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A few months back, my son purchased a 12 plate Astra. The automobile he purchased in a private sale for £1900 has an attractive appearance. Although the item was inexpensive, he was satisfied with his purchase. Upon bringing it home, he subsequently discovered that the primary beam was not functioning. The repair cost him £200, but the auto electrician made a mistake by improperly installing the new fusebox. As a result, the vehicle wouldn't start, and the auto electrician identified it as a malfunctioning electronic control unit (ECU). After spending £350, the vehicle still failed to start. A different car electrician promptly identified the issue as an improper installation of the fusebox, and he did not charge my son. Recently, he took his vehicle for a Ministry of Transport (MOT) test, which resulted in a failure owing to an oil leak, emissions problem caused by a broken catalytic converter, rear springs installed in an incorrect orientation, and a rear brake pad that was not properly fitted (and not even suitable for an Astra model). The total cost for the assortment will amount to £1300. Recently, he sent me a message, saying "Dad, take a look at this." Upon removing the back wheels, the garage made an intriguing discovery.

I was very astounded to learn that he has been using this vehicle for many months, transporting himself, his girlfriend, and most significantly, my granddaughter.
My level of anger beyond what can be adequately expressed.

This situation demonstrates that no matter how cautious we are while inspecting pre-owned vehicles, we remain unaware of the true nature of our purchase.

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This reminds me of the tactics used by unscrupulous used automobile salesmen in the past, who would acquire vehicles that had been involved in accidents. I wonder whether this practice still persists in the present day. Join two halves of an automobile by welding, often by removing the superior end of one half and welding it to the better end of the other half. This process is sometimes referred to as a cut-and-shut. Subsequently, dispose of it for whichever amount they are able to get.

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However, it is important for the buyer to be cautious and aware of potential risks. Was the prior owner aware of this? It seems that the answer is affirmative. Personally, I would return and forcefully strike his skull. It is common practice to sell a hazardous vehicle without concern for the potential harm it may do, since profit is prioritised above the well-being of others.

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Wow, it is really concerning and I have never seen anything in such a perilous state as a secondhand transaction. In my opinion, this automobile is not a typical example of the majority of vehicles on the road. Furthermore, I believe the buyer has encountered a significant amount of misfortune in purchasing from a vendor who lacks integrity. While many merchants would overlook small flaws, this situation goes beyond that. The majority of the defects would not be evident without a thorough examination on a ramp, a task that only a few individuals would do when purchasing a vehicle for £1,900.

I am perplexed by the ability of some individuals to sleep peacefully while knowingly endangering the lives of others. I plan to return with a small group of pals and get a refund.

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Latest information. He got the job completed, but unfortunately, the garage could only provide hubs that were not compatible with his wheels. Consequently, he had to get two more wheels. After completing the job, while driving, he noticed a noise coming from the back. It was discovered that the wheel nuts on both sides had not been properly tightened.

I believed that I was the only one who neglected to fasten the wheel nuts.

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That seems completely contrary to the effect a garage had on my sister's stub axle. They used an air-powered impact wrench and as a result of excessive tightening, the stub axle fractured into two pieces. While I was driving, the wheel detached from the vehicle.

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