(Closed) Need advice about evoking Lemon Law.

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It won’t hurt to see what the attorney says but I would probably just leave it if they are going to replace the car. It seems like that would be the ideal outcome from suing anyway so a lawyer might be a waste of money for you!

Post # 3
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11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

BakerBee16:  I think the best possible outcome you can hope for is a new car and maybe any existing out of pocket repairs be paid.  I don’t think you’d get more than that really.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

BakerBee16:  It is my opinion that you ‘open’ a case with an Attorney vs. a large car manufacturer, and you will be involved in a very long, drawn out process to achieve an agreed upon settlement.  

I would take the dealer up on their offer, and hope it is a fluke.  If similiar problems arise, then seek out an attorney?!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

BakerBee16:  what’s the issue?  It seems fair that they would replace the car with another car of the same value. I’m not sure why you would expect to get a more expensive car?

Post # 7
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go meet with the attorney– it’s a free consultation.

 

And figure out what your total losses are and what your ideal outcome is–  (if I were in your shoes– I’d want all the money back I’ve paid for that car AND legal fees.). I don’t know if I’d want to drive another Dodge if I were in your position.

 

 

Post # 9
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683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

hiring a lawyer to get more than you’ve paid for (ie a more expensive car at the same cost) seems a bit greedy to me. But you know, I’m all for forgive and forget and what not. They are rectifying the problem, to ask for more seems a bit grabby to me

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

BakerBee16:  I wouldn’t waste my time going to the consultation. Then again, I think it’s kind of strange to expect them to pay for a more expensive vehicle…

ETA: I saw they gave you a loaner vehicle so while this might have been frustrating it doesn’t seem as though it has really been an inconvenience and you haven’t spent extra money on a rental or anything. In that case I think it’s pretty greedy to expect them to give you a more expensive car and I’m sure most judges would agree (if you to them to court).

Post # 12
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

See the lawyer.  If Dodge is willing to do a replacement, they should be convinced to do a refund.

 

i think it’s reasonable that you be refunded all costs incurred for that car. Everything- hell, I’d even ask to be reimbursed the money I paid to fill that effing car with gas!

 

What did you do when that car was in the shop?  Did you have to rent a car, ride the bus, take a taxi?  Include that as well.

 

Since I’m not such a hardass, maybe you should allow some money– $100 (rental fee) for the four days you were actually able to use that car!

 

Just out of curiosity– is that car yellow?

 

Post # 13
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1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

BakerBee16:  They aren’t saying you have to have a Dart just the same value of a Dart.  It wasn’t the dealership that forced you into buying that car.  You made the choice on your own.   I think it is fair that they give you the value of the car that was defective.  I dont understand the sense of entitlement….and it is not just with you!  If the car wasn’t defective you would be driving it around and would be happy with your purchase.  They dont owe you more.  They owe you what you paid–yes that includes your oop for the time it was in the shop (rental).  Not gas because that is a cost you would have had regardless.

Post # 14
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1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Based on your other post, they gave you a loaner for the whole time you were without the Dart, so I am not sure what damages you would have other than the value of the car.  If I were you I would have them cancel the loan, refund your down payment, and get a car from a more reliable manufacturer.

Post # 15
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953 posts
Busy bee

So you expect them to give you a more expensive car than you paid for? 

They agreed to replace the car, if you want a more expensive car you pay for it. 

 

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