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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.

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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.

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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?

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