A deposit can be refundable or non-refundable, depending on the dealer. GOOD dealers will stand behind what they sell and offer up IN WRITING whether the deposit is refundable or not. NORMALLY (it can vary) the deposit required is $500. Any more than that and I'd want that refundable in writing.
Until you sign the final paperwork though, you don't own the car, no matter WHAT they say. If you don't believe that, see what they say if you say you're going to go after delivery to the bank to get financing in YOUR new Camaro. They won't let the car leave the lot. This tells you that it's not your responsibility. The only thing a deposit does is give you first refusal.
Don't worry, they'll be able to sell your car should you not choose to buy it. I guarantee it.
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Last edited by el ess X; 05-14-2009 at 05:27 PM.