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Canadian anti-lemon law puts stickers on bad cars in car yards

Similar to the fuel efficiency rating sticker often placed on rental cars here in Australia, the Canadian region of Nova Scotia has applied an anti-lemon law to all second-hand car dealers. A 'lemon' sticker will be placed on cars that have either been in a serious accident at some point, or have a bad history of persistent mechanical problems.
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Dealers who fail to display the 'lemon' sticker on defective cars are being warned they will receive a $1000 fine if found guilty of trying to push dodgy cars. Service Nova Scotia Minister, Ramona Jennex, said in a recent report:

"These new consumer protection measures will help Nova Scotians make informed decisions before they drive a car off the lot."

The new law also aims to protect buyers from getting tangled into agreements involved with cars that have a history of persistent mechanical problems. Dealers will have to research vehicles to determine if a car was ever a manufacturer buyback through a database provided by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan.

It's not a bad idea if you think about. Just about everyone has, or knows someone who has, bought a shoddy car from a dealer before. This system would eliminate and crack down on dodgy dealers and help bring the car salesman character out of its sleazy stereotype.

Should Australia introduce a similar system?