You’re looking for a new vehicle and have pulled up at an auto dealer. You’ve explained to them roughly what you are looking for as well as your budget. They tell you that they have just the car for you.
On the surface, the car seems ok, but the more you talk to the dealer the more you become concerned. Could the car be a lemon? Outlined below are a few reasons you might want to walk away from a car deal.
The dealer is cagey with information
Before you commit to a purchase, you want to have as much information about the vehicle as possible. No part of the car should be restricted from you. You should be able to walk around it freely as many times as you like and inspect the interior as well. If the car is locked and the dealer gives an excuse as to why they cannot open it, then this isn’t a good sign.
Furthermore, it’s usually pretty standard practice to allow test drives. This gives the prospective buyer a chance to ensure that the vehicle runs smoothly and lives up to the description provided by the dealership. If you buy without testing, you run the risk of finding out that there are faults later on.
The car has lots of modifications
A car with added extras can be a good thing, but this isn’t always the case. If you are inspecting a car and it has so many add-ons that there are very few original parts, this could be a sign that the vehicle has been misused or involved in an accident. When purchasing a vehicle, it may be better to consider something that has all the factory components so that you can customize the vehicle yourself.
It can be very disheartening to discover that you have purchased a lemon car. Thankfully, there are laws that protect you. Seek some legal guidance to find out if you may be entitled to compensation.