I hope you don’t mind... I started a thread about buying a used car for $6k earlier. Now I think I’m ready to buy, but I’ve got zero knowledge in car buying. We have decided on the Pontiac Vibe. It’s actually a 2007 and he’s selling for $5k. The seller is the neighbor of a friend of mine. It’s his personal car, but he also owns a small dealership. In the time of negotiations, his sister in law passed away last night and he’s preparing to fly to CA for funeral, etc... We are pretty sure we want this car and had already made plans to take it to a mechanic tomorrow. He called tonight to say he was leaving the keys with our mutual friend. Go ahead and take it to the mechanic tomorrow. And this is where it gets tricky... If I like it, put down a $2000 deposit and keep the car. When he comes back home he will handle the TTL at his dealership and I pay the rest. There is a lien holder shown on the vehicle, but it’s his own dealership (so basically clear title?) He made several motions these past few days about needing the money for funeral and travel. So I’m thinking that’s why he “offered” I put $2000 in his bank to buy the car now rather than wait for him to come back. Am I just over thinking this???