I just bought a used car from a private selller, the guy told me it was in a "minor accident". I drove it a few days and noticed some noises that seemed out of place. I took it to a well-known and trusted mechanic in my area. The "minor accident" was a total lie. The needed repairs and shoddy work done to it to make it appear "ok" were estimated in the $3000-$5000 range because of extent of the damage and the attempt to cover it up.
I confronted the seller and asked for my money back - he refused and told me "good luck". Do I have any legal course of action? Even though he told me it was a minor accident right to my face as well as my fathers?
I do not want to lose my money, I cannot in good conscience sell this car to someone else and NOT tell them how much work this car needs.