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02:10  28 march  2017
02:10  28 march  2017 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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In some cases, the buyer will come back expecting you to fix something that went wrong. If you don't, they may threaten to sue . Why You Should Never Buy a Used Car "As Is". A Dealer Can Charge You "Too Much" for a Car .

Go to permalink. Oh, the times I’ve gotten panicked phone calls from people who exclaim: “I sold a car to someone and now they’re threatening to sue me! Dress nice, show up and explain to the judge how you just sold a car and the buyer is over reaching.

What to Do If Someone Threatens to Sue You Over a Used Car© Justin Sullivan / Getty What to Do If Someone Threatens to Sue You Over a Used Car

If you want to make the most money you can when selling your car, you almost always want to sell it yourself. But as frustrating as dealing with Craigslist buyers can be, the fun doesn't necessarily end once the car is gone. In some cases, the buyer will come back expecting you to fix something that went wrong. If you don't, they may threaten to sue.

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According to consumer protection attorney and R&T contributor Steve Lehto, you shouldn't let a threat bother you. In his experience, the vast majority of people never actually file a lawsuit. And even if you actually do get sued, the odds are strongly in your favor.

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I hear from people all the time who sold a used car to someone and that person is now threatening to sue them. What do you do if this happens? How often does the person actually follow through and file suit?

That's because, in most states, private party car sales are all as-is. Unless you're specifically offered a warranty, it's assumed there isn't one. And that makes it difficult for the buyer to win their case. If your ad was honest, you're probably in the clear.

Sure, it's annoying to waste half a day in small claims court, but isn't that better than paying for repairs you're not responsible for?

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