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Old 02-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #11
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Check with the Better Business Bureau in your state. If it hasn't been three business days since you bought the car, you may be able to get out of the deal.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:26 PM   #12
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Check with the Better Business Bureau in your state. If it hasn't been three business days since you bought the car, you may be able to get out of the deal.
I bought it Saturday, took possession Monday and it broke Tuesday. If Eric my Car Dude says it won't take too much to fix, I want to keep it. If it's going to cost all my savings, I'll hopefully either sell it with full disclosure of what's wrong or get this guy to sell it "on consignment". I'm pretty sure "as is" means what it says in this state. Not 100% sure but that's what I'm seeing on the internet. I did try and check him out on BBB but he's not listed. Not sure what that means.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:12 PM   #13
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I bought it Saturday, took possession Monday and it broke Tuesday. If Eric my Car Dude says it won't take too much to fix, I want to keep it. If it's going to cost all my savings, I'll hopefully either sell it with full disclosure of what's wrong or get this guy to sell it "on consignment". I'm pretty sure "as is" means what it says in this state. Not 100% sure but that's what I'm seeing on the internet. I did try and check him out on BBB but he's not listed. Not sure what that means.
Did you look at the link I provided for you upthread?

The one discussing the law surrounding car sales and warranties?
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:18 PM   #14
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Did you look at the link I provided for you upthread?

The one discussing the law surrounding car sales and warranties?
I did but that's South Carolina and I'm in North. I am still doing internet research and waiting for my mechanic. I expected him 2 hours ago and he's still not here.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:08 PM   #15
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I happen to work at a used car dealership in New Jersey. If that happened to a car we sold "as is" if it only went 50 miles we would do something about it. Did you ask him for a refund? Or better yet if the car runs well except for the water pump you might ask him to sell you the part at cost - or you getyou get the part and ask him to do the labor for free. I do not know the dealer so I do not know if he knew about the water pump when he sold it to you. I have seen them go without any warning before. You also in most states have 3 days to renege on any contract. If he does not want to work with you then I would stop payment on the check if you paid by check - if you paid cash and have the reciept you may still have recourse if you reported the issue to him within 48 hours. It is very hard to find a car in the price range you are in - See if he will work with you. I am not sure what you mean when you say he did not ditch you - what did he tell you about the problem and did he offer to help you at all?
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:33 PM   #16
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Callisto, you are not alone. My ex and I bought a capri many years ago from a dealer and we paid good money for this used car. The transmission blew the very next day. There was a warranty, but they insisted that it was okay when we got it and well after a lot of fighting we lost. The car ended up costing twice as much to fix as it did to buy and was never really any good. I am glad that it was only $900 for you, even though no one can afford to lose that much these days. I have you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #17
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This car is cursed. I left the key on the shifter in case the mechanic came by while I was at the store, he didn't. I went out to get it and the key fell down into the shifter. I'm hoping to be able to retrieve it by removing the plastic around the shifter tomorrow in the light of day. If that doesn't work I'm going to increase the insurance and blow the thing up.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:10 PM   #18
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Have you talked to the dealer and what did he say??? Is he willing to work with you? If we had sold it my boss would just fix it because he feels its just not right to not fix since it happened so fast. Other dealers I know may have you get the part at cost and do the labor for free. I do not see on here what the dealer had to say about the whole thing. Please update for us - Thanks
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Have you talked to the dealer and what did he say??? Is he willing to work with you? If we had sold it my boss would just fix it because he feels its just not right to not fix since it happened so fast. Other dealers I know may have you get the part at cost and do the labor for free. I do not see on here what the dealer had to say about the whole thing. Please update for us - Thanks
I am waiting for my mechanic to look at it before talking to the dealer that sold it to me. They are very far away and the rollback charge to get the vehicle there would be enormous. One I hear what my mechanic has to say, then I'll call him. I still feel foolish for not having Eric look at it first.
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