In Cal, if you sign for the paperwork then the car is "purchased". When your take the car off the lot it is "delivered" and thus completes the sales transaction. End of story.thelookingglass said:Well, here's the problem. If I sign for the car sight unseen, I'll want to test drive the car. What if I drive the car off the lot as a test drive? I'm assuming "driving the car off the lot" means paying and leaving with the car. Or not?
Dude.... Let me see if I understand what you said..thelookingglass said:Thanks, beewang. Let me clarify something. So, are you saying that even if I "test drive" the car, the car is considered delivered? In other words, if during the test drive I for some reason determine that I don't want the car, that I'm stuck?
thelookingglass said:don't sign for the car before you actually see it and drive it.
Ughhhh, OK. Thanks for the words of wisdom :dunno: I would have never thought about it. I just assumed I put 40K down and only then I figure out what car I want.
I also usually get dressed and then I take a shower.
thelookingglass said:Is it true that even if I sign a purchase contract that it's non-binding until I actually take possession of the car?
thelookingglass said:Well, here's the problem. If I sign for the car sight unseen, I'll want to test drive the car. What if I drive the car off the lot as a test drive? I'm assuming "driving the car off the lot" means paying and leaving with the car. Or not?
Jon said:The California Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement (reg. 552, 553, or 704T)
makes no mention whatsoever about a test-drive, or delivery, and is a
completely enforceable and binding legal document.
There is explicit language stating that there is no cooling off period,
and that there is unilateral right of recision on the part of the seller.
You sign it -- you own it -- unless the seller is willing to "unwind"
The moral of the story: DO NOT sign a CA contract unless
you are 100% certain that you wish to be an owner.
It says right on the contract that once signed it is binding without referenceRobert A said:I believe so. Even though the contract is signed, it is not binding until all aspects of the sale have been completed, i.e., you have taken physical possession.
Buying the car sight unseen. Dealer wants me to sign for it via FedEx before I even get a chance to see or test drive it.Clarke said:I don't understand this whole thread.:dunno: Is it a used car and they won't allow a test drive?(then walk away).Or are you ordering new cars at 5 different dealerships and want to pick the combo you like best and reneg on the others? I apologize if i'm missing the reason you want to be able to weasel out of a good faith deal but it comes across as the exact reason we can't get Individual options here.