Doug Clement, from Donegal, was so annoyed when his car failed to achieve the fuel economy he’d been promised that he took legal action against the dealer – and won.
Doug came across the problem when he bought a new Hyundai i10 in late 2010, after a salesman in the showroom assured him that he would be able to get the 57.6mpg.
But Doug found there was no way he could squeeze that much out of the tank and so he rejected the car. The dealer refused him a refund, which was when Doug decided he’d have to go to court.
It took two years, but the court did eventually find in Doug’s favour – and interestingly the reason given was that he had specifically asked about fuel efficiency when he bought the car.