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Used Cars 101: Does The Lemon Law Apply To Used Cars?

Are you looking to buy a used car? Here is everything you need to know to answer the question, “Does lemon law apply to used cars?”

40 million used cars are sold worldwide each year, according to a recent study in Automotive News. People are choosing to opt-out of spending a minimum of $30,000 on a brand new car, and instead, purchase something used, but practical.

Of course, there are risks when buying any car, and this risk increases with used cars.

The lemon law, a law that protects consumer’s rights, is most commonly used with new cars. You may be wondering then, does lemon law apply to used cars?

Luckily for you, it’s possible it does, and you could be missing out on benefits if you own a defective used car and aren’t aware of the lemon law. Read on to learn more used car buying tips and the perks you could be receiving!

Does Lemon Law Apply to Used Cars?

Lemon laws are federal and state consumer protection laws, which were created to give rights to consumers in regards to product warranties and defective goods.

If the defect is deemed irreparable, the manufacturer must replace the car or give a full refund. It most often comes into play when a defective car requires manufacturer repairs on a specific part multiple times.

Almost all new cars come with manufacturer warranties that leave little up for interpretation, so these cars are always protected by lemon laws. When buying a used car, the warranties and legal protections might not be as apparent.

Many states have enacted new laws to protect used cars because so many have proved to have defects. This generally depends on how old the car is and how much mileage it has on it. However, it’s also possible that your used car is protected by certain warranties no matter how used it is.

What to Do If You Have a Lemon

There is nothing more frustrating than buying a used car, just to have it break down on you the next day and turn into a lemon car.

With lemon laws, if your used defective car was sold with a written warranty, you most likely qualify for a refund or replacement. This could be a manufacturer’s warranty or a warranty from the dealer you purchased it from.

Lemon laws differ with each state, and this is especially true when applying it to used cars.

In California, lemon laws can apply to used cars even when they are outside of their warranty, as long as the defect happened within the warranty time period. This is not true for all states, and the easiest thing to do is to contact lemon law lawyers, which often require no upfront fees and can generally get you attorney fee refunds if your used car qualifies.

Your Next Steps

If you are researching to buy a used vehicle, you can feel more at ease knowing the answer to the question, “Does lemon law apply to used cars?” and you will have some legal protections. Make sure your vehicle comes with a warranty that is valid for a least a year, and that your state recognizes used car lemon laws.

If you already own a lemon car, contact your lemon law professionals and research your current warranties. Log any repairs you’ve had to make, when they occurred, and what the age and mileage of your car.

If you live in a state with expansive lemon law protections, you just might get a nice refund or replacement vehicle. Check out our other posts for more informative lifestyle tips!

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This Batmobile Is Covered In 16,000 Swarovski Crystals And Costs $8,900

Batman and Swarovski fans alike will love this detailed representation of the legendary Batmobile ($8,900). In this black vehicle, DC’s hero roams the streets of Gotham City, defending the city and its inhabitants. Only 200 pieces of this special Limited Edition are available worldwide. It is embellished with over 16,000 hand-set crystals using the Pointiage technique, creating a sparkling, exclusive look. Black rubber tires and polished metal details complete the refined design. 

An amazing gift for Batman and DC fans and collectors. Please note that this is a decorative object and not a toy.

More info HERE.

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LEGO Announces Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Set

Today, the LEGO Group and Automobili Lamborghini unveiled the eagerly awaited LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. 

The 1:8 scale LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 embodies the unrivalled power, visionary design and futuristic elegance of the limited-edition Italian super sports car. 

First presented at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019, only 63 of the full-sized Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 models are being produced, making this 3,696-piece replica the ultimate collector’s item for luxury car lovers and LEGO fans looking for their next building challenge.

Boasting a vivid lime-green color and elegant golden rims, the model measures over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide. This one-of-a-kind model is the ultimate addition to any LEGO collection.

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 set has 3,696 pieces and will retail for $379.99.

It will be available directly from LEGO stores and www.LEGO.com/Technic-Lamborghini-Sian from June 1st, then in many retailers from August 1, 2020.

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Matt Reeves Shares First Look At The Batmobile

The Batman director and co-writer Matt Reeves has shared three new photos featuring a first look at the Batmobile.

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film. Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”

Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.

The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.

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LEGO Unveils Creator Expert Fiat 500

LEGO added another classic to its automotive roster—the Fiat 500 just got the LEGO brick treatment. 

To celebrate, LEGO has also reimagined the infamous Fiat ads from the ‘60s using this authentic-looking LEGO version. 

This LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.

The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 is available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com for $89.99.

