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Looking to buy 2011 Convertible 'One' for Mrs. from dealership. Last MOT (March) says "Offside Rear Inner Suspension arm pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement; Lower arm bush (5.3.4(a)(i))." Car is tidy and low mileage, so attractive, but...

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1. Should I insist on this being remedied, come to some deal over cost - or
2. If I don't get it done, how much can I expect to pay a garage to fix (can't do this myself) - or
3. Just ignore until MOT requires it to be fixed? At what risk?
 

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technically they should never sell a car to the public that has a known fault under EU consumer laws and trade sales of faulty cars from dealer should be to trade and not public, trouble is by you buying it knowing of issues with it could be used against you if there were other bigger issues that you might try and hand it back on if to much money etc, the law says a customer cannot wave their consumer rights ie fir for purpose and road worthy etc, personally i would not buy a retail car without up to date service and mot as well, as for advisories hmm mot guy is protecting himself by mentioning very slight play or wear as they do, sort of passes back the liability to the seller to fix the advisories, ie i have always taken advisories as i need to fix that as looks bad when trying to sell it as anyone can view the history and most people will pick on advisories.
as for price it all depends on how easy it come apart some rust in the bolt to metal part of bush and are hard work to replace others might take a hour each tops, i would force seller to replace them under good will its a buyers market
 

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Thanks Mike; vehicle only taken as trade-in last week, so they've not had much time; MOT by previous owner. I'll take your advice re: asking them to fix it first. They did say that it would be "checked" before sale, so perhaps while they've got it on the hoist...
 

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i would it protects you from any future misconceptions if have a issue with it,
 
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