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Unread 04-05-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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So I just bought my first car at 26 (I went to two high schools and then lived over seas so I didn't need one until now)
I've always loved mustangs so I decided to get one. My fiancee talked me into getting a V-6 under the idea that is was more reasonable as a daily driver, to combat the price or premium fuel and tires. I was always going to get a used one due to finances.
I found a 09 mustang with 36K+ miles in good condition. it cost 14,000$, then the taxes and I got a 2 year warentee so with everyhting the total came to 18,000$
But it's just not what I want. I want a V8.
So we were driving by another dealership and we saw a 2015 V-8, lowered, upgraded seat, upgraded engine, the whole 9 yards. 30K miles for 32,000$
Well when the new dealership looked at my mustang for trade in value they found out it had an active recall on it, since before the time I purchased it.... only 4 months ago. Not to mention that I am 7,000 in the negative. I expect to be a little in the negative but 7,000... that's a lot.
I've never been happy with this car. It had a small dent in the back right panel that was never fixed properly and they never changed out my break pads. Not to mention when the "fixed" the dent the first time, I went on vacation for a week and when I got back not only was it not fixed, no one knew where my car was! But it came back minus a tank of gas and plus 70 miles. I'm pretty upset as you can imagine and I just want this car out of my life.
Do I have a legal leg to stand on to make them take it back? I don't what them to fix it for me, I want out of it.

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Your story is very confusing. Did you drop your car off for servicing at the dealership (same one you bought the car from?) and then left for vacation? And then you ran into all these issues when you came back to pick it up? Regardless, I doubt you have any "legal leg" to stand on to make them take the car back. Used cars can be sold with an active recall. Them doing crappy service has nothing to do with the purchase of your vehicle and that sale is more than likely final.

Was the car sold as Certified Pre-Owned? Typically that means that includes fixing any active recalls but I would doubt a 7 year old car would be sold as CPO.

I hate to have to say it, but you got a **** deal on that car too. 14k is already overpriced for a 2009 V6 Mustang. That warranty is also ridiculously overpriced ($2-3k?). That car doesn't even get very good gas mileage over the GT. Like 1 more mpg city (17 v 18) and 3 more highway (23 vs 26).

I'd say suck it up until you can afford a GT definitively and treat this as a learning experience.
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No. You don't have a leg to stand on. You bought the car and paid too much for it in the first place. Dealer may be a little shady but their service department has nothing to do with the fact that you bought the car.

They don't have to fix recalls. Not that big a deal though. Certainly doesn't affect the value of the car.

Sorry pal. You owe the money, you'll have to deal with it.
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Sorry to be another bearer of bad news, but in this situation it doesnt look good. I dont think you have much to go on. You bought the car in its current condition, whether its in good shape or not, you agreed to pay for it.

Next time you buy a used vehicle, be extra picky and know exactly what your getting. If something is needing to be fixed or changed with it, have the dealer do it before signing papers.
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No. You don't have a leg to stand on. You bought the car and paid too much for it in the first place. Dealer may be a little shady but their service department has nothing to do with the fact that you bought the car.

They don't have to fix recalls. Not that big a deal though. Certainly doesn't affect the value of the car.

Sorry pal. You owe the money, you'll have to deal with it.
I agree with you.
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