You might be able to get a deposit back on a new or used car. But whether you actually will get it back depends on where you are purchasing, what deal you made, and your tenacity.
Consumer protection laws vary from state to state, but one myth prevails nationwide, according to Consumer Reports. Many people believe that they have three days to reflect on their car purchase before losing the deposit. That is a myth, the consumer protection organization says. Although there is a three-day rule to reflect on some consumer goods, it does not apply to deposits on new or used cars.