Can I return an used car that I just bought at the dealer last night? The car was bought a dealership in New Jersey. It's my first car and I had no idea what I was getting into. I am panicking with this responsibility, its more than I can afford and I must return it. Please help! Thanks. Also, the dealer did all the paperwork/finacing/taxes for the state of New Jersey but I don't have a NJ driver's license so they asked me to get one by Tuesday and give them a copy of it. Can I use this and excuse to return the car? Again, help. I am very anxious with this whole thing. Thanks! I need an answer until the end of the day today. Thank you!
Hi,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.We have recently implemented a new rating and feedback system. Please be aware that you are rating my courtesy and service as a professional, and not necessarily whether you like the information that you are receiving. If you have any questions whatsoever, or there is anything I can clarify for you, please temporarily bypass the rating system by clicking “Continue the Conversation” or "Reply" Clicking either of the lowest two options reflects poorly on me (and not whether the law favored your situation), so please reply to me if there is anything else I can do to help before choosing those options. I appreciate your patience while we work out the kinks.Unfortunately, the sale of a used vehicle is as-is. There is no right to return the car, or cancel the sale, unless the contract provides otherwise. Take a look at the paperwork - the fact that they dealer asked you to get a NJ license doesn't necessarily mean that it's contingent upon your getting a license. It's possible that you are bound either way, so read everything carefully. Also, where there is a contract that's based on a condition like that, the person who is supposed to do something is supposed to make reasonable, good faith efforts. So, if you simply don't go to the DMV, that's not a good faith effort. And if it's a situation where you're just exchanging another state's license for NJ, there's really no way to "fail" at that. In most cases, if you go to the DMV, they'll just do it.If you call the dealer and explain the situation, you can see if he'll agree to allow you to return the car and cancel the sale. But there's no legal right to cancel the sale, unless it's in your contract. I'm sorry.I apologize that this was probably not the Answer you were hoping to receive. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.Good luck.
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