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Thank you for your question. Although I am an attorney, I cannot represent you. However, I will give you the most thorough information I am able. When you purchased the car, did the dealer offer any type of warranty?
The first car was used and had some factory warranty still left. The new car does have the factory warranty.
Even if it has a factory warranty did the dealership offer a warranty with it or was it sold "as is"?
Hmm- I'm not sure. I think as is.
To the extent that the dealer did not offer a warranty, the vehicle was sold as is. This means that the dealer has no obligation to take the vehicle back once it has left the lot. Now if your down payment was not properly credited, you definitely have a right to a proper credit; however, you do not necessarily have the right to take the vehicle back or negate the deal (unless the contract specifically allows this as Texas law does not.)
But couldn't I argue that charging me $6000 for a few hours is morally wrong?
I know it's my fault I signed it but I can't believe it. How can they get away with that?
Is the $6,000 morally wrong? Arguably. However, legally the dealer really has no obligation to take the vehicle back. Unfortunately, many vehicles lose resale with a new owner (even for a few hours). This is why the law places the onus on the new owner to thoroughly check out the vehicle prior to purchase. The reason the law allows this is because some people will buy a vehicle, use it or alter it in some way of which the dealer has no knowledge. I am sorry.
ok - - thank you.