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One and a half year ago, I allowed my ex-girlfriend to borrow

my car for 3 months...
One and a half year ago, I allowed my ex-girlfriend to borrow my car for 3 months so she can buy a car for herself. She said she was going to make the payments along with the auto insurance and she has only made 6 payments. I have asked her numerous of times to return my car, and she said she for me to leave her alone!!! I have been renting a car to get to work, but can no longer afford to do this. I cannot buy another car because no bank is going to give me another loan, plus my credit is not that great. Please help me, what do I do?
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Dave Kennett
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Does.she still have the car?

Who is making the payments?

Is the title in your name?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago


She still has the car. I am making the payments and the title is in my name only.

Dear JACUSTOMER - You need to file a suit for replevin of the vehicle and for the amount of payments she has not made. The court will then order the car returned to you and you can get a judgment against her for the amount of money you have spent while she has had possession. I doubt the police would take a criminal complaint for unauthorized use of a vehicle but you can try that as well and have her charged with a crime. It would be up to the police as to whether they will file criminal charges but if they will that would be the quickest way to resolve the issue.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago


Thank you very much for your response. As I stated, she has only made 5 payments on the car so I can sue her for the other non-payments. Can I represent myself in court?

Yes and yes!
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago


Thank you so much! You have been very helpful.

No problem and thanks for using our service - Dave
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