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Dealership Scams While Buying a Car

Aug 17, 2007
How do I get a better trade while I'm still in financing my old car? Get some tips to avoid unnecessary extra feels for breaking the contract with your old dealership. Buying a used car can become a better idea if we have limited funds. Get some information on buying a used car. Get some tips on the better way in paying by check or bank draft. It will help you to get the car in a rational interest.

1. The Payoff Your Loan Scam

This is when the dealer offers to pay off the balance of your current car loan no matter how much money you still owe. It is a common sales strategy. When the average buyer hears it, they think that by purchasing a new car with a new dealership, they will automatically owe no more money on their current car. That couldn't be further from the truth.

What really happens is that the dealership does help you get out of your current contract; however, they normally are forgetting to tell you how high your fees are going to be for breaking the lease agreement with your old dealership. You will now be responsible to pay fees that are in the thousands to make up for it. You also will not be able to refinance for a new car until those fees are paid. Of course the dealership can add the cost on to your contract with them at a substantially higher rate. The dealership only agrees to this deal because they want to get more money off of your current car. They aren't really doing anything for you at all.

The dealership will also give you far less then the car is worth on the trade off. Basically this scam works because they will up your monthly fees, and then sell your trade in for a more money than its worth. The dealership then extends your monthly payments so that they can make it appear that you are paying a small amount monthly when you don't even realize that you have committed to an extra year of payments.

To avoid this scam, you have to bite the bullet and ride out your current lease till the end. If you are really determined to get a new car, then you should try selling your current car on your own. Just sell it so that the buyer just takes over the lease payments.

2. The Used Car Sold As Is Scam

This is when a dealership will sell you a car that has been in a car wreck, but they will tell you that the car has been completely refurbished. When you see the car it has a sticker on it that says as is on it and no warranty is included with your purchase. This is the dealer's way of telling you that you can't bring the car back, you are assuming all risks for the car, and that it is not under warranty.

To avoid this scam, don't buy a car without a warranty or one that says as is on it. By doing this, you might as well buy a car from a stranger on the street with the same deal.

Wait for the lease of the current car finish before buying a new car. Avoid buying a used car as as is to avoid all risks for the car. Make sure that you have all the warranty even when you buy a used car. This will give you more benefit while you are buying for a new car.
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