Bought a New Car at a 2019 Price, but Am Getting a 2018 Built Car
Last edited 12/02/2019 - 14:46
EDIT: After some back and forth between the dealership and myself; I was able to choose to wait the 2-3 months and get the car I actually paid for. This was definitely a lesson, but I'm grateful for your input and advice!
I recently signed a contract for a 2019 complaint car + Model year 2019 last week Saturday (2nd/02). I got a call last week Friday (8th) letting me know that the colour of the car I wanted had to be a factory order, with a waiting time of 2-3months, as the dealer had no stock. The salesman said that there was another car that he could pull within a week, in a different colour which I agreed to.
Today, the salesman said that the car will be ready tomorrow. I asked for the REJO so that I could go ahead and input it in for insurance; when I did, I realised that the insurance website returned a 2018 compliant version instead of a 2019. This means that I was financed, quoted and signed for a 2019 built car, and am getting a 2018 built car instead. I put down a holding deposit, and signed the contract.
Am I within legal reason to cancel the contract, or amend the pricing?
If I had known that it was a 2018 model, I would have asked for a lower price and or denied the transaction all together.
For reference; The price for the car brand new (2019 compliance + 2019 MY) was 26,245 // + 150 for floor mats + 80 for dash mat - I managed to bring it down to 24,500 with a 1,300 trade in.
After doing some googling, I found that a late 2018 compliant MY19 car goes for around 25,667, plus the 230 for floor / dash mats brings it to 25,897 (or 24597 after trade)
Thats a difference of $97 for a year old car, and that's without negotiating on the older car!
What are my options here?