I loaned a vehicle to some friends, contingent on their paying me an agreed amount for the car. They have not paid me in 6 months, and when I tried to obtain the keys from them (there is only 1 that will start the ignition, as it is a chipped key), they made clear that they had no intention of paying me, and intended to keep the vehicle as they felt I 'owed them that much.' I am the lien holder, however I contacted the police who stated that it was a civil matter and that I could not file a theft report. I attempted to have the car towed, as directed by the officer, however they interfered with the tow company, and plan on preventing me from obtaining the vehicle. What are my options? Can I remove them from the title? (I do not have a large sum of money to spend on a lawyer for this.)The original amount was $3000, and in 7 months they have paid me a total of $750, which includes the down payment of $500. The car is falling into disrepair and will likely cost me $600 to fix + $1000 to get it rekeyed, in addition to the $2250 still owed and whatever time and towing expenses.