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My daughter lease a 2005 cobalt. She is commuting to college which is about an hour away from where she lives. Her mileage is up and she would like to trade in that cobalt for a newer car. We've gone to the dealer from where she got the car and they tell us the only way she can trade in her car is to have $3,000 to put down as a down payment. The car is ...
Patty, I'm a young adult with horrible credit from a bad marriage, and I need to purchase a used car. I can't afford a $1000 down payment. What can I do?
I am going through a divorce and my husband has left me in debt. my car that I had has been totaled out and I am in need of a car and i have a 1000 to 1200 down payment
Hello, What do you think of the "buy here, pay here" lots for people with damaged credit, and, low down payment (1,500.00)? Thank you
I recently leased a vehicle through an auto broker. After all of the paperwork was signed I realized the broker had not paid the dealership the $1200 down payment I had given him. Do you have any suggestions on what recourse I have? I have filed a fraud claim with my bank, filed a complaint with the BBB (to which he has not responded to date), and am ...
My 2005 VW Touareg lease is up in August. My dilemma is- do I buy it or buy a new car? Here are the financials: Down payment on the lease-$3500 Lease monthly payment-$452 Buy out is ~ $19K I like my car but it does not have blue tooth (which I will need come July and will have to install) or navigation; I can live without the latter. I do not want ...
My credit score is pretty low and I have been without a vehicle for more than 6 months now. I would like to know other than getting my beacon score up what else can I do to purchase an car without have a huge down payment and payments more than $400 a month.

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