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Old 05-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Did you sell it with a clean title or a salvage certificate? Your insurance was required by California law to contact you within 10 days of the vehicle being declared a total loss to begin the process of getting a salvage certificate, so if they didn't do that and you unknowingly sold it with a clean title you may be okay there.

Based on what I've read on the California DMV site, it was/is still your responsibility to get the car smogged regardless of whether the buyer agreed to do this or not.

As far as the head gasket, don't give them a penny.

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Old 05-24-2014, 05:33 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Did you sell it with a clean title or a salvage certificate? Your insurance was required by California law to contact you within 10 days of the vehicle being declared a total loss to begin the process of getting a salvage certificate, so if they didn't do that and you unknowingly sold it with a clean title you may be okay there.

Based on what I've read on the California DMV site, it was/is still your responsibility to get the car smogged regardless of whether the buyer agreed to do this or not.

As far as the head gasket, don't give them a penny.
I sold it to them with the clean title, I personally asked someone at the DMV and they told me that I can sell the vehicle with the clean title, I just have to inform the buyer of the situation, which I did. So I'm fine there. It doesn't matter, I don't think they are going to file, they haven't responded for 2 days and I haven't heard anything from any other source. They were either trying to scam me, or they realized they can't get more than 250 so they gave up.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #43 (permalink)
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What's the big deal? YOU have no recourse from the purchase from a DEALERSHIP since you agreed to "as is". Why would any private party have a prayer of recourse from another private party. The ony way I coud see that happening would be if you wrote a specific warranty documnet and posteda bond to cover the potential warranty claims.

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Old 05-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I don't remember see it here, adding as is to the bill of sale would have eliminated confusion. It is also a good idea to keep a signed copy for your records.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:14 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Cool

Next time he writes, just offer to give him the 250 back, but he needs to return the car in the condition you sold it to him.

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