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What are your rights if you bought a lemon from a private individual?


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2011-10-18 23:00:20
2011-10-18 23:00:20

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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Look up the lemon law for kansas. Most states have a three day lemon law.

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

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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.

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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.


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