Where To Go

Where To Go

22 December 2011
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You have two choices when financing your vehicle, either go for the dealership loan or the high street.  Both agents will be paid a commission, with a dealership loan, the pressure will be higher.  You are dealing directly with the individual that gets paid for selling you the loan. This is usually between 5% and 15% of the total ticket price. That’s not a bad earner if you buy a car for £5000, the sales agent would get between £250 and £500 just for selling you finance as well.

However on the flip side you can usually use this to your advantage by negotiating the sale price. If you walk away their loss will be greater putting you in a better position! The high street allows you more choice of loan but you have to make extra trips to and from the bank and garage. You may not need e.g. £5000 for your car or you may get too little, you are not in the showroom and often difficult to gage how much you need.

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