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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.
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.
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?
Dear Consumer Ed: recently purchased a car from a “buy here, pay here” dealer.
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?
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.
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.
Dear Consumer Ed: What do “buyback” and “branded title” mean on a used vehicle?
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.
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?