If you think you bought it "as is" that may make it much tougher to get out of the sale. But "legally"as is means more than just you thinking that was the way the purchase was. There is a federal law on how a car dealer can sell a car as is. They have to properly fill out a Buyer Guide form and post it on the car and give it to you with the car and many car dealers don't fill out the form properly. Their sales contract has to have special language on it too, including a conspicuous disclaimer of implied warranties. If the dealer doesn't do the paperwork right, you could actually end up getting a 4 year warranty of merchant ability - even though you don't know it. But the law is a little different in each state so you need to talk to a Consumer Law attorney near you and have them go over all your sales paperwork with you. It might cost you a modest fee, but you will know for sure what your rights are and it would be well worth it. You can find a local lemon law lawyer in your state at www.USLemonLawyers.com. They dont pay to be listed there and most of them are members of the only national association of Consumer Law attorneys, Naca.net. If this answer was helpful, please give it a "Vote UP" review below. And be sure to mark which answer you think was the best so we can all be sure we are doing our best too. Thanks for asking and good luck.
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A consumer advocate attorney the specializes in auto fraud may be able to get you some relief. You will need to review all of the documents related to the sale with the attorney, and see if there is anything that the dealer did that does not comply with the law.
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There are two main ways to get relief in this situation:
1- If you have a warranty and they've breached it;
2- If they've done something else wrong in the sale like non-disclosure of a serious defect (think prior wreck) or failing to properly fill out the contract documents (accidentally OR purposefully)
It's best to have an experienced auto fraud, lemon law attorney look at your paperwork to see if you have on of those excuses to get relief.
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