather keep it as finding another in my area is impossible.

 

What mileage is on your Subie?

 

I mess around with them a bit and find the Bilstein 'upside down' front struts/shocks often make noise.

The most common one, when you go into a corner or over a gentle bump you'll get bit of a thump, bang or pop as the suspension loads up.

 

Another - often on higher mile or 'thrashed' cars (try & find a high mile turbo car that hasn't been thrashed) is a metallic graunch or noise like a hammer tap.

 

The first is caused by the 'fat' chromed shaft of the shock binding up in the seal/bush of the shock body. Happens on even low mile cars after a while.
It's not a safety issue, and fixed - for a decent length of time - by simply removing the boot and greasing the shaft.
that's likely what happened with the free repair earlier in the thread.

 

The second requires expensive repair/replacement because it's terminal wear in the strut mount.

 

 


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Coil:

 

riahon:

 

Although I agree that dealer should be sorting this, but I can't help wonder. You said you noticed these issues on the way home after picking up the car. Did you not test drive it?

 

 

 

 

There is no clause that says you have to test drive a car and identify the faults with in that time. I believe its 30 days from day of ownership change for a used car any failures or faults identified can be claimed on. 

 

 

No but surely it is prudent and would have saved some stress regardless of the rights and wrongs after the fact. 

 

And it seems to me in this case that these issues would have been apparent during a test drive. 


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