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Old 06-21-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Starting to look for a replacement focus

Okay so I've recently totaled my car and I'm starting to look for a replacement. I'm hoping to finance in 4 weeks when I turn 18 to start building my credit. I talked to the local Ford dealership and they said since I have a big enough down payment they'd be willing to look over the no credit thing and finance me for whatever I want. My only problem is that I really want an ST SVT or SAP. I was wondering what you guys though my best options would be as far as getting one of them. I'm going to ask the dealership if they have one of those in stock anywhere when my b-day comes closer but IDK if they will or how that works.

If not I'm looking at a nice red 07 SES right now only it's not manual which is what I was wanting. My options in this area are really limited which is the problem I am having. Any advice on where to start looking for a new focus other that the dealership here in Yuba City would be great. Thanks FF


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Old 06-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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If your not just set on a focus, shop around, do your research and test drive other cars. Also, you having no credit, you might wanna get someone to co-sign the deal with you or something. They might let you do it alone but your intrest rates are probably going to be really high. You'll probably be paying alot per month. Also, idk how much you want to spend but did you look into buying a new car? Idk if you like the new focus, but I would take a look at it and see what Ford can do for you. More often then not in these bad economic times new cars are cheaper to buy then used cars...either intially or in the long run. With a used car the dealership can't do much with the price, but with a new car their options for changing the price are much bigger.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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The best advice I can give someone looking for a car is not to rush things, and don't compromise. I know that will be hard for you to do since you had only one car, but I'm surprised you can't find a car like you want close by. You can have the Ford dealer search other dealers for you to see what's available. I'd also call around so you don't waste trips to dealerships where there aren't cars you're interested in.
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Let me know how this turns out too. I'm looking to do the same thing in a few months.
What kind of down pymnt do they want? I mean I have ~$4,000 to put down now, plus trade. Does that sound good?

Do your parents have good or perfect credit? Are dealers willing to do more if the cosignee ('s) have good credit?
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I would go for a low mileage SVT ,but thats me!!! but they will be few and far between!!!
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I financed my SVT with no credit or co-signer soo as I turned 18 and my interest rate is 10.24%
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I had my dad co-sign my loan because I had no credit and his was good. My interest is only 5.8% on my loan for my Focus.
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For all you kiddies to build credit: Once you get out in the big bad world on your own, it's time for financial education by fire. The best way to avoid bad credit is to observe your budget- even if it's only your fuel spending that you observe. Now get a credit card, read the fine print and make sure the billing cycles are 30 days. Use this card for predictable expenses that you will purchase anyway- such as fuel or food. Do not purchase more than you usually purchase with cash, do not use for "extra" purchases like electronics or beer. Make sure you have enough at the end of the month to completely pay off the full balance before the due date.

This will build your credit faster than you think. I was in my 20's with a credit rating over 800. Basically, credit agencies base your credit rating on how much money you have spent through credit and loans, and how much of that has been paid back without penalties. Using a credit card like I explained is the same as using cash- except it builds credit. Use the credit card companies, don't let them use you.
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Some great advice here.

Are your parents co-signing? We did that on my son's first car.

I'd shop around and test a bunch of cars. I really like my SES much more than I thought I would. You might also want to check out some 09 Mazda3s. The re-styled 2010s are coming out and they need to move those. I had an 07 Mazda 3 on a lease and I hated to give it back.

I see your profile says you are in CA. If you are in SoCal, I can put you in touch with my guy at Galpin. We've bought and leased several cars from him and we've been very happy. Send me a PM or email if you want our guy's info.

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