"Don't buy a used car until you've read this"
Daily Mail, Australia
Sept. 6, 2018
"Dealers who still sell cars with killer Takata airbags can still face fines up to $220,000 or penalties of $1.1 million."
"Why cars with deadly airbags are still being sold"
Sept. 8, 2018
"Not only can dealers face hefty fines over such practice, if someone is injured as a result of a faulty vehicle sold, the dealer would be liable for the accident and could face prosecution."
The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) offers consumers a great free tool to download and review before shopping for a motor vehicle. You can access the app on your desktop or laptop by going to www.USLemonLawLawyers.com. Or take it with you to the dealer's by downloading it from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (Android).
One thing to think about if you decide you want an RV: under Oregon's Lemon Law, a fifth-wheel RV that you tow with your own rig is NOT a motor vehicle that carries passengers. Thus, NO LEMON LAW PROTECTION. So checking on the dealership is even more important than usual before you buy a fifth-wheel RV. Anyone with the means to buy a new RV has the means to do a good, thorough check on the dealership, to find out what kind of problems other RV owners have experienced, and to have an attorney look over the contract of sale for you. Checking on the dealer and having a pro look at the contract is especially crucial if you buy a fifth-wheel or other tow-behind RV, because you may be seeing that dealer an awful lot if you wind up with a lemon. So be careful, and cautious before you spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new RV.
That's the kind of insight you can get from your own, independent attorney, and that you'll never get from the dealer.
If you're 99% sure you're getting a good deal, isn't it worth 1% of the price to make certain?
John Gear is a Salem attorney in solo practice