Can car dealer charge fee for pre-purchase vehicle inspection by independent mechanic?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am considering purchasing a vehicle from a rental car company. To make sure the car is in good shape, I want to have it inspected by an independent mechanic. However, the salesperson at the rental car company told me that they would charge me a $250 fee for doing that.

Can a dealer sell a car as "new" if it was used as a rental?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I purchased a brand new car in 2018. In cleaning out my car I found a rental agreement indicating that my car was used as a rental car for the dealership.  When I purchased the car it had about 400 miles on it.

Can a car dealer charge tax on pre-rebate price?

Dear Consumer Ed:  If a car dealer is selling a car with a rebate, are they allowed to charge sales tax on the pre-rebate price?

Problems with Used Car Discovered after Purchase

Dear Consumer Ed:   recently purchased a car from a “buy here, pay here” dealer.

Buying and registering a manufacturer's buyback vehicle

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am considering purchasing a car that is marked as a manufacturer’s buyback vehicle. Will I run across any issues registering the car in the state of Georgia? Also is there anything from a legal rights (lemon law) note that I should consider before the purchase?

Dealer fee not included in advertised price of car

Dear Consumer Ed:  I live in Georgia and am looking to buy a new car. I found a car that was advertised on a popular vehicle sales website for $17,900. When I went to the dealership, the salesperson wanted to charge me an additional $599 dealer fee on top of the advertised price.

Can car dealer sell vehicle without title?

Dear Consumer Ed:  I am trying to purchase a used car from a dealer in North Georgia. There is no lien on the car, but he told me that the title was in Atlanta and that when I purchase the car, he will give me a Bill of Sale, which I can use to get my tag and registration.

What are "buyback" and "branded title" vehicles?

Dear Consumer Ed:  What do “buyback” and “branded title” mean on a used vehicle?

Car sold with wrong VIN number

Dear Consumer Ed:  A car dealer sold me a used car that was an automatic.  After purchasing it, my insurance company did a VIN number check, which indicated that the car had a manual transmission.

Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) on Vehicles Purchased Out-of-State

Dear Consumer Ed:  I live in Missouri and will be moving to Atlanta next month.  Will I have to pay the Title Ad Valorem Tax (TAVT) in Georgia, even though I already paid vehicle tax in Missouri?