3-day rule to return a car purchase???


  1. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    hi guys..
    any car sales men here?

    i remember there was a rule about... a 3 day grace period.. where a client can back out of a used / new car purchase.

    is that true? and what are the conditions?

    10 yrs ago.. i told a friend about that rumor.. and she was able to return a car that was way over her head.

    thanks,

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  2. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    This will vary state by state. Nationally I think there is just the lemon law.
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

  4. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    ok.. i guess not..
  5. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Well-Known Member

    Some states have a 72hr Right of Rescission law. See if your state is one of those and then research how it works.
  6. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Generally speaking, you need a better reason to return the car than just buyer's remorse. Cars lose a ton of money just when you drive them off the lot. The laws generally are there to protect both parties from fraudulent transactions.
  7. DWILSON48625

    DWILSON48625 Well-Known Member

    In Michigan, you have 3 days after purchase to drive a vehicle home, even without a plate. This is infact true. We have no law regarding buyers remorse and returning a car.
  8. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    I agree with some gathered here, check the laws in your state.

    What always bothered me were the "As Is" rules. Dealers sell the vehicle as it is with no real warranty and I have encountered a few dealers that use the warranty as a way to pass off bad crap to clueless buyers.

    I do think the dealer must take a car back if he lies to you about the condition. But because dealers never lie or stretch the truth, it is always your fault. Especially since you could not be bothered to put the car on the rack and you actually believed that all of that white smoke pouring out from under the hood is special effects, and not a bad head gasket or coolant leak.

    Fortunately, I sorta kinda know what to look for when I buy a car. I love only the old crap. That said, you really need to take the car to a mechanic or take a mechanic with you before you sign on the line.

    Some sales people might not tell you about that crack in the transfer case or some other problem. And a three year old, $8,000.00 car can be far more costly than a $17,000.00 car of the same year.
  9. Davdi

    Davdi Well-Known Member Contributor

    ^^^ This. In the UK we have the Sale of Goods act which states that anything sold must be of merchantable quality and fit for purpose. proving that a car has a pre-existing fault can be difficult.

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