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Some of you may remember my post from a couple of days ago where the dealer was trying to screw me out of my price protection. The story gets more bizarre. Now they won't take my cashiers check and say they are going to file Grand Theft Auto charges and want the car back even though I paid via cashiers check today. I had to email the police that I didn't steal it and it has turned into a nightmare. I think they were trying to steal my PP rebate all along. They did not credit me for my initial deposit on the first invoice so I had to cancel the check and send another which they will not take now. Essentially what has happened is I bought it at invoice and now they want to sell it for higher to someone else. Unbelievable and it will be interesting to see what police do.

Are any of you forum members in law or law enforcement who could offer any advice? I am scared to death that this could somehow go on my record even though I am obviously not trying to take anything and have a tremendous written record from dealer to that effect. It worries me that although it is obviously frivolous it could go down on my record as me being charged. I picked up the car on Saturday and overnighted them the check today which I feel is a very reasonable time frame to get them new check. I am tempted just to bend over but I know it will be difficult finding another at invoice and the principal of the thing really gets at me.

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before you lawyer up, simply contact Chrysler.. demand to speak to management until you do. you can explain what has happened to you, and hopefully they will step in. If that fails, inform them that you will be taking this to the local news
 

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..Or just pay up the difference, a lawyer will probably start at $600 and end up around $3000(depending on how long it takes). I had to get one on a used car dealership that did not have a title on the vehicle they sold me. I couldn't license the thing for 2yrs! -- but still had to pay for it.
 

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The key here is publicity,like previously stated.Let your local news know.If you keep it,where are you going to go for service?I certainly would not trust that dealership.Get all your money back and find another dealer.
 

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Contact Chrysler first. Have them fix it. If that doesn't work, lawyer up. From my understanding, the dealership had to put in a code on ordering it for price protection stating that you ordered it before the price went up. If they didn't, their fault. Good luck
 

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Jesus, that's one crazy ass dealer. I would deliver it back by driving through their show room with it haha.

No but really, get a lawyer and sue their asses.
 

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Personally, I would return the car to the dealership and forget about it. It just isn't worth the hassle and legal expense (not to mention, all the aggravation and lost time). I would, of course, report them to the Better Business Bureau and maybe to the local media and rate them appropriately on online surveys.

It might be heart-breaking to let go of the car, but as time goes on, more and more SRT8's will become available and you will most likely find a dealer willing to negotiate and give you the price you want.
 
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Personally, I would return the car to the dealership and forget about it. It just isn't worth the hassle and legal expense (not to mention, all the aggravation and lost time). I would, of course, report them to the Better Business Bureau and maybe to the local media and rate them appropriately on online surveys.

It might be heart-breaking to let go of the car, but as time goes on, more and more SRT8's will become available and you will most likely find a dealer willing to negotiate and give you the price you want.
^^well said.
 

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Did you cancel the check to them after signing/taking delivery? If so its unfortunate but the law will be on thier side. Not much of anything Chrysler could do for you at that point. Once you have signed the paper work and driven off the lot the deal is done. If you then put a stop payment on the check they can legally press charges. Best bet is to go down there and try to resolve the matter with new check in hand.
 

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Wait a minute, this makes no sense.

So you walk in the dealer with a cashiers check. You sign the paperwork, hand them the check, get the keys and drive off. After that they call you back and say bring the Jeep back and if not they will file GTA charges?

I say let them call the police. If you have signed paperwork that you bough the truck, the dealer is crap out of luck.
 

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Wait a minute, this makes no sense.

So you walk in the dealer with a cashiers check. You sign the paperwork, hand them the check, get the keys and drive off. After that they call you back and say bring the Jeep back and if not they will file GTA charges?

I say let them call the police. If you have signed paperwork that you bough the truck, the dealer is crap out of luck.
Exactly +1. So what is dealership name and where are they located? Not sure if I understand all the facts here:confused:
 

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Do you have ANYTHING in writing that states that they will sell you the truck at the invoice pricing? If so, I would imagine they'd have to honor that agreement. If not, you're screwed.
 

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Wait a minute, this makes no sense.

So you walk in the dealer with a cashiers check. You sign the paperwork, hand them the check, get the keys and drive off. After that they call you back and say bring the Jeep back and if not they will file GTA charges?

I say let them call the police. If you have signed paperwork that you bough the truck, the dealer is crap out of luck.

Thats what it sounds like to me, but my understanding from his posts is that after he signed and went home he canceled the check he paid with and sent them a new one with a different number on it. Which would leave him no legal leg to stand on. They could at that point press charges for grand theft.

Unless he left something out or I misunderstood something......
 
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