Fayetteville, TN asked in Consumer Law for Tennessee

Q: New Car Dealer increased the price of the car by $ 14,387 and removed the sticker before negotiations were completed.

We were not backwards on the car trade. The manager has admitted we were screwed by the salesmen, but will not correct the contract to reflect the MSRP. What I have read they can only charge more for MSRP when the price is publicly advertised (it was not), and according to the Federal Monroney Law they can not remove the sticker from the car, that only can be done by the purchaser. As a result we were blocked from having the needed knowledge to challenge the contract inside the 72 hr window. Purchase was made 3/1/2019, as of today we still have not been able to get our stickers. We purchased two auto, stickers were removed on both. ( price adjustment was only made on one, the purchases were not related to each other). Do we have a case?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I doubt you have any type of legal remedy. You might hire a lawyer to sue to Rescind the Purchase, but continuing to use the car will defeat your possible case. It appears that you ultimately agreed to the price, unless you did not sign a Bill of Sale, or a Note and Financing Agreement.

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