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First time driver........

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Bug8 Mon 07-Oct-19 16:28:28

I have been learning to drive and had a test last month and failed. Am doing another test on the 18th. I have looking to buy a car hence been looking around online, I can't afford a new car so was opting for a used car. However, I have had a few people tell me to get a near new car or new. Issue is my credit rating is bad and don't think I can get a car on finance at all. Please advise, what people's experience with buying used cars??

Mummae21 Wed 09-Oct-19 21:10:59

Hey, I bought a car from a private seller - cost me about 2k... after a few months the car broke and I had to get another one. I went to trade it in to use the money towards a deposit for the new one and I was basically told me it was scrap bits of metal that had been together and the car was useless. I got £400 (luckily) for it and ended up getting a car which was a few years old on finance. My credit rating isn't the greatest either (work in progress) but I still got accepted and since then I've traded that in for a newer and better model. I've had no problems with either car (both Mercedes models.) I think it's worth paying off.. would never trust a private seller again now.

Mummae21 Wed 09-Oct-19 21:11:27

Good luck with your next test btw xxx

Bug8 Wed 16-Oct-19 18:54:57

Mummae21, thanks a lot for yo advise. I will look into getting one on finance. Thanks and fingers crossed test goes for me as am tired of cashing out on lessons.

Lola0426 Fri 18-Oct-19 15:55:41

How did you do today? smile

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