I have a 2013 truck I purchased new in December 2012 for ~62k. It currently has 51k miles and I have been having numerous problems with it since it originally broke down in February 14 and was down for a few weeks for a warranty repair. Since then it has been back I want to say 6 times and often the same day I got it back, for various problems, ranging from fuel leaks to oil leaks. There have been several cases it is from the tech just being sloppy and rushing it. I think the vehicle falls within the South Carolina lemon law. I'm not sure if I want to pursue that route, because from my understanding of the law if they elect to refund me my money it will be 62k-~26k for the 51k miles I've driven. When in reality I could trade it in for $49k. I owe $36k. Not sure if I've been reading the law right, or if this is even my best course of action.
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