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  1. #1
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    Angry Used Car is a Lemon

    My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida
    Parents bought a used car and dealer did not disclose that it had
    been in a front end accident. My parents are elderly and did not ask
    the right questions, the car's dash board fell off yesterday, and just
    so many more problems.
    They put $2000 down and the dealer didn't take it off the price of the
    car he some how worked it into the financing. They have no idea what
    they even signed!
    The dealer was going to exchange the car & they were close to a deal, but
    now he refuses & stated that we should go get a lawyer because he is
    done.
    Do they have any recourse at all??

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    Default Re: Used Car is a Lemon

    Well, the first question that comes to mind is a bit awkward: Are your parents mentally competent? If not, that's the best hook for getting out of a contract....

    Should we infer that the vehicle was purchased "as is"?

    Was there actual misrepresentation of the condition of the vehicle, or is it that the question of prior accidents simply didn't come up?

    What happened to make the "deal" fall through?

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    Default Re: Used Car is a Lemon

    All things considered, yes they are competent. My father who was the one who dealt with the dealer has a limited education & got taken advantage of because of that.

    As far as the car being sold "as is", I looked over his contract and it states there is no warranty which infers to me that it was sold "as is" and I think that answers my question about any recourse they may have.

    The disclosure of collision damage was brought up & my Father told me he asked for a carfax & they kept putting it off. His contract does not have a disclosure of damage form & he was not verbally informed either.

    The dealership in question is one that travels around the state leasing areas to sell their cars, they are linked to a well known dealership here in Tampa.

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    Default Re: Used Car is a Lemon

    Then it is dads fault for not insisting on a car fax, or having the car inspected, before signing the papers.

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    Default Re: Used Car is a Lemon

    If your father is competent, considered the possibility of prior accident damage, was satisfied despite not getting CARFAX information or a clear answer on that issue, and chose not to obtain an independent inspection, I'm not yet seeing how he's going to get out of the contract.

    What happened to make the "deal" fall through?

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