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How delinquent do your payments have to be before your vehicle will be repossessed?

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2005-11-01 22:15:22
2005-11-01 22:15:22

A GUY I KNOW PERSONALLY AND VERY WELL, WHO OWNS A CAR DEALERSHIP ANSWERED THAT VERY QUESTION FOR ME WHEN I ASK. HE RESPONDED SAYING 96+% OF DEALERS WILL WAIT AFTER 3 MONTHS NO PAY BEFORE REPOSSESION OF A VECHILE However it is strictly up to the lender. If financing is through the autommbile company (Chrysler, etc) it is their call over the dealer's. If you are dealing with a "Buy-Here-Pay-Here" lot, it can be as short as 3 days! Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

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