Was Lied To Re: Condition Of Vehicle I Purchased

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    Was Lied To Re: Condition Of Vehicle I Purchased

    I responded to a ad for a Van. The ad had a nice list of things that he had done to it and I sent an e-mail.
    My e-mail said "I know you have done a lot but I would like to know how the engine, transmission and undercarriage are".
    His, written, answer was, "The engine, transmission and undercarriage are sound".
    After a test drive I purchased the van.

    My first couple of short trips to the store were great then I had to drive a little further and the van started staying in the lower gears and was struggling. I wrote to the seller and his written reply was " I don't know what to tell you, I have never had any problems in any gear".

    I knew who his mechanic was, because of some receipts in the glove compartment. I went to the mechanics garage and acted like I knew there was a problem, that he knew about, and I needed to know what to do. He said there was a problem - it was - "all the scans they did showed a bad cylinnoid".
    We talked further and the outcome was that the seller knew the transmission was bad when he sold it to me, when I specifically asked about the major parts and when I wrote to tell him about the problem the van had, (after only a few days).

    I believe he needs to return my money and I will return the van. Yet - he is not returning my e-mails or phone-calls.

    Thank You For Your Help,
    Catherine Fitzpatrick


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    Your best/only option may be to file a lawsuit. If the amount is under $5,000, you can do this in small claims court. Otherwise, you are not likely to receive any response from the seller.
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