What do I do if I am buying a car from a dealership but what they said in the ad was not completely true?
Question Details: I went online looking for a car and found an 07 Cadillac CTS for $4500. We thought it was a good deal, so we called the car lot talk to a manager. A deal was made and I gave them $1500 down about 2 1/2 years ago. The car was not ready to be sold as the previous owners are having issues with their bank. So how can they seal it to me like that? I did everything they asked me to do; I even have insurance on it but I still don't have a car. What do I do?
You can sue them for your money back. You would sue them for two reasons: first, breach of contract--violating the agreement you entered into with them when you gave them the deposit and they agreed to sell you the car. You would also sue them for fraud: for lying to you about their right to sell the car. In addition to suing for your money back, you can also sue for the other expenses you incurred as a direct and foreseeable result--like the cost of the insurance you purchased. They can't give you this car if they don't have and can't get clean title to it, but you can get compensation and/or they could settle the case by offering you some other acceptable vehicle. For the amount of money at stake, you are best off suing in small claims court, as your own attorney or "pro se" to save legal expenses.