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no If you live in California and you sign any contract, you will be unable to return the vehicle. In a rare case, I practically begged the manager of a used car lot to unwind the deal. I told him that my wife purchased a car for me prior to my purchase of their car, but I was completely unaware of it. They finally let me out, but withheld a $40.00 documentation fee and a 2.9% credit card surcharge. $178.00 is better than a $6000 used car that I decided that I didn't want. Also, when I purchased the car, I left it at the car lot and told them that I'll pick it up in a matter of days. I guess the unwinding of the deal helped for the simple fact that the car never left the lot and I came back the next morning. It only took me one night to think about the deal and realize that I wanted out. The most important thing is to not let the sales person pressure you into signing anything. Don't listen to 'this car may be gone tomorrow,' 'this is as low as I can go,' 'you will not find a deal better,' etc. It's all bull. It will get you in trouble if you sign the contracts, but you later want out. THERE IS NO WAY OUT AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. Everything is monitored and recorded from the minute you step on the car lot until you go to the back office to sign the 'nail in the coffin' contracts. Before you sign anything, go home and think about it. It will save you a lot of headaches. DON'T SIGN ANY CONTRACTS UNTIL YOU ARE COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE CAR! If you already have and you want out, the best advice that I can give is make up any good believable heartbreaking lie such as: Someone passed in my family and I need the money to help fund the burial expenses, etc. Go in the office crying if you have to. It may work, but it may not. YOU WILL BE CRYING FOR REAL IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNWIND THE DEAL. The best time to put on an act is when a sales person is with a potential car buyer. The car lot or dealership people most likely won't show their true colors in front of potential car buyers. They'll put on an act and most likely, unwind the deal. But again, this is rare, like in my case. DON'T SIGN ANY CONTRACTS UNTIL YOU ARE COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE CAR! Yes. If you have not taken delivery of the vehicle and do not want it, stop payment on any checks and go back to the dealer's MANAGER. They will do their damndest to keep you in the deal, including threatening your credit (which may be illegal) but unless you have a trade involved, which makes this a little more dicey, you are back on the street with no obiligation. In Virginia and Texas, 2 states in which I have managed car lots, the law favors the dealer once 'the tailpipes leave the curb.' Until then the dealer owns the vehicle. If you have a trade involved, and you know where it is on the dealer's lot, you should go over to it, or have a friend, guard it until the deal is 'blown out.' If they have a chance to take your trade and title certificate and hide them from you, you are in the jackpot. Although most honest dealers will just give you the keys to your trade and wish you good luck, the nature of the used car business is a little nastier. Good luck!

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Q: Is it possible to back out from a car contract once you signed it but did not take the car off the dealer parking lot?
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Is it possible to back out from a car contract once you signed it but didn't take the car off the dealer parking lot in California?

Not likely if you signed the contract.


Is it possible to back out from a car contract once you signed it but did not take the car off the dealer parking lot in Illinois?

yes


Is it possible to back out from a car contract once you signed it but have not taken the car off the dealer parking lot in Texas?

In Texas- Yes!


Is it possible to back out from a car contract once you signed it but did not take the car off the dealer parking lot and you still have the trade in in your possession?

You purchased the car when you signed the contract. It has nothing to do with driving it off the lot. The only thing you can hope for is the dealer is willing to terminate the deal.


Once you have a signed contract from a dealer can the dealer go back on his word?

Once you and the dealer have signed the contract, it is a binding contract agreement and it responsible by law. You can take him to court if he doesn't keep his part of the agreement.


Can you get out of contract of a new vehicle when the contract you signed is not the car?

If the car that the dealer delivers is not the car that is identified in the contract, then the DEALER is in default, not you.


Is it possible for the dealer to back out of a contract once you signed it and drove off the lot with dealer plate?

The dealer should be legally bound by the contract which the two of you entered into , a mutual agreement , unless there is an "escape clause" that the dealer can exercise as an option in the contract ; you would best consult an attorney regarding this matter .


If you have financing from your financial institution and go buy a car is there any legal reason for the dealer to rescind your contract?

Have A County Attorney Read Your Contract, And Tell Him The Reason Stated By The Car Dealer. If Its In The Contract The Dealer Signed He Has To Fulfill His Signed Agreement. If He Has Not Entered Into A Contract With You On The Car, Signed By Himself. Then You Will Need To Walk Away. GOOD LUCK


Is there a way to get out of a signed contract with a car dealership?

Not unless the dealer agrees to void the contract or fraud was involved. You signed it, and you will have to live with that decision.


Can a dealer take back a car 6 days after you signed the contract?

NO


Does a auto dealer have the right to back out of a contract for a new car two days after the paperwork has been signed?

No they have already signed the papers agreeing to the contract


Cand I void the contract for a new car purchase if the car never left the lot?

Not if you signed the papers and paid for it, unless the selling dealer agrees. You cannot simply void a contract you have already signed. Legally you are bound to that contract. Talk to the selling dealer. You have 3 business days to cancel the contract.


Can the auto dealer change the financing options on a fully completed auto contract after the fact?

not without the sighners and cosighners consent, you signed a contract and only that contract, it is suggested you consult with a lawer if the dealer does not correct the problem


Can you return your car to the dealership after you signed a contract?

Yes, the dealer can cancel the contract but it is within 10 days of the date on the purchase contract.


Can a dealer refuse an 1800 down payment if no contract was signed?

A dealer can do whatever they want, they are not legally obliagted to sell you any car.


If you don't take a car home from the dealer do you still have to buy it?

If you signed a contract it is yours. You cannot back out unless the dealer agrees.


Is it possible to back out from a car contract?

If the seller agrees to let you out of the contract. Otherwise you are bound by what you signed.


Once a contract is signed can the dealer increase the price and void your original contract?

If you have both signed the contract and it is legally valid, then NO, the seller cannot change the terms of the contract or unilaterally void the contract (unless the contract states that the seller is allowed to do this). If you are in doubt, you need to talk to a lawyer ASAP.


If you pay cash for a car and both parties sign the contract can the car dealer take the car?

The car dealer cannot take the car if it is paid for according to the contract. The dealer cannot change their mind and take back the car after the contract is signed and money has been exchanged.


Can a dealer back out of a contract before the car is delivered?

As a general rule - no. A 'contract' is a legally binding instrument. Both parties to the contract agree to abide by the provisions of the agreement which they have signed. There may be circumstances which 'breach' the provisions of the contract and make it invalid (i.e.-financing is unavailable - the contract wasn't signed by by a 'lawful signatory' of the dealer - etc.) More specifics would have to be known for a more specific answer.


Can a dealer get a car back once a contract been signed?

There are circumstances under which this could happen, but they can't just abrogate the contract and do it without your consent.


In the state of MO can you cancel an automobile purchase within three days if you haven't driven the automobile off of the lot?

Not if you signed the papers and paid for it, unless the selling dealer agrees. You cannot simply void a contract you have already signed. Legally you are bound to that contract. Talk to the selling dealer.


Can you cancel a new car purchase if car hasn't arrived?

If you have not signed a contract to purchase the vehicle then yes you can walk away. If however you have signed a purchase agreement, then you had better ask the dealer very nicely if you can get out of the contract.


What if you buy a new car in ca with a factory rebate then a week later the dealer wants you to sing a new contract with out the rebate?

Refuse and demand your rebate. You signed a contract that not only you have to live with but so does the dealer. The contract works both ways and all you have to do is say NO!


Can car dealer cancel contract because a mistake was made on price?

Probably not. They wrote and signed it, they are bound by it too.