You may have a case. The biggest issue is whether the dealership has any money to pay a judgment. Their defense is going to be that they would of fixed it for $300 and you refused to let them. Good luck.
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Yes, you can sue the car dealer. The Texas constitution guarantees all citizens free access to our courts. This means that anyone can sue anyone, at any time, anywhere, for any reason, for any amount of money and without first proving anything to anyone. However, filing a lawsuit and winning one are two entirely different things. Winning a lawsuit and actually recovering some money are also two entirely different things.
When you buy and item "as is," that means there are no warranties, either express or implied. Accodingly, unless the seller made an actual misrepresention of a material fact, e.g., "the transmission has plenty of oil and operates just fine," you are very likely out of luck. Expressions of opinions, e.g., "hit car works wlll and is agood value," generally won't get you anywhere. You can probably count on a swearing match over what the dealer said to you about the car.
You will need a lawyer to have any chance of pursuing this sucessfully and recovering some money.