Questions tagged [car]

Purchasing new or used cars, getting car loans, down payments for cars, refinancing car loans, and car insurance.

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Deposit hold for over a month in Credit card

I have recently rented a car for about a month and one thing just came to my mind. At the rental office they took a very high deposit into my credit card (I have a foreign license, this happens in ...
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Expensive tires or cheap tires to trade in

I am planning on buying a new car by the end of next summer (it is February now) but the tread on my current tires is shot and we get a lot of snow where I live. So for safety reasons, I definitely ...
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I took over the payments on my sister's car. But it is left in her name

About 11 months ago. I took over the payments on my sister's car because she wanted to get a new one and they wouldn't let her have two car loans. So instead of trading this in she let me take over ...
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Im 19 years old and is buying a $45k car with it? [duplicate]

Im 19 years old and share rent with someone. I make $2,320 a month before tax. My rent is $750 a month and i don't pay for anything else. Would it be a good idea or will i go into crippling debt if i ...
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Is a down payment better than a lump sum payment?

I forgot to tell my banker that I wanted to make a down payment on my auto loan. According to my banker, the interest rate wouldn't have changed from the lower principal, only my monthly minimum ...
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How do I lend money to a friend for a car and put the car as collateral?

A friend of mine wants to buy a car, but does not have the money for it. Instead of him going to a bank and borrowing the money to buy the car, I was thinking of maybe taking some cash from my bank ...
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Repairing old car vs buying new (used) one [duplicate]

My car just came from the inspection with a nice long list of repairs that have to be done to pass the main inspection for security (Hauptuntersuchung). The repairs sum up to something between 1500€ ...
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Buying new car at 18 [duplicate]

I am 18 years old and a freshman in college living at home. I have 0 expenses except $3,000 a year for college and gas for my current car. I am currently looking into purchasing a brand new honda ...
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Upside down on car loan, sell and refinance gap?

In order to cut down our monthly expenses we are looking to sell our car. We still owe $12,000, kelley blue book says its worth around $10,000 and we don't have $2000 lying around to cover the gap. ...
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How to Accept Safe Payment on Car Sale (Canada)

This question is similar to this one from 9 years ago, but I don't think it's a duplicate. I want to receive payment for a car that I don't personally own (money to be subsequently sent to my friend ...
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I’m 18 years old and want to finance a £30,000 car [duplicate]

I'm 18 years old and I've always wanted an Audi Q5. Currently, I'm working full-time. I earn £28,800 annually and that will be due to go up soon. The car I've had eyes on costs £31,789. The monthly ...
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Advice/Experiences, Auto Insurance, Florida, 18 years old [closed]

I am in Florida, United States. I have recently bought a reliable (however temporary) 2004 Chevrolet Colorado (rear wheel drive, maroon colored pickup truck). I have done a lot of research but I'm ...
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How can I insure a driver who doesn’t live with me but is borrowing my car long term?

My cousin is borrowing one of my cars to get to school and work. He’s 17. He lives less than an hour from me, but in another state. He is insured as a driver on his family’s policy, and the car is ...
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How can I help a 17 year old track and pay me back a personal loan?

I’m selling my 17 year old cousin my car. He wants to make regular payments on it, every two weeks or so. Instead of taking cash, issuing receipts, and tracking this on paper somewhere, I’d like to ...
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How do vehicle loan transfers work?

I'm going to buy a car from a private seller. The seller bought this car from Dealer X couple years ago. Now, the seller wants to buy a new car from Dealer N. The seller didn't like Dealer N's trade ...
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Car as a good investment

I have been reading a lot and doing as much research as I could and need some help to decide whether I could consider the action of buying a car as an investment. This question comes after I can't ...
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Spouse Cosigning

My wife and I currently own a home and finance two cars. We each have one car completely in our name and are co-borrowers on the house. I am about to trade in my car, and the interest rate will be ...
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First time getting car finance, but existing car in my wife's name

Our current situation is that we’ve always had our sole family car registered in my wife’s name, and insured in her name with me as an extra driver. However, we’re planning on buying a new car with ...
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PCP opening balance seems very high

I’ve just received my first statement from my first PCP car agreement and I’m very confused. My credit amount was £20,500 ish and my statement shows that my opening balance 29 days later (when my ...
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Registration and insurance for gift car

Our 30-year-old nephew lives with us. He is about to receive a used car as a gift. My wife and I each own a car, and all three of us are listed as insured drivers. Is it best to include his car in ...
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Buying a car as a freelancer - Business costs

I am a freelance software developer, and I am thinking of buying a car, which I would probably use every now and then for personal matters, but mostly for business related trips. What are the ...
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Should I appeal the property tax assessment on a car I bought?

Half the counties in USA charge personal property tax on car. That is OK, but recently my county is appraising my car at a very high price and the reply from the county is that Since there is no ...
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Why is the car dealer insisting on a loan instead of cash?

I saw a question that said "He (dealer) knocked down the price quite a bit" but my experience is different. The dealership says that they have a US$1500 incentive if I take a loan from their financing ...
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Accidentally reported a minor accident on my car - what now?

A few days ago I idiotically scraped the side of my car against a concrete column. There was no damage done to the column and no dents on my car, but there is a significant amount of scratches on my ...
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How to determine car loan length as a function of how long I plan to keep a car

I will be financing* the purchase of a brand new car that I plan to keep for 3 years. Based on this I am trying to understand how to structure the loan variables (term, rate) appropriately. Should I ...
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Should I pay off my car loan early?

