Q: At what age can a person buy a car?
Apr 09, 2021

"I turned 16 a few months back and I've saved up enough money to buy a cheap used car. How old do I have to be to buy a car myself?

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“Contractual agreements with a minor are not legally enforceable. This means that it would be a huge risk for insurance companies and lenders to do business with anyone under 18. People under the age of 18 can’t register a car in their name, either.

However, if you have saved up for a car and are paying cash for it, and if you have an adult to help you register and insure it, you can purchase a car at the age of 16. “

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