Although my practice is primarily Lemon Law, I get more calls about used car purchases than anything else. Often, there is little I can do for them. But, if they had done some things BEFORE they bought the car, they might have avoided trouble in the first place.

So, this week’s Lehto’s Law is aimed at this. I condensed as much information on the topic into one segment. What things can you do and what should you do to protect yourself in a used car purchase. And there are two highlights you want to watch/listen for. One: I admit to making one of the dumbest mistakes I talk about - when I was in law school. Two: I give a shout out to Doug DeMuro and one of the truest things he ever wrote about. (But don’t tell Doug - it’ll just go to his head.)

So here is the audio:…

And here is the video:

And that thing at the top is not a car. It is a Sno-Cat. I was looking for “For Sale” signs in my photo collection and ran across it. It was used. I did not buy it.


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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.


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