I visit the Car Dealer Magazine forum, which is a useful source of info from what some may call the other side. Apart from the upper end smart showroom brigade, will used car dealers ever shake off the Arthur Daly image? I could actually sympathise with a dealer (especially small) if they sold a car and a fault unknown to them at the time of sale reared its ugly head, but I suppose it's all part of the game. They will also sell a car with known problems, but this may well be reflected by a low screen price... or not. The 3 month warranty is mandatory when buying off a trader and although some will give the likes of a Warranty Wise package costing the seller circa £380 with a used car, some traders are prepared take a chance and self insure, and that's when the sh!t can hit the fan. Dealers don't have it all their own way and it can be a tough game sometimes, especially with the high rates charged at the auction houses. I have a BCA account, and their charges make buying some cars difficult, especially if not a gold or platinum card holder. I posted this as a way of pointing to the entertaining thread linked here. LINK. At the end of the day, I think it's fair to say that the car dealers live in a dog eat dog world and some are hungrier than others. Also, while we are at it, have you ever bought (or sold!) a real lemon?