If I put a deposit down on a car and was to pick it up the next day but was then told they discovered it needed a new transmission, what are my rights?

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If I put a deposit down on a car and was to pick it up the next day but was then told they discovered it needed a new transmission, what are my rights?

It would cost $1500 so they said that they couldn’t let it go for the agreed upon price? However, they would meet me “half way”; I was to pay an additional $750 for the car. I have a signed bill of sale for the original agreed upon price with a deposit of $600 down. If I drove the car off the lot and discovered the problem within the first 30 days they would have had to pay for the entire thing. Are they still obligated to give me the car at the original agreed upon price?

Asked on December 8, 2012 under General Practice, New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have a contract to buy the car for the agreed upon price but it needs a new transmission and you have not received it yet, then under the laws of all states in this country the seller of the car is required to place a new transmission in the vehicle at his or her own cost.


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