Originally Posted by davidmanning
I thought you had 'empathy' with the vehicle.
Yes - empathy enough to know the car was clocked and no way had it done 50,000 miles.
The place was called Empress car sales - big car supermarket near Newport. I was desperate for a car at the time and against my better judgement I decided to by the motorised sofa - 2.9l V6 kind.
I paid a deposit subject to test drive. They prepped the car but hadn't even fixed the speedo. A mechanic came with me and after just a mile or 2 I noticed the oil light coming on at idle. The autobox would jump into neutral every time I did an emergency stop.
After about 10 mins the engine started to die and in fairness to the mechanic he said it would be hard to get my money back unless it died properly - another few miles and it did - pulled up outside their showroom with steam pouring from under the bonnet - oil everywhere. they couldn't get me out of there fast enough!!!