Two months ago I agreed to sell my car to someone. I still have the title in my name. I wrote a bill of sale that we both signed, that stated that the buyer would pay me $5500 on October 7. $3500 was to be paid on November 5 and an additional $3500 on December 7. To date the buyer has paid me a total of $300. Today he told me that he has spent over $8000 repairing the car and that he’ll let me have it back for half of that – $4000. The car is in the possession of the person who supposedly did the repairs.
I really don’t want the car back but I don’t think that I’ll ever get paid. If I demand it back from the repair shop, I’m sure that I’ll get stuck for the repair bill. What can I do?