My girlfriend and I went to buy a used 2014 vehicle, she traded in her car and I put down $2k... Once the dealership found a financer, the interest rate was determined and both parties signed the contract. Within the first week, she received multiple attempts to have her come in and sign additional paper work without being told why and even offered to pay for tank of gas. The dealership realized they couldn't get her in without knowing first, so they disclosed this: That they had made a "mistake" on the interest rate, and wanted her to come in and resign with a higher interest rate.
With some research and help from others, we didn't budge and the dealership agreed to the original rate agreed upon.
This is not an uncommon situation. Speak with a consumer protection attorney about your options and t receive legal advice geared toward your particular facts.
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It sounds like you did a great job resolving this situation. You may want to file a report with the Illinois Attorney General, explaining what happened and how it was resolved. There may be other customers who ended up paying the higher interest rate.
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