Archive for ‘used cars’

The Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make

June 05, 2012 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, used cars

The Spring has sprung and more and more folks are aching to get behind the wheel of a new car, or at least a car that is “new to you.”  In this troubled economical climate, drivers are turning toward used cars at record numbers and that is certainly understandable.  What is NOT understandable is why… Read More

When Does A Used Car Cost More Than A New One?

November 18, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: used cars

“I purchased a used car and the dealer didn’t tell me….” We cannot count the number of calls to the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline starting with this sympathetic phrase.  They didn’t know it was a rental car, off a lease, had more than one owner, or was in an accident.  Well guess what?  Any reader… Read More

A Phone Call From A Used Car Dealer

August 22, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Used Car Lemon Law, used cars

As you can expect, Monday mornings are quite busy for us.  Often times, we are going through 25-40 voice mails from consumers who have left messages on the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline over the weekend.  This week, we received our first-ever call from a used car dealer.  The dealer, based in Delaware, was complaining that… Read More

Buying Used? Protect Yourself!

July 14, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, Carfax Report, used cars, Warranty

We have been receiving a number of e-mails and phone calls lately regarding older cars.  Buying a used car is a tremendous gamble and it you’re not careful, your dream car may have previously been someone else’s nightmare.  Here are a few tips to make sure you are not taken for a ride when buying… Read More

Buying A Used Car? Make Sure You Dodge That Lemon!

May 26, 2011 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Buying, used cars

Used cars often provide a very attractive way to get more car for less money.  However, if you fail to ask the right questions BEFORE you sign on the dotted line, you could find yourself on the road to numerous car problems. When it comes to used cars, the biggest assumption is that dealers have… Read More

Buying A Used Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

May 26, 2010 By: LemonLaw Category: Magnuson Moss, Used Car Lemon Law, used cars

There is no doubt that we are all looking for ways to save money and that should extend to car buying. You can save considerably when purchasing a used car versus a new car. That being said, you need to prepare yourself to make sure that the dream car you purchased was not someone else’s… Read More

When It Comes To Accidents, It’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

July 10, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Dealership Fraud, Used Car Lemon Law, used cars, Vehicle Fraud

Three calls came into the 1-800 LEMON LAW hotline this afternoon from folks who were looking to save some money by buying used cars. All three people later found out that their cars were in accidents prior to purchase.  In two situations, the accidents were not even listed on carfax.  Of the three, only one… 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

Are Used Cars Covered Under The Lemon Law?

July 03, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Magnuson Moss, used cars

As you can imagine, distressed drivers submit hundreds of questions each week to Lemon, hoping to find out more information about lemon law, breach of warranty and dealer fraud claims. And without fail, at least ten times a day, we receive this one-line inquiry:  “Are used cars covered under the Lemon Law?” If we had a… Read More

Used Car Buyers, Beware of Flood Damage!

January 20, 2009 By: LemonLaw Category: Car Lemon Law, Craig Thor Kimmel, TV interview, used cars, water leaks

When college student and 1-800-LEMON-LAW client Ryan Robinson purchased the car of his dreams, a 2007 Ford Mustang with 13,000 miles, he had no idea he was stepping into a puddle of problems. However, even though the Carfax was clean, Robinson found his car turned out to have previously been flooded. He has filed suit… Read More