Missouri's Lemon Law does not apply to used cars. In most cases, these vehicles are sold “as is.” For that reason, it's critical to look into the background of the car you're considering. Do this with the help of a mechanic and a title search. For more information, see the Attorney General's All About Autos publication.
Also, before finalizing the sale, make sure you're in possession of the vehicle's title.
Sample Buyer's Guide, which dealerships (but not individuals) must display in the window of a used car for sale.
Shopping for a car? Use our worksheet to make sure you have all the key questions answered.