Like the rest of us are.
I was completely unaware that a sale can be a one-sided transaction.
Do you expect a lot of quality from Yard Sale Merchandise?
So, why are used car sales exempt from this? Yes, they do put tags on the car stating "as is". No warranty. Still, shouldn't they be accountable in some way for their services?
My daughter bought a jeep from a used car salesman. She is no mechanic. She couldn't have possibly known that there was a leak in the fuel line. The jeep caught on fire, fortunately she got out in time, and it burned up entirely. Still yet, she had to pay the balance on the jeep. I think this is crap.
I think at one time there was a lemon law in Colorado. Protecting the public from these vampires. I just think there should be a national law that makes businesses responsible for what they do. Like the rest of us are.
As to the "as-is" warning. When you see an "as-is" sign, beware. "As-is" implies sufficient notice and fulfills their due diligence to tell you that something is amiss with that car. Many people don't think about that legal aspect when they put "as-is" on a used car, but it is a valid form of warning for the consumer.
Now for your daughters situation. She bought a jeep from a used car salesman. Legally speaking, it was up to her at that time before she bought the car and signed the contract to get the car checked by a third party mechanic. Like when you buy a house, it's always good to get it inspected before you buy it outright. So in this respect, she may be stuck with the balance of the car. However, there are loopholes and alternative actions you can take.
A poor analogy. Used car sales advertise quality,and on the average, produce little. So, it is false advertising. It is deceptive, and it is wrong. And, they especially take advantage of women, who are more apt to trust men because for some odd reason, women still have this idea that men are suppose to help them. Yeah. A very poor analogy indeed. Thanks.
You are indeed welcome
Elmud - My question is when did she buy the car and when did it burn up? How much time passed ?.
I think i am becoming a socialist Justin. I grow weary and hateful toward individual and business irresponsibility. What gripes me the most though, is how far some will go in the defense of scumbags under the guise of "free enterprise" and capitalism. We need some sort of protection for the consumer like the registrar of contractors . Anything that will keep the warts in check.
I cannot understand for the life of me why you could not protect yourself in this situation. I can't even see what you are being protected from!
Did you have to buy a car?
Did you have to buy this car?
Did you have to buy a car from this man?
You say you grow hateful towards individual irresponsibility while completely ignoring your own irresponsibility.
It is one thing to become a socialist because you see a system where certain groups are marginalized and downtrodden and you think someone with guns should step in and help them. That I can tolerate.
It is entirely different to become a socialist because you are a poor consumer, and you think someone with guns should step in and make sure you don't have to do the extra leg work that goes in to being responsible.
Did you have a mechanic look over the car? Did you inquire about any warranties? Did you ask the dealership what inspection process the car went through? Did you do any research into this car dealership before you purchased?
Face it, if a lemon law had been in place, the car would have cost $500 - $1000 more to cover the costs of inspection and minor repairs, all cars would have this extra cost. The dealership will not maintain the same prices, and will not cut their customers deals: that dealer will just pass the cost of the lemon law onto you.
The truly horrible thing about this is that not only will this crappy dealership pass the costs on to you, but all dealerships will pass this cost on to all car shoppers. Good dealerships who may have established themselves as trustworthy businesses will no longer be able to offer cars at the same low prices cause they can no longer account for good will. There is no longer a difference between honorable business and dishonorable. Smart shoppers who would have done their research, obtained warranties, and generally been safe could no longer see the fruits of their labor.
I understand that you were unlucky and that this dealer is, in all likelihood, a crook. But this is what regulation does. It doesn't just effect the unlucky, the irresponsible, or the crooks. It effects everyone, and it brings them down to the lowest common denominator.
Has no one else noticed this trend: The more regulation that the government "helps" us with, the more we see our lives dependent and determined by irresponsible consumers and crooked businesses!
And yes, like the registrar of contractors, there should be some sort of quality control in regard to these types of business.
Hey, i've been at car auctions where these flys buy used worn out vehicles for little of nothing and clean them up and sell them for ten times what they payed for them. And they sell them to people who, for whatever reason, cannot afford to buy a new vehicle.
A ford tempo with no back brakes. Let me ask you this. What kept the brake fluid from pooring out? What must have been done to the wheel cylinder? Think about that. Selling a death trap.
Something to think about... Is that used car salesman any more guilty than the ceo of non profit businesses that has a salary above 3 million in a non profit where 5% of all the income actually goes to the cause? Same thing, different vehicle. They are all over the world my friend.
I hear what you are saying, and I can respect it partially. I wished I had been there when my daughter bought the vehicle. It would have been checked out a little better. But, I wasn't. So she was wide open to be taken advantage of. Yes. It is a moral issue. and we probably cannot legislate morality. But still, I think we should expose these "crooks" for what they are. And yes, like the registrar of contractors, there should be some sort of quality control in regard to these types of business. Hey, i've been at car auctions where these flys buy used worn out vehicles for little of nothing and clean them up and sell them for ten times what they payed for them. And they sell them to people who, for whatever reason, cannot afford to buy a new vehicle.