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?
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 to give you any opinion on your remedies at this point. I recommend that you consider contacting an attorney licensed is in Wisconsin that practices consumer protection for a consultation to obtain an opinion on what you may be able to do.
Generally speaking, if any seller made intentional misrepresentations, you will have remedies. If a dealer made misrepresentations of fact, even if they were not intentional, you will have remedies.
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