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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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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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Car payment getting paid but not taken out of bank account

I notice that my car payment hasn’t been taken out and, and saw that someone or something took out $33 from my savings. This meant I didn’t have the funds to pay my car payment anymore. Then saw ...
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In California, how should I report the $1500 income from the BAR CAP vehicle retirement program?

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) runs Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) for vehicle retirement. In a nutshell, if you have an old car that fails a smog check but still runs, you can ...
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Is it feasible Buying a Bike when I already own a car

I am already financing a car (Honda Accord- $18k) paying $309/month and insurance $113/month. I am single, my office is near by and I feel that this car is little big for me for now. I wish to buy a ...
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My ex husband put me as a co signer on his car loan and I didn't know anything about it. What can I do? [closed]

My ex husband put my name on his car loan as the co signer without me knowing. What can I do?
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Used Car Purchase

I am planning to buy a used car from a dealer. The bank requires copy of title for loan approval. But the dealer refuses to share it (as per their protocol) until the vehicle is purchased. Is there a ...
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Form 8936 for 2018- Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit

I have been looking for form 8936 for 2018 in order to file my tax returns but have been able to find only the one for 2017 as below. https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8936 Is there an ...
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Are there legitimate reasons to cover part of the vehicle identification number (VIN) that is visible through the windshield?

A friend of mine, living in USA, went to check on a car being sold by an individual. He told me that the vehicle owner had covered part of the VIN that would have otherwise been visible through the ...
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Pay off loan or roll over

I owe $10,000 on my existing car loan. I currently have enough to pay off my loan and still have enough to put down $5000 on a new car. My question is this, is it better to pay off the loan first and ...
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Car title ownership

My boyfriend and I just bought a pick up. We both signed a loan from the bank but he was the only one who signed the paperwork from car dealership. Does it mean that my name is not in the car title ...
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Why does Geico ask me not to reveal the limits of my liability coverage in case of a car accident?

I read on my "Evidence of Liability Insurance card" issued by Geico in California, US: What to do at the time of an accident: […] Do not reveal the limits of your liability coverage to anyone. Why ...
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Where can I find the median new auto price? [closed]

I hear from time to time about the "average" price of a new car in the United States, and how it is absurdly high. I presume this has something to do with how four people buying a $13k car and one ...
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Car is under my girlfriends name, can i refinance it?

Last year i needed to buy a car, but my credit was bad atm, so my girlfriend at the time let me use her credit to buy it. Now almost 2 years later i have to buy a diferent car so i can take out of the ...
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Deductible automobile expenses for ridesharing business

Most people here will disagree with the premise of the question, so try to disregard that (and that I know this is likely a very bad idea). I'm considering buying a (new) car that I can't afford (...
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Understanding auto insurance policy bills

I really have a hard time understanding my auto insurance bill/policy. In my case, it's AAA. For example, for 2017 I get the following policy for my car: Now, on Dec 12 I add another car to my policy....
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How to know how much money was paid, and how much was spent paying off interest

I would like to buy a car, and found out about the 20/4/10 rule today. I definitely have more than 20% downpayment saved up, due to that I am not concerned with the 20 part. I am more concerned about ...
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How should I go about getting my next car?

A few months ago I bought my first ever financed car (I'm 19). It's the only credit history I have as of now. I bought a 2015 Chevy Spark with a 28% front loaded interest rate. So, regardless of ...
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Would it be more beneficial to pay my car loan off first in this situation?

Okay here is my situation. I have a vehicle I'm currently interested in. It's around 42k. My vehicle that I own is worth around 28k KBB. I only owe around $5600 on it. I have the money to go and ...
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Car possession being threatened by Co-signer

I'm in a bit of a sticky/confusing situation and I am unsure of what my options are. My fiancé has a car that was financed through Ally bank. His father, who I'll refer to as John, co-signed for the ...
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Weekly upkeep fund for cars, quantification thereof

My colleague in the states has the typical suburban collection of three cars in their family household a fairly new used car (a few yrs old; no factory warranty left) 2x $5000 range used cars after ...
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Buying a used car out-of-state with differing trade-in tax policies

I currently live in a state that doesn't allow a trade-in tax credit and I am considering buying a used car that resides in a state that does. I will probably trade in my car as part of the purchase, ...
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What is the best payment plan for buying a vehicle?

