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I traded a car to a dealer in a new car buy. My car had some overspray on the paint. The damage was not noticeable unless you really looked for it, but since my car was fairly new and did not need repair to the paint I was compensated (the cost of a new paint job) for the damage by the company that caused it. The dealer who took the car inspected it twice on two separate occasions, and never noticed any imperfections in the paint. Would they have a case to come back after me? I contend that since they are experts at evaluating autos they should have caught it prior to accepting the trade. I am in MN.
 


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by liable?:
I traded a car to a dealer in a new car buy. My car had some overspray on the paint. The damage was not noticeable unless you really looked for it, but since my car was fairly new and did not need repair to the paint I was compensated (the cost of a new paint job) for the damage by the company that caused it. The dealer who took the car inspected it twice on two separate occasions, and never noticed any imperfections in the paint. Would they have a case to come back after me? I contend that since they are experts at evaluating autos they should have caught it prior to accepting the trade. I am in MN. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

And you would be correct, unless the paint was hiding damage that was hidden by the new paint. What is actually happening to you?

IAAL



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I should clarify: I did not have the car painted, I kept the settlement. Nothing has happened to me so far, I'm just a little nervous.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by liable?:
I should clarify: I did not have the car painted, I kept the settlement. Nothing has happened to me so far, I'm just a little nervous.
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My response:

Then you're fine. Dealers typically trade for cars that have numourous "imperfections" and have the facilities for repairs, should they choose. You are correct that they have "superior knowledge" in that they inspected the vehicle 2 times, and went ahead with the deal. They had knowledge, and ability.

Go forth and drive.

IAAL



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Thanks for the help IAAL, my friends and I were pretty much in agreement that "caveat emptor" applied to the dealer, but it's nice to hear it from an authority!
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