24 Jun, 2024

This Windsor, Ont., man is paying for a car he can’t drive. He’s calling for stronger consumer rights

A Windsor, Ont., man who has spent months without a vehicle as his SUV sits in the dealership’s lot, awaiting parts, following an accident is calling for stronger consumer laws.

Mohamed Ahmed says the March car accident left his then month-old vehicle undrivable. He said he wasn’t offered a replacement, and was “shocked” to learn he didn’t have a legal right to one.

Ahmed financed a 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan in February. He is still waiting for the arrival of two main parts — a steering rack and rims — so his vehicle can be fixed.

“There is no ETA on the parts, which is causing me a lot of frustration,” he said.

Ahmed said he works for a Toronto-based company and is supposed to be there in person at least twice a month, but he’s unable to get there.

“If I want to travel, meet my clients, meet my team — I’ll be so much stressed with everything going up on the roof now with prices. I need to save every penny not to spend it on car rentals.”

I’m paying for a car I don’t have. I’m paying for a car that I don’t know when it’s coming back.

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Top Car News That Mattered This Week (Nov 6-10): New-gen Maruti Swift Spied, Citroen eC3 Price Hike, Tata Punch EV Spied, New Kia Carnival Interior Revealed, And More

The key highlight from this past week was the slew of updates about the upcoming new-generation Maruti Swift

Swift, Eletre, eC3

This past week, we received a whole host of updates on upcoming products in India. From the official debut of the new Suzuki Swift in Japan and it being spotted testing on our roads, to the entry of British automotive marque Lotus in the country. Let’s explore all the noteworthy four-wheeler headlines that captured our attention last week.

More Details On The New Swift

2024 Suzuki Swift

In its home country Japan, the new-generation Suzuki Swift gets a fresh Z series 3-cylinder petrol engine compared to the older 4-cylinder K-Series engine. However, the power figures of this engine are yet to be disclosed. We have also detailed the color options for the Japan-spec Suzuki Swift.

Just a few days after its debut in Japan, the new-generation Swift was also spotted in India last week, introducing new design details specific to its India version.

Citroen eC3 Price Hike

Citroen eC3

The Citroen eC3 has received its second price increase this year. Introduced in India in early 2023, the eC3 electric hatchback experienced its initial price revision in August. For detailed variant-wise pricing information, visit this link.

Mahindra Global

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