With an extended warranty covering the other $5,000 in costs, the owner is planning to fix the vehicle without paying out of pocket.

Call it a win for the little guy.

After the engine of a recently-bought used 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi failed back in September 2015, Neilson Graham from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was left with a $15,000 repair bill.

But as reported by CBC, Neilson won a $10,000 judgement to help pay for the repairs, and the dealership - Great Buys Auto Sales in Lower Sackville - has been charged with fraud.

With an extended warranty covering the other $5,000 in costs, the owner is planning to fix the vehicle without paying out of pocket.

The car was bought off of Darren Blumenthal, and according to CBC, he said the engine failure was due to "poor driving." The company, which is owned by Blumenthal's wife, is reportedly appealing the judgement.

Graham's mother, Sharon Forward, said that although she's getting money from the judgement, she's worried that other people who end up in the same situation won't be able to afford lawyers. She also says she isn't the first person to complain about Great Buys Auto Sales.

"I want protection for people. I don't want to see this happen to anyone again," Forward told CBC.

After her negative dealership experience, Forward now has an interesting take on car-buying.

"As far as I'm concerned you can buy from anybody on Kijiji and you're probably safer."

Source: CBC

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