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16 Red Flags You’re About to Fall for a Terrible Car Deal

The Family Handyman Logo By Joe McKinley of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 16: 'Car salesmen use pressure tactics like making you think you're going to lose out on the car because of another buyer or they start throwing a lot of last-minute information at you to encourage you to act fast. These high-pressure tactics are usually salesman specific. Your best option is to just walk out of the dealer and go somewhere else. Never get pushed to make up your mind under time pressure.'—Lou Haverty, Financial Analyst InsiderPlus: Check out the 10 best beaters for under $5,000.

The seller is rushing you

'Car salesmen use pressure tactics like making you think you're going to lose out on the car because of another buyer or they start throwing a lot of last-minute information at you to encourage you to act fast. These high-pressure tactics are usually salesman specific. Your best option is to just walk out of the dealer and go somewhere else. Never get pushed to make up your mind under time pressure.'—Lou Haverty, Financial Analyst InsiderPlus: Check out the 10 best beaters for under $5,000.
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