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S&K Auto Complaint - My Car Is A Lemon - 1996 Ford Taurus

Review by evolutionzchild on 2008-10-14
CBONNETSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- Well I bought a used car from this dealer and I've had the car for about 3 weeks and it's been with him for about two of those weeks. When I first drove off with it 2 miles down the road it just cut off first then its compressor went on it the next week then the power steering pump now it just cuts off after driving for a little while.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-10-19
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2008-10-14:
Things can happen with a 12-year-old car. Did you have a mechanic look at this vehicle before you bought it?
Posted by Slimjim on 2008-10-15:
I can't see how you can blame the dealer realistically. I doubt any warning signs would have indicated the compressor and steering pump were about to go. As said, it's over 12 years old and anything can happen at anytime with a car that age. Unless the dealer knew these troubles were coming on the car and unloaded it without disclosure anyway, then how can they be blamed?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-15:
Most states have a 30 day warranty provision on used car sales. This one is a lemon, demand your money back.
Posted by sarahnkrystal on 2008-10-15:
I would never buy a Taurus. Did you research the car before you bought it?
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1996-to-1999-ford-taurus.htm
I don't think you can blame the car dealer for the car. They will sell anything to anybody as long as you will buy it.
I bought a car from a shady used car dealer. Drove the car home, shut the engine off, and then pulled the key out. The engine was still running! That was a mess.
Posted by Slimjim on 2008-10-15:
I've never heard of any such state sponsored 30 day warranty on used cars. Used car lots generally have either a lot backed 30 day warranty or an As Is box checked on the window sticker. I going to guess on a close to 13 year old car, the "as is" option was displayed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-15:
Regardless, I've never seen an "as is" car that hasn't gone through at least the most rudimentary systems check that this one obviously didn't pass. Obviously somebody's just trying to hustle a junker off the lot.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-10-19:
Slim, you're spot on correct. The warranty in the window will be checked as is or with some type of warranty offered by the seller. California and most every other states don't even offer a cooling off period anymore. Would like to know where these "Most states have a 30 day warranty provision" comes from? Great states for buying a car, terrible place to sell one.

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