Buying a Car? FTC Releases Spanish-Language Fotonovela to Help

FTC fotonovela Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro
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January 27, 2016

The FTC is offering Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro, its newest Spanish-language fotonovela that tells readers how to avoid car-buying trouble.

The fotonovela tells a story of what happens when a family buys a minivan with dealer financing, only to be told later by the dealer that the financing fell through and that, to keep the car, they have to accept a new, more expensive deal.

Manuel esquiva un lío al comprar un carro is part of the FTC's initiative to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community.

Consumers can order free copies of this new fotonovela in Spanish at or download it at An English version of the fotonovela is available at

More tips for car shoppers are available at

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