this sounds familiar.
Basically how much time have you lost thru going backwards and forwards, how much aggro has it caused you etc. AS the ONLY point in buying a new car is to have none of that aggro and have a NEW FULLY WORKING car for at least three years etc.
THe fact you have spent a good proportion of your time with a so called FULLY WORKING actually not in the car but in a car way lower down the spectrum, all the time yours is devaluing (about £180+ per month if you work it out).
We had a brand new Audi A6 Avant 3.0SE from new, with a couple of options it hit about £32.5k (a huge amount of money really), it came with scratchs on the front bumper (had been knocked on the transporter and grazed it), we signed for it, not really expecting to have to scour every fricking inch of a brand new car for defects.
Got it home, then it was off the road for a few days because of a finance prob, all this time had been sat on a driveway with no one going near it (drive is in garden, so don't need to go past it atall etc).
Complained, they came took it away, gave us a 1.4litre POS AUdi A2 (well nicely built small car, but quite possibly the slowest most tippy over small car I've been in), 3weeks later it was back, WITH TOUCH UP PAINT THAT DIDN'T EVEN MATCH!!:yuck:
Sent it back again, and they resprayed it, albeit the colour was nearly there (same colour, but not same metallic content), could still see the marks thru the paint quite clearly (obiously hadn't preped it in any way).
ANother few weeks later they had a 'new' bumper to go on and they would respray that! which they did, but they 'blended' it in to the rest of the body work, it looked absolute shte!!
Sent it back again, and they finally sucummed and offered us another new car (same thing), SO for just over three months we had this piffling little A2 to buzz around in, if you went any more than about 90mph it would blow away:devil:
ANyway, we got the newer reg, we got a Y plate instead of an X plate, and got a whole new car which was perfect, but still, disastor. DIdn't have to complain in writing, the dealer eventually offered us a new car as that one was never going to be right!!
LOL then they sold THAT car on teh forecourt as a 'prereg'd' new car (which hell it wasn't) and had it marked up at £31,995