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Opinion on fair thing to do after I sold a used car

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Buy him a Tim's giftcard for the inconvenience and call it a day.
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Agree with everyone. The guy is buying a 90k car at $4000 with 280000+KM on it. He expect the car to last, reliable and repair free?

He inspected the car and agrees to buy it. He should have bring the car to get it check out. Now there are repairs to do. Basically, suck it and do your homework next time when buying a used car.
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vkizzle wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 2:00 pm
Buy him a Tim's giftcard for the inconvenience and call it a day.
Really? If he shows up at your front door. I would give him the left over Halloween candies at the most.
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SleepyFunds wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 1:57 pm
He claims the mechanic won't honour the prior repair and fix it.

He did tell me that the leak is definitely related to a prior fix that had been done in the past at that mechanic within the last 1.5 years.
That you told him about. Really its not your fault he took the car after you told him

Maybe if you told him nothing that would be different.

Buyer is trying to get out of a bad decision he made. Its life.
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Do nothing, he got a fair deal and you're not responsible for a buyer's unrealistic expectations. Any car with that mileage will have issues, let alone a German luxury car.
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He could have / should have had it checked out by his mechanic before buying it. That would have possibly identified the impending issue coming. He didn't.

I know you feel bad, but you are not a mechanic. You told him all you knew, and didn't hide anything. The rest is on him.
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Oil leak on a $4000 12 year old German luxury sedan, whoopty-doo..... this guy is in for a serious wake up slap when he's stranded on the side of 401 with something more catastrophic.

Hand him a box of Kleenex and be done with it.
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booblehead wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 1:23 pm
do nothing. block or ignore calls/emails/texts

your last reminder to be sent to him ... Break My Wallet
I thought it stood for Buy More Warranty
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OP, you are morally obligated not to help him out. If you help him out, you are not teaching him valuable life lessons. He's trying to take advantage of you because you sound like a nice guy. He'll just keep doing the same thing to all of the nice people he deals with.
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DealFixation wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 2:33 pm
I thought it stood for Buy More Warranty
In this case, it's:

"Bring More Wipes" --- for cleaning the leaked oil off the driveway and wiping tears off his face
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Buyer should have got the vehicle inspected prior to purchasing it. If he didn't, the car is his and if he has buyers remorse tough noughie!

If he keeps bothering you, tell him you can charge him for harassment. Bottom line is some cheap@ss wants to drive a BMW and wants a 11 year old vehicle with mileage problem free. Not gonna happen.

I would not give him a cent. If you do that, he will come after you for something else. In the eyes of the law, they will say that you paid because you were aware of issues and didn't disclose it. Leave the guy to deal with the issues.
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 2:06 pm
Agree with everyone. The guy is buying a 90k car at $4000 with 280000+KM on it. He expect the car to last, reliable and repair free?

He inspected the car and agrees to buy it. He should have bring the car to get it check out. Now there are repairs to do. Basically, suck it and do your homework next time when buying a used car.
Exactly
It’s not a Toyota, mere BMW.
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You should not have to do anything as you were up front with everything. And yes buying a German vehicle with that mileage is always a bad idea.

The only thing that stinks in this case, and I'm sure you're likely somewhat worried about as well, is that the buyer knows where you live and if they are troublemakers, can create problems for you.
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Send the guy a link to this, which will explain to him all about the Bangled car he bought lol:
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I bought a 2007 Audi this spring. I had 2 oil leaks in the first month of ownership, and a CEL and EPC light. Ended up replacing sensors, gaskets, oil pressure valves and fuel injectors. It wasn’t cheap.

Did I contact the seller? No. Why? Because I bought an 11 year old car.

Coming from someone on the other side of this, I wouldn’t give him a dime.

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