Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 18, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
Goneau
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 362269
Join Date: Jul 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Danielson, CT
Vehicle:
2006 WRX
CGM

Default Massachusetts dealer laws regarding cancellation of contract

Good afternoon guys,
So my buddy got himself into a bit of a pickle with a Framingham used car dealer.

He was going to purchase a '13 BRZ auto with now miles, put a $1200 deposit on it and signed paperwork. He was in a rush and settled for this vehicle even though he wanted a manual yada yada yada.
So my main question is that, can he cancel the purchase agreement if he has not taken delivery of the vehicle, has no insured the vehicle and has no finished all of the delivery paperwork or signed the loan yet.
The dealer is telling him that he is legally obligated to take he vehicle and that they will take him to court if he backs out.

Obviously there is life lessons here regardless of the outcome but I figured this is the place to ask. Thank you guys.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Goneau is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 08-20-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
Aceitup1011
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 337225
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: RI
Vehicle:
2013 XV Crosstrek
Tangerine Orange

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goneau View Post
Good afternoon guys,
So my buddy got himself into a bit of a pickle with a Framingham used car dealer.

He was going to purchase a '13 BRZ auto with now miles, put a $1200 deposit on it and signed paperwork. He was in a rush and settled for this vehicle even though he wanted a manual yada yada yada.
So my main question is that, can he cancel the purchase agreement if he has not taken delivery of the vehicle, has no insured the vehicle and has no finished all of the delivery paperwork or signed the loan yet.
The dealer is telling him that he is legally obligated to take he vehicle and that they will take him to court if he backs out.

Obviously there is life lessons here regardless of the outcome but I figured this is the place to ask. Thank you guys.
Does he have a copy of the signed paperwork, id read that carefully..... he may just loose the 1200 , id say take the car and hopefully get lucky trading it to a different dealership
Aceitup1011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
Snowphun
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1800
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Central CT
Default

There is no "cooling off period" in MA for contracts, so he's going to need to read the contract carefully. I would think he could just walk away and lose his deposit, but that would be in the details. Maybe he can get the dealer to find him a manual? Or find faults with the car that were not disclosed.
Snowphun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 09:01 PM   #4
EJC2G
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 11298
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: MA
Vehicle:
2017 WRX STI Limited
White

Default

He may want to give an attorney a call. They will normally guide you in the right direction (sometimes without a fee)
EJC2G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2017, 09:03 PM   #5
Goneau
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 362269
Join Date: Jul 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Danielson, CT
Vehicle:
2006 WRX
CGM

Default

My thoughts were along the same lines of he will probably have to forfeit his deposit, find fault in the current vehicle that was undisclosed or try and have Them find something else.
Can they transfer the deposit and purchase agreement to another vehicle? Or would that just solely be up to the discretion of the dealer?
Goneau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.