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  • #130760 Reply

    chris

    hi I signed a contract for a Skoda thinking I had the future monthly payments prepared for. however it turns out there has been massive hit to my finances and the car has been signed for. possibly over the 14 day cancellation period. I have yet given my deposit which is my current car. please can you tell me what is likely to happen.

    thanks

  • #130944 Reply
    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson
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    Hi Chris. If you haven’t taken delivery of the car and you haven’t paid your deposit, there’s not an awful lot the dealer can do about it.

    The 14-day cooling-off period for your finance agreement should not start until the finance company activates the contract and pays the dealer for the car, so if you have not taken delivery of the new car then it’s unlikely that the finance company has paid the dealer yet.

    There is usually no cooling-off period on the car itself, so in theory the dealership could insist that you pay for the car and take delivery. But the chances of them being able to achieve that, especially if you can no longer afford it, are slim.

  • #134803 Reply

    Alan

    Hi, I intended buying a second hand vehicle on PCP and have signed the forms which has been only 5 days ago. After much thought I’ve decided I would rather buy it outright. Would there be any repercussions on this, I haven’t yet collected the vehicle nor do I think any monies have changed hands.

    • #135244 Reply
      Stuart Masson
      Stuart Masson
      Keymaster

      Hi Alan. Your finance contract is simply a means of paying for the vehicle and is separate from the contract to actually buy the vehicle.

      You are able to cancel your finance contract within 14 days with no penalties and choose to pay for your car via another method.

  • #136129 Reply

    Martyn James

    Hi
    Is it possible to lump all you pcp payments into one large payment and pay all the 36 monthly payments in one go ? still keeping the car for the 3 yr term
    Would i still have to pay the interest
    Thanks
    Martyn

    • #136313 Reply
      Stuart Masson
      Stuart Masson
      Keymaster

      Hi Martyn. Yes, you can usually pay a lump sum overpayment, although there may be a fee to do so.

      You will save on interest for those monthly payments, as you have repaid a large chunk of the loan sooner. However, you will still have to pay interest on the balloon amount, as you are not making any repayment on that until the end of the PCP.

  • #138854 Reply

    Luis

    Hi There,
    I bought a new mercedes a class on a PCP.
    Car value £31000
    part exchange my car £14500 rest on PCP £16500– £ 120 x 48 and balloon payment of £14300.
    I have not taking delivery of the car yet. The car will be ready around mid October, and still have my car I just put down £ 1000 deposit.
    Now I would like to pay the £16500 with a bank loan at 3.4 % rather than using PCP at 6%.
    Is this a good idea?
    Also is that possible to stop the PCP even though I already signed documents 17 days ago?
    I have emailed the dealer but they are taking long time to reply!
    Any help appreciated, Thanks!!

  • #139700 Reply
    Stuart Masson
    Stuart Masson
    Keymaster

    Hi Luis. If you haven’t taken delivery of the car, the finance agreement should not have been activated. Talk to the finance company directly to cancel the agreement.

    The dealer won’t be too helpful because they get a fat commission from selling you finance – sometimes more than they get for selling you the car.

  • #144856 Reply

    Monty

    The PCP agreement isn’t signed so there is no PCP contract to cancel.

    Check the document she signed with respect to the deposit for the small print.

  • #145441 Reply

    Leanne

    Hi,
    I ordered a Kia Picanto through PCP etc, when we were at the dealership they estimated the 05/12/18 for delivery, on the paperwork she has put the 21/12/2018, she never told us this date at all but its my fault as I should have rechecked the paperwork when I was signing it.
    Rang them yesterday, and the estimated delivery date is now the 27/12/2018.
    I really need a car now as I’m borrowing a family members. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

  • #145670 Reply

    Louise chivers

    Hi
    We signed the documents for a new nissan quashqai, we are 5 days after that signing and we have done our finances and we just cannot afford it at £350 a month. We have not arranged a pick up date yet as the juke we are trading in is having bodywork damage repaired before we handover. The dealer are adiment we cannot cancel? I’m beside myself with sorry. I would be grateful for your opinion please

  • #145701 Reply

    Tom

    Hi, this seems to very all very useful, just one query, In my case deposit has been paid, finance agreed in form of PCP, apparently contract executed on 1st of November but no monies on Dealership account as yet (3 days later), therefore no car delivery either. Unfortunately I have noticed better deal, is there a way of persuading dealership to invoke incoming payment and cancel PCP contract with finance company? If payment made to my personal account was made this would so much easier to return but if is paid to dealership this seems to be a bit difficult Many thanks in advance as this is my first PCP contract

    • #146206 Reply
      Stuart Masson
      Stuart Masson
      Keymaster

      Hi Tom. The dealer is highly unlikely to be interested in cancelling your order so you can go and buy another car elsewhere.

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