Please give me your opinion on the following:
My son-in-law has a guard security business and mainly posts out guards at customer premises to keep the skelms away.
So in order to do so he goes out and buys himself 2 of the C--n- vans with the high roof and a rear opening door complete with a "step" built into the rear bumper.
The vehicles are also equipped with a row of abolstered seats on each side of the vehicles and he uses these vans to post his people on various sites.
All is fine till the traffic police stop the vehicles and tells the drivers that these vehicles are not designed/licensed to carry passengers at the back, and takes away the license disks.
He now goes back to the dealer and tells them what happened and got the answer that these are not really "people carriers" and that they ( the dealer/importer ) would have to apply to the SABS to have these vehicles approved for this purpose. It has now been 2 months that he is sitting ( and paying ) for vehicles that does not serve the purpose for which they were bought and cannot even use as he has no license disks. At no point in the sale transaction was it ever mentioned that these are not "people carriers" and the sales person was perfectly aware of the purpose of the vehicles.
( By the way.........new legislation now prohibits the carrying of passengers in the back of a bakkie, truck or van that is not designed/equiped to do so.......................so next time the cop van wants to put you in the back, you can refuse. )
Do you think that he would have good cause to insist that the dealer takes back the vehicles and refund his money ?