Help - I Need A Cheap Car

by Jeremy Bochenek
There are a lot of reasons someone can quickly find themselves without a car. Accidents, breakdowns, even an unexpected repossession can leave you stranded. And as many of you know the world stops for very little. But before you go running to the nearest used car lot to scream HELP! I need a cheap car! Consider the following.

I Need A Cheap Car First, nothing telegraphs your desperation to a salesmen faster. If he knows your already over the barrel in your present circumstances, he may seek to put you over another. You need to remain in control, or at least the illusion of control if you cannot manage the real thing. So before you rush off to the local car lots do some research yourself. Use an online used car search engine like and enter your zip to find used cars near you. Then ask yourself, what used cars near me can I afford? Knowing what your in the market for at the start will keep you from being steered towards models that maybe over priced.

You may find yourself trying to deal with the additional hurdle of trying to suddenly afford another car. If your car suddenly dies, you may find yourself finding to foot a larger bill then you had been planning for. If you require financing, it is often a good plan to seek out local cheap auto loans before you even begin shopping so you know what your budget is. Then, once you know what your budget is, and have researched what models the salesmen should be showing you, and know what your financing situation, you are ready to begin. Then you can tell them I need a cheap car, and here are my requirements. You'll find the process goes much quicker once you know all these things, and find yourself less likely to be taken advantage by the first thing they show you. Good luck!