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The Hurricanes Are Gone, but the Cars May Remain Dealer Rip-off?

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posted on Apr, 3 2007 @ 04:34 PM
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The Hurricanes Are Gone, but the Cars May Remain


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EARL GRUBBS of Cranberry Township, Pa., hadn’t even arrived home from the dealership with his new car before the air bag warning light came on. It was last October, and he had just bought a used 2005 Buick LaCrosse CSX with only 45 miles on the odometer for $20,000.

Mr. Grubbs, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, thought he had gotten a great deal on a car that cost about $30,000 new. It was a certified General Motors used car, and a Carfax vehicle history report showed that the Buick had never been damaged.

But like the telltale heart of the Edgar Allan Poe story, the air bag light linked the car to its troubled past. Mr. Grubbs had bought the car far from, and about a year after, the hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast.
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posted on Apr, 3 2007 @ 04:34 PM
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It amazes me that CarFax and others are doing this, they know it is going on, they even passed laws to avoid it and ruthless dealers still managed to get the damaged cars across state lines before the laws went into effect. That is not all Sen. Lott had a bill sitting on the floor on the same matter, also waiting to be passed.


I wonder if this is buyer beware as usual or do lemon laws apply here??


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Page two that refers to the laws is here



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