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The dealer is permitted to offer you a replacement vehicle instead of a refund, but you have the option of accepting or declining a replacement and demanding a refund instead.
In a refund, the manufacturer is entitled to deduct a reasonable allowance for any damage beyond normal wear or use, or for any modifications made to the vehicle which either increase or decrease its market value. There is no deduction for mileage.
After this reasonable allowance, you will be refunded the full purchase price as well as state and local sales taxes from New York State.
If the car was financed, the refund is divided between you and the lender, according to how much you still owe; if the car was leased, the refund consists of all payments that you had made to date.
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