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Final touches to the deal

Negotiation for buying an old car is a must before you finally invest in it. After documentation, negotiation is the toughest part when it comes to buying a used car

Apnaloan.com Research Bureau

10 Aug 2007

You are happy now - the technical details as well as the documentation for buying that second hand car is done and dusted. It is not over, though; now comes the hardest part - negotiation.

Remember, buying a loan-india/newused.html" target="_blank" title="Check this before buying a new/used car">second hand car is all about how cheap can you get it and how badly does the other person want to sell it.

While interacting with dealers, there will be times when they will try to make you believe that the car is ideal and the pricing is perfect and you are lucky to get the ideal car at the right price. Borrowers have to step very carefully while negotiating with dealers or it may end up costing them more than they had in mind. Still, people do commit mistakes as they get carried away by promises in misleading advertisements.

You need to do your research well and find out whether the car is worth the price or not. You could follow these three simple steps to choose a good used auto loan:

First tip: Research - This is the primary step to get the best used car loan. This means a complete study of rates, terms, and conditions offered by lenders. Most importantly, the company's reputation should be checked in detail. Good research will not only help you get the best deal but also increase your awareness of the policy limitations of various loan companies.

Second tip: A good rate of interest - this can be availed by making a larger down payment. It offers two benefits to the borrower. Firstly, as you pay a major part of the price of vehicle as down payment, the lender will not charge a high rate. Secondly, a larger down payment will lower the interest amount payable and provide a longer term of repayment to the borrower.

Third tip: The last tip is to choose the suitable term between the two options. If you prefer a low rate, you can choose a longer term of repayment. On the other hand, choosing a shorter term will be beneficial in spite of higher interest rates if you want to own the car in the least possible time. Remember to borrow a lesser amount if you opt for a short-term loan.