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If it hasn't been repoed yet, try to sell it yourself. You should get MORE than the lender will if they sell it. You will HAVE to do this with the lenders agreement. By all means, stay in contact with the lender and BE HONEST with YOURSELF and the lender. You are in a credit mess that will be hard to get out of.

Is this a short term problem or a long term problem. Are you behind on 1 payment or 2 because you lost your job (long term) or you had unexpected expenses(short term).In the case that this is a long term problem you should try to sell the vehicle or trade down. Remember you may still have a balance to pay after you sell the vehicle. Should this be short term problem ie: laid off with return date,unexpected expenses (medical bills repair bills etc)you should contact you lender and see about an extention or deferment depending on the lender. An extention is where you would move the November payment to the end of your loan and your term will be extended by one payment. A deferment will move your November payment to the end of the loan and add it to your last payment. You will end up making a double payment at the end of the loan. these are 2 examples from 2 different lenders. Ford Motor Credit does extensions and Arcadia TranSouth Citigroup does deferments. Check with your lender they maybe able to help you.

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Q: If you owe 16K on a car worth 8K and don't have the money to pay the balance to the lender what should you do?
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