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A Jedburgh man is one of thousands to call Citizens Advice Scotland, after buying a faulty used car.
Policeman David Ross bought a new vehicle on 1st October. Within 2 weeks it had to be towed to a garage, following engine failure.
"Initial thoughts are that it could be quite expensive. My options as I am aware are either to return the vehicle to the garage that I bought it from for a full refund, or the garage that I bought it from should pay for the repair.
"You buy from a garage because you think that is the safer option. In this case I think I have been unlucky."
Drivers are spending over £600,000 a week on faulty used cars, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.
The charity says nearly 100 Scots contact its helpline every week after being ripped off.
John Cleland is a car dealer from Galashiels. He says it's vital to check a used car before parting with cash.
A report suggests that thousands of Scots are being ripped off by used car dealers every year.
Citizens Advice Scotland say 100 Scots contact them each week after buying a faulty used car, claiming in one out of 10 cases the car is unsafe to drive.
Citizens Advice Scotland’s Chief Executive Margaret Lynch says:
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