Can You Return the Car You Just Bought?

The Dealer’s Perspective

It’s helpful to understand the dealer’s point of view to reach an acceptable solution to this problem. Eleazer told Edmunds: “There is no problem that can’t be resolved when people take a mature approach. Dealerships really are looking for repeat business and make great strides to create an environment that promotes long-term relationships with their customer base.”

He added: “The best way to resolve these misunderstandings is to simply return to the dealership and ask to speak to the manager in a calm tone. Drama and shouting does not impress. Asking for help does.”

In cases of buyer’s remorse — perhaps if a person bought too much car for his or her budget — Eleazer said that the dealer might be willing to place the person in a vehicle with a lower purchase price. But dealers are “under no obligation to do so either legally or morally.”

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the heat on the popular hot hatch

Volkswagen just redesigned its Golf GTI, with the latest generation of the iconic hot hatch due here in the second half of 2021 as a 2022 model.

However, a more hardcore version has already been announced. Unveiled on Tuesday, the new Golf GTI Clubsport ups the power to Golf R levels and combines this with a few chassis upgrades.

The last GTI Clubsport wasn’t launched in the United States, and the same is true for the new generation, which goes on sale elsewhere early next year. Its market arrival will mark the 45th anniversary of the GTI nameplate’s launch in 1976, just as the last GTI Clubsport marked the 40th anniversary of the nameplate five years ago.

What can future owners expect? Output from the car’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 has been dialed to 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, with the key upgrade being a new turbocharger. The

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The Malaise-era GM That Ran With the Germans

It is widely considered that everything the Detroit automakers did during the Malaise Era of the 1970s and ’80s was uniformly terrible, but that isn’t really the case. True, many of the cars produced by the Big Four were pretty dire, but there were a few examples of brilliance—cars that were not merely less crappy than the norm, but actually possessed honest-to-goodness retina-burning brilliance. One of the best domestic cars of the era—indeed, one of the best cars from anywhere at the time—came from the humblest origins possible, and that was the 1983-1989 Pontiac 6000 STE.

Pontiac 6000: Rising From the Ashes of the Phoenix

The 6000 was Pontiac’s version of GM’s new-for-1982 A-body, a car that in today’s vernacular could be called a reboot of that rolling disaster known as the X-car (Chevrolet Citation, Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Omega, and—of course—the Pontiac Phoenix). The A-body sedan was styled as the

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