Can you return a car in Illinois?

I bought my girlfriend a used Toyota Camry yesterday. She broke up with me today. In addition to being completely bummed about the situation, I want to get rid of this car as soon as possible. Would I be able to return the Toyota in Illinois a couple of days after buying it?

Kaitlin May · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
offers what’s known as a “Three-Day Right to Cancel,” but it only applies to situations like door-to-door sales, gym memberships, and campground memberships. When it comes to
buying a vehicle
, it’ll depend on what was in the fine print and whether or not you were offered a money-back guarantee.
While the dealer may have made some promises verbally upon your purchase, nothing will hold up unless it was in writing. You may have purchased the car “as is,” which means you took over full ownership as soon as you drove off the lot. However, if your purchase came with a money-back guarantee, you might be in the clear to return the
If the car was purchased new, you might have been able to return it under Illinois’s
Lemon Law
, which allows you to get a refund under the following circumstances:
  • The vehicle has a nonconformity that compromises its functionality
  • The dealer is unable to restore the vehicle’s overall safety and/or market value in at least four attempts
It’s worth exploring your options and contacting the dealer either way before closing the door on the car’s return. In the worst-case scenario, you can keep it for yourself—and score a sweet deal on a
car insurance
policy for it with
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