I purchased a motor vehicle from a private seller on craigslist for the amount of $1600 cash in Nebraska. I have proof the seller said the vehicle did not need repairs.
They said, "89 Ford Probe GT, Trubo, 5 speed, New tires, New Fuel pump, New clutch, New battery, and rebuilt engine. Low miles, great condition, Sporty with good gas milage and very dependable"..."everything was replaced it was a school project when he was in college for auto. no bogging, no hesitation, no not starting, no hissing, or clanking either."
I test drove it myself and asked questions about things I found odd but the seller had a reasonable explanation for everything that I believed. It drove home to Colorado very poorly and when I had a mechanic check it they said it needed more than $2000 in repairs and were able to show me where it was leaking and worn and why the repairs were necessary for the car to be safe to drive. The seller's wife also forged the signature on the title
in his name, instead of the seller himself. Is there any precedent for being able to file suit (or whatever it's called) against the seller for lying to me and being able to get my money back? I have tried to contact them in several ways without a response, to negotiate some sort of return that was reasonable, but I'm trying to explore other options at this point. Thank you for your time.