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post #16 of 135
The unasked question here is: would you hit it? Once you've answered that, you'll know how to proceed with the rest of the stuff.
post #17 of 135
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I am leaning towards something like this (thanks!) with a number in the 1-3 hundred range.

Nah, don't do that.
post #18 of 135
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The unasked question here is: would you hit it?

Once you've answered that, you'll know how to proceed with the rest of the stuff.

This.
post #19 of 135
is she hot? if so, then inform her that your accountant DerekS will be in touch with her shortly to work out any problems.....if not, tell her to go suck it. You gave her the chance to have it looked at and told her of the problem that you knew of.
post #20 of 135
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
The unasked question here is: would you hit it?

Once you've answered that, you'll know how to proceed with the rest of the stuff.

Heh, well, actually, yes, but I'm out of the market so to speak. Anyway, someone told me that it could be the transmission mounts (?) and not a big deal, but also that the transmission place will probably gouge her anyway for a problem that might not need attention for months/years...

Definitely the majority of opinions are to not give her anything. Seems harsh, but I still want to fall back on the fact that the sale price was significantly below blue book...should that matter?
post #21 of 135
Do what Douglas said.
post #22 of 135
Never would have bought a car with a 'clunking sound' but if I was the girl I'd be insulted by $100. Better to pay nothing.
post #23 of 135
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Dear XXX,

I am very sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with the vehicle you purchased from me. As I am sure you know, there are risks inherent in purchasing any used car in a private sale, and it is the responsibility of the buyer to have the car thoroughly checked out for any mechanical issues. Even then, there are risks inherent in owning any vehicle, and repairs are simply part of the total cost of owning a car.

You may recall that in your test drive, I did draw attention to an occasional issue with the transmission, and you declined to take the car on the highway or to take the car to a mechanic. The issues you are experiencing are beyond anything I ever experienced with the vehicle, and there is no way to know if they are even related. In any case, I did sell you the vehicle in good faith, in as-is condition, and at a steep discount to the listed blue book value. You got a good deal.

The sale is legally binding and completed. It is clear I have no further legal obligations in this matter. However, as a further gesture of my good faith, I am willing to contribute $300 (or $100, or $500, or whatever you are comfortable with to assuage any guilt you feel) to your repairs. Please let me know your mailing address and I will mail a check to you.

I trust that this concludes our business. I wish you all the best with your new vehicle.

Sincerely,

borderline

This, but pay cash and consider not putting it in writing. Maybe meet and tell it to her in person and hand over some cash. If she has a problem after that or seems as though she will not be satisfied keep the money and tell her to call a lawyer.
post #24 of 135
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Nah, don't do that.
+1. The deal is done, don't prolong it.
post #25 of 135
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I haven't contacted her. Just got a text. "This is definitely not normal, I'm taking it to my mechanic. If you don't help I'm taking you to court. I'm sorry."

So at least I know what her next move is. I am thinking though that I would definitely win in court and have to pay nothing. Maybe I should just see how it plays out? Or I can say "This is what I'm willing to pay, if you don't like it, take me to court and see how that goes."
post #26 of 135
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I haven't contacted her. Just got a text. "This is definitely not normal, I'm taking it to my mechanic. If you don't help I'm taking you to court. I'm sorry."

So at least I know what her next move is. I am thinking though that I would definitely win in court and have to pay nothing. Maybe I should just see how it plays out? Or I can say "This is what I'm willing to pay, if you don't like it, take me to court and see how that goes."

She's bluffing, but if she is actually willing to take you to court, be very very careful what messages you send her, and you probably shouldn't pay anything, as it may imply guilt. Have any lawyer friends that can advise you?
post #27 of 135
Dude, come on!!! It was one thing when you were just trying to be a nice guy for the sake of being a nice guy, but now she is pretty much telling you that the problem is YOURS, not hers. On principle, the principle being personal responsibility, you cannot give her a dime. Are you seriously kidding me? Take YOU to court? Over what?

This reminds me of the current season of the Bachelorette. Some guy named Brantley or Bradley, only came on to the show to promote his business, whatever that is. One of her friends called her and warned her about this guy, that he was only there to promote his business, so she had reason to doubt his authenticity. She still believed him. He decides he cannot take it anymore as he is actually repulsed by the current bachelorette, so he makes up a story that he misses his daughter too much and needs to get back home to her. She is crazy about this guy and is devastated. While filming him in those testimonial booths or whatever, he is making fun of her, saying she is ugly, has no personality, and that the only thing she would be good for is a quick lay. I mean this guy is on the same level as the guy in CA who killed his pregnant wife, Scott Petersen, that is how bad this guy is. She has no idea how he really feels and the show hasn't told her, at least not yet. She looks like a complete fool as she whines on and on about how great he is, how she really cares about him, all the while he is laughing at her.

In this instance you are the Bachelorette and the woman who bought the car is this Brantley guy. You are here on this site, the majority of us telling you that an "as is" sale is "as is" whether stated in writing or not. You owe her nothing, period. Meanwhile you seem to be riddled with guilt over this for no reason. Now, she makes it clear you are the enemy, that she will take you to court if necessary. You still are not certain what to do here? Come on, it is time to "go to the mattresses!"
post #28 of 135
At this point don't do anything until you are summoned by a damn judge.
post #29 of 135
yeah, fuck her. at this point all i'd do is send a return text. "i'm sorry you're having trouble, but you bought a car in as-is condition sold to you in good faith. the sale is final. good luck."
post #30 of 135
you're looking for legal advice from a forum about men's clothes...find a lawyer
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