Car Loans Australia – Concerns about a private sale not under warranty?
February 13th, 2013
A customer had concerns over a private sale vehicle that isn’t under new car warranty anymore.
I had a call from a customer the other day who was looking to purchase a 2009 Holden Commodore from a private seller. She had been to test drive the vehicle and loved the car! She also checked the service history in the vehicle log books and all servicing had been on time so she didn’t have any concerns about the history of the vehicle.
She asked me, “Does the seller have to provide any warranty on the car?”
It was a good question.
The answer to this question is “NO! Unlike a registered motor dealer, private sellers do not have any legal obligation to sell you a mechanically sound vehicle.”
There was silence on the other end of the phone.
“I’ve got good news for you though” I notified my customer.
“We can protect your vehicle with an extension of manufacturer’s warranty from as little as $8 per week in your loan instalment. This would cover you for claims on failure of mechanical components up to the market value of the vehicle! Does that ease your concern?”
What do you think her answer was?
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