Cat C issue

Caporegime
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My brother went to look at a car today, a 2002 Corsa for 1k.

He liked the car. There was the odd few dinks, but nothing major and it ran fine. 12 months MOT and 6 months tax. He left a £300 deposit.

When he was home, he ran a check on it and it came up as a cat c write off. Being his first car, he doesn't really want a write off. The seller never told him it was a cat C. He is pleading ignorance to the whole thing. Has he got any legal right to keep my brothers money or is he obliged to return it?
 
Soldato
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He has classed him self as a trader, check if he bought the car trade (he will have the whole log book) if he is trade tell him to **** off and give your money back or you will call trading standards.

If he is private (not likley) then make your self not worth the money via being a pain in the bum.
 
Soldato
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What an awful advert. Definitely recommend you take someone along who is familiar with car stuff next time. You do not want that car
 
Man of Honour
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Blooming heck can't believe anyone went to see a car with an advert like that.

But if he is declaring himself a trader then tell him you expect the money back or well report him to trading standards.
 
Man of Honour
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It's not as described so private or trader if you ask for a refund they have to give it to you.

Actually it IS 'as described' - there is very little description so provided it is indeed a 1.0i 12v with 6 months MOT and some tax, it's as described.

The Cat C thing is different to whether the car is 'as described'.
 
Soldato
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Wow, I can't think of a worse car to go and look at never mind buy. It also seems expensive considering my friend and I managed to buy a 2005 Corsa 1.4 (with 80k) for £1800, for his girlfriend.
 
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