What should I do now that I’m out $15,000?
I bought a 2002 Acura RSX from Legend Auto (in Dallas TX) and they told me the car had come from NJ, never been in a wreck, and it only had 40,000 mi. on it. I checked the Carfax and it was all good. I spent $14,000 on it. 3 months later my two back tires blew out. After I got new tires, the wheels couldn’t be aligned because the frame was bent! I took the car to a mechanic and he said it had obviously been totaled (not so obvious to me!). So I hired a lawyer and paid him$1,000. That was a year and a half ago. He never returned my calls and his office is never open. Should I just spend the money to fix the car, or try to find another lawyer?
You bought the car almost two years ago. You did not have it checked out by your own mechanic prior to purchase. Three months after you bought the car (most likely well after the warranty expired) you had a problem with the two tires blowing out? Did you hit something? It is would be very rare that two tires would blow out at the same time.
You say yourself that you had a carfax check done, and at the time of purchase, there was no indication that anything was wrong.
Rather than paying to have the car repaired, you hired a lawyer, who you now say will not return your calls. Has the car been off the road for all this time?
There are two issues here. The first is the car, which you need to get fixed. Do you have any proof that the dealer knew that the car had been a total loss. Do you even have any proof, other than the one mechanic’s comment, that there was body work done to the car, and it was not done properly? It is well out of warranty, and unless you can prove that the dealer knew of the problem, you will have to pay to fix the car yourself.
The second issue is the lawyer that took your money and has not provided a service. File a complaint with your local Bar Association! They will help you get the money back if possible and it should not cost you anything else!
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