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Old 26th July 2016, 11:00   #121
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Congrats on the Mazda. Post some pics.

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I've been enjoying the car too, however my 1K advance is stuck with the Toyota dealer. Hopefully, they will refund it. Fingers crossed.
Did you cancel within the 24 hour cooling period? If yes, then you are legally eligible to get it back. Read through the document you signed. Also, when cancelling, did you call them to inform, or via email/in person?
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Mazda, Honda and Toyota are hassle free cars, Good choice. I also bought a Mazda SP25 last month and been loving the drive
Hey Rishi... I have the same car but mine is GT spec! Given there are so many bhpians now in OZ, we need to have a tbhp meet sometime. I am in Melbourne by the way.
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Congrats on the Mazda. Post some pics.
Did you cancel within the 24 hour cooling period? If yes, then you are legally eligible to get it back. Read through the document you signed. Also, when cancelling, did you call them to inform, or via email/in person?
I don't think it was cancelled within 24 hours. I had called and texted the dealer to cancel. However, they got the finance arranged by then. So the chances of getting the amount back is less. I will know in a few days.
Big lesson learned to stick to the budget and not to take hasty decisions.
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I don't think it was cancelled within 24 hours. I had called and texted the dealer to cancel. However, they got the finance arranged by then. So the chances of getting the amount back is less. I will know in a few days.
Big lesson learned to stick to the budget and not to take hasty decisions.
That's sad. This is the reason they have cooling off periods. Guess you may have to accept the money wont be coming back if finance was arranged. But fingers crossed.

I had 3 days of cooling off after i bought my Pajero. Good time to think it over, hehe. And during that time, the dealer gave me a X Trail with fuel to drive, while the finance was being arranged. I had traded in my previous car, and so didnt have a car during this period.
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That's sad. This is the reason they have cooling off periods. Guess you may have to accept the money wont be coming back if finance was arranged. But fingers crossed.

I had 3 days of cooling off after i bought my Pajero. Good time to think it over, hehe. And during that time, the dealer gave me a X Trail with fuel to drive, while the finance was being arranged. I had traded in my previous car, and so didnt have a car during this period.
Well, I take that as the price you pay for being stupid. Hopefully, they may arrange to refund at least part of it.

I am happy in a way that it saved me more money by not buying the Camry Hybrid. I felt I might have to shell out more to maintain that car. Also, with the Mazda and the considerably less investment, I have the freedom to upgrade when ever I am up for it.
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Hey Rishi... I have the same car but mine is GT spec! Given there are so many bhpians now in OZ, we need to have a tbhp meet sometime. I am in Melbourne by the way.
Sure we can plan one, Probably Melbourne F1 to be seen? I am in Sydney unless we travel to either of city for a mini meet.
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Sure we can plan one, Probably Melbourne F1 to be seen? I am in Sydney unless we travel to either of city for a mini meet.
Count me in too, not too sure about making it, but would be good to try.
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Congrats on the new ride, basilmabraham.

Sorry if I missed, did you pay $1000 as cash or through card? When I purchased my new WRX, they only took an purchase authorisation of $500 on my credit card and the money wasn't taken until the day I took delivery. I paid the money and signed the loan documents only during delivery. Was quite surprised how fuss free the process here was.

Driving license process is making sure the above pleasant experience is compensated with pain.
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Congrats on the new ride, basilmabraham.

Sorry if I missed, did you pay $1000 as cash or through card? When I purchased my new WRX, they only took an purchase authorisation of $500 on my credit card and the money wasn't taken until the day I took delivery. I paid the money and signed the loan documents only during delivery. Was quite surprised how fuss free the process here was.

Driving license process is making sure the above pleasant experience is compensated with pain.
I paid with card, but the money was taken the same day.

Took the car out for a longer drive today. It is performing as expected, no worries there.
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I paid with card, but the money was taken the same day.

Took the car out for a longer drive today. It is performing as expected, no worries there.
Congratulations Basil.

Shit happens and we have to move on. I too wasted $500 on a Hyundai Elantra as a deposit and later decided to back out and wasnt aware of the 24 hr cooling period. The dealer refused to refund the amount till i managed to negotiate a bit and get $150 back. Something is better than nothing.

Price we way for hasty decisions. Well have fun with the new car. And lets hope for the tbhp oz meet soon.

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Congratulations Basil.
Shit happens and we have to move on. I too wasted $500 on a Hyundai Elantra as a deposit and later decided to back out and wasnt aware of the 24 hr cooling period. The dealer refused to refund the amount till i managed to negotiate a bit and get $150 back. Something is better than nothing.

Price we way for hasty decisions. Well have fun with the new car. And lets hope for the tbhp oz meet soon.

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Thanks for the wishes Harshal. Yeah the price we pay for not being patient. I am sure I have missed out some awesome cars, many 2013/14 Mitsubishi Lancers, Nissans etc. But afterall said and done, it was a good adventure.

Looking forward to the meet-up.

Some great words from John.
http://autoexpert.com.au/buying-a-ca...-make-me-happy
I had contacted him and he promptly got me going. His agent had called up and helping me get deals on the Kia Cerato, dropped the idea mid-way though.

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