You feel excited about buying a car, finally. You knew that financing was an option. Therefore, you prepared all the documents and decided that you would take the chance so you can make your dream a reality. However, as you looked at the terms for financing a car, you realized that a down payment was necessary. The worst part is that the amount is way too high and you don’t think you can afford it. These are the things to do if the amount to pay upfront is beyond what you can pay.
Find a no deposit deal
Some car financing deals involve a no deposit car finance option. It means that as soon as your application is approved, you can drive the car. You will still go through the same application process, but you won’t have to pay a deposit. You have to check the monthly costs, though, since they might be a lot higher than for other regular finance deals.
Choose a cheaper model
Perhaps, you’re looking at higher-end cars. If you look at more affordable choices, you will realize that there are a lot of them out there. You just need to keep searching. Also, if the deposit is too high, the monthly payments might be higher. It makes no sense to force yourself to get an expensive model if it will only make you suffer from excessive costs.
Wait until you have enough savings
If there’s a specific model you want to buy and you don’t want to look for another one, you have to wait until your savings are enough for the deposit. Otherwise, you might settle for something you don’t like. You might regret it. Waiting for a few more months will allow you to afford the deposit and the succeeding payments.
Find a different car dealer
If you jump to another dealer, you might realize that there are better choices for you. The same model might be available for a lower down payment. The monthly payments that follow might be higher, but you can at least start driving the car soon.
The point is that there are ways for you to afford a new car and drive it soon. You don’t have to feel discouraged about paying a deposit. You have to be patient in researching the best choice. Prepare the documents needed to apply so that you can immediately proceed when you’re ready. For now, you can also start researching the car models available. Compare them first before you finalize your decision.
Understand the terms before signing any document. Clarify with your dealer if there are issues you don’t understand or terms that seem vague. You should clear things up now rather than wait until it’s too late.
You also have to consult with your family since they will be affected by the changes in your lifestyle due to the additional payments that you will have to make each month. Make sure they agree with your decision.
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