If I bought a truck and I was just researching the MPG ratings and found out that the salesman lied to me about the EPA rating, am I stuck?

My husband was on the phone with me and told me he thought the EPA rating would be 14/20. I told the sales person that I did not want the truck if that was the case, and he said no that it was 18/24 which was acceptable for me. Do I have any recourse, or am I stuck with the truck. I bought it just 3 days ago; what about the 3 day law? The guy that did the paperwork said that the law does not apply if I go to the dealership. He said it only applies if the salesperson solicits me. I was trading in a cat that got 25 miles per gallon city. I did not want to take such a drastic change in miles per gallon.

Asked on June 25, 2012 under General Practice, Colorado


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You are stuck with the truck that you bought based upon the facts that have written about concerning the purchase of the car that you received in that the core issue is whether or not the truck that you purchased was worth what it was in terms of dollars and cents.

The EPA rating is simply a rating based upon miles per gallon city and freeway where different vehicles with different drivers will have different results. Although what the salesperson stated may have been wrong as to the EPA, the key is whether or not there was anything physically wrong with the vehicle that you purchased affecting price paid or its desirability to a willing buyer.

The three day right to cancel a contract law applies to home solicitation contracts which your matter was not such.

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