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Old 10-29-2007, 10:30 PM
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Please READ!! Need some opinions....just got f*$#ed!!

As y'all may or may not know I just bought a 2000 Prelude SH. The car only had 30k original miles on it (if it's too good to be true it probably is right...). The dealer said there was problems with the ecu, not going into all the details, but long story short said it was good to go. the day after i bought it the motor blew up!! The mechanic said it over heated and blew a rod. Now i'm paying for the car and 1500 for a new motor. Does anyone know if California has a lemon law, and if so what it is??? I want the car, I just dont think I should have to pay to replace the motor!!

They said the motor was being shipped from Japan, and it too has 30k mi. on it. I get the feeling this mechanic is as shady as the dealer is... Other than that is there anything I should look for specifically when i get the car back? Man i'm so confused!!
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:33 PM
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you need to get the numbers off the block on the motor you have now. check them against the "new motor" to make sure they're different. otherwise you got snookered.
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Shouldnt the motor have the VIN of the car on the block? If so the new motor should be a diffeerent VIN yea?
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different serial number. will be right under the H22A on the block
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By the time I get the car back it'll be too late, dont know the serial number, unless the owners manual has that in it...
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no it doesn't. so go to the shop. and look under the hood. it's your car, and your right.
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Hmm, check in your purchase contract, i believe theres a rule stating that the person purchasing a used vehicle has 2 days to change his mind, i'm not sure if you can use that against them or what but i would definately say "I don't want to buy a car that will blow up on me a day after i buy it" if it DID happen a day after you bought it, then that rule should apply to you in some way- atleast to get a free motor or ATLEAST to get them to go half way on the purchase of the new motor with you.... Call the better business beaurou, how ever you spell the last word, and file a complaint- also see if they can give you the info on who to contact to find out if theres a law that protects you against something like that.
If i sold you a car and it blows up a day after you buy it, there is no way in hell i'd make you EAT that- because thats what they're doing.

Read your purchase order, the two return law is in there and theres also something in there in red letters about being able to return the car or cancel the contract if you feel that theft and fraud is being commited against you.... good luck =\ but seriously- look into that, its in my contract, im in Los Angeles California so we should have the same purchase order and mine says all that...
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Yea I know what you mean. Definitely going to look into this. He should at least be putting the motor in. I'll get out the purchase order tonight and look it over. thanks for the info
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tell u the truth im not sure in cali but hea in az theres a 15 day law stating that if anything goes wrong say the hearts of the car motor/tranny/transfercase if anything goes wrong with it the dealership should pay for cost and labor and give it to u give or take if it was a Used Car dealer Or New .. i deal with customers all day and its pretty hectic sometimes when **** happens like dat. deals go bad. ppl want there money ppl threaten me all the time lol ima take u to court this and that .. but n e wayz u should check with the dealership and go over the contract and all assuming u "finaced" ur car... if u purchased it cash its a different story i know alot of dealerships are douchbags and sell the car "as is" and basically ur fked. but then again i agree with ^^brute there should be a saying in some paper work stating something about 2 days if the customer dont want it "IF" something was wrong with the car or needed extensive work.they should at least pay 1/2 or a majority of it n u say pay a deductible but if the customer just chooses well payments to high or. this anit my car anit me u know then ur fked. i know one of my clients that actually bought numorous of trucks off me that lives in cali contacts this law office or w.e and he tells them wats going on and everything and they right a personal letter to the dealership and stating he Must Have these things done for them . idk its kinda crazy but he told me about this story when he bought a cummings 2500 diesel out in cali and got like bunch of **** that the owner didnt want to give him. showed him a letter and bam got all his **** done lol.
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