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Archive for ‘Car Buying’

Car buying tips for consumers in the United States. Understand your rights as a car buyer and protect yourself from deceitful dealers and defective vehicles.


Lose Your Job? Hyundai Has You Covered.

January 08, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, hyundai

As we continue to blog about the dips in auto sales, manufacturers will do anything and everything they can to bring prospective buyers into their showrooms. And, here is the most creative marketing we have seen to date. While unemployment continues to rise in these troubling financial times, one manufacturer is trying to convince you… Read More


Don’t end up “all wet” with a flood car.

November 24, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Carfax Report, Dealer Fraud, flood car, TV interview

Late last week, we taped a story on flood cars (Check back with the lemon law blog for air date and station).  A young man surfed the web for a great deal on a beautiful 2007 Silver Ford Mustang.  It was loaded with every feature he could ask for….and a few problems he didn’t want. … Read More


Lemon Lawyer Silverman in Penn Stater

November 18, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Bob Silverman, Car Buying, Car Lemon Law, magazine story

Lemon Law attorney Bob Silverman is featured in the November/December edition of The Penn Stater, Penn State’s Alumni Magazine. As part of the magazine’s how-to guide, Bob, a 1986 graduate, offers some guidance on how to avoid buying a lemon: Narrow the car you’re looking for down to make and model. You have to do… Read More


Could New Car Smell Be Toxic?

November 17, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Accord, Acura, bmw, Car Buying, Chrysler, dodge, Honda, lincoln, mercury, Mitsubishi, porsche, saturn

At 1-800 LEMON LAW, we have heard of folks suffering with headaches after driving around in their new vehicle, and we never understood what they were talking about….until now.  It appears that the new car smell we are all so fond of could actually make us sick. CNN.com is reporting that this scent could be… Read More


Odometer Tampering Is Illegal!

November 11, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Dealership Fraud, Consumer Rights, Dealer Fraud, Defective Car, odometer rollback

Throughout the seventeen years we have been in business, we have received well over 1000 calls pertaining to odometer rollback. It remains a common act of dealer fraud. And as we have repeatedly told consumers, it is illegal.


When it comes to MPG, what’s fine in ’09?

October 22, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, fuel economy, gas prices

The Environmental Protection Agency just released their 2009 EPA Fuel Economy Guide and we’ve pored through the hot-off-the-presses data


Car Repoed? You Still Have Rights.

August 19, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Dealership Fraud, Consumer Rights, Dealer Fraud, financing, repossession

As our roller coaster economy continues its downward spiral, repo men are unfortunately having their best year ever.


Buy A Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

August 06, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Lemon Law, Warranty

As we have been reporting, the manufacturers are suffering and will do anything and everything to sell.  These dire times provide an ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to get a nice ride for less.  However, a consumer still needs to take the steps necessary to make sure their new dream car does not… Read More


Fox Philly Viewers Were Put To The Test

August 05, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Craig Thor Kimmel, Lemon Law, TV interview

Remember that pop quiz we snuck on you a couple weeks back?  How did you do? It’s amazing how many folks can’t separate fact from fiction when it comes to car buying and your lemon law rights.  Fox Philadelphia consumer reporter Michelle Buckman was equally surprised at some of the answers when she gave the… Read More


Extended Warranties: Bargain or Bogus?

August 04, 2008 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Defective Car, extended warranty, Warranty

This past weekend, in her Shortcuts column, New York Times writer Alina Tugend questioned whether a consumer should consider purchasing an extended warranty when buying their car.  She found herself immersed in a maze of terminology, regulations and lawsuits so she sought out some advice from a few well-informed sources: **In their annual auto issue… Read More