Consumer Protection Law
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Yes, you can do something about it.
You can make formal demand to the dealership to pay for the cost of the repair and cancel the rest of the contract because the dealership materially misrepresented the condition of the car and sold you a junk, and that you overpaid for the car. If you are ignored, you can file complaint with your Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau.
You may also consider retaining the services of a local consumer Attorney to send a demand letter to the dealership to pay the repair costs for the transmission and related repairs and to cancel the rest of your payment—your car is too expensive, and if necessary file lawsuit against the dealership for selling you a junk and materially misrepresenting the condition of the car. This is an unfair and deceptive act and practice. Most consumer Attorneys would take a case on contingent fee basis. This means that the Attorneys may not charge upfront for their fees and would only get paid if they win the cases for the consumers. Even then most Courts award Attorney fees to prevailing consumers. So, you may not have to pay out of pocket to obtain a consumer Attorney to sue the dealership for unfair and deceptive act and practice to force the dealership to pay for the repair and damages you have suffered as the result and to cancel the rest of your contract.
You can use the following sites to find local consumer Attorneys: