Q: Can a dealer sell me a vehicle with undisclosed frame damage.
Dealer is in Iowa in in michigan. They claim to not have known of the damage but will only pay $800 if the $1800 repair bill. It they will pay me for the whole truck and pay to ship it back
Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware! Likely, you purchased this car "as-is". Unless the dealership warranted this vehicle, or expressly stated there is no frame damage, you are effectively at their mercy.
It's a bit of a math problem for you now: if you keep it and repair it, you'll be out about $1,000; if you let them buy it back from you, you'll have to ask what they'll pay. You also have to factor the cost and ease of finding another vehicle.
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