Consumer Protection Law
Consumer Protection Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.
Did the seller make any representations as to the condition of the vehicle? (i.e works perfectly, runs great..etc.)
Is $29K around book value?
Did you have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic prior to purchasing?
Have you had the vehicle inspected after the damage occurred to see if anything was done to conceal it?
Was it actually sold "as is" and there is nothing mentioned on the sales contract about a warranty?
Ok, while CT does require a mandatory warranty on most used cars, it only applies if the vehicle is 6 years old or less, so that wouldn't be any help to you.
If this was not something that they could have known about and tried to cover up, then to be honest, you are probably stuck here because in order to be able to prove some type of fraud or misrepresentation, you would have to prove that they knew about the defect and took some type of affirmative action to cover it up or conceal it.
As for why they wanted you to tow it back, they probably initially decided to see what it was and if it was something minor. When they realized the extent of the damage, they changed their mind about repairing it.
I am sorry that I don't have better news for you.
You are welcome, even if the news is lousy...