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The 72 hour/3 day "cooling off" period does not apply to vehicles. In the DOT web page, I found that the sale is finalized after the contract is signed, and the vehicle is placed in your posession. This raises a question as to if the contract is valid if the vehicle is not yet placed in your posession. If you refuse to accept the vehicle then, it goes to reason that the contract is invalidated by not being allowed to finish its course of action. Hmm. I asked several financial managers of different dealerships this question and the answer that I got was that if the contract process is not completed by the car being received, the processes of going to the finance and licensing and titling can not proceed. Texas does not have a 3 day period to change your mind in signing for a new car, but the unique process of the car purchase raises this question of if you can interfer with with due process.

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Q: If a car dealer does not give you the contract to a new car you are purchasing until 4 days after you signed it do you still have 72 hours in Texas to return the car?
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