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

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Bb0231 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 9:31 am
What work do they provide one year warranty? Brakes??? Suspensions????
TLex had that on its invoice.

Obviously warranty on workmanship. If you don't apply the brake for one year and some issue come up, that one year warranty will kick in.

Please do your own homework instead of asking to be spoon fed. Give each of the shop a call to confirm.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 9:36 am
TLex had that on its invoice.

Obviously warranty on workmanship. If you don't apply the brake for one year and some issue come up, that one year warranty will kick in.

Please do your own homework instead of asking to be spoon fed. Give each of the shop a call to confirm.
To find out from the invoice is no different from reading allergies alert after you finished the meal, or trying to get back the car after it was towed by questionable tow truck drivers to their "buddy's" body shops.
Still I'm waiting your advice for repair shops that offer 15 month warranty.
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SleepyFunds wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 11:19 pm
A quick update on the situation.

He told me that the repair has been estimated at $1500.

The car did have 2 oil leaks in the past 1.5 years - one that cost $900 to fix and one that cost about $2000 to fix. The cost seems inline with what I paid before for a similar issue.

I have gone over it in my mind and I have to conclude the leak is new since there was no evidence of it when it was parked in my garage and he did specifically look under at and at the known leak. He backed up out of the spot and had a good look at the area where it leaked. Afterwards they loaded the winter tires out of my empty garage and for sure got a good look at what the nature of the leak was on my garage pad.

I think with clear conscience I can say it was just a coincidence that the leak started a few days after he bought it. It had happened to me twice in the last year after all. It just starts leaking all of a sudden and needs to be fixed or it gets worse and worse.


As far as him causing trouble, I don't think he would. He runs a restaurant in town and seems like a decent enough guy. He actually hasn't exactly demanded anything of me although the tone suggests he thinks I should pick up some of the cost of the repair.

I'll mull it over night but am leaning towards not paying anything towards the repair.
You are a true gentleman and a saint for even considering it.

Once upon a time I would have considered it (and have done similar). I learned that each and every time it has just opened the door to more issues and preying on a soft hand.

Sadly, I no longer offer the other individual(s) the benefit of the doubt.
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$4000 bucks for A Beemer....what did they expect?

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Anyhow the guy escalated things today and have told him to buzz off.

I was considering giving him some money but his attitude turned me off.

He can go the legal route if he wants anything from me.
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SleepyFunds wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 2:18 pm
Anyhow the guy escalated things today and have told him to buzz off.

I was considering giving him some money but his attitude turned me off.

He can go the legal route if he wants anything from me.
Glad you held off on giving him any $ . His attitude is pretty solid evidence that h likley would not have appreciated what you may have offered. He feels like he’s owed “something” which he clearly isn’t .

It’s funny that someone who buys an old car that was heavily discounted based on disclosed past issues would feel they dererve $ when issues (which are expected) crop up. Everyone knows and expects this car would require more $ and the OP discounted it to take it into account. If after 2 years the buyer got really lucky and had no further issues would he contact the seller and offer to give him some of that discount back? After all he didn’t have to pay out any $ that he expected to.

You buy it you own it.
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lol @ buyer trying to use OP as a warranty service

OP, you are a gentleman and a scholar.
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Good on you OP. He was trying to take advantage of a nice guy.
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OP even considering this makes him an angel.
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georgecantstandya wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 12:56 pm
... I learned that each and every time it has just opened the door to more issues and preying on a soft hand.
SleepyFunds wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 2:18 pm
Anyhow the guy escalated things today and have told him to buzz off.

I was considering giving him some money but his attitude turned me off.

He can go the legal route if he wants anything from me.
Predictable behaviour.

Glad you told him to bugger off.
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Further update:

He told me he was going to come over and return the car and demand his money back.

I told him to buzz off and further contact with me would be considered harassment and forwarded to the police.

He hasn't come over thankfully.

Anyhow, thanks to the board for their words of encouragement. If I paid him once I suspect he'd keep coming back everytime anything happened to the car which would mean about every 4 months based on recent history.
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SleepyFunds wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 7:29 pm
Further update:

He told me he was going to come over and return the car and demand his money back.

I told him to buzz off and further contact with me would be considered harassment and forwarded to the police.

He hasn't come over thankfully.
What a douche. Definitely avoid completely from now on (do NOT engage in any further conversation, block#, etc.) and call police if he comes near your place.

Idiots like this guy don't realise that if you buy a car that originally cost $100k, even though it is $4k now, that doens't mean the cost to repair it isn't still like fixing...a $100k vehicle. Not to mention failing to realise there's a reason why a car that cost so much when new costs so little today. Classic cases of buyer's remorse and someone not understanding that just because you can afford to pay for what a car like this sells for, doesn't mean you can afford to own it.

If the guy really does own a restaurant I'd imagine with this level of intelligence, the financial condition of his business is similar to that seen on shows like "Kitchen Nightmares".
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Nov 8th, 2018 7:41 pm
What a douche. Definitely avoid completely from now on (do NOT engage in any further conversation, block#, etc.) and call police if he comes near your place.

Idiots like this guy don't realise that if you buy a car that originally cost $100k, even though it is $4k now, that doens't mean the cost to repair it isn't still like fixing...a $100k vehicle. Not to mention failing to realise there's a reason why a car that cost so much when new costs so little today. Classic cases of buyer's remorse and someone not understanding that just because you can afford to pay for what a car like this sells for, doesn't mean you can afford to own it.

If the guy really does own a restaurant I'd imagine with this level of intelligence, the financial condition of his business is similar to that seen on shows like "Kitchen Nightmares".
That's kind of what happened.

First he was sending me a lot of notes through the Facebook messenger app as the car was listed through the Facebook buy & sell (or whatever it is called). I told him to buzz off and closed the group.

Then he tried calling me but I didn't answer as I figured it was him and had nothing more to say to him.

Then he tried texting me and I told him to buzz off and further contact would be viewed as harassment. I then blocked his number and let my wife know not to answer the door from anyone fitting his description.

Pushy little bugger.
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SleepyFunds, you deserve a round of applause from all of us for trying to do the sensible thing without being a pushover. As difficult as it may be to put your foot down, it is the right thing to do.

When selling a vehicle "as is", I always ensure that the buyer has inspected everything as best as they could. I try to be upfront with everything but reiterate that I can not guarantee the condition of the vehicle beyond today's date. Most buyers are very understanding and acknowledge this.

In my honest opinion $4,000 for a 2007 750i, plus $1,500 to address the oil leak, is still not a bad deal for a flagship luxury sedan.

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