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I purchased a used car from a reputable dealership on Tuesday.

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I purchased a used car from a reputable dealership on Tuesday. I paid $6000 cash for a 2002 Ford Escape. I got a limited power train warranty with it. I bought it Tues. evening and Saturday morning it would not start. I had it towed to the dealer. They think it is the fuel pump and told me I had to pay for the repair. I asked for a loaner and they told me to go up the street to Enterprise and rent a car at my own expense. They have my car now and are soppose to fix it next week. I feel I might as well bought the car from a private owner seeing how they are treating me. I was hoping they would do the right thing. Are they obligated? I gave my entire tax return to them. I have no money to fix a car. I am a single parent with three children, one only two years old. I work full time and go to school full time. I am in a bad way without a car now.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your question. Most used cars are sold as is here. Yours apparently has some power train warranty. But this is not covered here. I am sorry but legally you don't have a case. Maybe they woudl give you some kind of break here but they aren't obligated. Sorry but this is as is here as are most used cars. Again I'm sorry to have to give people bad news but I ahev to be honest here. I do wish you good luck...


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