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Do you think we have a chance at 0% financing (regardless of money down)?  It would be for a 2012 Ford F-150 crew cab.

 

Bankruptcy discharged 12/07.  No baddies on our CR except the bankruptcy.  However, our CCs are fairly new...5 months for hubby, 2 months for me.  No trade in.  We owe about 9k on another car loan.  Have perfect auto loan record.  138k income.  Own our house so no mortgage.  CC utilization under 1%.  Auto enhanced FICO scores were 740s for hubby and 720s for me.

 

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I just got 0% 66 months on a Fusion Hybrid, my scores are below.  I put $1,500 into the deal but had $4,000 negative equity so was "upside down".

 

What you might want to do (which I did, recommended by Stephen Snyder) was to talk directly with the finance guy first. I specifically told him he wasn't authorized to pull.  Told him about my scores, BK, and history (good over 20 years) with Ford Credit.  He told me I should qualify, I believe I was considered Tier 2 (not Tier 1) but still got the 0%.  If the dealership wants to play financing games, walk out.

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chasmith wrote:

I just got 0% 66 months on a Fusion Hybrid, my scores are below.  I put $1,500 into the deal but had $4,000 negative equity so was "upside down".

 

What you might want to do (which I did, recommended by Stephen Snyder) was to talk directly with the finance guy first. I specifically told him he wasn't authorized to pull.  Told him about my scores, BK, and history (good over 20 years) with Ford Credit.  He told me I should qualify, I believe I was considered Tier 2 (not Tier 1) but still got the 0%.  If the dealership wants to play financing games, walk out.


Unfortunately, they did a hard pull already.  We were told it wasn't but later that night we got an alert from our credit monitoring letting us know.  I was not happy!

 

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I believe it will be possible.  They just don't look at scores, they take into account your income also.



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We did it!  0% for 60 months.  No $ down (had it but why bother if 0% financing, will go into our house fund)!  3.5k below KBB with taxes, etc. included.  Free Scorpion bed liner and all gratuitous advertising removed!  I refuse to own a car with the dealership crap all over it!  My husband is totally stoked right now! 

 

I think it's time to get myself a new car, too?  Right?  LOL!

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Congrats. What lender did you go through if I may ask?

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Credit314 wrote:

Congrats. What lender did you go through if I may ask?


Ford financing.

 

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Congrats on the purchase and the rate.

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CONGRATS!!!

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