Ordering A New Car Questions. What Happens If...?

Old 12-07-22, 04:42 AM
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Ordering A New Car Questions. What Happens If...?


Will be ordering a new car for the typical 3 month wait, quoted, for it to
actually arrive.
Have never done this before, and have a few basic questions, please.

I imagine the Dealership is going to want a deposit.
What is the typical amount that is reasonable for them to request ?
Is it determined as a %, or... ?

What happens if it doesn't show up in the "estimated" time of the 3 months ?
Full refund ?
Something to have in writing ?

What happens if I should need to back out after, e.g., a month or so ?
Why is my liability, etc.

If anyone could offer any advice on these, or other factors, that I should;d be
aware of such that I won't be taken advantage of by a Dealership, would be most appreciative.

Thanks, much appreciative for any and all thoughts and comments,
Old 12-07-22, 05:26 AM
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Someone will probably be along with a more definitive answer, but for me, it should ALL be spelled out in your purchase contract. If it's not in WRITING, it means NOTHING.
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It all depends on the specifics of your arrangement. Are they ordering a car for you or are you purchasing a specific vehicle for delivery later. There are important distinctions between the two.

I ordered my last car. EVERYTHING was spelled out in the contract. The specific features and options were all listed along with their price. All fees and charges were listed so there was a total price I would pay. If you are financing that is another document you also need. It should spell out all the specifics of the contract including any fees, interest rate, term and should be for the vehicle's sale price you agreed upon.
Old 12-07-22, 10:30 AM
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I've always special ordered my new vans. They would take months to come in.
I had left a deposit on each one. It's been a while since I ordered a new van but I don't remember the deposit as being extreme. (under $1000)

My last van ordered was in 1998. It didn't make it because the diesel engine I had ordered with it was no longer available for a 1998. It came in at the end of 1998.... first off the 1999 line. A bit of a fight over the additional charges but the company ended up taking care of them. It was always a problem ordering parts because it was a 1999 vehicle most of the parts were from 1998 series.
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Just a quick thanks for replies.

Good info. for me.

Regards and thanks,

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