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Rice Toyota Complaint - Used Car Sales Are Stealing People Blind

Review by Techguy333 on 2008-04-28
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA -- I recently purchased a used car from Rice Toyota and was trying to haggle with the sales rep about the price when she mentioned that the price included the tires and inspection. After I got the car home I realized Rice Toyota had removed the new tires from the car and placed used worn out tires on the car and then after I confronted the sales rep and the manager they tried to ignore me and told me I was crazy.

I'm taking legal action against Rice Toyota, I'd advise not to do business with them!
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-04-29
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-04-29:
unless you have in writting, you are not going to win. try returning the car under the lemon law. all states allow a return within a certain time frame.

Posted by tnchuck100 on 2008-04-29:
The Lemon Law does not apply to used vehicles. There is no law that allows return of used vehicles within a certain time. The only way you can rescind the sale is by a material breach of contract. Unless it is in writing otherwise a used car sale is "AsIs".
Posted by Starlord on 2008-04-29:
Occasionally, used car lots play fast and loose with the laws, and customers. My wife tells of a time she negotiated a price for a car. When she was gone to pick up the money for the sale, they swapped out the tires for All-American Snakeskins and drained all but about five gallons of gas from the tank. Fortunately, these are the exception rather than the rule, but one should always use caution. We recently bought a 2006 Dodge truck and are tickled to death with it, as regulars here know.
Posted by sabletaz on 2008-04-29:
I would advise you to log in to your state's government website and search under Lemon Law, there you should get the info that you might need to be able to return the car. In Maine, it applies to new and used cars. Hope this helps.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2008-04-29:
sabletaz, while Maine does provide better consumer protection on used vehicles than most states it is still not covered by the Lemon Law. Again, the Lemon Law is for NEW vehicles. In Maine if the vehicle cannot pass inspection or has safety related defects the sale can be rescinded within 60 days.

At any rate, the OP is in North Carolina.
Posted by Mrs. V on 2008-04-29:
North Carolina does not have a used car lemon law.

*Except if you receive an express written warranty with the vehicle.*

An express written warranty can be either:

a) the balance of a manufacturer’s warranty,
b) a separate limited warranty given by the dealer, or
c) an extended warranty or service contract you purchase from the dealer at the time you purchase the vehicle.

If you have such a warranty, the substance of the new car lemon laws *may* apply.

This is an ify clause that sometimes works, sometimes not. It depends on that States General Attorney.

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