Dealership finance or private seller with car loan?
I desperately need to upgrade my car.
At the moment I feel as though I'm driving chitty-chitty bang bang.
With next to NO savings I'm being forced down the finance path.
Previously I've only purchased off private sellers for cash. I've had a few beauties & more than my fair share of lemons.
Do I trust a dealership on a used car & apply for finance with them?
Keeping in mind I will be purchasing a used car as my 'loan budget' would be a maximum of 7k..
Or do I take my chance on a private seller & go begging to the bank?
I need value for money - I can't buy another money pitt..
My car grave yard has enough skeletons already.
Also what's the best 5 seater for fuel economy & low maintenance.
Family of 4, few kms of dirt road & at least 1.5-2hrs driving on the daily?