Separate the class into small groups and have them discuss this scenario.
You have saved up to buy your first car. The sales person at the local car yard assures you the car you have chosen to buy is in good condition and has no major defects. You buy the car but on your way home the engine starts to shudder and produces a lot of smoke.
You return to the car yard but the salesperson has disappeared and is not returning your calls. The manager of the car yard refuses to take any responsibility for the problems with the car. What legal rights do you have?
Students can visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website which has a section on consumer rights. They can also view this Australian video, Consumer Guarantees – in Detail [6 mins 28 secs], before deciding on actions to take to resolve the issue. Have the groups explain why they think their chosen action/s would be effective, before writing a realistic ending for the scenario.