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Your state may have a lemon law, which could give you some recourse. And if there was fraud involved (the seller lied), you have a civil claim. You might sue in small claims court if it's a relatively small amount, or hire a lawyer if it was a more expensive car.

Good luck!

AnswerActually there are only 6 states which have Used Car Lemon Laws, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York to be exact. Each of the mentioned states have different definitions of what actually qualifies as a "Lemon". You should visit the official DMV for more information and procedures if you live in one of the 6 mentioned States.
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Q: What are your rights if you bought a lemon from a private individual?
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In Kansas if you buy a car and it has problems you didnt discover before you bought it what r your rights?

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Does the lemon law in Washington state apply for used cars bought by a private party?

Yes I believe it applies every where in the U.S. Since it is sold as is you can not sue someone.

Can you return a used car to a private party?

Usually no because most private party purchases are made to purchase as-is unless you have something stating otherwise; of course you can always go back and ask but unless you are extremely lucky and the guy is nice you bought his lemon.

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The lemon law only applies to new vehicles.

I bought a used car from this man and it was a lemon it broke down and he replaced it with another lemon. Can i take him to small claims court?

Yes, you can. If you just bought it from some guy, you're probably not going to get anywhere. If you bought it from a car dealership you might have a claim.

What options do you have when you buy a used car from a dealership and then the engine dies and is unable to be fixed?

Sounds like you bought a lemon. Check out the lemon law.

if you bought a used car still under warrenty does the lemon law still appls?

Lemon Law applies no matter what the warranty says.

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Is there a lemon law on used cars with a warranty of 3 months?

No, the lemon law is not for used cars. It is for a new car you bought that is a lemon and a car that the dealer is unable to repair. Check with you state Attorney General for the details of your states lemon law.

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The lemon law applies to any motor vehicle bought in the state of Nevada.

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