Lemon Laws Don’t Protect Used Car Buyers

Written by Charles Essmeier

Most buyers of new cars are probably familiar with lemon laws, which allow consumers a refund or replacement when their car turns out to be defective. These laws generally cover leased cars as well as purchased ones, and they have worked well as a consumer protection tool. Unfortunately, no such laws exist for used cars, and buyers should be careful when purchasing them.

Many car dealers offer “certified used cars” that come with some sort of warranty, but most independent used car dealers do not. In most states,repparttar law permits used car dealers to sell cars “as is”, and in that case, anything that goes wrong, even if it happens five minutes after purchase, becomesrepparttar 140916 buyer’s problem. Dealers selling cars on an “as is” basis often aren’t even required to disclose any problems a vehicle might have to potential buyers. Most independent car dealers sell older, less expensive cars than those sold at major auto dealerships. A lot ofrepparttar 140917 profits that independent used car dealers make come from financing, particularly from financing those with bad or poor credit. Those with problem credit often find that such dealerships, which self-finance, are their only chance at obtaining a car loan. These loans, with their resulting high payments, often leave buyers without any extra cash to pay for repairs of undisclosed problems. Legislators in several states are considering laws that

Replacement Parts for the Mercedes Benz E500 at Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

The award-winning Mercedes-Benz E-Class line will soon featurerepparttar new 2006-model E350 sedan and wagon, both powered by a new-generation 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower – a 20 percent increase overrepparttar 140882 3.2-litre engine.

The E500 stands atrepparttar 140883 top ofrepparttar 140884 regular E-Class sedan lineup, which also includesrepparttar 140885 V6-powered E320 and new-for-`05 E320CDI turbo diesel. The 3.5-litre V6 features four valves per cylinder; double-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves. This isrepparttar 140886 first time Mercedes-Benz has used double-overhead camshaft technology on its V6 engines.

One ofrepparttar 140887 most powerful engines for its size,repparttar 140888 3.5-litre all-aluminum V6 produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with maximum torque available from 2,400 rpm allrepparttar 140889 way up to 5,000 rpm. At only 1,500 rpm,repparttar 140890 new V6 already develops 87 percent of its maximum torque. E class models haverepparttar 140891 hood, front fenders, trunk lid, and suspension sub frames are aluminum, as are numerous suspension pieces. There is increased structural use of high-strength steel as well. The design and construction helpsrepparttar 140892 ride comfort and handling of all E-Class models, butrepparttar 140893 E500 and E55AMG have a special trick as standard equipment - Airmatic DC (Dual Control) semi-active air suspension, derived from that used inrepparttar 140894 premium S-Class. The air springs and shock absorbers use electronic sensors and computer-controlled actuation to match suspension response to road conditions, driving style, and cornering force.The E350 and E500 rear-drive models come equipped withrepparttar 140895 world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission. The seven-speed transmission improves acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h by up to 0.3 seconds and allows significantly quicker acceleration in highway passing situations. Atrepparttar 140896 same time, shifting is even smoother than withrepparttar 140897 previous five-speed.

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