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KULOD
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KULOD Jul 1, 6:26am - #213384 

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what is a lemon?

I think i have one, My car is at toyota for the 4th time for the same thing...the whole engine is shot once again..lift bolts, bent rods, the whole nine...i think im gonna get rid of it this time..but isnt this considered a lemon, toyota said no because its fixable
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BReakinDrifTs
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BReakinDrifTs Jul 1, 6:28am - #213385 
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Yeah, calling lemon isn't really a good thing. Big hassle, gonna have to get an attorney, plus your not going to get a lot of cash out of it. Do you still have factory warranty?
If not, you can check this out http://www.dmv.org/lemon-law.php
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GTSVST Jul 1, 6:29am - #213386 
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I think a lemon is a car that keeps breaking, but is not repairable. They are telling you that after they fix it, you shouldnt have to bring it back for the same problem, but with a lemon, it will not stay fixed.
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KULOD
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KULOD Jul 1, 6:32am - #213387 

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LIL RHODY
^^..so bringing it there 4 times for the same thing every time...would you consider it a lemon??
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GTSVST Jul 1, 6:39am - #213388 
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I would personally, but I dont know if there are different things causing that same problem, you know what I mean? It just depends on what they are saying is wrong. If you had different things fixed each time, then its technically not a lemon.
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JBing Jul 1, 6:45am - #213389 

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Cut your losses and dump it thumbsup esp if the warranty is up soon. This sounds bad, but find some idiot and sell the car, it looks nice, you shouldnt have a problem gettin rid of it. Let it become their problem

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GTSVST
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GTSVST Jul 1, 6:54am - #213390 
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Haha thats harsh! Just dont post it up for sale on this site, we'll know better.
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wannaBblueCelica
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wannaBblueCelica Jul 1, 7:05am - #213391 

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so does the lemon law apply if you buy it from a private or only a dealership?
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2003cbgts Jul 1, 7:11am - #213392 

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damn that sounds like a bad situation. get out of that as soon as you can. get you another celi that wont give you problems. good luck thumbsup
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stefanoc Jul 1, 10:25am - #213393 

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dude, complain to the dealer. tell them that ur a human being and bought a toyota for its reliability, or else you could have bought hyundai with 100,0000000 miles warranty. have them fix it and have the problem go away. no other celicas having these troubles, or barely few. it just cant be that all the bad engines are going in ur bay. something is wrong that they arent telling you about or their not doing there work right. maybe you should take it to another toyota dealer around u. if problem comes up again, i would definetely seek for an attorneys help if toyota doesnt become more helpful
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celicatalbot Jul 1, 2:33pm - #213394 
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lemon law in NY:

the car has to be in the dealer three times for the SAME EXACT REASON.


Or the car has to be in the Shop for at least 5 straight days with no repair. Then you have to call the lemon board and get them to accept the case. No lawyer is neccessary. However, it is very hard to win a case!

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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Justice Jul 1, 5:17pm - #213395 

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RI lemon law... http://autopedia.com/html/LemonLaw/RI_lemonlaw2.html sorry to much to post... it is a lot to go through but my friends gf won one with KIA... she go 100% of her money back.. then bought a BMW confused rofl
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silver Jul 1, 9:27pm - #213396 
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How did you mangage to do all that to the engine 4 times?

wtf
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theretiredpimp Jul 1, 9:36pm - #213397 

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See if you can get rid of it before it's left on your hands. Look into the lemon law and see if you could use it.

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megamanx Jul 2, 2:15am - #213398 

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Lemon: an acid fruit that contains citric acid and vitamin C, is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry, and is produced by a stout thorny tree of the genus Citrus
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ravertony Jul 2, 5:55am - #213399 
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Originally Posted by megamanx
Lemon: an acid fruit that contains citric acid and vitamin C, is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry, and is produced by a stout thorny tree of the genus Citrus

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