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Old 09 Jan 2004, 08:45 pm
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Will try to get deposit back, and try to find an honest dealership.[)]...........Stew
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 09:42 pm
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You only own the car if you signed a contract.
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 10:06 pm
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It really depends if you signed anything. If you put down a deposit, one should always "add-in" a stipulation, "sale subject to loan approval" on the contract. I really don't see why a dealer would "force" a car on a customer IF financing cannot be obtained. If the car is subsequently repossessed, the value of the car would be worth a lot less used than if they just refunded your deposit and sold it new to somebody else. Personally, I took at least 7 test drives at over 30 miles on each car: street, hills, freeway, etc. before I decided on a particular PT. Every car drives and feels a bit different. I wouldn't put down a deposit until I got financing set up or approved. Too many shady dealers out there. Might have to consult a lawyer now.
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 12:07 am
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at most you'll lose your deposit.

what dealership was this, and call around if there DC call the umbudsman, head office etc...

then start talking to friends who may know a lawyer, and like the other poster's said did you sign anything before hand?
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 12:37 am
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[8)]Can't wait to do this. Will find a true 5Star, see ya
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 01:50 am
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If you have anything like we do here in Texas call a TV station and tell them whats going on and see if they might want an interesting story. Of course I would consult a lawyer first. then slap em with it
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 03:53 am
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[8D]That's an idea, had no problem with the BOV AND Stage1. This place is sooo wacky( The Stealer)......... Stew
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 11:04 am
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Call your Better Business Bureau and lodge a complaint. Sales guy is ticked because he's out a commission and is trying to bully you. I'd also talk to owner of dealership - as Sci-Fi points out, if car gets re-possessed it's then used and worth less - the owner of dealership cares about that, the sales guy doesn't - he'll sell it again and get another commission.
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This thread has incomplete data.

But then, if you never SIGNED anything, I'd take the car, as they insist, and then refuse to pay for it (since you never entered into a contract) (if in fact you never entered into a written contract).

Weird stuff here.
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Again, if you did not sign a purchase agreement you need to file a small claims action to recover your deposit. This should be a no brainer. They will either show up with a contract or they won't. However, if they went ahead and installed a Stage and a sway bar, I think you must have signed something even if you did not know what it was, a pruchase contract in CA is fairly obvious. It is the big 3 foot long document. Even then, if they did not supply the financing you are off the hook. If they try to get you to take alternate financing, so not agree to it, do not sign anything. They would have to execute a new contract for this.
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