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Why is it not street legal?
Did the dealer provide a written representation that it is street legal, or other written warranty, or was it purchased as-is?
Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, when you purchase a vehicle as-is you are basically letting the seller off the hook for any maintenance problems which may exist at the time of the sale or may develop shortly after. Assuming the seller has not rolled back the odometer, for example, they have no liability to you for any problems with the vehicle once you drive it off the lot.That is why many people who buy an as-is vehicle will insist, before they buy, that it be inspected by their own mechanic.You can file a consumer complaint online with the state attorney general. They will investigate and take appropriate action.See the folloiwng link: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/filecomplaint.html
Also, there is no "cooling off" period for the purchase of a car or truck.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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