I spent £28,000 on a BMW without seeing it first but now I'm not happy with its condition – what are my rights?

A CAR buyer has been left fuming over the condition of a £28,000 BMW – after he bought it without a viewing.

Tim Linington said his BMW M3 arrived with a string of faults including tyre problems, loose back seat and a chip in the windscreen.


However, the car had passed its MOT just a few days earlier.

Mr Linington, of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, said he bought it from a dealer called the Performance Club and was disappointed at the condition when it was delivered.

He claims that there are markings on the car's exterior that he wasn't expecting.

"The description said it was in good condition," he told NottinghamshireLive.

However, Sam Moustafa, who runs the dealership, rejected the claims, saying the car was up to scratch and the customer "knew what he was paying for".

"I told him clearly that the car is part exchange, that was the reason it was cheaper," he said.

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"I told him clearly to come and see the car but he said it was too far away."

Mr Linington, who runs a car parts business, bought the vehicle after seeing an advert on Autotrader.

He didn't see the car in person but only through photos and a video call before he made the purchase as he lives nearly three hours away.

"It was the first time in my life I had bought a car without seeing it," the 52-year-old said.

"I don't know what came over me as travelling the country to find the right car isn't normally a problem for me."

After being given the "faulty" car he said he tried to serve notice to return the car, however has since given up after being "messed around".

Both parties eventually settled on a £1,000 contribution to repairs, which is short of the £1,400 Mr Linington requested.

Mr Moustafa has strongly refuted Mr Linington's claims and insisted that the customer knew what he was getting when he bought it.

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