Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

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Re: Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

Post by justin2 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:55 pm

renren212 wrote:Hey guys,

Just wanted to post an update on this as most threads I've read either stop half way or never give the end of the situation so hoping to scribe this one through to conclusion for anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation.

First garage the car went to stopped calling or replying to messages when I asked for a more comprehensive report (they told me 1000x what they wrote on the invoice, which was useless). So I've had the car at an AMG specialist for 6+ weeks to actually compile a report, they all caught corona virus in the middle my car being there, so it's been a bit of a waiting game. I must say although i would have liked a bit more communication the garage have been fantastic and have more than compensated me for the excessive period the car has been with them. Conclusion from them is the car requires a new gearbox (not really a surprise) and they've also noted that they found metal fillings in the oil and tested the oil to find the wrong one had been used. I've sent this report over to the dealer with the repair estimate of ~£6500 and a letter before action. I've also started a S75, as the dealer has previously made it very clear they aren't interested in amicably resolving. Unfortunately for them I'm very principle driven so I'm not going to give up on this.

If all else fails it will have to be the court route but based on the amg specialists findings I'd be quietly confident, which is fine but just not ideal in terms of how long it will take.
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Re: Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

Post by MAFFA » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:55 am

Good to hear you’re gonna keep this battle up! Hope you win one for us little guys against the corporations
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Re: Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

Post by renren212 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:38 pm

Hey guys,

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe!

Update on the situation, dealer made a shocking 'without prejudice' offer of taking the car back and auctioning it on my behalf, no outcome guaranteed and estimated I'd be about 2500 down. I not so politely declined as I was sick of their attitude towards the situation by that point and would rather battle them in court.

In the meantime I waited for the s75 claim to process which has come back today with the bank offering me a refund for the cost of the repair. Bank have been absolutely amazing and dealt with it promptly and fairly. I've of course accepted the offer with thanks.

Learnings are that I probably won't ever buy from a non main dealer again for a car of this value (with a warranty that isn't worth the paper it's written on) and I will always be putting a deposit on with a credit card!

Now to enjoy leaving the dealer an honest review :)
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Re: Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

Post by LeeH » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:37 pm

Great news, and well done.
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Re: Advice Needed - Reverse Crunch

Post by phil.odonoghue.1 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:39 pm

Cheers for update
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