Question by zak-civic00: What is the difference between a finance and a balloon finance?
I’m planning on purchasing the all new mercedes benz glk 2010..and when i checked the pricing online the balloon finance is cheaper than the finance. i just want to know what the difference between the 2 deals are.
Answer by rmoore_63
Balloon financing allows you to have low payments with a large final payment. Most people can not make the final payment and end up getting rid of the car before the balloon payment is due. Just know that if you do get rid of the vehicle, you have not been paying on the principle as much so you will still owe alot more than standard financing. If balloon financing is the only way you can get into the vehicle because of the cheaper payments, then you are buying more car than you can afford. This is the same problem you are seeing in the housing crisis. A general rule is pay now or pay later.
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