States with the Best Lemon Laws
Earlier this month, the Center for Auto Safety, (an awesome consumer advocacy organization) released their rankings of State Lemon Laws.
For those of you who aren't aware, Lemon Laws are consumer protection laws that allow car buyers to receive a refund or replacement vehicle if their new car has a defect that can't be fixed after a certain number of attempts.
Lemon Laws are implemented on a State level, which means some states provide much stronger protection than others. New Jersey is ranked #1, while Illinois and Colorado come in last place.
Check out the rankings below to see how well your State protects your rights when buying a new car:
|Rank||State||Letter Grade||Total Score|
|10||District of Columbia||B||54.5|
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