The new car was perfect until it wasn’t.

I bought a new car last week.

Well, it was new to me, but it was actually ten years old. I wasn’t too familiar with buying cars, and I didn’t know who to ask to go with me. My dad lived a thousand miles away and I was on my own. The car was nice, by my standards and I paid what I thought was a really good price for it. I couldn’t believe it when I drove it to school the next day and there wasn’t any air conditioning. I called the car dealer that sold me the car. I asked about the air conditioning, He told me to bring the car back the next day and he would fix the air conditioning for me. When he was done, he handed me a bill for over $200. I just looked at the bill and laughed. I really thought he was joking. I had only taken the car home two days earlier. He informed the car was as is and he was not responsible for my not asking if there was any air conditioning. I assumed the air conditioning was part of the car. I had never been in a car that didn’t have air conditioning. He agreed that the air conditioning was part of the car. He didn’t agree that it had to be working. I learned a valuable lesson about buying a used car that week. If you wanted air conditioning that worked, you had to check to make sure it was working. You never paid for a car that ‘as is’ unless you had it inspected.

 

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