Buying a Car at Auction

I recently purchased a utility van at the auction. I had 48 hours to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out to make sure the transmission and engine were in good order, but had to put down 70% before I could take the van. I made the mistake of going to a mechanic they suggested which was close and he said everything looked good except for the tie rods.

I drove it home to clean it out and found small rocks and dirt in the back along under the floor mat. I soon realized that I had been sold a flooded vehicle. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to get out of this commitment on the van before I pay the other 30%? Any advice would be great. Thanks.

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By JD from UT

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May 17, 20100 found this helpful

Contact your attorney general. Flooded autos are not supposed to be sold. Also, get a car fax report as quickly as possible. Go online to get it.

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