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Hi, I went to a car dealership on Aug. 3, 2013 and purchased a used 2007 BMW 335 with no warranty/as is. They approved me for the loan supposedly and let me drive off with the car home.(50+ miles away). Two days later I'm driving the car home from work on the expressway and the low coolant light comes on, quickly followed by the car overheating. I was barely able to get off of an exit, pull over and call my insurance company to come and tow me home. Three hours later I was picked up with the BMW and got home. The radiator plug had cracked on the car and was leaking coolant badly. Since my extended warranty wouldnt have kicked in for another month I had to swallow the $450 cost to repair the radiator at my mechanic. The dealership calls me yesterday and tells me that the loan didnt go through because they dont have my paystubs and other paperwork. I told them I am not interested in driving another 50+ miles to the dealership and they can come get their car since there is no financing at this point. My question is, am I entitled to my $450 that I paid to fix their car??
Basically, I am out $450 for a car repair only to find out that now they will take the car back. So now they will have a fully repaired and brand new radiator and I am left without a car.
Thank you Lucy. Just a quick follow up question. I understand the days and the mileage, however what if they delay in picking the car up? Am I truly responsible for them taking their time in picking up their car?
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