What to do if the condition of a used car was misrepresented to me?

Question Details: I bought a car from a private sekker in another state for $2250. At the time of the sale the car had a check brake light on. He claimed it was a cheap sensor fix and brought the price down to accommodate. The car had passed inspection and he had the legal documents to prove it so I purchased it keeping a copy of the bill of sale. I went to get the car inspected myself by a professional mechanic in RI who told me that the car would not pass the inspection and that it will cost me roughly $2000 or more to get the car street legal. This was way too much for me so I then called the private seller to inform him of the situation and he refused to return my money to me. What should I do?

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