Thank you for your question. I am sorry for your troubles.
Your post indicates that your lawyer may have made a mistake and you may have an action against him for malpractice.
Your lawyer had a duty to follow your instructions regarding retaining the vehicle. He did not. Instead of following your instructions to retain the vehicle; he agreed to the vehicle's surrender.
You may file a malpractice action against your lawyer. It would be best if you had an attorney to represent you. You can look for an attorney who will represent you on a contingency fee basis so that you do not have to pay the lawyer prior to recovery.
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