Opinion on fair thing to do after I sold a used car
Anyhow the buyer came and inspected the car, test drove it, paid me the money and took the car and registered it.
He is now complaining that the car is leaking oil since he bought it. The car has had 2 oil leaks in the past but they were both repaired and it was not leaking oil when he bought AFAIK. When I looked at where I had the car parked there was no visible oil (other than the power steering fluid which looks quite a bit different). I gave him all the mechanical records to view (which did include the two repairs of car leaks) and then keep after the sale but he didn't really look through them at the time of the sale.
Anyhow, he has been bothering me about it since the deal (done on Oct 31) and has it in the mechanics now and is getting a quote.
What do the people of RFD feel would be the fair thing to do here. I know legally I am not obliged as the car was sold without conditions but I do feel quite bad the car has broken down on him within a week. The car was heavily discounted in some ways compared to purchase price due to mileage and known high cost of repairs for this car so part of me says "them's the breaks" when you buy such a car (N.B. I had to pay $11,500 for a complete engine rebuild within a few months of buying it second hand back in 2013 and didn't bother the owner at all about it).
What says the board:
Should I offer to pay part of the repair (estimate not in yet)
Should I offer to buy back the car for $4K - half of the cost of the repair
Should I do nothing - it's his problem now
Thanks in advance for all who reply. I do want to be fair as seemed like a nice fellow but I got rid of the car for a reason - it's expensive to fix.