Classic Chariots Sued by California Lemon Law Attorney

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Used car dealership Classic Chariots of Vista, California sued by California lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. in class action lawsuit that alleges violation of California lemon law and intentional falsification of down payment amounts in vehicle purchase contracts.

Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has announced the filing of the class action lawsuit Graciano v. Classic Chariots, Inc. (San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2011-00058760). The lawsuit was filed on October 11, 2011, and also includes causes of action under the California lemon law. The plaintiff, Mr. Graciano, is an Oceanside, California consumer who purchased a used 2004 Chevrolet Blazer from the defendant Classic Chariots, which operates a popular used car dealership in Vista, California.


The Complaint in the Graciano v. Classic Chariots lawsuit alleges that when Mr. Graciano visited Classic Chariots in September, 2011 he was unable to make a down payment large enough for a lender to be willing to finance the Chevy Blazer’s purchase, and that upon learning this Classic Chariots falsified the down payment amounts in the vehicle purchase contract in order to trick a lender into financing the deal. The Complaint further alleges that Classic Chariots's actions resulted in Mr. Graciano being ensnared in a predatory loan for which he otherwise would not have qualified.

Plaintiff’s Complaint against Classic Chariots alleges that he is not the only victim of Classic Chariots’s alleged falsification of down payment amounts, and seeks relief on behalf of a proposed Class of automobile buyers who purchased vehicles from Classic Chariots’s Vista, California dealership in transactions involving falsified the down payments.


Mr. Graciano’s complaint alleges that the Chevy Blazer turned out to be an inoperable “lemon” that breached California lemon law’s implied warranty of merchantability. Other non-California lemon law causes of action included in the Complaint allege that Classic Chariots: (1) refused to sell the Chevy Blazer to Mr. Graciano for its advertised price; (2) failed to disclose that the Chevy Blazer had previously been registered as a rental vehicle; and (3) refused to provide Mr. Graciano (a Spanish-speaking consumer) with a Spanish-language translation of the purchase contract prior to obtaining his signature on it.

Please Note: the San Diego County Superior Court has not yet made any determination of the merits of the California lemon law and other allegations in this lawsuit, and Classic Chariots has denied Plaintiff’s allegations and maintains that it committed no wrongdoing.


The California lemon law attorney representing Mr. Graciano also announced that he is now in the process of attempting to locate other Classic Chariots customers who would be willing to share their stories about Classic Chariots and potentially act as witnesses.


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