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Old 07-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #11
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First, like everyone said, you have no responsibility for it since you sold it as is.

Second, because it was on a lift, it could inturn be the possibility that the lift operator should have checked the car before lifting it since he could have been endangering the people where he works. So he would be partially at fault.

With the Frame, since the car is Unibody, you'll have a hard time just welding in a new piece. And depending on how bad it was mangled by the lift, it probably isn't worth the effort. It'd be more than the car is worth.

I personnally purchased a 93 SSE SC knowing it had a little rust in the quarters. When I got it home, I realized that it had a lot more, including a 6 inch hole under the rear seat. Did the owner know about it? No. Could the same thing have happened if I put it on a lift? Yes. Did I go back? no, cause I knew I didn't look there. For me, I bought it for parts so it was fine, but it is the same deal.There was a lot of unforseen stuff
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I could see returning her money if it were 3 days, 3 weeks and I'd have to think about it, but THREE MONTHS
Thats more than required for a dealer on a car that old.
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I could see returning her money if it were 3 days, 3 weeks and I'd have to think about it, but THREE MONTHS
Thats more than required for a dealer on a car that old.
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I showed them the the official Alberta Government website that states: 'Unless otherwise stated, used vehicles are sold "as is". This means that any flaws or defects with the vehicle after the sale are the responsibility of the buyer.
Caveat Emptor..................

It'* now her'*,let her deal with it
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Caveat Emptor..................
Exactly what i would have said. Her problem, her mistake, not yours. She should have been a little more careful when she bought it. And she should have known what "as is" means. What if this happened a year after she bought it? Would she still want her money back then? Honestly, she seems like the type that would.
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I've been through her side, and I can tell you what I found out here in MN, from a lawyer I was doing some handyman work for....

Lemon Laws do not apply to individuals, only officially licensed car dealers. Like you quoted from your government web site, all cars are sold "As is", unless otherwise stated. And even the lemon Law is only good for a maximum of 30 days.

You're in the clear (althopugh I might still feel just a touch guilty). You have no legal or moral responsibilty. That'* the chance we all take when we jump into a used car.
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