An 84-year-old grand-mother is suffering with sleepless nights after she realised her car, which she was encouraged to get by her main dealer while her previous 22,000-mile car was being serviced, required one final down payment of £4,000.
Ann White left the Bradford-based Skoda dealership three years ago with a new Citigo after agreeing to a PCP deal of £104 a month, The Telegraph and Argus reports.
She now fears she could lose her car, and her independence, because she cannot afford the final payment for the vehicle.
Mrs White accepts she signed the paperwork for the PCP agreement, but admits she “switched off” while everything was being explained to her.
Mrs White said: “I need my car and I’m having nightmares about it.
“When Skoda started talking about a £4,000 payment I didn’t know what they were talking about.
“What on earth am I going to do?”
“I lie in bed and think ‘what on earth am I going to do?
“I wish I had never got the car.”
Barbara Siddron, Mrs White’s friend, regularly checks her finances and noticed the former teacher is due to make the £4,000 payment in January.
Angus Keith, director of D.M. Keith Ltd, which has the Skoda dealership in Bradford, has agreed to meet with Mrs White to discuss a way forward.
He said: “We have a meeting set up with Mrs White.
“We will give her some options and work with her to find a suitable conclusion.”
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