looking at the interface of where the spring is broken, it is conical, not a shape I would expect if it was cut. My guess is that the rubber sleeve around the spring held moisture leading to the failure.I'd like to know if it was broken because it failed or was it cut to make the car sit level.
I dont know what to expect. I would be happy to get out of this quickly with all or most of money back. I am slightly optimistic as the lawyer did not hesitate to take the case even though he will only get paid in case of a settlement.It would be sweet to see someone somewhere finally get what they deserve! Good luck!!!!!!
If you attorney took it on a contingency-only basis ..it is probably a slam dunk... remember what I mentioned in the thread above, non-economic opens a lot of possibilities .. :wink2:I dont know what to expect. I would be happy to get out of this quickly with all or most of money back. I am slightly optimistic as the lawyer did not hesitate to take the case even though he will only get paid in case of a settlement.
The lawyer took the case on a contingency fee basis so even in the worst case scenario, no settlement, no cost to me.I'm sure your lawyer is the salt of the earth, but I would hate to see his bill after four months, let alone two years. And when you get your case before a judge, he can look at it and decide it has no merit and throw it out. At which point you will be back to ground zero...but now with two strikes against you. The money you are spending going to court would be better spent being put into the car. In the end you will be able to drive it and enjoy it...just not at the cost you originally imagined.
- No one's fault on this board, I found the relevant articles too late and assumed BHCC was accurate in their descriptions on the vehicle.Evermore, (maybe switch handle to NeverAgain? ;-)
A friend of mine had his 356 repair butchered and sued the bodyshop. It was a slam dunk too. lawyer only pays himself on proceeds, sounds good...
He won (despite almost getting in jail for contempt of court when he got in it with the judge). I think his winnings were around $10K. After paying his lawyer who was cheap, plus all travel and whatever lawyers itemize for, I think he's negative $5000. How does that happen, right ? And 2 years of stress... And almost going to jail for not being respectful enough to a clueless judge... some win huh ?
You shouldn't have bought from BHCC, think of it as education. I'm sorry we failed you or that you did not post about you looking at a BHCC car earlier, whatever the case was, but at this point you are undoubtedly throwing good money after bad unless it's now personal and your mission in life to make them suffer.
Talking about throwing good money after bad, get a pro to look at the car and decide if it's even worth restoring or should be thrown away for parts and get $back. Motor, trim, interior this stuff is $$$... Anything can be fixed, not anything should, financially speaking. I once told you in this thread I was in this situation (better car than yours, was sound at least) I sold the car for parts because I could not stand the sight of it anymore, a permanent reminder I got F$%$ed ! In your case I would do some quick math and probably take a welding class and call it a fun educational project. Or part it out and move on. You're hurting yourself with the suit, but I respect that if it's personal, they are what other dealers refer to as pond scum... Don't compound your mistake, do some math and decide, the forum will help either way. One day this could be the best back from the dead thread ;-)
I disagree. A seller does have a responsibility. You are NOT allowed to lie and make false statements, it renders a sales agreement null and void. This is not the wild west anymore. Obviously, I am gambling I am rightIf the OP cuts his losses, gets whatever he can for the car and moves on, it will all be behind him and he can look forward to making wiser decisions on his next car. If he wants to make BHCC pay for his own lack of due diligence, he is taking a journey that will only keep the wound open and never give him satisfaction.
No offence, but you can't judge that (the satisfaction part), nor can I. Only the OP can judge wether it's worth it, admittedly when it's all over, but still.... he is taking a journey that will only keep the wound open and never give him satisfaction.