Week 4 – Narrative Essay –
Prompt #1 – Page 146
The purchase of a vehicle for transportation is never thought to be an injustice to the buyer. Buying a vehicle for the first time, I walked down the lot inspecting car after car. Having my husband, Walter there made me tend to get more excited with butterflies in my stomach. Understanding that buying a car is a legal binding contract until the unit is paid in full. However this was not an ordinary day, nor an ordinary car lot. Given little knowledge about cars I made my first step towards a sports car.
As we were walking along looking at each vehicle we would peak in the windows, look through the engines, and ask questions regarding each car we came to. I had always wanted a sports car, but not just any sports car- ...view middle of the document...
Understanding this I was pushing to get this vehicle that day! Never had I imagined all that would unfold just because of my dream car. After going in and discussing the sale we went to check things on the vehicle to make sure there was not any significant damage. We did this because it was a used car and did not want to get a lemon. After getting the car home it worked well for a couple weeks but then the air conditioner went out. The gentleman that had sold us the car said, “It is not our responsibility but yours because you drove it off the lot”.
After hearing this we decided to get another vehicle. We had only two payments left on the car when we finally found a sports utility vehicle that was within our price range. Wanting to trade in the Eclipse for the SUV, we learned that the car had a reconstructed title. In other words, it had been totaled and rebuilt yet it went unmentioned to us. After finding this out, the dealership with the SUV said they did not take reconstructed titled vehicles. So they referred us to ask for forgiveness on the last two payments then give us the title since there was no notice of this type of title. We called the company that had the title for the Eclipse and they said no because we were told. In Tennessee, they are suppose to inform the buyer of the issue and have them sign a form stating they knew the car was reconstructed. However, again we did not get this notice or the form to sign.
In conclusion to this story, we returned the car and bought another family sized car. Not being told about the defect in the car made us feel uncomfortable with driving it. How would we know if there was anything else wrong, if they could not tell us that? The moral of this story is to always check your vehicle thoroughly before driving off the lot and never buying from a “Buy here, Pay here” place.