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WE traded in a used 2013 infinity on a used 2016 dodge charger. The dealer asked if the infinity was damaged and was told there was a dent on the right side. without them going outside to inspect it they made the deal and a contract was signed. The following day, today they called and said we have to come in and redo the contract because the dent was bigger than expected. Is this legal as they refuse to registar the car that we bought. we are located in Mount Pocono PA

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Unless your contract expressly states that the dealer can cancel the deal at its discretion if the vehicle damage is, in the dealer's opinion, greater than that which was represented by the customer, then the dealer cannot back out of the deal. A contract is a contract, and if the dealer signed without inspecting the vehicle, then that's your gain, and the dealer's loss.

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