In Reply to: you don't lose the deposit posted by Dave N on April 15, 1999 at 21:17:03:
: I believe in California, it is against the law for a dealer to keep your deposit. You may have broken the contract, but nobody lost anything (i.e, the dealer still got the car).
: what my salesperson told me is that your deposit is returned once the dealer sells your car, which should be quite easy for a E46.
: I put mine on a credit card just in case I need to dispute it later.
Hey... I put 1K down for deposit as well and i am regretting somewhat. So if i don't like the car that i ordered, i can ask the dealer to return my check?