If your car still has that new car smell, but is as reliable as the one propped up on its axles in your cousin's driveway, take heart. Connecticut, as most other states, has a law that protects consumers from being saddled with a vehicle that qualifies for citrus status.
Connecticut's "lemon law" (which can be found at C.G.S. Section 42-179 et seq.) applies to new passenger vehicles, combination (passenger and commercial) vehicles and motorcycles purchased or leased in Connecticut. This law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, safety or value of the motor vehicle to the consumer, as long as the defect or condition was not caused by her actions or neglect.