What would you do?

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  1. Squashtowner

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    Ok.
    So in November, we sold our ATV to our teenage neighbors. Other that a wonky CDI, the bike was running fine. We just weren't using it. It is a 2013 with 3200 km on it, sold it for around $1000 under list because it needed the CDI and a rear master cylinder, and the tires were around 1/2 worn. They hounded us for weeks to sell it to them.
    2 days later, the kids informed us that the engine crapped out. They put on a good CDI, and changed the oil before the engine died. The engine was a warranty replacement around 8-900 km ago.
    Also, the bill of sale stated as is, where is, with no warranty implied.
    I think they used the wrong oil or didn't put enough in, and was sold as is, but my wife feels guilty.
    What would you do? Their mother called my wife today just to say the engine is gone. We're not sure what to do.
     
  2. RoryTate

    Buffer the streaming media unto me.

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    Offer thoughts and prayers.
     
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  3. Squashtowner

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  4. Boots

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    Tell them to bring over their warranty papers and you'll order up a new engine lol
     
  5. Cheddar

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    This is the risk you run with quads and dirt bikes. Ask yourself, if they took it to a top notch shop for a post mortem, what would they have to come back to you with as the cause of death, for you to feel responsible? Also in reality, unless there's a hole in the side of the case, it's probably fixable. At most maybe offer up to split the cost of parts, or if you have connections, offer to help them source the parts. The only way I'd take the bike back and refund the total amount , is if they pay to get it back to running state first.
     
  6. Grifter

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    I wouldn't be taking it back. I'd offer to help in a way that doesn't break your bank but demonstrates that you do care. If you're gonna be living next to them for awhile, it only seems like the right thing to do to me. Chances are good that whatever they did caused the issue. If push comes to shove, maybe demonstrate that somehow.
     
  7. Matt30

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    The work wasn’t done by a certified technician

    You are not a dealer who offers warranty.

    Go about your life and don’t feel guilty. Shit happens.
     
  8. HairyAss

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    Is the mom hot?
     
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  10. Gooch

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    Yup this
    It sucks and you should not take it back or shell out big bucks. However, acting like you really care goes a long way
     
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    I wouldn’t do a thing and continue to live my life
     
  12. Gooch

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    Life is easier when you are not looked at negatively by people.
     
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  13. KMD

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    Like you said sold as is where is with no implied warranty...
    If I was going to offer any help I would also ask for receipts for the parts and oil and Like Cheddar said I would want it looked at by a pro if I was paying any money. This is what "As is, Where is." was designed for.
     
  14. 17

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    life is even easier if you dont care
     
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  15. Grifter

    Bluh?

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    That's true to an extent. Wouldn't want to be enemies with my neighbours. Kinda have to see them every day, teenagers could do shit to your house etc.
     
  16. Gooch

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    Not caring does not make life easier. In fact it does the exact opposite.
     
  17. 17

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    our experiences seem to differ
     
  18. Gooch

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    I agree about not sweating the small stuff. However, it is important to be viewed positively by others. I guarantee you your life is better as a result.
     
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