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you buy a used car from someone and the only thing you stress is the fact that it HAS TO BE dependable. A little over one week later it breaks down and leaves you stranded in the snow. What do you do?

a.) give it back and get your money back
b.) have the seller fix it
c.) suck it up and fix it yourself, after all it's a used car and shit happens

bear in mind that the a/c is rigged, has no heater, alot of stuff is broken or not working but it didn't matter because I bought it because it was going to get me back and forth to work, and that's it
 

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Your stuck pal, if you bought it as-is and signed a bill of sale with the seller. Just suck it up and take it in like a good boy and bite down on the pillow, it'll only hurt for a minute and then get it fixed and learn your lesson for the future.
 

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I guess a guys word is not worth anything anymore

I know if I sold something to someone and told them it was dependable it would be dependable

I am not saying that this person knowingly sold it as a bad car, but I think it should be up to him to make it right. Let me also say I haven't confronted this person about the situation as of yet. It is Christmas, people have better things to worry about.

Lonnie, it's not quite a coupe, but I needed something super quick and it was the only thing in my price range *sigh* Its a 91 Escort GT
 

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How could he have known that it was going to break?
 

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Man, I have to agree with everyone on this. Deal with it!!

I had it happen on my first car which was a 1987 Trans AM GTA which looked and seemed to be a good car. I bought the car and two days later when I was driving with my dad it overheated that was where all the fun began. I owned the car for 8 months and 5 of it was in the shop.
 

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first of all I'm not crying, just asking for opinions

I needed a car to get back and forth to work and this is how much cash I had at the time

looks like I am stuck, anyone want to buy a nearly running 91 Escort for $900?
 

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Bwhahaha, you paid $900 for that POS! I am about to get me a beater here in a few days. It is a 95 Chevy Lumina 4 door its clean except for a little damage on the side for $500.
 

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I don't think you were crying.

Speaking as someone who just sold a high-mileage truck - the seller may not have known that the car was going to break down. I believed my truck was fairly reliable with the exception of a bad transmission (duly noted on the bill of sale) but anything at any time could go on it due to the mileage.

The only option you have is to either sell it or fix it and move on unless you have some kind of warranty from the seller. If you have evidence of outright fraud then whether to administer an ass-kicking to the seller is your choice.

Sorry man.
 

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nothing was written down, it was all verbal

I bought this car for one reason and one reason only, he said it would get me back and forth to work, which is an hour drive. It doesn't get me back and forth to work. That's all I am saying.

Like I said before, he probably thought the car was okay, it's not. I'm not blaming him for what happened, I've never had this problem before and was looking for some unbiased opinions.

and for those that are bashing me for buying this car, you try finding a halfway decent car for around $1000 in less than 12 hours
 

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ClockwrkOrangeSS said:
nothing was written down, it was all verbal

I bought this car for one reason and one reason only, he said it would get me back and forth to work, which is an hour drive. It doesn't get me back and forth to work. That's all I am saying.

Like I said before, he probably thought the car was okay, it's not. I'm not blaming him for what happened, I've never had this problem before and was looking for some unbiased opinions.

and for those that are bashing me for buying this car, you try finding a halfway decent car for around $1000 in less than 12 hours
I got one sitting in my Driveway...its called da Malibu :) It runs...want to buy it?

Chris
 

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man, sorry about your bad luck but I have been on the seller's side of this and would have to say that you're pretty much stuck.

I sold a perfectly good running car and the oil pump went out two days later...it was a mustang so it wasn't like the whole motor had to be taken out but the guy tried to sue me. Bottom line, he signed a "as is, no warranty" receipt.
 
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