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Re: Your New Audi

I said:
> > Cars are sometimes dinged or bumped on 
> >the lot and repaired by the dealer.  This is not considered to have been 
> >an accident, and the car is new with the damage properly repaired.

And R. Scharf said: 
> This is an interpretation that does not hold up in some states.  Items which
> result in repaint or significant repair (typical of dealership lot damage and
> port of entry damage) must be disclosed in many states and/or the car cannot
> be sold as a new car.

> You should check your state law to see if you have any recourse - assuming,
> of course, that it is a problem worth pursuing and that the dealer and you
> can't work out an amicable solution.

Agreed.  My original comment was not to state a legal position, but 
to advise you of the attitude which dealers bring to what might be 
called "shop wear" on cars.  Since it's inevitable that some of them 
will receive minor dings or have scrapes which must be repaired, they 
do not generally regard these as anything but new. 

I apprecite being advised of the legal situation - which of course 
may be quite different than the dealer's attitude.  I agree that you 
should check the situation in your state.  Take full advantage of any 
leverage you have. 

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