A car sale is a good way to get a quality used car at a reasonable price. However, an as-is sale essentially means a sale where a pre-owned vehicle is sold as is, without any known or desired damages or defects. That means that if a car is listed as 'as-is', the seller is legally absolved from any responsibility to fix or replace any defective or damaged parts. If there are any, he simply has to honor the purchaser's warranty and resell the car at regular retail price. That's not the case when the car has been repaired. Find out more on this article if you want to buy a New Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale.
The key to getting a new RAM 1500 for sale is to understand how a typical dealer or private party handles a used car sale. First, the purchaser (usually the buyer) contacts the DVLA (VDL - Vehicle Licensing Agency). Then, the buyer submits the Car Information Statement (CIS) - a legal, evidence-based document that certifies that the vehicle meets all marketable standards. The DVLA then makes a decision about the vehicle. The decision is sent to the seller, who then either accepts the decision or challenges it in court.
The key to understanding what the DVLA will consider as a lemon is to understand the law as regards odometers. As the law states, 'a sale is made under the contract of sale and possession' and 'if the buyer proves that the car has been driven for a shorter period than its indicated retail sales mileage, the buyer has the right to file a claim for a reduction of the retail price'. The important point is that a car sale is made under the contract of sale and possession, meaning the dealer cannot sell a vehicle below what is considered to be its estimated retail sales mileage, unless proof of this can be found by the buyer.
Another key element to understand is that a Car Sale company is not allowed to change or remove parts of the sales contract without informing the buyer. This includes unscrupulous dealers trying to sell a vehicle with known problems, such as a failed odometer. A Car Sale Company is also not allowed to sell a vehicle that has been 'purchased in the flesh' - that is, if the buyer visits the dealership with a representative and explains the problem. The fact that the dealer tried to sell the car under the guise of an 'estimated retail sale' does not make the transaction a valid one, even if it was presented as such to begin with.
In cases where a dealer fails to provide the required documents, a dispute can arise. If the warranty on the vehicle ends once the vehicle is purchased, then the dealer must provide a copy of the signed warranty to the buyer at the time of the sale. However, if the dealer sells the car 'as-is', then they are only required to provide documentation relating to service records and other 'exclusions'. If the warranty ends 'as-is' then either the buyer or seller can bring a lawsuit against the other, and the on-going cost of repairing the vehicle will be charged to the original owner.
Lastly, the dealer's 'obligation to disclose' comes into play. The law requires a dealership to disclose all relevant information to the buyer including, but not limited to, the odometer of the vehicle, how many months the warranty covers, and any other 'dealer disclosure document' which becomes a part of the purchase price. Some states have even mandated that vehicles must have their odometers mounted externally to ensure accuracy. A Car Sale Company is not necessarily required to tell you this information, as it is their job to negotiate a purchase price with the buyer.