Can you return a new car within 3 days of purchase?

UPDATED: Mar 31, 2011

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Can you return a new car within 3 days of purchase?

I made the mistake of going to a car dealership to see what the prize was that we won, and ended up signing a contract for a car that I had no way of paying for. I went to return the car within 3 days and the manager said there was no such law in FL. He said I signed and he was going to hold me to it.

Asked on March 31, 2011 under General Practice, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

What you are referring to here is something known as a "right of rescission".  This is a legal tool which provides certain consumers with the right to cancel contracts within a certain number of days after signing them. Unfortunately, however, my research suggests that while there is such a right for some contracts in FL it, does not apply to this situation.

For more information as to what transactions are coverd, here is a link to a site that will be informative:!OpenDocument

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