Are car sales legally binding?

  1. numbakrunch

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    I hope you destroy them on your customer survey.
     
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    Front, rear, and side splitters, side window deflectors, spoiler, and interior lighting kit. They were included, yes. I chose the car and all my options. Trade-in, down payment, and financing included everything.

    They were going to powder coat the wheels for $400. I told them I don't want that done so take the $400 off. They are saying they took the $400 off of the price *without* the powder coating so I'm now $400 short. That sounds like they made the mistake and should have figured everything out on their end before putting it on a contract.
     
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    Does the bill of sale specifically state that the wheel powder coating would be $400?
     
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    I told them I didn't want it so they took $400 off and didn't put it on the bill at all. They did all adjustments before it went anywhere so the price they gave to Finance and we signed is the out the door price.

    So what they're trying to say is that they left off the $400 and then accidentally took the $400 off the price that didn't need $400 taken off. To me, that sounds like they screwed up.
     
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    Also... in my state (NC) anyway; customer has the right to cancel a purchase contract within 5 days. Your purchase agreement should state this somewhere. But if they keep dicking you around; you may be able to (still) return the whole thing and get your money back.
     
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    Just give them the car back.. and if you traded in a car, ask for that back as well.

    Similar posts have been made here before about a dealer indicating they made a mistake and need to get more money from the buyer. They have all been told to "pound sand".. and thats what they end up doing.
     
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    My dealer ( Walnut Creek Honda ) tells me the factory takes these surveys very seriously.

    Stick it to the dealer, they come up with your options, or you demand your money back. Keep the car, and get the options from some other dealer.
     
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    are all your addons listed in the contract? If so then they are legally bound to supply them at the price agreed upon or (if listed in the contract) buy you out of the car.
    depends on the state, if the dealer takes you to court and loses they pay your legal fees in some states.
     
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    You did not want wheel powder coating so you should not have to pay. They are lucky that you did not ask them to remove the coating. They should eat that $400.

    Item is not on the contract then it did not happen.

    My dealer want changes for lock nuts. I asked them to remove all of them then. They removed that item from my contract and done.
     
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    My dealer sold me the wrong car with and extra $800 options on it than what I paid for. I did not once hear from them that it was wrong or have them request money from me so the fact that they are doing this to you is kind of garbage
     
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