Buying a New Car
Which terms should the contract include?
The sales contract should
- describe the car and include the vehicle identification number (VIN). You can find it on the driver's side of the dashboard near the windshield
- state whether the car is new, used, or has had a previous life as a demonstrator, rental car or taxicab
- include price terms consistent with your oral agreement, and details on any trade-in you will supply, including mileage and the dollar amount credited
- state the warranty terms
- state financing terms, including price, deposit, trade-in allowance, annual percentage rate of interest (APR), and length of term
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