Auto Lemon Laws – Do you need a lawyer?Written by Charles Essmeier
Buying a new automobile is usually a bid decision for most people, and it involves a lot of time, research and most of all, money. If you are going to be paying for something for five years or more, you will generally take your time, do your research, and make sure that you are spending your money wisely on a vehicle that will last for years. Unfortunately, some new cars, like all manufactured products, do not perform as they should and are defective in some way. For reasons lost to antiquity, defective cars are known as “lemons.”
California became first state to enact legislation that provided recourse to purchasers of defective vehicles in 1982; since then, every state has enacted similar legislation. Consumers all over country may now seek either a replacement vehicle or a refund should they find themselves owner of a defective automobile.Even though legislation exists to protect you if you should find yourself owner of a lemon, most people are not familiar with their state’s lemon law. Is it necessary to file a lawsuit? Do you need a lawyer? Can you go through process yourself?
While lemon laws vary from state to state, you can generally file a lemon law claim yourself. The process usually involves writing letters to manufacturer that state your problem and filing a claim with your state’s Attorney General’s office. You must also submit your vehicle for repair of problem; each state requires that manufacturer have a “reasonable” opportunity to repair your vehicle.
More than 3 Million Units Sold for 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in North AmericaWritten by Jenny McLane
"The first Jeep Grand Cherokee created luxury sport-utility market," said Jeff Bell, Vice President-Jeep about best-selling SUV from Jeep. "Since then, many very strong competitors have intensified full-size SUV market. Yet, none have matched Grand Cherokee's combination of legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, on-road refinement, technological innovations and safety features."
These are words of Jeep's Vice President as it hits more than 3 million in sales since its debut in 1992. From then on, there is no turning back; Jeep Grand Cherokee lived up to its name with a level of comfort, ride and handling previously missing in most sport-utility vehicle, and was pioneer for introducing a driver's side air bag to an SUV.
Jeep Grand Cherokee sales in March 2005 were 18,828 units, pushing sales to 3,013,296 units since it was in market in 1992. The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is best among pack. Its best features are three new full-time four-wheel drive systems, two new transfer cases, all-new independent and front suspension, rack and pinion steering, and an all-new five-speed transmission.
The 2005 Grand Cherokee was first Jeep vehicle available with 5.7-liter HEMI(R) V-8 and Multi-Displacement System. MDS imperceptibly deactivates four cylinders when V-8 is not at work.