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Answered 2006-12-06 20:37:19

Any type of monetary loan agreement you enter into makes you liable to the terms you signed on for. The car being repossessed is not a good thing. More than likely they will report you to the 3 top credit agencies and a mark will be on there in a number depiction to indicate how many times, months and amount defaulted on. You will likely have problems getting decent credit in the future with low rates and dont be surprised if your turned down for any credit, either. Well, this is my advice, create a budget for your finances, stick to it, live within your means, pay for items cash so you dont create more credit and see if there are any seminars in your area for financial planning or how to live moderately.

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