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What can I do about an oil leak on a used car that I bought as is?

I bought a used 750 li bmw with 95000 mil. from a used car as-is. The dealer said he inspected the car and it ran good and didn't burn are leak oil. I bought it on Tuesday and pulled it out the garage on Saturday, and noticed there was oil on the floor. I called him Monday and told me to bring it in. His mechanic said he would fix it. I had to pay half of the bill. I took the car home and it did the same thing and now he said he is not going to help fix it. What can it do about this?

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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Stop pretending you are big willy and get a economy car that has no oil leaks that you can afford. See website for info on retaining the right attorney, IF you decide to waste money on an attorney, rather than purchase a car that conveys the little status that you have. A 750 BMW? Get real.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 1/19/2014
    Jason Savela | Connell-Savela
    250 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 301
    Boulder, CO 80302
    (303) 865-4545
    The issue is proof that he said it did not leak oil, it is fraud (possibly criminal fraud) to knowingly misrepresent an issue like, you might contact the DA in the county where the car was sold and the DA where you live to see if they are interested in prosecuting but, even if sold as it, a specific promise that it did not leak oil is part of the deal. You can sue civilly and depending on value of car/fix, it could be in small claims court you can report him to the Better Business Bureau possibly the best thing to do is to make a YouTube video where you discuss the purchase of the car where specific salesperson promised that car did not have an oil leak and they were not truthful. Post it with photos and ID of car dealer and photo and ID of sales person. Maybe photo of oil puddle in driveway. Spread it around best you can so that anyone that looks up this place on internet sees it wait for dealer to contact you to try to solve your problem.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 1/14/2014
    Steve Freeborn | Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    33400 9th Avenue S. Suite 208
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 838-4477
    Not much. You bought a used car with 95,000 miles and purchased it "as is". About the only thing you can do is take it to a mechanic and pay to have it fixed. You have no claim against the dealer.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/14/2014
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    Nothing, you bought it as is. You should have had the car checked out before you bought it.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/14/2014
    Joanne M. McCracken | Meister & McCracken Law Firm, PLLC
    221 North 3rd Street
    Rogers, AR 72756
    (479) 633-8499
    As a general rule, when you buy a vehicle "as is" that term means exactly that. It is important to have an unbiased mechanic evaluate the vehicle before you purchase any used vehicle. Unless you have a written contract providing additional warranties for the vehicle, the dealer's oral representations are not binding. However, if he did honor his representation to fix the vehicle if you would pay half the bill, there may be some warranty there for the repair. Do you have any documents concerning the repair? Any repair warranty would depend on the content of the documents and if any exist.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas - Replied: 1/14/2014
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