On October 31st 2019 I purchased a vehicle from a car dealership I got approved from the bank paperwork was signed and I drove off in my 2015 Dodge Journey I've had the car for a little over a month now and today the man from the car dealership called me and said he sold me the wrong car the paperwork was on a different 2015 Dodge Journey but the two cars were exactly the same he just got them mixed up so I called the bank in the bank told me to go exchange the cars when I got there it was just before closing time he hands me the keys what's my things out of the car I was driving and into the one that I've done the paperwork on and leaves I get in the car and realize it's completely different it's not the same and it's not what I thought I was buying not what I thought I was doing paperwork on had I known that it was so different I would have not purchased the vehicle as I thought I was getting something a little better. So in short he first gave me something better and then snatched it out from underneath me and gave me something that I don't like or want what can I do to resolve this issue?
Maybe. The issue is what truck were you negotiating the purchase of? Its not whether you accidently got a better vehicle or higher trim by accident and want the winfall of that simply because you were handed the keys to the wrong vehicle. In contrast if you have the right vehicle and they did the wrong paperwork - the remedy is to undo the deal and do the right paperwork OR to undo the deal based on mutual mistake and start all over again.
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Your contract when you bought the vehicle should have the VIN (vehicle identification number) on the contract. You can compare the VIN on the contract with the VIN on your vehicle. That is the first step. If they deliberately misled you on which car you were purchasing there could be a case for fraud.
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