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Author: Globetraveler Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 311074  
Subject: Re: update Date: 8/7/2012 11:10 AM
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I wouldn't be p.o.'d but I do hope that you had the used car inspected by a mechanic before buying. It doesn't matter if it is only a year old.

Very smart advice!

Someone in my office is suffering from this right now. They bought a one year old car and paid one year old car prices. As it turns out, the car was totaled in an accident a while back. The car was then bought at an auction, repaired and fixed up, sold to a wholesale distributor, who sold it to a dealership. All of this while maintaining a clean title

The dealership claims no responsibility that since the title was listed as clean, they had no idea the car was totaled. The Car Fax was clean and they claim they are only as good as the info they were provided, so they are not at fault. The major issue seems to be that the Washington DMV never issued a reconditioned title when the car was totaled. The person in my office is working with the state attorney general in Washington state to try and resolve the issue, however they are probably going to have to hire an attorney .

They discovered the issue when they took it to a dealership for warranty repair here in Alaska. The local dealership immediately noticed some indications of a reconditioned car, thus invalidating the warranty.
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