I recently started my first job after college/ (Polytechnic? translated from the Swedish word "Yrkeshögskola"). I have worked as a system developer since August where I had my praxis twice before ...
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Are vehicle history reports truly reliable? [closed]

Are services like Faxvin, CarFax, etc. valuable in finding past problems in used vehicles? I found a pickup truck at Enterprise Car Sales I like, but leery of spending my money at rental company ...
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Leasing a car on a personal lease vs withdrawing LTD funds to buy it for cash?

Every book, radio show or podcast for people wanting to become/stay wealthy would advise against leasing a car. I agree a car itself is an expensive toy and lease even adds to this equation, but... ...
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Is it a good time to replace my used car?

We have a 2005 Chevy Impala with 105,000 miles that we purchased in 2011. We have made many repairs such as replacing the transmission, repairing the radiator, heating and AC system, thermostat, belt,...
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2015 bmw 328i - Sell or keep it? Advice needed

I have bought a new 2015 bmw 328 in Sep 2014 for 46k on road price(Includes Tire maintenance package). BMW's 4 years free maintenance ended this month and here on wards I need to pay for service and ...
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Is it financially risky to buy new car made in UK considering Brexit? [closed]

I live in an East-European EU country and I am considering buying a new Toyota Auris. These are made in the UK and Toyota has no plans to relocate. That makes me nervous because after Brexit, I may ...
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Car TCO Computation how it's being computed

TCO From the picture posted above, I'm trying to figure out how the TCO is being computed. The efficiency is the MPG, for which I believe is a hybrid car. 14275 / 56 = 254.9107142857142857 14275 / ...
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Buying a brand new luxury car

I read this and this questions - although not all of the answers. My question is fairly similar to the first linked question although I have different circumstances. Context I am a 29-year old ...
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How much can I save if I don't own a car? A worked example comparing car to pension

I don't drive and I've never enjoyed driving. Moreover my eyesight is very poor and I fear I may be a danger on the road. However, some 'friends' and family don't get this, so I want to show a ...
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What's the deal between the bank and the dealer when you finance your car loan with your bank?

I'm an absolute beginner to car loans, and I was wondering what's going on between the financing agencies and the dealers when I finance my car loan. (My questions are about car financing in the US.) ...
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primary loan holder [duplicate]

My husband thought that he was co-signing for his son's car. It turns out that they made my husband the primary loan holder but the dealership only put his son's name on the title. His son is now ...
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Repair vs Replace a car [duplicate]

I bought a used Honda Accord in 2010 for $17k+ tax and fees. It has 59,102 miles and is paid off. Kelly Blue Book says that it's worth $6-7k. A new car such as a 2015 Accord will cost about $16k +...
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By 18 years of age, I want a brand new car that's $43,668

I'm from Arizona and I will be 18 in 4 months. I make about $1,200 a month from my job. I have $600 in my bank account and I don't plan to spend any of it until I'm 18. I'm looking to get a ...
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Optimal age to sell a used car? [closed]

I have a car. I would like to sell this car and purchase a different used car. Let's assume I am in no rush at to make the purchase+sale (purchase of my next vehicle, and sale of my current vehicle). ...
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Am I right to believe this online car-purchase opportunity is a scam?

I was looking to purchase a specific car at autoscout24.com. I found it and I then contacted the car dealer for the next steps. After they provided additional information about the car and I provided ...
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How to sell unregistered car to out-of-state buyer?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this question, but I came here based on this meta post. I have a car that has been sitting in a friend's garage in NJ for about a year, unregistered. It was ...