Shopping for used cars can feel daunting when your credit is crappy and showing no signs of strengthening. The thing is, we all know that life is unpredictable and sometimes those sudden shifts and unexpected twists leave us strapped for cash or unable to pay bills on time. The slope between good credit and bad is a slippery one, and many people have unwittingly, even despite best efforts, found themselves at the bottom, with no clear way to climb back to the top.
Good news! A perfectly viable option is to secure a bad credit car loan and start making some on-time payments without anyone chasing you down for them. Just be realistic about what you can afford and leave your dream car ambitions for another day down the road.
Get serious about righting your credit catastrophe and start considering what used cars in your area might fit the bill. (Just make sure you’re prepared to pay said bill every month, and by the due date).
Chevy is one brand that is forever cranking out the latest and greatest in its lineup. Listen, “latest and greatest” is above your reach right now, so let’s take a look at some popular used Chevy cars that can certainly get you from Point A to Point B safely and securely. Before long, you’ll be back on track and blazing your way towards a better future.
Check out the 2010 Chevy Tahoe, one of Edmunds’ favorite Chevy models to buy used. This year was targeted in particular and while you might feel apprehensive about purchasing a car that is seven years old, think of the brand you’re buying. It’s a Chevy – that means rock solid reliability. Besides, car ages mean less now than they used to since technology increasingly plays such a role in their manufacture and production. Case in point – remember that “oil change every 3,000-mile rule?” That’s about as antiquated as it gets. So, be brave and take a look at this rugged, but bow-tied SUV.
The 2010 Chevy Tahoe
Again, named a top favorite of Edmunds, the 2010 Chevy Tahoe was also prized by U.S. News & World Report, which awarded the model a 9/10, while Kelley Blue Book recognized the 2010 Tahoe with an 8.7/10 score in resale value. Not bad, right?
Fuel economy comes in at 15 city, 21 highway mpg and this Tahoe packs some power, provided by 320 horses, with towing capacity topping out between 5,200-5,400 pounds, depending on configuration. Speaking of, there are five available configurations, but since you’re buying used, why not target one of the mid-range, or even the top-rated LTZ?
Originally priced to start at $41,340, it’s not hard to find 2010 Chevy Tahoe models priced closer to the $22,000 mark. Of course, it depends when you’re shopping and what kind of equipment comes standard. But, a quick search online and around local dealership inventories should return some promising contenders.
Try to track down a reputable car dealership in your area that specializes in bad credit car loans, or speak with a trusted representative at your bank or credit union. Remember, bad credit doesn’t have to be permanent. Take charge, whether in a Tahoe or any other used car and head toward a brighter horizon.