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Depending on the value of the vehicle you would file a claim for fraud in small claims court. In Iowa the limit is $5,000.00.
This link describes the process in detail:
However, if the seller's only contact with IOWA is this sale it is very likely that the IOWA Courts will not have the necessary personal jurisdiction over the seller. Also you would still need to go to Idaho to enforce any Judgment that you receive because that is where the Seller has any seizable assets.
The limit in Idaho is also $5,000.00. The following will help you with the Idaho process:
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