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Can I default on a lease? ?

I apologize in advance for the long story but I wouldn't be on here unless I was desperate. 

I bought a used car back in October a month later the car broke down. The dealership kept giving me the runaround until the first week of December.  My car has been in their possession since then yes first week of Dec. I finally got my car yesterday  1/20/2020 and within 6 hours it broke down yet again. The car was $5600. I put a down payment of $1700 and made payments for the past 3 months totaling $650. Not only that they went 50/50 with me on the repairs that cost me an extra 1000. Another mechanic was going to charge me 2 grand that's why I stayed at the dealership.  It was stupid of me to go to a Mom and Pop shop but at the time I had no choice as I didn't have good credit or a cosigner. I've been without a car for 2 months now. These people are scam artists. I looked up the lemon law in GA and it does not cover used leased cars. I am desperate and do not know what to do. I cannot afford an auto attorney. I love the car but I feel at this point they're are scewing with me. Has anyone been in this type of situation? Or know what to do? 

  • Best Answer

    Did you go to the police? FRAUD. Got it? Your police department has a fraud squad. Use them. Every dealership is licensed by your state. Contact them. Contact your insurance company. They'll help you.

    Anonymous 3 weeks ago 1 0
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  • Did you go to the police? FRAUD. Got it? Your police department has a fraud squad. Use them. Every dealership is licensed by your state. Contact them. Contact your insurance company. They'll help you.

    Anonymous 3 weeks ago 1 0
  • 1. Don't listen to these other idiot answers, yes you can lease used cars. https://www.edmunds.com/car-leasing/yes-you-can-le...

    2. Yes, you can walk away or default. It'll ding your credit and they may come after you but most mom and pop stores just sell the lemon car to the next sucker. You'll be out all money you paid into it though.

    3. Next time just save your money and buy a cheap used car with cash. There are many reliable cars for as low as $1,000. I bought a 12 year old Honda for $1k and it ran perfectly.

    Anonymous 3 weeks ago 2 0
  • Yes............

    Richard 3 weeks ago 1 0
  • Ive never heard of anyone offering a used car lease

    vic 3 weeks ago 0 1
  • Another details once comes with more charge.

    Anonymous 4 weeks ago 0 1
  • Allways buy insurance its easyer

    david 4 weeks ago 0 0
  • I would probably get some violent friends together, take the car back, and tell them they are going to take the car back - and refund all of my money.

    Obviously they aren't going to want to do that - which me and my violent friends would be just fine with.

    River Euphrates 4 weeks ago 1 1
  • You don't appear to even know what kind of a contract you have here.

    'I BOUGHT a used car back in October...'

    '...used LEASED cars...'

    Figure out what kind of a deal you have. Used cars that are sold are sold on an 'as is' basis, unless there is a VERY SPECIFIC warranty offered in the SALES contract.

    ANDRE L 4 weeks ago 8 0
  • Stop making payments tell them to come get the car and when they sue you take them to court. Keep the repair bills and all communications to them. They are breaching a contract that the car was in good running condition.

    JR 4 weeks ago 2 8
  • You can ask but they can say no, the rules are you can end it but then the rest of the term becomes payable right now. If by some miracle they are kind or can afford it they might let you out early, I've heard of it if you ask but, it's entirely up to them if it's a yes or a no. You are supposed to sue them for failing you but still honour the lease you see, it's unbreakable no matter what they do, you're mean't to take them to court for not keeping their side. Same when people ask if they can withhold rent if the landlord isn't fixing things, the answer is no, you sue. It might seem unfair but if it wasn't like this then people would just say there are problems to end contracts early and then businesses would not survive.

    Ding Dong 4 weeks ago 3 0