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.

A Clunker of A Cash For Clunker Story

August 28, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Cash for Clunkers, Craig Thor Kimmel, TV interview

Thanks to the Cash for Clunkers program, more than 700,000 gas guzzlers are now off the road, replaced by more fuel-efficient vehicles.  It is a tremendous accomplishment and no doubt consumers and car dealers alike really profited off the program. While the program officially came to a close Monday night, there are still car buyers… Read More

Buy Buy Buy! But Be Careful.

July 25, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Complaint Index, Car Lemon Law, center for auto safety, Warranty

No, we are not talking about that ridiculous boy band song.  We are saying that if you have some money in your pocket, now is the time to consider buying a new set of wheels. The incentives are very attractive, there are many dealers out there who are hungry to make a great deal with… Read More

Trading In A Clunker? Cash May Be Available.

July 04, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Cash for Clunkers, government, used cars

President Obama introduced a “Cash for Clunkers” program last week.  The $1 billion program will provide drivers with up to $4,500 in trade in value if they turn their poor-mileage clunker in for a more fuel-efficient vehicle. The government is hoping that the new program will take off the way it has in Germany, and will… Read More

New Chrysler Will Honor Lemon Law & Breach of Warranty Claims

June 08, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: amy bennecoff, Auto Bailout, bankruptcy, Bob Silverman, Car Buying, TV interview

1-800 LEMON LAW attorneys Bob Silverman and Amy Bennecoff have received a significant amount of exposure and kudos this past week for working with Chrysler’s and Fiat’s attorney to ensure lemon law and breach of warranty protection for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep drivers.  Kimmel and Silverman was the only lemon law firm in the Nation to… Read More

New Amendment in Sales Agreement Protects Chryslers’ Drivers Rights.

June 01, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: amy bennecoff, Auto Bailout, bankruptcy, Bob Silverman, Car Buying, Car Lemon Law, Chrysler, dodge, jeep

Kimmel & Silverman Lemon Law Attorneys Robert M. Silverman and Amy L. Bennecoff spent a large portion of last week in New York working with Chrysler counsel Jones Day and Fiat counsel Sullivan Cromwell to include specific language regarding consumer protection in the Master Sales Agreement between the two companies, scheduled to take effect Monday, June 15. The new… Read More

Buying a car? Check out MomSpace Magazine.

February 26, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Kimmel & Silverman, magazine story

Jacqui Herritt, Managing Attorney of Kimmel & Silverman and one of the most prominent women consumer attorneys in the Nation, has contributed a car-buying article to the inaugural issue of MomSpace Magazine.  If you are planning on buying a car in the near future, you must click here to ensure that you are not taken for… Read More

Upfront Fees??? Forget it!

February 06, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: attorneys fees, Car Buying, Dealer Fraud, Lemon Law, Lemon Law Firm

I know we have covered this before, but I need to cover it again. Regardless of whether Kimmel & Silverman handles your claim or not, you should NEVER pay any upfront fees or retainers to a consumer attorney in any case dealing with Lemon Laws, Federal Warranty Laws, or dealer fraud. The laws are written in… Read More

Hindsight is 20/20

February 04, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Car Lemon Law, Consumer Rights, contracts

“If I only knew then what I know now….”  It’s a standard phrase that we all tend to say now and again.  Two calls we received today on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline certainly cement the fact. The first call came from a woman who purchased a certified pre-owned BMW in Philadelphia.  So far, so… Read More

Buying A Car? Choose New vs. Used

January 30, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Craig Thor Kimmel, TV interview

Looking to buy a car? Would you believe that in today’s economy, it may be better to purchase a new car than a pre-owned one? Lemon Law Attorney Craig Thor Kimmel discussed the pros of buying a new car with Michelle Buckman of Fox 29 News today. The interview, which was taped at the Philadelphia… Read More

Toyota & Honda See December Decline

January 09, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, car sales, Honda, Subaru, Toyota

According to the Associated Press, December auto sales figures were quite surprising. Despite the financial trials and tribulations being experienced by the big three, it appears that two of the most dependable manufacturers, Toyota and Honda, ended up at the bottom of the heap.  Despite showcasing affordable, fuel-effective models, Toyota sales dropped 37 percent last… Read More