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  • avatar Stever@Edmunds 03/13/08 11:35 pm PST

    Disclosure depends on any state laws, the dollar amount of the repair, as well as the manufacturer's policy.

    For example, BMW used to have a policy that if the cost of repairing a car damaged in shipment to the dealer wasn't more than 3 percent of the MSRP, the car was sold as new. They didn't even tell the dealer that it was repaired. I think they changed that policy after a highly publicized suit in Alabama a few years ago.

    Georgia requires disclosure to you if the repairs on a new car exceed $500. But Georgia excludes any glass repairs (and tires, wheels, bumpers and radios).

    Check with your state's consumer protection agency for specifics about Mississippi's laws, if any. My brief search didn't turn up anything.

    Windshields offer a surprising amount of structural strength to most cars btw, and many people believe it preferable to keep the factory windshield as long as feasible, and then to exercise care in obtaining a replacement.

    Source: http://www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/pa
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  • Stever@Edmunds 03/13/08 11:35 pm PST

    Disclosure depends on any state laws, the dollar amount of the repair, as well as the manufacturer's policy.

    For example, BMW used to have a policy that if the cost of repairing a car damaged in shipment to the dealer wasn't more than 3 percent of the MSRP, the car was sold as new. They didn't even tell the dealer that it was repaired. I think they changed that policy after a highly publicized suit in Alabama a few years ago.

    Georgia requires disclosure to you if the repairs on a new car exceed $500. But Georgia excludes any glass repairs (and tires, wheels, bumpers and radios).

    Check with your state's consumer protection agency for specifics about Mississippi's laws, if any. My brief search didn't turn up anything.

    Windshields offer a surprising amount of structural strength to most cars btw, and many people believe it preferable to keep the factory windshield as long as feasible, and then to exercise care in obtaining a replacement.

    Source: http://www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/pa
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  • cltwhite 03/28/11 3:16 am PST

    I don't think soo as those things replaced are or not what is important is you are getting a new car. So there is no harm in small replacements. Also if any damage occurs while shipping a new car the damage is of course repaired and again the car is bought to sale. As all internal parts are new only.

    Source: http://www.drnew.com

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