Its a drastic step ad one that you should take some professional advice upon.
That said, I think this has been done before. Did you buy from new? Have you been reasonable in trying to resolve the issues you have encountered? Do you have everything in writing?
Don't know yet :Blush: due to pick our new van up on Friday this week. I have a couple of checklists courtesy of members of this & other sites. As yet I have paid a deposit & will keep hold of the cash until I have checked the van over. We are hoping everything will be ok :thumb: but if not I am always prepared to do what it takes to get satisfaction .
At the NEC show we picked up some leaflets one of which was called 'Knowing Your Consumer Rights' it says that on 31st march 2003 a European Directive came into force which improved your rights. It goes on to say that the seller now has to repair or replace your vehicle if it's defective.
It's done quite a bit on this side of the pond, both with vehicles in stock and special ordered ones. In fact, California has a law that gives buyers the right to change their mind up to 3 days after driving off in their new vehicle. Dealers try to get buyers to waive that right, but they quickly retract the request when the buyer walks away.
Some years ago, one car manufacturer offered a "30 day trial period", with no questions asked if a vehicle was returned to the dealer. My daughter traded in her old car and came away with a shiny new one. When my lecture on buying real property instead of a depreciating vehicle finally sank in, she returned the car on day 29. The full deposit was refunded and, when the dealer asked about her old car, she said "that check you gave me for the old car is in the bank and will be used towards the down payment on my first house".