Posted by will oelke on November 09, 1998 at 15:19:00:
In Reply to: Re: How many miles come on a new car? posted by M3pitbull on November 09, 1998 at 08:35:02:
The car is a NEW car regardless of mileage at the date of delivery. Can the dealer drive it or demo the car to any body he desires or even sell it before you get it? Yes, he has legal ownership of it and you do not. So you say "I put a deposit on it; no he can't!" Well, yes he can; your deposit is on a certain make, model, with certain options, not on a specific car with a specific serial number. Like I said he has all legal rights to ownership and possesion to that car because he has paid for a specific car with a specific serial number. You have deposited ernest money with the intention of taking delivery of a non-specific serial numbered year, make ,model. You could insist the car have 5 miles, 1 miles, less than 200, less than whatever. Look at your deposit receipt; whats it say? Nothing about the car having so many miles; perhaps it may say delivery miles(Port of entry, Tampa FLA.,Point of sale, Winnemucca NV... hey, thats gotta be 2500 miles).
The whole deal (in a nutshell) is defined by your states contract law and or by the federal statutes. Till you buy it, you do not own it. Your deposit money would give you reasonable expectation of delivery. What does that mean? The dealer would have to be reasonable in honoring his contact with you to deliver what is in the delivery contract.
So, stipulate in your delivery contract what is the acceptable milage. This would cover it. Or ask the dealer if he has the serial # and add that to the contract too. The terms of any contract are negotiable till the contract becomes binding ( I hate it when you have a deal and the other party says"and oh yea I also want this or that", get your demands all in writing and before you stroke any checks. I once had a good delivery contract with a $10,000 good as gold check for ernest money and delivery in the A.M., when dipshit decided he wanted out the next day. The sales manager a very classy guy for the car sales game made the correct legal decision for Maryland to "put it back on the floor".)
Are there any New 1996 318is's out there right now? Probably not. Are there any NEW 1996 Mazda Millenias with the dog motor out there? Probably.
As far as mileage that applies to new car warranty, its from what ever is written on your sales contract, and goes for as long as a full warranty is. If the car is still new( that is never been tittled and sold at retail, wholesale don't count)and has 6347 miles uou will get the full warranty in addition to the mileage as stated in the sales contract. Still confused?
Of course you can also cancel delivery subject to your states contract laws.
Sounds to me like all in all the other respondends are out stroking big checks and don't really know what their rights are , the Kraut excluded cause I have no idea what the law is in where ever he said he was from ( but it did SOUND like bovine feces).
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