Friday, July 13, 2007

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The Six Worst Things When Getting An Auto Loan For Bad Credit.
By Bob The Auto Guy

(1) Purchasing the wrong auto. As mentioned earlier it's
important to meet your needs and not your wants. Pick an auto
that fits with your budget and daily lifestyle. If you drive a
great distance everyday then you'll want to choose a car that
is more comfortable for long distance travel or is more
economical in terms of gas mileage. If you have kids it may not
be a good idea to pick a sports car.

(2) Showing your emotions in the showroom with the dealer or
manager. Emotions cloud our judgment and the dealers know it.
Auto dealers take full advantage of this when they see a
potential client dreamy eyed and salivating over their fantasy
car. Once they know this they will be much less willing to
negotiate on price or terms. You'll also be more likely to
accept a bad deal if your emotional. In most states they have a
three day "cooling off" period where you can take the car back
if you want too. (For this exact reason!)

(3) Choosing a dealer by a specific limited location: Not all
dealers are the same. Dealers have what’s called a CSI which is
their Customer Satisfaction Index. These indexes vary from
dealer to dealer and could be a good indication of the kind of
service you can expect from them. You should probably also
check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been
any complaints against the dealership or the manager of the

(4)Talking about your possible trade in too soon: Don't mention
your trade in until the final price has been firmly set. If you
prematurely mention that you are going to trade in your
existing vehicle you may find yourself playing their favorite
trade-in game. If you do decide to trade in your car make sure
that you have it clean to give them the impression that you
value your car. If you bring it in dirty then they will have
the impression that you do not value your car and want to
reduce the trade in value.

(5)Going it alone unprepared. If your not mentally prepared for
the negotiating process then you may want to consider an auto
brokering service which gives members special pricing through
authorized dealers. This definitely eliminates the hassle of
the negotiation process.

(6)False sense that the deal has been over and done with.
Dealers may think you've completed the deal when they come back
and charge you for more stuff like dealer preparation charge,
undercarriage treatments, delivery charges etc.. Make sure you
have all of the upfront information before you make the final

About the Author: Bob the Auto Guy likes to write articles for You can find more
information on Auto Loans for bad credit here.


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