Consumer Protection Law
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What you are describing here is misrepresentation by the seller, which is grounds to void the sale, even a used car sale which is as is. If you told the seller your requirements and they misrepresented the vehicle to you as meeting those requirements, which you then relied upon to make the contract, this is a basis to seek to void the contract. If the misrepresentations were intentional, then it is also an unfair and deceptive business practice and potentially financial abuse of the disabled. So your first recourse is to send a letter to the dealer informing them they intentionally misrepresented the quality of the vehicle to you and stated that it was suitable for your intended purposes and that is a breach of the implied warranty of merchantability. Tell them if they refuse to rescind the sale and remove the repossession from your records and return your money, your next step will be to file a complaint with the VA Attorney General's office consumer protection unit and also with the VA DMV Dealer Licensing Unit for their unfair and deceptive practices and financial abuse of the disabled.
IF they refuse to deal with you and clear this matter up, then your next step is to file your complaint with the Attorney General and DMV. If they cannot resolve your situation, then your final option is that you need to obtain a local consumer protection attorney and sue for the breach of the warranty of merchantability, unfair and deceptive practices and financial abuse of the disabled and you can seek up to triple damages plus attorney's fees for their conduct.