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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby DYTW » Fri, 11 Dec 2015 9:36 pm

nutnut wrote:I bought a car from a company called expat cars (or something like that) and they sold me a lemon before the lemon law was out and treated me like absolute sh1t! I'd avoid expat only companies all together frankly, overpriced snake oil salesmen!


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If you are referring to Expat Car Services, they used to be good when they first started out but that was way back in 2009 and I have no idea what they are like now although their website gave a pretty good indication. It looked very dated and in serious need of a major revamp. :-k

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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby nutnut » Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:24 pm

That may well have been them, to be honest, the local company we bought from before them was excellent. No need for expat companies IMO
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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby lucassmith » Wed, 30 Dec 2015 4:17 pm

josht wrote:sorry for the late update. Managed to file a claim at small claims tribunal for damages under the Lemon Law's consumers protection act.

Claimed a substantial amount as a discounted sale price for the repair cost and lost of use of vehicle. My car is with another trustworthy workshop, KATC undergoing the gearbox repairs...

@madday5, the car is a Opel Astra 1.8 Twintop..



so you managed to claim? congrats!
+1 for consumers -1 for shady car dealers :cool:

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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby taxico » Tue, 05 Jan 2016 1:42 pm

as i've owned cars with transmission similar to the opel MTA...

never owned an opel, but selespeed (alfa), duologic (fiat) and a few other (top) italian and german marques all work more or less the same way.

love it when it works. hate it when it doesn't. but these boxes have been around so long (and continue to be in use) they don't just fail out of the blue.

a careful owner will know before it fails because the car will typically tell you it's time for preventive maintenance or a service. if not by the display, then by the way the gearbox sounds during operation..

and don't send it in to the cheapest place for a botch repair!
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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby golfboy » Mon, 26 Dec 2016 11:01 am

actually, that is the challenge in Singapore for purchasing a 2nd hand car. How do you know the car is OK? One thing we can do is to request dealer to sent to STA Inspection http://www.stai.com.sg/service2.php to check through your 2nd hand car before purchasing. I think there is inspection fees need to pay.

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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby BeJa222 » Fri, 21 Apr 2017 8:34 am

josht wrote:well he laughed when I mentioned I was covered under the lemon law for defects within a 6 month period...

He said "go ahead and sue me! I've been in business for a very long and I've handled many complaints like this..."

I've taken ownership of the car for about 8 weeks, of which one third of the time the car is in the workshop!! :(


what an ass! go sue, make him learn his lesson!!

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Re: Very bad experience purchasing a second-hand lemon car

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:28 pm

BeJa222 wrote:
josht wrote:well he laughed when I mentioned I was covered under the lemon law for defects within a 6 month period...

He said "go ahead and sue me! I've been in business for a very long and I've handled many complaints like this..."

I've taken ownership of the car for about 8 weeks, of which one third of the time the car is in the workshop!! :(


what an ass! go sue, make him learn his lesson!!


You should have read the whole thread. You wouldn't look so foolish with this post.


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