I have a car loan with a payoff of $5,200. we pay $200 / mo for 30 more months. We are both retired working part time. Should we pay off the balance now?
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How does this scam involving buying a used car cash-only work?

I'm in pursuit of a used car. I came across this 2010 Camry for 4200 CAD. The car is good, I test drove it in the city and on the highway and there are no problems with it as far as I can tell. ...
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Used car with lower TCO

I'm looking at trying to save money by purchasing and driving a used car. However, I have no idea where to start other than the realization that the total cost of ownership is far more than just the ...
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How can I purchase a car when no one will loan to me?

My wife's car recently broke down, and is in need of replacing. My own car is also on its last legs so we intended to purchase something new-ish (2015-2017 model) to get something a little more ...
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I need help finding a car

I am seventeen years old. I have have a job but I only make a little money. I am trying to get a car for my senior year of high school but I only have about $400 saved up. I have to pay other ...
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Buying a used vehicle from dealer

I have about 12,000 in cash saved up for purchasing a toyota 4runner. I have a vehicle in mind for 22,450 that is as good of a deal as I can possibly find after looking for months off and on. AS far ...
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Credit score and financing new car

Little bit about my situation- Bought a car with cash about 5 years ago, at the time it was a year old. That car is now a total loss and I’m receiving about 5k for it from my insurance. I’m now in ...
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Is this car delivery via Ebay Motors on Craigslist a scam?

I found a Craigslist posting selling what looks to be a wonderfully maintained vehicle for low miles and a very low price. I contacted the seller and she responded with this. I've omitted personally ...
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How to remove my partner's name off a car title?

My partner and I have this car and both names are on the title. The car is paid off to the dealer, but right before it was paid off my partner got in trouble and had to do 6 months in prison. The ...
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My mother co-signed for my car. Can she take it away from me if I am the one making car payments?

My credit is in the low 500s and I was unable to get a car loan. My mom cosigned for me and I've now had a beautiful car for three months. I've been making on-time payments, the registration is in my ...
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How do I calculate the monthly PCP repayment figure for a car purchase in the UK?

How would I calculate the PCP monthly repayment figure from the following information please? Car offer price: £30,000 APR: 3.9% Number of repayments: 48 Balloon payment: £15,000 I've found similar ...
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Does a co-signer on a car loan have any ownership rights to the car?

My girlfriend recently financed a car as the primary holder and her mother cosigned it, with that it was promised (verbally) that the car was going to be for either my girlfriend or her sister. After ...
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Leveraging cash for buying car

I'm planning to buy a 2- or 3-year old car in cash. I expect to pay around $15k. I'll probably buy through a dealer because I can't find any private sellers in my area with the type of car I'm looking ...
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A new car dealership's initial offer was lower than what I found online

I picked out a car yesterday and was offered it for about $22k. This actually surprised me because from what I've seen on Edmunds and Car Guru, the market rate for this car is $23k. I was prepared to ...
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What should I be wary of when insurer is taking a lot of time to decide whether car is repairable or a total loss?

Two weeks, four days ago, while I was stopped at a stop light, an idiot rammed into my car with his Chevy Suburban, causing extensive rear-end damage to my car and propelling me into the car in front ...
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Can I take my name out of a car loan? [duplicate]

I am in the process of buying a house and the bank requires that my name needs to be taken out of the car loan. My son is the cosigner, and my daughter (whom I bought the car for) is making the ...
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Buy my leased car?

My 2016 Lincoln lease is up. I'm considering buying it for $25000 and putting $7000 down to meet my finance 60 month payment budget. My Salesman said today that much down is not a good idea as I will ...
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Is there a sensible way to get rid of my financed car?

18 months ago I signed up to a Personal Contract Hire (aka PCP) car finance deal in the UK. I've financed several vehicles in the past and, although I know it's not the most cost-effective thing, I've ...
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how to justify the higher price of luxury cars in comparison to their counterpart and when test driving these vehicle what specifically to look for

After reading Who can truly afford luxury cars? and also from my own need to buy a car and past history of always driving Honda/Toyota/Nissan but not their luxury brand Acura/Lexus/Infiniti. When I ...
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Fix vs buy: do I really need to consider a car's “value” with depreciation?

I have been thinking about the question of how to determine whether to fix my current or buy a new car. Everything I have read (see, for instance, the answers on this question) talks about determining ...
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How can I support myself financially as a 17 year old with a loan?

I'm a 17 year old Ohio high school student who makes ~$160 a month working minimum wage. I have a $3500 loan (4 year duration) to pay off for a car with ~$2880 left. Monthly payments are ~$80 for ...
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car insurance — absolute cheapest possible way to make / get it [closed]

I'm aware that it's possible to make your own car insurance company. That being said, does anyone know of the absolute, cheapest possible car insurance there can be? I'm not concerned at all about ...
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Selling your leased car before its lease is over

I leased my car in June 2017 for 36 months and currently 14 months left from my lease. I want to sell the car and lease a SUV. Details listed below: The car is a Honda Accord The residual value is $...
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How is leasing a car beneficial to the one who leases? [duplicate]

They say that a car is a depreciating asset and so leasing a car works better than buying one. I heard this from folks and car salespersons. Although I understand the aspect of leasing cars meaning ...
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Calculate the deposit on a loan when the monthly payment, interest rate, and balloon are known

I am looking into PCP finance for a car and I have found estimates where I enter a term and a deposit, and am given a monthly payment for the loan. Some sites (BMW for example) will let you enter a ...

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