Auto Finance Add-Ons: Little Bang for the Buck


We support reforms to the financial marketplace that protect consumers from unscrupulous banks and lenders.

By Consumers Union on Tuesday, March 4th, 2003

Auto Finance Add-Ons: Little Bang for the Buck
A report of the Southwest Office of Consumers Union

by Sharon Hernandez-Darrow
Senior Staff Atorney, Rob Schneider

Edited by Kathy Mitchell
Research Director

This research was conducted thanks to the generous financial support of the FIRST Foundation


March 2003

The Sky’s the Limit on Price!

A new proposal filed at the Texas Legislature would unleash more expensive auto dealer add-on products onto unwary consumers-even though our research indicates that some of these products already cost consumers $1.1 billion too much every year.

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