New Car Dealer Scams And How To Avoid Them

 by Musa Aykac

2008 Mustang GT

2008 Mustang GT

A lot of media attention is given to scams involving used cars, but less attention is paid to scams involving new vehicles. But when it comes to buying a new vehicle, you can be cheated just as much as you can with a used car. The tips below should help you if you don't want to end up being a victim of a new car dealer scam.

- Car dealers are great at getting people to do things; in fact this is how many of them make most of their money. You might just go to a shop to view a car you are just considering, but end up buying a completely different car. If the dealer thinks that you are a bit of a pushover then he will try to get you to buy the car he needs to get rid of.

You get talked into buying something you didn't even want and spending a lot of money. This usually ends up with the buyer feeling plenty of regret and frustration that they have been duped. The worst thing about it is that unlike other scams the dealer hasn't technically done anything illegal.

- Many dealers will end up selling you something quite different to what you have read in an advertisement. You read in the newspaper about all the extras you are going to get when you buy the car, but when you sign the contract you are informed that these are not included in your particular deal. Before you sign anything you should make sure that you are getting what you think you are.

- You may find that the dealer will try to get you to take out a finance option that is not particularly good for you. These deals can often mean that the borrower pays back much more than the amount that they borrowed in the first place.

If you want to avoid becoming a new car scam victim then you need to take your time when you are buying a new car.

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