Buying a car. Should I drive there or take the bus?

I can't drive two vehicles at once. If I take another car then I can't take my new car home at that moment. But if there's some sort of complication and I don't get the car if I take the bus I'll have to take the bus back home. I live about 5 hours from the dealer I'm interested

I can't drive two vehicles at once. If I take another car then I can't take my new car home at that moment. But if there's some sort of complication and I don't get the car if I take the bus I'll have to take the bus back home. I live about 5 hours from the dealer I'm interested in.

I've got good credit (over 700) and have $3000 to put down on a $12,000 vehicle. What are the odds I won't be able to drive this car back home so I can decide whether to take the bus or not.

Best Answer:

?: When I bought a car about 6 months ago, I asked the seller of my new car if I could leave my old car there for a few days until I could get a ride. It turned into a week and I got someone off craigslist to drive me to get my old car.

If you are buying from a dealer, they would almost certainly help you get the new car home.

But they would also let you leave your old car there and you could take the bus later.

I used to be a car dealer and would buy cars from dealer auctions. I would always drive my old car there and then worry about arrangements after I bought another car.

I used to catch rides with other dealers, from the auction and also take the bus,

One time I sold my car at the auction and needed a ride home. The auction was driving someone to the airport so they agreed to drop me off. What ticked me off is they wouldn't drive 1/4 of a mile and take me to my car, rather they let me get out on the side of the interstate and walk.

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Someone who is logical and intelligent would work things out with the bank or finance company and get pre-approved before they go. Apparently you're not one of those types of people.
Love big words:
I'd say buy closer to home.
bo:
how about getting it towed