Recently i brought a 2nd- hand ute, It has 140,000km and 2007 model, 4x2 single cab.
Before I brought I had a test drive and look at it, i had noticed that air-con would only really work at setting 3 or higher but still be very inefficient. I thought it needed to be regassed. When I took to get assessed by air-con place, they have stated that the evaporator is severely blocked and it needs to be replaced. They have costed they job at $1100.
i then rang the guy who sold the car and since i have brought the car as is, he will not offer any compensation. I was suggesting 50/50 or something like that. He stated that this the first he had heard of the air con problems, neither his workers or the mechanic at never told him of the air con issues. It was traffic/ labour hire company and I suspect he has never driven the ute. I am very surprised if none of his workers had told him of the air con issues, so either he is lying and generally did not know. At the same time the company was selling 3 utes and I another ute I tested had the same air con problems. Also, the car horn doesn't work. I had assumed because the car had roadworthy so the horn would work. I found out about the horn a few days later when i had needed to press it when driving, again when i rang him he did not want to help or thinks it is his problem.
i will be reporting the mechanic who did the roadworthy to the transport office on the issue of the horn. it will hard to prove that the horn was not working because i didn't test the horn at the time of key handover.
i was sought advice from racq legal helpline and office of fair trading and i have no rights to help me out in this situation.
i was wondering if anyone has any opinions or advice.