Can You Count On A Salesperson's "Expert" Advice?

You buy a truck to pull your boat trailer and specifically ask the salesperson if it will do the job. He assures you it will. Afterwards, you discover it couldn't pull your trailer downhill with a tailwind. Can you sue to un-do that deal? Probably not – unless you took specific steps to protect yourself. » 10/30/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

One thing that many people do not know is that some Fleet cars are built to a lesser standard than "regular" cars. In other words, if Acme Rental buys 1,000 Ford Escorts for its inventory, those Escorts might not be built to the same standards than an Escort you or I might buy at a dealer. This will vary from MFR to… » 10/29/14 9:40am Yesterday 9:40am

What Happens If You Get Ripped Off Buying A Used Car On The Internet?

Some people see deals too tempting to pass up on the internet. A car in another state, the price is just right and the pictures look good. You can safely buy a used car - trusting the listing - without getting ripped off, right? Guess what the attorney is going to tell you? » 10/28/14 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

Why You Should Get A Receipt Every Single Time You Get Gas

You're driving along and you notice your fuel gauge is on E. You stop at a gas station and fill 'er up – and instead of gasoline you get a tank full of water. It happens. But if you paid cash and didn't get a receipt, your day just got uglier. » 10/23/14 1:00pm 10/23/14 1:00pm

I am still curious about what happens when a buyer doesn't record the sale when they ought to. I suspect that the VA system is better than the states that don't allow it but it can't be as good as if the two of you went to the DMV and handled it together. For example, do you think most sellers ask to see ID from the… » 10/23/14 6:05am 10/23/14 6:05am

Let's not forget that the car dealers of Michigan were the same geniuses who stayed closed on Saturdays for decades and claimed they were doing it for the good of their customers. But if a dealer dared to open on Saturdays, it would be vandalized by other dealers to keep them in line. … » 10/21/14 3:20pm 10/21/14 3:20pm

Yes it is criminal but this happens all the time here. They could get prosecuted for failing to file the paperwork with the state (taxes!) but they almost certainly will not be prosecuted for stealing the customer's money. The cops will say it is a civil matter and tell him to file suit if he wants his money back. » 10/18/14 5:17pm 10/18/14 5:17pm

Warranty "Problem" Stories - and Advice - From a Retired Factory Rep

If you don't change the oil in your new car, the engine will explode. I interviewed a retired factory field engineer to hear about how often that happened, and other warranty "problem" stories from the manufacturer's side. » 10/16/14 1:00pm 10/16/14 1:00pm