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    I purchased a 1999 chevy blazer for $3,000 cash from a private party. Her add for the vehicle stated the car had 151,000 miles when a new engine was installed. she also listed the vehicle as good condition as to kelly blue book. uppon sale she had a postit note she asked for me to sign saying i would pay for the smog. I figured it was for the smog requirements when i was to regester it next year because she gave me a smog certificate dated 6/21/2010 and regestration is current til 03/2011. I called her 26hrs after purchace because mechanic stated there is no way this vehicle would pass smog or be the vehicle that the smog readings recorded in her certificate. sure enough the car failed smog, and not only did I pay $800 over the blue book value, i also paid to smog and now am stuck with a vehicle I never would have looked at if her add didnt say new motor. this is in california, and would like to hear any feedback to help with a small claims suit for deceptive practice and anything else to help. also her son is a chp officer so him also being on the title doesnt sit well with me

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