What constitutes "bait and switch" regarding a car sale?

Question Details:

Test drove SUV on a Saturday. Called the following Saturday and wanted to take it over night and have the car inspected independently. Car salesman agreed but had to check with manager. After saying it was OK, they back pedaled; 2 phones calls later they said that the car was sold ; they then tried to get me to buy a more expensive SUV. A month later the same SUV was online for sale on 3 major auto sites as a "new listing". I contacted sales rep and he said the car was not there. I forwarded him the links and he assured me it was not there. I really wanted the SUV. Is this bait and switch and what are my options?

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com and retain an attorney to represent you.