Implied Warranty of Merchantability for Used Car
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To answer your question, no you do not give up all your rights when you sign the "as-is" statement. That statement does disclaim any warranty of merchantability, but it does not absolve them of liability for unlawful trade practices or fraud. In your case, it seems as though they either didn't do the inspection they said they did, which is fraud, or they did the inspection and chose not to disclose to you what they found, which is nondisclosure of a material defect and is an unlawful trade practice. I suggest you get a free consultation from a consumer law firm like mine that: (1) practices in your state; (2) provides free consultations; and (3) offers to represent consumers at no charge/on a contingent fee whenever possible.