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Thank you for your question, George.
Please permit me to assist you this evening.
What state did this purchase take place in? Different states have different lemon laws although based on the age of the car I doubt it will qualify.
Lemon laws typically cover new cars or used vehicles that are under 1 or 2 years of age, and no more than 12,000-24,000 miles.
This may be a warranty issue, but I would need the state to double check.
state of california
California lemon law would not govern this.
When did you finally hear this noise, how many days after purchase?
probably like 3wks after wen i acually drove it longer then 10mins.
Got it, and did you inform the dealer at that time of the noise, or you waited?
i waited until i cud get it into shop due to i thot it was sumthing simple i cud afford but, turns out it needs major work done.
i do have to drop off sum dmv papers to the dealer ship here soon an i will bring it to their attention but, im woundering if theres anything else i can do incase they wont help me in this case?.
i ve read the contrac an i only seen a paper signd by my co-signer that states nothing was wrong with the vehical at the time of purchase an there was noway of knowing about the tranni at the time unless the car was driven longer then 15mins,test drive only lasted 4 to 5mins.
ok well thank you for your time, i'll a diffrent route.
One more question if I may--do you think they knew?
I am still here, I was waiting for you to finish typing.
The only potential claim here is if you can show that they knew and failed to disclose
Then you can argue that this was a 'material omission' and direct misrepresentation of the state of the vehicle.
im not sure they told me that they have every vehical gone threw an inspected,an said they were putting my in a good relible car safe for my kids an me. so i really dont know?
Otherwise, you did purchase 'as is' and you have no legal basis to pursue the dealer.
That may be considered 'puffery' or just talking up the product
if they did not directly state that they checked this part and that it was perfectly operational, what governs is the contract.
And in the contract if it was 'as is', that is all you get as your benefit for a used vehicle. I am sorry, truly.
so if it was mentiond that it had a bad tranni then i got what im paying for in other words?
or at least get them to repair it
i did ask them at the time that this is not going to break down in a few months, an thats wen they said all their vehicals are gone threw before intering the lot, an my co-signer is a wittness to that convoe,so will that help any????
That is still not a direct assurance that this was something they guaranteed.
It is not a promise that the vehicle had no defects.
ok i got you. thank you so much for your time.
You are most welcome, glad to help.
If satisfied, please do not forget to positively rate my answers to you at this time so I may obtain credit for my work. Thank you!
May I ask why you rated my answer as 'poor'? What specifically did I fail to answer? And how specifically am I responsible if you purchased a vehicle without a warranty and did not obtain written assurances. Please advise.