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One of the two important things was about my sweet 550. The other was the beginning deathwatch of my mother-in-law.

Today, I found out my sweet little thing has had a very bad time in the front end of my car. The frond bumper has been replaced. The frame was blended and the various front things do not fit right. SHIT.

Ferrari of Orange, who sold me the car, did not tell me about the problem. I was buying the finest car. I figured the dealership would be trueful. They did not tell me the front end had been hit.

CRAP.

My car cannot be a concourse car. Nuts. Even I can see the problems of the force. Square is not square. Ferrari of Orange tells me to pound sand. Yipes.

Do I need to buy another Maranello?

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Ouch :eek: :eek: . Did you have a PPI done ?

On the question of should you get another Maranello, given that you drive the car hard frequently, as long as the chassis is not bent and the handling is not affected, I would probably keep your current Sweet Thing. Better the devil you know, than the devil you don't :evil: . Most concourse cars are miserable caged "Garage Queens" and would never see the type of usage and pleasure you get out of your Maranello masterpiece.

Hope it works out.
 

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When did you buy the car? Most states have laws covering dealer disclosures. If they were aware of the fact that the car had been in an accident and had severe body or structural damage and they failed to disclose it, you probably have a claim against them. Usually part of the consumer fraud statutes. In many states, you can recover treble damages and attorneys fees. Also, a complaint to the consumer frauds section of the state attorney general's office usually gets their attention as well. And California is certainly on the forefront of consumer protection.

Don't just take their lack of response as an answer and walk away and eat the loss on the car. Get a good lawyer and pursue it if they failed to inform you of the damage. You may not have noticed it, but they should have, especially if they did the work or inspected the car before selling it.
 

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Heck, as long as it is not a safety issue, I am happy. The dealer should have told me. :evil: I did learn to not only have a mechanic check the car out but also have a body & fender man look at it.

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