In Reply to: need protection just ordered a y2k 2.3 posted by bruce wayne on March 29, 1999 at 18:29:18:
Did you sign a buy order that was also signed by the sales manager or higher? That's likely a legally binding contract. Although it would never be cost effective to fight it, that works both ways and the dealer knows it.
Is there anything in your deposit contract and/or receipt about it?
As for keeping them from just selling the car "out from under you" if you don't give in to pressure at a higher figure, there's probably little you would WANT to do about it, even if you could. You'd be better off, in the long run, just getting the car at a more honest dealer...even if you pay a few bucks more. And remember, you could always console yourself by trashing the dishonest dealership in every publication and internet venue you can find (stick to facts though...don't get yourself sued for libel).
I doubt you'd get screwed though. Dealers, if not honest, are greedy. They know what word of mouth on something that blatent can do to their sales.
Good luck! And that is a great deal...
'00 M-Roadster silver/red/black (May Build! My God, how will I ever make it 'till then?!?)