Name_Violation wrote:yeah, i hope you got a contract or somethin. a spit and a handshake doesn't hold up in court too well
Just an email with the terms that I have gone by...
She's essentially done a Breach of Trust...but given that she has the title it'll be a pain to prove anything.
I'm probably just going to take this as a loss. She was a friend of my girlfriend, who is also pretty pissed about this.
Depending on how much money you'd invested into the car yourself, you might consider small claims court to at least get your money back. Since you said you have emails: courts accept those as testimony.
One thing to consider: if your name wasn't on any legal paperwork, then at least you won't have this affect your credit. If she had signed over anything--the title or the lien--then you're on the hook for the money, AND you'll have a hard time in a few years when you want to get a loan to buy a house or something. Make sure your credit is clean!
I feel so bad for you: you trust someone, because she's a friend of a friend (and possibly a distant friend of yours) and this is how she treats you? I wouldn't be surprised if NONE of the money you gave her made it to the lienholder.
I had a friend once (only vaguely comparable situation) where he borrowed my car. Returned it rolling on the donut. Grabbed the keys to his truck (we'd swapped vehis for the weekend) and ran. Not only had he blown the tire, he'd damaged the rim. So I had to replace both. Courtesy of Frank's Tires and Goats, got replacement rim & tire for a whopping total of $35.
Know what that taught me? My 'friend' valued my friendship at less than $35.
Some people are dishonorable losers. Unfortunately, they prey upon the trusting and honorable, like yourself. It's hard to go forward without getting a little...mistrustful yourself, isn't it?
HK, people suck sometimes.
Not all fangirls are evil. Just most of us.