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The New Consumer Rights Act 2015

The new Consumer Rights Act 2015, and how it might affect you as a used car dealer in the UK.

In case you’ve been stuck under the car ramp this past month, or buried under a load of paperwork, there’s a been a significant change to consumer law which will affect anyone in retail. So this could be quite important! The new Consumer Rights Act 2015 which came into play on the 1st October 2015 now potentially gives car buyers and owners, more power to hand their cars back if they’re not happy, and fight for refunds within the first 30 days if there’s a fault. The consumer also has the option to take action for rejection, refund, or replacement after just one failed repair attempt.

Digital products are also now included in the new Consumer Rights Act 2015. This means that if installing or updating software causes a fault on a system, the seller is liable for any damage it causes. Given the amount of navigation software,  engine software and updates, phone connection technologies, and even “apps” that can be used in the cabin, this is quite an important part of the new law.

We are presently writing a more extensive look at the the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on our blog.

For a full read of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, please visit the government: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/15/contents/enacted

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Ford Begin Testing Right-Hand Drive Mustang

Ford begin testing the first “right-hand drive” Ford Mustang ahead of global production.

Perhaps one of the most iconic cars in history, and a personal favourite of mine which I will come to shortly, the production of the first right-hand-drive Ford Mustang is to begin soon. Presently “in testing”, the new format Mustang will allow the car to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world including the UK.

Ford engineers recently finished construction of the very first right-hand-drive Mustang. The sixth-generation of this vehicle.

Even though the United States is the largest market for Mustangs with more than 9.2 million sales since the car’s debut in 1964, over 161,000 Ford Mustangs have been sold outside of North America in that time.

As a fan, I would love to see more of these iconic cars cruising around the UK roads. Ever since seeing films like K9, and Gone In 60 Seconds, I’ve always had a soft-spot for the classic 1960’s Mustangs!


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