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Illlinois Used Car Returns

Discussion in 'Car Sales, Dealers, Repairs, Lemon Law' started by leepoffaith, Feb 6, 2002.

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  1. leepoffaith

    leepoffaith Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I just baught a used car in illinois. The next day i relized how much the financing and everything was going to be, and i found out i could not afford it. I went to take it back, and they would not allow me too. I thought there was a 3 day period in which you could return cars in this matter. Is there anything i can do?


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  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    My understanding is that this is not necessarily the case although I have heard this stated many times without authority. The 3 days is usually associated with the "cooling off period" under the FDCPA (Federal Debtors and Collectors Practices Act) in which you are confronted by sharp talking solicitors at your home/residence. This doesn't apply when you seek the purchase and you are the person who controls the sale and whether to seek it in the first instance. In fact, the MA Consumer Affairs division warns that there is no "cooling off period" for automotive purchases. Were you solicited at your home? I would not think so.

    It would not make sense to have such a law if you set up the sale. If so, then every consumer could drive the car for 3 days and return the used car, significantly devalued by the use. I can only imagine how many people would use this supposed law rather than take a weekend rental rate!
     

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