My car is on the way out but is running ok at the moment. We've today decided to trade in for a brand new car which I'm very excited about. BUT I'm so worried that the car is going to go wrong after we hand it over and that they'll come back to us over it.
Does anyone know where we stand with regards to this?
I agree, they buy it as they see it. Some places test drive it before they make an offer and some just look out of the window to make sure it exists!
We traded our car in when it was making some strange noises and needed a big service. They didn't even test drive and offered the low end of what looked normal for the age/condition of car (except for the strange noises!). So we felt we got a good deal.
We now see the old car being driven around locally, and I always wonder whether the auction place fixed it up or whether the new owner got our big repair bill
I traded my old car in and the speedo wasn't working properly so I had to sign what I thought the true milage was. Also it had a massive oil leak and several other costly things wrong with it. Garage gave me the low end of the price from the guide book for it. This is why I usually trade my car in, because they are not good enough to sell privately, though a lot of people do sell old cars like mine to unsuspecting people. All our old trade ins have been in need of costly repairs and I always think of this when people are looking at cars to buy privately because you don't get any warranty with private sales.