Avoid buying lemons

Avoid buying lemons

When you finally make the decision to purchase a new

car the last thing you would expect to find is that

the car is defective in one way or the other.

However, this does happen - albeit on a small scale -

and there are laws in place - both federal and state,

to force the manufacturer to replace, repair or


But what do you look out for when you are buying a

used car? Sometimes the fault is very obvious.

Maybe you can see a kind of ripple effect down the

side of the car when viewed from either end. This

could mean that the car had collided with something

forcing the metal body to warp in ripple like


Or perhaps the car is a different color on one side or

at the back or front. Careful here, this could denote

a ‘cut and shut’ type vehicle which is highly


The car is literally two vehicles welded together.

Maybe the car (or part of it) was stolen and has been

passed off as being legitimate.

Most times faults are not obvious and great care

should be taken to check out the history of the


Remember the old adage - buy in haste repent at

leisure? - well in this kind of case your grandma was


Never buy in a hurry and get some kind of organization

to check out the vehicle for you. It may cost a little

more in the long run but you will be assured of a

reasonably safe vehicle and avoid litigation.