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    Here's the deal, you tell someone they are approved. (06 Dodge Charger SRT8), You bring us in to sign all the paperwork and congratulate us. Tell us you are going to service and Detail the car and we can pick it up in a few days, we leave super excited papers in hand.
    Now, you say the bank actually didn't approve it because of the mileage.
    Pretty stinking disappointed.......

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
     

    mitchntx

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    Wait .. what?

    First ... what dealer puts a dirty car on the lot?
    Come back in a few days should raise a flag.
    Every tech and salesman will have taken a joyride and brought it back all lathered up and tongue hanging out.

    Second ... "papers in hand" ... a contract?
    It's binding once all the papers are signed.

    On the surface, it appears you got the better end of this deal by walking away.
    Something doesn't smell right.
     

    txinvestigator

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    Here's the deal, you tell someone they are approved. (06 Dodge Charger SRT8), You bring us in to sign all the paperwork and congratulate us. Tell us you are going to service and Detail the car and we can pick it up in a few days, we leave super excited papers in hand.
    Now, you say the bank actually didn't approve it because of the mileage.
    Pretty stinking disappointed.......

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"

    Does your paperwork give them an out for them making a conditional approval? Some do.

    But, I am with Mitch....financing an 8 year old car with mileage so high the bank balks at financing is probably a BAD financial decision.
     

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    I'm not sure about the conditional approval to be honest. The price is 7000 less than what they are advertising on their site, and a thousand dollars less than KBB, I almost feel like they are trying to get out if a mistake on their side. I just don't understand how they
    Could let us leave with signed papers, and than say we are not approved after all. I really believe the car is worth the contract price, but I think I'm letting emotions interfere also.

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
     

    cbigclarke

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    The bank doesn't make mistakes like that. Ever.. The dealership dropped the ball somewhere in this transaction, and were screwing themselves

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    shortround

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    No free lunch. If the deal is $7,000 less than advertised, and $1,000 less than KBB, I'd smell a skunk.

    Something just ain't right there.

    Car dealers, new or used, hate it when you walk off the lot and say "let me sleep on it."

    Don't go back to that scum-sucking dealer!
     
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    M. Sage

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    Does your paperwork give them an out for them making a conditional approval? Some do.

    But, I am with Mitch....financing an 8 year old car with mileage so high the bank balks at financing is probably a BAD financial decision.

    Also, Chargers are terrible cars. I work on several for a local PD. Every time the temperature swings, coolant leaks galore. IMO you dodged a bullet (no pun intended).
     

    Brains

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    Also, Chargers are terrible cars. I work on several for a local PD. Every time the temperature swings, coolant leaks galore. IMO you dodged a bullet (no pun intended).
    I've got an '07 SRT8, no leaks here.

    Funny you mention temperature though, when the temp drops the car REALLY wakes up. The factory tune pulls a LOT of ignition timing pretty much whenever the motor is at operating temp lol.
     
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