8 On Your Side: Warning for consumers who buy used cars 'as is'

TAMPA (WFLA) - Ever think about buying a used car? You might want to be very careful.

One of the most common complaints we receive at 8 On Your Side is from customers whose used cars died suddenly.

In Florida, many used vehicles are sold "As Is."

Mike Marrapese is stuck with one that doesn't run. He signed a contract agreeing to pay $13,000 for his van.

He can't afford to fix its problems and make payments. So what happens now?

And Lynn Adams just wanted a dependable vehicle. She paid for an "As Is" car.  It died days later.

What are their options? Can a consumer lawyer help you?

Sold: As is, Thursday at 6 p.m. on News Channel 8

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