What should I do if a car salesman lied to me?

"What should I do if the car salesman lied to me and added additional fees? I recently bought a car from a dealer. After the purchase, I thought I was getting a specific rate, but now the dealer wants to add fees on top of the financing we worked out."

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 28, 2021
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“Without being there in person, there’s no way to tell exactly what was said between you and the dealer. If you don’t have it in writing or you signed something without reading it, you don’t have much recourse.
The only things you can really do are:
  • leave a negative review online
  • tell the dealer they’re losing your business
  • spread the word
However, if the dealer did a breach of contract, you can certainly contact a fraud attorney to discuss your case.
Car salesman won’t often lie to you directly; they’re in the business of misleading you to sell a new car.
But even then, that’s not every car salesman. Before you get worked up, go into the dealership and discuss the matter. It could be a simple clerical error or something you missed in the contract.”

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