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Hi I purchased a car for $1500. I only put $1200 down. That was on the 11th of this month. I drove the car to East Texas, Marshall to be exact. As I arrived to Marshall which was about 3 1/2 hours after I purchased the car it runs hot and water starts to leak. After having it looked at I purchased a radiator hose only to find out it was a blown gasket. I then called the guy I got the car from to let him know. He tells me that he hadn't tested the car so he didn't know if the car had any problems prior. I owe him $300. But I told him that if he gives me $900 back he can keep the rest and the car. Since I purchased the car as is he doesn't want to do that. He wants his $300 plus $413 for the tt&l and he wants me to pay for a tow truck and pay his mechanic to fix it. Is there anything I can do since i feel I was kind of played out of my money?
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Did you receive a written warranty when you purchased the vehicle or was it as-is?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
As is.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'm probably screwed right?
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

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 car 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 switched out equipment or rolled back the odometer, 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 with the state attorney general. They will investigate and take appropriate administrative action.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise.

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