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How To Buy A Car With Bad Or No Credit

George Sterling | Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The general perception amongst individuals is that they cannot buy a car if they don’t have a credit history or a bad credit history. However, the truth is that irrespective of whatever scary stories you might have heard, buying a car with no or bad credit is possible and is in fact a very easy process. However, keep in mind that I am not talking about fancy and luxurious cars here. I am talking about acquiring simple, basic second hand cars. For most people, getting their hands on even second hand cars is a hassle, thanks to their poor credit histories.

When it comes to second hand cars, people get scared and make it an issue of their egos. However, you can get some of the most fancy and classy used cars if you do your research. Buying second hand cars has other benefits too, such as low cost of insurance that you will have to pay to drive your vehicle.

While looking for second hand cars, you should always check out the clean lot in your city and find out a car that will best suit your needs. Once you show interest in buying a used car, the dealer will not run a credit check on you and will be ready to strike a deal with you. The only thing you have to make sure about is to be in employment for the last 12 months, pay bills on time and of course, have a bank account.

However, since you will be a marginal borrower, the terms of contract will not be the best. The interest rate will be typically higher than in other instances but at the same time, you should keep reassuring yourself about the fact that despite this, you will be able to have your own car and will not have to hop on the bus every time you have to go to work.

After selecting a car at a second hand dealer, you should also have the necessary down payment that you will pay to the car dealer. The amount of down payment that one has to pay varies from dealer to dealer so if you don’t have the required cash, try selecting a dealer that doesn’t require a massive down payment to be made. At the end of the day, you should know that even without a credit history or with a bad credit history, you can still get a car unlike popular myths suggest (that you can simply not acquire a car without having a good credit history). You will have to make a few compromises on your part though but if you are ready to do that, there is no reason why you cannot buy a car and say goodbye to public transportation.


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