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Not in California. * In most instances the contract is binding when money has "changed hands". If this were not so, car dealers would have serious financial and inventory problems, as most vehicles that are bought have a waiting period for delivery. Therefore, a lawsuit will likely stand up in court if the dealer chooses to pursue damages for breach of contract on the part of the buyer.

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Q: You signed a contract for a car but have not left the lot with it Is this contract binding?
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Is there a 3 day coolig period for reducing the size of a car loan on a signed contract?

No, the contract you signed is binding.


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Generally not. A signed contract is generally binding and requires both parties agree to terminate the contract and create a new one.


If you sign a bill on sale but did not pay anything is the contract binding?

If you signed a contract to buy the car, it is legally binding. That fact that you have not parted with any money is a mute point. You signed the contract, and that is all that matters. Ask the seller if they will release you from the contract and be very nice about it.


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If i signed the contract for a used car but have not put a deposit down or had the financing go through Is the contract legally binding?

it depends on what the contract says - did you read it ?? Yes, it states and signed I paid $2000 down.


If you signed one contract and your co-signer signed another contract can the car be returned since you didn't sign one binding contract together?

Contact a local attorney for state/case specific advice.


Can a used-car dealership demand a large downpayment 2 weeks after the contract has been signed and the car has been driven away from the car lot?

If it was written in the contract, yes. If it was not written in the contract then this would be an unfair demand and not binding.


If you cosigned on a loan and they are constantly late on their payment can you take legal action and ask that she refinance the car?

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Is a deal made over the phone with a car dealer a binding contract in Florida?

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Can a used car dealer verbally add on a late charge for 1 day late months after the contract that was signed said 10 days late there would be a charge?

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The car dealership did not sign my contract, is it still binding?


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

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Signed a contract with no vin is this legal?

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Can you terminate a vehicle contract if you still own your trade in and won't sign it over to the dealer?

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Can dealership back out of signed contract once approved financing and drove the car off lot?

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Is car contract binding if car isn't taken off the lot?

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

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Can you get out of a car contract?

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If a contract was signed in Chicago IL can the car be repossessed in any state?

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