Are you in the market for a new or used car? If so, use extreme caution. Even the most luxurious of cars can be lemons. In 2005, the state of Florida reported 12 Jaguars and a $600,000 Lamborghini “bought back” by manufacturers under the Florida lemon law.
There are a few tips everyone can follow to avoid buying a lemon:
When purchasing a used car, search for the vehicle identification number (“VIN”) on your state’s database of “bought back” cars. You can also get the vehicle history from www.carfax.com once you know the VIN.
It is important to note that when you buy a car, you are often not just protected by the lemon law of your state, you may also have rights under the Uniform Commercial Code and Federal Unfair and Deceptive Practice Rules, as well as any other applicable warranties you may have purchased.
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