Lemon Law only covers the sale of new vehicles in this state.
Fairly certain the bill of sale said the vehicle was sold as is, I handed the paperwork off to my mother so she could drive it back while I went to pick up another vehicle I was buying, but the problem is that I didnt notice at the time, but he didnt hand me a copy of the bill of sale. When I got home and got the car back from my mom, she only had the title.... so that sucks. I have the title, but I transferred the title immediately into my name, so that was silly of me.
As it turns out I bought it on the 30th, not the 31st. I transfered the title on the 31st. But, even when a vehicle is sold as is, there is generally what is called a warranty of merchantability or if the dealer is representing that a vehicle is in good mechanical condition then that means there is a warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. Since the car was not free from defects when I bought it, I am hoping a court would see that as a breach on his side. Plus I am hoping a judge will side with me and view his behavior as unfair and deceptive.
I want to keep the car, I like it, it is super roomy, comfortable, and scoots along with enough power I dont feel dumb in the drivers seat. Plus I am really a fan of 3800s, and love the look of this SSE.
Anyways, I suppose I will call the states attorney, and check with the consumer protection bureau. I am reporting them to the Better Business Bureau.
My main issue at this point is having paid for the car to be fixed, and they did not complete the repairs they were commissioned to do. Back when I had my shop, if I swapped an engine, I wasnt going to send it out the door leaking fluids, and I didnt charge people for labor I didnt actually do. This is why I am considering stopping payment on the check I wrote for the engine swap.
2002 SLE Dark Polo Green Metallic
Last edited by FIND; 01-18-2010 at 07:36 PM.