Can I get an auto loan with poor credit?
My credit score is possibly 520-560. I have about $4500 in credit card debt that I consumed when I was 18-19 (I'm now 20). I want a car around $13,000-16,000. I'm using a voucher that gives me $3000 to put down on a car and I have about $1500 more if they ask me for something. Also, I've been on my job. show more My credit score is possibly 520-560. I have about $4500 in credit card debt that I consumed when I was 18-19 (I'm now 20). I want a car around $13,000-16,000. I'm using a voucher that gives me $3000 to put down on a car and I have about $1500 more if they ask me for something. Also, I've been on my job a year and I make 2200 dollars a month in Texas. So, I have a few questions:
Best Answer: You'll have to disregard all of the spammers that are going to reply to your question. No loan concern is legit that has to spam a site like this to advertise, and for reasons unknown, Yahoo won't delete their posts.
Now to answer your question, yes, you probably will be able to secure an auto loan if you go to a dealership that partners with subprime finance companies as long as your salary minus your living expenses and other obligations will make you able to meet monthly payments and insurance.
Now for the downside. All of them will have requirements (age of car, mileage are two of the biggies).
Second, you will be required to pay a substantial down payment. How much that will be depends on the price of the car and your ability to make payments (ie, if you can't afford to make, for example, $400 a
month payments, you will need to pay enough down to bring the loan amount down to a payment you can afford).
Third, the interest rate is going to be sky high (expect 22-29%).
Fourth, the loan term may be short making payments higher (4 years may be as much as you can get and really that is better. you don't want to be paying off a high interest loan for 5 or 6 years and you won't be able to refinance at a lower rate because you will most likely be upside down on the loan. owe more than the car is worth. in just a couple of years because of that high interest).
Fifth, you will be required to have full insurance coverage for the life of the loan. Insurance premiums for those with bad credit are typically much higher. The fact that you are young will also add to that cost.
My advice to you would be to do what you can to clean up your credit report. Pay off those old debts if they are still being reported as open. Then wait for your credit score to climb back to the mid 600's. You can do this by continuing to make any open account payments on time and bring credit card utilization to below 30% of your credit line and keep it there, always. You would then be much more likely to secure a regular auto loan at a much more reasonable APR. Either that, or keep your expectations lower. Buy a car you can afford to pay for outright or finance for only a couple of thousand dollars.
If you don't want to do that, then you'll have to suffer the consequences of your credit score when you get a loan.Source: answers.yahoo.com