Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I signed for a new car in Oklahoma but did not take delivery…

Customer Question
I signed for a new...
I signed for a new car in Oklahoma but did not take delivery of the car and did not put down any cash. Am I obligated to still accept the car?
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
11/21/2017
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 42,555
Experience: Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

.

Unless the contract has a right of rescission in it, it was binding the instant you signed it agreeing to purchase the car. If you haven't taken physical delivery, that wouldn't mean that the contract isn't enforceable..

.

With that said, you could breach the contract and see if the dealer tried to take any legal action against you. But if you have paid nothing to them, they may not want to have to pay an attorney a few thousand up front to sue you in court under a breach of contract claim...

.

It is possible though..

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have no idea what's in the contract honestly. They didn't give me a copy to take with me and had me sign a few documents that didn't have the vehicle's information on it at the time. The vehicle they had to get from out of state. I just feel like they were not being honest with the way they handled business and am wondering I am in the wrong for signing. Also, I was intending on trading in my old truck. I gave them the keys and they let me drive home a loaner(different than the truck I was trying to purchase). I did end up purchasing from a different dealer. They are trying to take the loaner back to the original dealer and the original dealer is refusing to trade keys without me present. I am out of state and soon to be out of country several weeks and a bit lost with the situation.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

If they have your old truck as a partial down payment, then you may be kind of stuck here... If you signed the contract, even if you had second thoughts later, you are legally bound under the contract for the purchase. Now they can't really do anything with your truck if you didn't sign over the title, and you could just drop off the car and demand the return of your truck or call the police and claim that they are withholding your personal property.

.

But they aren't under any legal obligation to deal with anyone else but you..

.

However, if you didn't sign anything with a specific vehicle identified by VIN number, then you didn't enter into a legally binding contract. Although I can't imagine someone buying a vehicle and not demanding copies of the contract that they signed...

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I was definitely in the wrong for not getting a copy of all of the papers. They sound willing to trade vehicles with me and don't consider it a down payment as they were going to give me cash toward the new vehicle. I did not give them the title
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Then I would demand that they surrender your keys in an exchange with them for the loaner at the same time. I wouldn't let their keys out of my hand before I had mine back..

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I haven’t heard anything further from the original dealership l I was working with. Apparently the dealership I actually got the truck from worked things out for me. All is well. Thanks!
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Great to hear!... Always nice when things work themselves out behind the scenes..

.

It was my pleasure to work with you and help with your question. If you ever need me in the future, you can post a new question with "For Barrister" in the title and the JustAnswer employees will get it to me.

.

If you feel I have answered all your questions, I would very much appreciate a 5 star rating by clicking on the rating scale on your screen as that is the only way I receive credit for my work.

.

.

Have a great evening!

Barrister

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a consumer protection lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 42,555
42,555 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,089 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,436 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

42,555 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

1,222 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

604 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

John

John

Lawyer

516 satisfied customers

Licensed and practicing attorney experienced in consumer protection law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
I signed a contract to purchase a new car on June 17 but
I signed a contract to purchase a new car on June 17 but have not taken possession of the car at as it has to be delivered from Texas. Can I request cancellation of the contract due to non-performance… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
42,555 satisfied customers
Im in Oklahoma city I bought a new Toyota from a large
Im in Oklahoma city I bought a new Toyota from a large dealership I have had it for 24 days. I have a retail installment sells contract and a motor vehicle purchase agreement/ bill of sale. They also … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Pearl. My question is this, yesterday I traded in a 2015
Hi Pearl. My question is this, yesterday I traded in a 2015 ford escape for a 2013 ford f150, but I'm still waiting on financing. Can I return the f150 and get my escape back? Will I have to renegotia… read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,524 satisfied customers
Can I still opt out of car dealership contract if the
Hello can I still opt out of car dealership contract if the dealership is still trying to find me finance for it because it was late on a saturday? What if I left them a deposit towards the car? I do … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I signed papers purchase and finance yesterday, but
I signed papers for car purchase and finance yesterday, but did not accept the car delivery yet. I want to back out and I went to tell the dealer today. They seemed unwilling, and I left. But I got a … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
42,555 satisfied customers
I leased a car today to take delivery tomorrow. Negotiated a price an
I leased a car today to take delivery tomorrow. Negotiated a price and thought I'd signed for that price but after getting home I discovered the contract price was higher. I'd like some leverage to di… read more
shurmust
shurmust
Doctoral Degree
163 satisfied customers
bought a used car. financed . signed contract. signed delivery.
bought a used car. financed . signed contract. signed delivery. dealer claims they didnt run credit card for down payment. is this my problem after the fact? contract states cash on delivery. not down… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,530 satisfied customers
Can I legally return this new car after having been declined
Can I legally return this new car after having been declined for financing? $20 for answer today! I bought a new car and told them about a commercial foreclosure and other bad debt; they took my SS # … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
, my name is***** thought I purchased a car in Norman,
Hello, my name is***** thought I purchased a car in Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday. 2/28/15. I signed papers as normal and drove away. The dealership told me that I was approved and everything. When I g… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
For a Florida Consumer Protection Lawyer: Facts: I "pre-traded"
For a Florida Consumer Protection Lawyer: Facts: I "pre-traded" in my car to a dealer in South Florida for a new one ordered to my liking (but with no crazy options) two months ago, I have not taken d… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
10 days ago I went to check out a car. I liked it so we went
10 days ago I went to check out a car. I liked it so we went into the office to work up a deal. $2000 down everything else looked good so I signed papers gave them cash and left with my new car. 3 day… read more
Tina
Tina
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
I leased a new car on September 3rd in the state of Oklahoma.
I leased a new car on September 3rd in the state of Oklahoma. I gave them a down payment check for $3000 and signed the lease agreement. The dealership called me on the 28th and told me the lease was … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,089 satisfied customers
I live in Arizona. My friend recently purchased a used car
I live in Arizona. My friend recently purchased a used car from a local dealer. She was told she was "pre-approved" for a loan. The rate was fairly high because she declared bankruptcy a couple years … read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
Hi there, I purchased a car from the dealership. I took
Hi there, I purchased a car from the dealership. I took a loan from the Wells Farsgo Dealer Services for the amount of $17,895 and put down $2,000 as a cash down payment. The original cash down paymen… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,089 satisfied customers
i just got a new car from a larger dealership and had put a
i just got a new car from a larger dealership and had put a down payment of 7,000.00. they called me a week later and said that they had not recieved the down payment. they said that they were going t… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
3,436 satisfied customers
We just purchased a new car from a dealer in Oklahoma, utilizing
We just purchased a new car from a dealer in Oklahoma, utilizing the cash for clunkers incentive. We negotiated the price, but had several different discussions with the salesperson, as we spent the m… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
I put $1500 down on a used car at a dealership and signed a
I put $1500 down on a used car at a dealership and signed a contract...I didn't take delivery of the car because they want a $3000 down payment until they will allow me to take possession of the vehic… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
A few days ago a gave a check to a new car auto dealer to ...
A few days ago a gave a check to a new car auto dealer to purchase a used car from them. The car was not ready for delivery so I left without signing any paperwork with the understanding that I would … read more
OnPointLegal
OnPointLegal
J.D.
258 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x