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Old Yesterday, 10:23 AM
 
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I recently purchased a used car at a new car dealership but I live out of state and was told they would take car of the registration and delivery of the vehicle. It has been 5 days sense the purchase of the vehicle and the salesman that I bought the car from still can't tell me when they will bring me my car. Is this normal or am I being jerked around?
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Do you have a contract that specifies any delivery terms?
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I doubt that the dealership would deliver it themselves so they have to line up a third party. So while I can't say that you're not being jerked around, I wouldn't be surprised if he can't tell you because they simply haven't found a hauler going in your direction yet.

Of course, you could just ask the guy why he can't tell you when the car is coming. But then I guess you wouldn't have anything to ask a bunch of random strangers on the internet who really have no way of knowing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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Welcome to the forum Adamw144


I'd be calling the dealer everyday @ 10AM & 2PM starting the the GM or Owner
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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I hope they didn't drop the ball.

When we bought a new JeeP for my wife a few years back we transferred plates, took delivery and then waited for the registration and waited and waited.. my insurance company called me up and asked me if we had actually bought the car. They had received the RMV1 from the dealer, stamped it and sent it back promptly but then after calling the dealer they searched for it and it was found out that the salesman had it and others collecting dust on his desk. Why who knows but he was fired because of it. In my state we only have so many days to transfer a registration so I don't know what would have happened if we were pulled over or worse got into an accident.



I'd keep calling the dealer until you get results.



Why aren't you picking up your new car yourself?
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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They aren't using Fed Ex. Car haulers are notoriously slow. However, whenever I've used a car hauler, and even when the dealer is the one who set it up, I've always been given the name and phone number of the driver so I can call for updates.

If it's a long distance, and the weather is bad along the route, it can take a week or two. But the dealer should be giving you more info.
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Old Yesterday, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Coastal, NC
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I recently purchased a used car at a new car dealership but I live out of state and was told they would take car of the registration and delivery of the vehicle. It has been 5 days sense the purchase of the vehicle and the salesman that I bought the car from still can't tell me when they will bring me my car. Is this normal or am I being jerked around?

You have not received the car. Tell them you want to back out of the deal because of the way they handled this. You'd be surprised how fast they will contact you. Some dealerships will drag their feet on things.
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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How far is it? I had a friend who has his corvette shipped form Michigann to California when he moved. It took about 15 days, but there were some unusual problems. Still your driver may have encountered problems as well, especially this time of year.
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 PM
 
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I have been calling everyday sense Monday and they say when we found out from our runners we will tell you. I could have come back with a temp plate on Monday but they insisted on delivering it. Why not tell me something then just we will get back to you. It is an hour and a half away. I bugged them enough that they are bringing it tomorrow morning. Thanks for the replies.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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I bought a new car from Denver and shipped it to Detroit.

Since It was a new car, I could see the location of the car on my phone app. I found that the car was sitting in the shippers lot for a week - I guess they were finding enough cars to load the truck. Once the truck started, which was after a week of getting my car, it reached Chicago in one day, had a stop at the suburbs.

And the same day by night, the truck was in Detroit. The truck was full of cars and he told he had deliveries in Newyork etc.
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