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How to Avoid Buying a Lemon Used Car in 7 Steps

Posted by attorney Ronald Burdge
Filed under: Used cars


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If you end up with a lemon anyway, go back to the seller and give them a chance to repair the vehicle. If that doesn’t work, you can complain to the Better Business Bureau online ( or to your state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Some state Lemon Laws do cover vehicles purchased used. To see what your state Lemon Law says, check this 50 State Lemon Law Chart here: If all else fails, you may want to consider talking to a Consumer Law attorney about your legal rights. Call your local attorney Bar Association or check this web site for a National List of Lemon Law lawyers for one near you:

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