Now that you’re aware that you can find a lender who will take a chance on you, don’t make the mistake of going with the first fish that bites. You have to be sure that you’re making a sound financial decision that benefits you in the long run. This means not getting distracted by the promises of lower monthly payments in exchange for a long term loan. If you have to take out a long term loan, you probably can’t afford the car.

Also, make sure that the loan doesn’t have a bunch of extras tacked on that you don’t need. This includes extended warranties, insurance or after – market services.

Finally, make certain that once you drive off the lot that that’s it. There shouldn’t be conditions afterwards. Some lenders have been known to contact buyers later telling them that their interest rates have increased or that they need to make a larger down payment.

If you make strategic steps ahead of time, you can totally get the car you need without having to pay an arm and a leg. Just remember to do the proper leg work and most importantly, don’t get caught up in desperation.

Read: Part 1 & Part 2

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