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Buying or leasing a used vehicle

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Do I have to get it in writing?

Yes, all the required information must be in a written contract. This document is usually called a purchase agreement or lease.

The contract must also include:

  • your name and address
  • the dealer’s registered name, legal name, registration number, and business address
  • the registered name and registration number of the salesperson you dealt with
  • the date of the sale and the delivery date for the vehicle
  • the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
  • the vehicle’s colour and body type

The contract must be clear about the price of the vehicle. It must include:

  • an itemized list of charges
  • anything that the dealer is including at no extra charge, as well as its retail value
  • the total price, any deposit or down payment that you made, and the balance due
  • any other charges, such as taxes