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Just yesterday I bought a blood orange XR8 ute and for some reason after being okay my GF went totally mental about it.

Question is does Ford have a cooling off period of 3 days or somethign like that without penalty ie - loss of $500 deposit.

It just may be not worth the hassle for the new car and if I can get out under a Cooling off period then I may have to do that to retain my sanity.

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Talk to the dealer you bought the XR8 from, or contact Ford direct...

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Re: Cooling off period?

Should be, read the contract carefully, did they ask you to waive the right ?

So you GF went metal, how long you been together, you live together and pool your money, if not your money your choice enjoy it if you want, otherwise if you do pool, silly silly man ya should have asked :0)


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oh dear, best to contact the dealer first or maybe check for any clause in the contract. I would imagine that due to the costs involved to register, etc, that it would not be straightforward. Good luck.

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Re: Cooling off period?

What Dellboy said. Or in a worse case scenario, keep the ute and get a new girlfriend... :s6:

But I doubt you'll get your deposit back. Typically a cooling off period allows you to back out of the contract within a certain timeframe before becoming committed to it. The vendor typically keeps the deposit because they could have sold the product while it was off the market for you.

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Re: Cooling off period?

Is the car subject to finance? If it is did you state that when you were signing?

Legally the dealer does not have to refund any money and in fact has the right to charge you up to 5% of the agreed price.

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Blah, you only live once, if its your money then you should be entitled to how you spend it, even if its a depreciating asset
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Re: Cooling off period?

buy her a card with a ford on the front saying sorry honey i couldnt afford two of jks..
honestly i'd ignore the spasm she's having keep it n she will adapt to having the car around..
i know what i'd be doing if it came to a choice between car n women...
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Hmmm.... maybe she "left" the decision up to you, thinking you would do something different and under no pressure. Let her take it for a drive, and see what she thinks then.

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