Paul Eisenstein of the Detroit Bureau reports on a little competition being
held by Hagerty Insurance; called a “Search for America’s
Sweetest Lemons.”It sounds like a lot of fun and a chance to get
the creative juices flowing.
However, as a California Lemon Law firm we seldom see lemons as sweet.
Think Toxic Waste Hazardously Sour Candy. Pictures of people eating this
stuff look like it would shred your lips and give you an ice cream headache.
A lemon automobile can sometimes do the same to the consumer.
The Hagerty Insurance competition views lemons as seriously ugly cars and
they are searching for contestants with the “cheapest, rudest, and
crudest junkers.” And while you may want to junk a
lemon car, in the legal sense, a lemon could be the finest looking car on the road,
if you are lucky enough to get it out of the driveway.
Lemon automobiles deliver equal opportunity misery to consumers. It may
be a $15,000 subcompact or a $250,000 exotic roadster. Both of these cars
seen from the outside may look fine. Inside, however, is a reminder of
why the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover”
still rings true today. You can’t always protect yourself from buying
a car that may turn into a lemon, but you can familiarize yourself with
how the California lemon law may protect you.
What makes a lemon car are repeating defects of the same kind: four attempts
to correct the defect is the general standard in California, although
some cases can be made with fewer repair attempts. When the defect is
not repaired, then it’s official, you may have a lemon!
Whether you own a Bentley or a Kia, if your vehicle has defects that the
dealership simply cannot seem to repair, call us at Norman Taylor &
Associates. Your lemon is not sweet and keeping it may make you feel sour indeed.