i bought a 06 durango this past monday at a buy here pay here lot. the sale was as is and the salesman assured me the vehicle was fine that it was his neighbors. well today my mechanic friend looks it over and its a nightmare. it has leaking valve cover gaskets dipstick housing broke broke engine mounts leaking radiatior. when you turn the lights on the ac turns off and a bad raw gas smell. the dealer says im stuck but i wanted to see is there anything i can do.
Ordinarily, when you purchase a vehicle and you sign all of the paperwork, you accept the car and you cannot later change your mind However, if the seller made false, misleading or deceptive statements that induced you to purchase the vehicle, you may have a cause of action. I strongly urge you to immediately contact an attorney in your area who specializes in consumer rights litigation. Most will offer you a free initial consultation. Avvo is an excellent source for locating well-qualified attorneys in your area. Best wishes.
Other than violation of Fla. Stat. 501.976 - if the properly sold the car "as is' you got what you paid for. It is up to YOU as the consumer to be smart and inspect the vehicle or have your "mechanic freind" come with you to do so BEFORE you make a deal - not after. Problem now is - if you don' the money to buy a proper car - you wont have it to hire a lawyer to help fix your poor decision making here. This may be yet another in a series of expensive learning lessons about buying what you can afford. living within your means and also being an informed and smart consumer to protect yourself.
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