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Multiple complaints about Woolston Car Supermarket

The Daily Echo has run an investigation into Woolston Car Supermarket in Southampton, following complaints from ‘furious’ car buyers.

The newspaper acted on reports of ‘defective vehicles’ being sold, which cost hundreds of pounds to repair.

Major faults included a Peugeot 307 with a bonnet that would fly up if it went above 30mph.

Some complainants given a refund were horrified to find that the cheques bounced.

Southampton City Council Trading Standards is investigating more than 20 complaints against the firm, which shut its Hazel Road site in Woolston earlier this month.

The Daily Echo said it tracked down the company to its ‘new base’ in Fareham, where it has reopened as Fort Wallington Car Sales.

With journalists on hand, angry customers confronted one of the men behind Woolston Car Supermarket.

Another man reported to be involved apparently owes millions of dollars after the collapse of a car-trading firm in Australia.

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  • Racer - 29/01/2014 12:53

    Why does it take so long for Trading Standards to act and will they now opt to close the "New" company as transferring under a new name is the oldest trick in the book. These people affect the good name of honest firms

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    • Jon - 29/01/2014 14:36

      @Racer - Well said. As opposed to trying to over regulate the good firms spend money and time dealing with the rogues!

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  • Chris Vening - 29/01/2014 22:29

    Many dealers, advertisers, auction houses, government departments and members of the public are looking for Richard Burbage after the collapse of the we buy any car group in Brisbane and across australia. The pain and loss this person caused was immense and left many people seriously harmed. Burbage person that should be life banned from our industry regardless of where he resides. I believe you can rely on him trading in (hiding behind) his wife's name. You are welcome to have them back

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