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Q: I bought a used car off of craig's list that turned out to be a disaster -- do lemon laws still apply?
Gordon Leech
Gordon Leech answered on Dec 20, 2017

Wisconsin's lemon law does not apply to the purchase of used car. However, Wisconsin does have remedies available to consumers that buy used cars based on affirmative misrepresentations by the seller, both private parties and car dealers. There may also be warranty claims if you purchased a... Read more »

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Q: I'm worried about buying a lemon -- what tips do you have for buying used cars in Wisconsin?
Gordon Leech
Gordon Leech answered on Oct 4, 2017

Buying a used car can be scary, especially if you are not familiar with signs of prior accident damage and repair and mechanical issues. I wrote blog posting on my website discussing some strategies that you my find informative. Here is a link:... Read more »

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Q: I bought a car in Wisconsin that I can't register in Colorado.

The owner didn't disclose that the vehicle has an illegal exhaust system with no catalytic converter. Can the owner be forced to buy the car back or fix it?

Gordon Leech
Gordon Leech answered on May 15, 2017

Your rights in Wisconsin against the seller of a used car depend on whether you bought from a dealer or a private party, what affirmative representations were made about the car, and the terms of the agreement you entered. There're too few things known about your purchase circumstances to be able... Read more »

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Q: I had a vehicle illegally repossessed in the state of WI.

I had a vehicle illegally repossessed in the state of WI. I have since moved but I contacted the Department of Financial Institutions in WI about the matter and the finance company responded saying they would remove the negative information from my credit. They have since failed to follow up with... Read more »

Gordon Leech
Gordon Leech answered on Apr 20, 2017

Whether the repossession was illegal and what remedies are available to you depend greatly on your particular circumstances. You probably need to get legal consultation with a Wisconsin licensed consumer attorney familiar with the repossession law to properly advise you of your legal options. If it... Read more »

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