| PeterOut wrote:
| >> If it is still in the 30-day trial period, hire a tow truck and take it
| >> back.
| >> Jeff
| > Unfortunately it is not. We thought we were covering our bases by
| > taking it to a supposedly reputable mechanic during that period. They
| > found no problems. Perhaps the next step should be a class action
| > suit but I am not sure how successful that will be since it was far
| > from being a new car.
| Lotsa luck with a class action suit. You're reading too many newspapers
| or comic books. Learn what is wrong with the car before you start
| mapping a brilliant legal strategy. The first (and likely the LAST)
| question you need to answer is "What warranty, if any, did you get with
| the car?" If your answer is "Uh, well, the bill of sale says "No
| Warranty, express or implied. Vehicle sold "As-Is"" you are, as they
| say in the legal biz: SCREWED!
This is sounding like a linkage problem but obviously we cannot accurately
diagnosis the problem via cyberspace... and predicting future failure is not
much different from reading tea leaves without tearing everything apart. I
also don't know how a class could be certified in this case but there still
may be legal recourse depending upon where the OP lives. This as some states
have their own laws regarding used automobiles ("Lemon Laws"). NY has a used
car warranty law that goes up to 90 days and 4,000 miles contingent upon
selling price and odometer reading. For the OP it might be worth exploring
this issue with State Attorney General's office if the dealer's position is
contrary to state law.
For example http://www.oag.state.ny.us/consumer/cars/usedqa.html