A motorist has hit out at a Bedford car dealership after she found out a vehicle she bought was a former driving school car.
Dawn Selo, 57, is warning other people to be wary of buying cars that could have been used to teach people to drive, after she says she bought one from Evans Halshaw, which did not inform her of its previous use.
She bought a second-hand Ford Fiesta in May from the dealership for £7,500, but two days later she noticed there was a problem with the roof.
It was only after returning with the car she was told that it was because it was an old driving school vehicle, which had had a sign on its roof.
And she then noticed that she could see where the dual pedals had been removed and the upholstery had not been put back properly, which she claims could invalidate her car insurance.
Dawn said: “I’m really angry that they never told me about this when I bought it. I buy a car and run it into the ground, so I would have paid more for another car had I have known about this. I can’t believe that they are allowed to get away with it, and I just want to warn other people about it.
“I have sent three letters to them, asking for a refund and they only sent one back declining it and saying they felt they hadn’t done anything wrong.”
Dawn has now returned the car, but has still not received a refund. She has reported the incident to Trading Standards and she intends to take the matter to court.
Evans Halshaw declined to comment on this matter.