So I bought a 1990 Ford F150 off of craigslist. According to the owner, the main problems were that the transmission needs to be replaced (though not urgently), and that the only way to start it was by bridging the starter solenoid. Fair enough for $400.
Test drive was ok. Nothing spectacular but I’m good enough with my hands to fix the stuff I thought was wrong with it.
I drive it out of the guys driveway and onto a main road. I get about half a mile out and the engine starts gagging and smoke starts pouring out from under the hood. I lose power.
I pull over, push it to safety, and get the fucker towed back to my place to assess whats wrong with it.
It overheated, something fucked up, and quite a bit of coolant made its way into the engine. It cracked the block, pretty much fucking over the truck for its best quality (It was a pretty decent straight six engine wit only 109k on it).
I call the guy and tell him that the truck is a lemon, and I should atleast get part of the purchase cost back. He gets all shitty about it and is basically like “Well you bought it!”.
I call the salvage wrecker and he comes to pick it up. He pays me $100 for it, and hauls it off.
I google the guys name. Turns out he’s a two time child molester.
Should I jack the guy for the cash or what?