I went to a car lot for first time ever, was financed for a '02 ford explr xlt without a valid driver license...

Asked 10 months ago - Waco, TX

had car 4 months only whn it started overheating. when I got car it almost had 200,000 miles on it... sent it to servc dept n cldnt afford $3000 in repairs so im without a vehiclec bc theyd only approve me for another one if I put another $500 den when I had alrdy put $2000 dwn to begin with... can I sue them?

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  1. Kathryn Mary Holton

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Sue them for?

    Providing general answers are meant to help the poster to understand some complex legal concepts and in no way... more
  2. Edward James Kazaleh

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    Answered . That scam is pretty common around Houston and they almost always have an Arbitration clause in the documents. You can always go down to Justice of the Peace Court and file it yourself... ask for a Jury. Filing is about $50 if you send the lawsuit over by certified mail instead of Sheriff's service of process. See if there is a student run clinic at the Baylor Law School maybe they could help you for free! Good luck. Also, they will say everything is AS-IS, but get on the internet and look up the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. One case that had good facts and documents we did showed the same car was resold 4 times in one year by the same shady dealer, each time on 4 year financing. Clearly, he knew it was worthless.

  3. Gregory L Abbott

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    Answered . Of course you can sue them. You can also lose. You are surprised that a car with 200,000 miles on it has mechanical problems 4 months after you buy it? I don't think a court will be. I have had clients whose car breaks on them on the way home from the car lot! A court will not be impressed either if you tell them that you have been driving it for 4 months without a valid driver's license.

    Nothing contained herein should be considered as legal advice for any specific situation and nothing herein is... more

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