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#153 of 162 Did dealer sell me an illegal car?
Jan 29, 2009 (5:01 pm)
i live in colorado and bought a 2007 used car from a small dealership six months ago. the vehicle was sold to me 'as it is'.
a few days ago i ran into an accident and have had the car worked in body shop. the shop told me that the car was in heavy accident (tell from the condition of interior parts) before i bought it, which i was not informed of by the dealer. I thought i could not argue about it cuz i bought 'as it is'. then i was told that some of the parts were not fixed properly after last accident and might impose some safety issue; and the dealership was not supposed to sell this vehicle to me, or at least should have informed me of that condition.
if the message i received is correct, i might considering to get back to the dealer.
i wonder if anyone has experience of such issue...shed some light on it?
i m totally dummy with the legal system..
appreciate in advance.
#154 of 162 Re: Did dealer sell me an illegal car? [VicVic2008]
Feb 03, 2009 (12:06 pm)
If you bought it "as is", not sure if you have a case against the dealer. I guess you can try to contact the dealer but not unless he deliberately misled you or lied to you about the condition of the car, I don't see you getting very far. Also remember that the dealer may not have been aware of the prior accident.
Before you contact the dealer, you may want to pull a Carfax report to see if the accident shows up.
#155 of 162 Re: Did dealer sell me an illegal car? [VicVic2008]
Feb 12, 2009 (9:25 pm)
I seem to recall something about implied contracts and "fitness for intended purpose". I would think that if the vehicle was unsafe to drive, the buyer would have legal recourse unless it was sold "as is for parts".
You might try to work something out with the seller. If they give no satisfaction, small claims court or the District Attorney's Office would seem a likely next step.
Remember, this legal advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.
#156 of 162 Re: Did dealer sell me an illegal car? [oregonboy]
May 19, 2009 (3:15 pm)
It varies from state to state as to what the laws are. Here in TN you cannot "Intentionally" sell a car that has had over $XXX in damage (I can't remember the figure) with out disclosing it.
#157 of 162 1996 Olds 88 repair/maintenance costs
Jul 09, 2009 (3:57 am)
I have some questions the cost to own a 1996 Olds 88 LS. It has low mileage of 40K.
What are the maintenance and repair costs like for this car?
Is there a problem with price/availibility of parts given that this model line is discontinued and GM's recent problems?
#158 of 162 Re: Comparing Civic Coupe to G5 Coupe [bobst]
Dec 11, 2009 (4:31 am)
"Now GM and Ford may be making great cars, but many of us have developed loyalty to the Japanese cars and that is what we intend to keep buying"
You have a point I did switch from Ford / GM to Toyota / Honda in the mid 80s but after the last 3 Honda's that I have owned and all the recalls / low ratings that Toyota has been getting I switched back to Ford (Fusion) For me its about the quality and I think both Honda and Toyota have grown greedy and have lost their way. I know that the Honda people will reply that there is no problem with Honda and that I will get what I deserve with my Ford but just look at all the info on this site and you decide.
#159 of 162 True Cost to Own
Dec 30, 2009 (11:08 pm)
In the past week I've seen the TCO go up by $7-10,000 for several cars. For example, the 2009 Highlander Sport TCO was in the low $40,000s last week--now its in the low $50,000s. Last week TCO for a 2004 Explorer XLT was in the low $30,000s--now its in the high $30,000s.
#161 of 162 Deal With Price or Stick To Guns?
Sep 27, 2013 (10:26 am)
I have a question: I want to buy a 2010 Buick Lacrosse AWD: It was loaded. Dealership wanted 20,600. I wanted to pay no more than 19,500. The TMV came out to 23,000 making this actually a good deal. Dealer wouldn't budge. Should I except 20.6 or hold my guns?
#162 of 162 Re: Deal With Price or Stick To Guns? [abstraktmind]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Sep 27, 2013 (10:51 am)
This discussion is really about the costs of ownership rather than purchasing. You're more likely to get advice in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion:
However, price guides like ours are only that - guides. A vehicle is always worth what a customer will pay for it on a given day. If this is the vehicle you want (Lacrosse) and it looks like a good deal to you, I'd purchase it as it's below TMV. Better check it out in the discussion I linked, though, as you might get other advice.