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By rippedoff - / Thursday 4 March 2010 14:09 / Australia
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rule #1 about buying used cars, ALWAYS ALWAYS have AT LEAST 2 different mechanics inspect it before you buy it! and NEVER use the guy the car owner suggests because they could have worked something out with them in advance

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due to the breach of good faith in selling you the car and promising that the car was in good shape, the contract you made with him has been breached. you could take him to court(small claims for less than $5000) and any judge would rule on your behalf

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The lemon law does not apply here. The Lemon law only applies to new (not preowned) vehicles purchased from a certified dealership, and the same problem has to appear, be fixed, and appear again a total of three times. Used vehicles are NOT included in the lemon law. Also, if this was a pre-owned vehicle, which I'm assuming it is, then you have absolutely NO case in any court. Not small claims court, not large claims court, not ANY court. If you are as gullible as you sound, you probably signed

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number 2 is totally right! I have gotten a few used cares in my day and the one thing I always do is have a mechanic look at it. the sales person says nope then move on. I hope you've learned from this experience. good luck op

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There's no way OP could prove the car wasn't serviced (it would be up to her to prove it wasn't, not up to him to prove it was) and she couldn't prove any problems when she bought the car since she's had it 6 months.

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Actually this is fraud which has nothing to do with warranties. Course the OP is from Australia so I don't know what legal options she has since I don't know the Australian legal system.

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this isn't fraud. any car that is less than $900 is a piece of shit anyways. it could have been serviced every night (like your mom) but a piece of shit is still a piece of shit. if the car lasted 6 months, you got your money's worth out of it.

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op didn't say it cost 900$ which is more than what he paid. op said that the cost of repair was 900$ more than the cost of the car. if the car was bought for, let's say 1500$ then the repairs cost 2400$.

rule #1 about buying used cars, ALWAYS ALWAYS have AT LEAST 2 different mechanics inspect it before you buy it! and NEVER use the guy the car owner suggests because they could have worked something out with them in advance

You could quite easily take that to court and win, clear misrep of the car's condition if there's nothing else to this. If I were you, I'd see how much a lawyer's letter would cost. Could end up being cheaper than getting it fixed.

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Carfax isn't what it's cracked up to be, yeah it will show the history if brought to a reputable mechanic; however, that's not always the case. It could have been wrecked and then "fixed" by a halfass mechanic who did a halfass job and it would never be on the carfax and you would never know. And the previous owner could have did all the servicing himself and didn't do a good job.

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Agreed with Xundria. My dad does most of the repairs/tune-ups at home on any cars my family owns. None of those would be on record. #37: I think it was a joke referring to the commercial where the guy has a fox puppet to replace getting them the carfax, lol.

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