Does Alabama have a lemon law to protect car buyers when the car is bought from an individual?
In mid-September I bought a car from an acquaintance who is a mechanic. After a "precautionary inspection" by her and another inspection by one of her mechanic friends, she assured me the car was in good working order. Tuesday morning the car died on me and was towed to a local machine shop. The car threw a rod. The engine has to be replaced. So far, the cheapest estimate is $1,000 MORE than I paid for the car. Do I have an recourse?
Asked By: thetaylorgirls2 - 11/13/2009
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Nope. Lemon laws are for new cars. Cars sold by individuals are sold "as is". With any car its your job as a buying to make sure the car is in an acceptable condition.
Answered By: emiller1998 - 11/13/2009
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Lemon law doesn't apply. You'd have to prove that the seller knew about the engine, like a copy of a repair estimate. Now, because the seller is a mechanic, and should know more then a person on the street, that would be easier to prove, but you'll still need some evidence.
Answered By: rick29148 - 11/13/2009
No state has a "Lemon Law" that protects anyone on a vehicle that is out of warranty... More
Answered By: ElGrande - 11/13/2009
Where was your not so "precautionary inspection" in all of this? I guess that $100 you saved was well worth it after all. Anyway, like the others mentioned, this isn't a lemon. "Lemon" is a legal term that occurs when a vehicle is still under factory warranty. 'Bama has no such laws for used cars.
Answered By: alfredb1979 - 11/13/2009
As others have already told you, the lemon law does not apply... More
Answered By: xx_satanic_mechanic_xx - 11/14/2009
nope. Its your car... More
Answered By: N - 11/14/2009
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