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Rare Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro Could Be Worth Over $100,000

A true one-off and the third rarest of all Hot Wheels cars, this Chevrolet Camaro prototype was just recently discovered. It was found in a set of other Hot Wheels cars by self-proclaimed Toy Scout Joel Magee, known for his appearances on Pawn Stars and at collectible events. 

The Camaro toy dates back to 1968 and, as with all early prototypes, was given its enamel white paint in order to check for imperfections. Very few prototypes made it to retail, and this one is even more rare thanks to its Hong Kong-stamped chassis. 

“I’ve collected toys forever and this Hot Wheels Camaro is the Holy Grail of collectibles,” Magee said. “I am beyond excited to have found it to add to my vast collection. This car is so extremely rare that there is only one known example which is this one. Imagine something that originally sold for 59 cents now being worth upwards of $100,000! Wow!”

Magee intends to add his new Hot Wheels Camaro prototype to his collection, which he takes with him around the country to fairs, media appearances, appraisal events and toy events.

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Bill Murray Returns To Groundhog Day In New Super Bowl Commercial

It’s Groundhog Day all over again as Jeep brand debuts a Super Bowl  spot starring Bill Murray (in his first-ever national television commercial). But this time reliving the same day over and over again is always a new adventure when you’re driving the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. 

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LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car

Know a race car fan who would love to drive like the Stig from TV’s BBC Top Gear? Let them put their skills to the test with this awesome LEGO Technic (42109) App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car. 

First, they can have fun building the rally car toy, discovering all the elements that make this Rally Car model work. Then the adrenaline builds as they try out cool moves – all using the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ App. Powered by a smart hub, the app allows super-precise movement, giving endless play combinations with authentic sound effects.

Choose from different control screens to drive forward, reverse, steer, accelerate, brake and tackle obstacles. They will also get real-time feedback, including a speed and tilt log and can test out their skills in the app’s racing challenges section.

– Let race car fans take on a driving challenge with this LEGO Technic app-controlled Top Gear Rally Car. It’s operated via a smart device with 3 screens. 
– This toy rally car model is controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ app and powered by an advanced Smart Hub with 1 XL motor and 1 L motor for a more immersive play experience, authentic movements and hours of fun.
– Build the car. Download the app. Get ready for action. With multi-function control, drivers can go forward, reverse, steer, accelerate, brake, or play sound effects and get real-time feedback!
– At over 10” (26cm) long, 3” (10cm) high and 5” (14cm) wide, this motorized toy car is the perfect size for driving or for display. 
– Building can start without batteries but to enjoy the full power of digital play with the app controls, you’ll need to pop 6 x AA 1.5V batteries into the Smart Hub.

Pre-order the LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car HERE for $129.99 and it will ship January 1, 2020.

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The Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck ($39,990 — $76,900 ) offers the utility of a pickup with the speed of a sports car. It has an angular, cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton and ultra-strong “armor glass” that keeps occupants safe while protecting against dents, damage, and corrosion. Payload capacity is up to 3,500 pounds, it can tow up to 14,000 pounds, and it has 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage for gear. Three models are available: Single Motor RWD with 250 miles of range, Dual Motor AWD with 300 miles of range, and Tri-Motor AWD, with 500 miles of range and a 0-60 time under three seconds. 

Production is set to begin in late 2021, alongside the “one more thing”: an all-wheel-drive ATV designed to fit perfectly in the bed. If you are considering upgrading to a Tesla you’ll most likely need to get rid of your old car. If that’s the case you can use a local company to sell your car rather than going through the trouble of selling it on your own. It’ll save a lot of time haggling with strangers.

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Ford Introduces The Mustang Mach-E, An All-Electric Crossover SUV

Ford’s first true electric vehicle is here with the Mustang Mach-E, leveraging Mustang branding wrapped in crossover packaging and promising performance to live up to its name. 

The Mustang Mach-E is the first car to wear the Mustang name that doesn’t fit the familiar long-hood, short deck pony car profile, along with current EV styling cues like a grille-less front end and a massive touchscreen interface. The four-door body and raised ride height will no doubt strike a note with purists, but the practicality make it the right decision. 

The spec sheet puts the Mach-E GT, and especially the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, in the realm of Tesla and the European competition, with 0-60 times in the sub-four and mid-three second range respectively. Two battery options will be available at launch, good for 300 miles with the extended-range option. Power figures are 332 horsepower and 417 ft-lb of torque for the base model, with all-wheel and rear-wheel drive available. 

The Mustang Mach-E should hit showroom floors in late 2020 for $44,000+.

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