So, you figured out that the dealership got one over on you. The deal you got wasn’t such a deal after all, and now you’re stuck driving an under performing car that you over paid for. Is there anything that you can do to cancel the sales contract with the dealership? It depends…
If the dealer legally negotiated a higher interest rate in exchange for a lower down payment, or extended the term of your loan which in turn increases the total price you will pay for the vehicle – you may be out of luck. The dealer does have the right to negotiate with you, especially when it comes to the terms of the loan. That being said, if the dealer is unethical enough to artificially inflate the price on consumers, they very well may have committed other Auto Fraud Violations during the sales process that will allow you to cancel the sales contract.
Many people that call our firm looking for legal help to get their money back from the dealership are unaware of all of the violations a dealership has committed. If a dealer is going to spend their time nickle and diming you during the signing process, they may have done something even worse before.
Was the Vehicle Properly Represented by the Dealer?
One of the first things to consider is if the dealership properly represented the vehicle to you, the consumer. Most successful auto fraud cases rely on the dealer failing to properly represent the price or condition of the vehicle. For example, if a dealer puts an ad online stating that you can buy a specific car for $19,999 and it’s in perfect condition – but you later find out that they raised the price to $22,000 and the car has frame damage from a prior accident – you may have the right to cancel the auto sales contract.
Now, walking back into the dealership and asking them to rip up the sales contract and give you your money back probably won’t work – regardless of how they did you wrong. If you enjoy a good argument, than it might be worth your time to try negotiating the cancellation yourself – but you will get stress free results much faster by calling an attorney.
We offer free legal consultations to determine if you have a case, and often take these cases on a contingency basis – meaning very low upfront cost to the client. We will contact, and negotiate with the dealership to get you the best deal possible when cancelling your contract. Call our firm today to discuss the specifics of your situation, and speak with an attorney that can help you get the results you deserve.