If you choose to get a refund, you will receive the contract price of the vehicle including all credits and allowances for any tradein vehicle. If you leased your vehicle, you will receive your downpayment, any tradein allowance, and the total of lease payments made to date.
In either case your refund will be reduced by a reasonable allowance for use. For 2000, the use allowance is $.108 per mile or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is less.
Note: You may keep your vehicle until you have been given a refund or an acceptable replacement vehicle. However, miles driven during this time will be included when calculating the reasonable allowance for use.
Cost Reimbursement. If the manufacturer issues a refund, you will be reimbursed for the following costs:
(1) The total purchase price (total price before you subtracted any rebates or deposits or your tradein allowance) or, if a leased vehicle, the lease payments made to date; included in the full purchase price are the costs of all dealer added options or services (e.g., radio, air conditioning);
(2) collateral charges, including, sales tax, license and registration fees;
(3) costs incurred by you for towing and storage of the vehicle and for procuring alternative transportation while the vehicle was out of service by reason of repair, or was undriveable;
(4) Reasonable expert witness fees
Refund/Replacement Costs Not Recoverable. The following are not reimbursable as the result of a favorable Lemon Law arbitration decision:
(1) attorney`s fees;
(2) time lost from work;
(3) other consequential damages.
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