01-06-2014 03:58 PM
01-06-2014 04:04 PM
1. I have never heard of a 45 month car loan.
2. if you bought the car for $14,000 and put $1400 down and your payment is $290 at an 18% interest rate your original loan was VERY MUCH 72 months sorry to say.
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01-07-2014 04:56 AM
I use the auto loan calculator at Bankrate.com
It's possible you were underwriten by a private car lot type dealer and they have all kinds of odd things. For example, check your docs to make sure that there is no balloon at the end of 45 months. The balloon would be due as the last payment. This would account for the time differential that is discussed above.
Still, take the time to have your husband refi now or soon into a better loan before you go out and purchase anything.
01-07-2014 06:48 AM
That calculator isn't right........take the 290.65 times 45 and it gives you almost 14k the car is nice tho but yeah I lower APR would be great
Ermagherd. If you are paying 290.65 for 45 months and it pays off 14k, you have a 0% interest rate. That would be sweet, but I sincerely doubt that is the case.
Either you are wrong about the total purchase price, and the car was much cheaper... or you are wrong about the loan terms. If you don't have the original paperwork any more, just look on your credit report. It will tell you the original loan amount.
01-16-2014 10:41 AM
01-17-2014 04:55 PM
This sounds like the purchase price plus interest totals 14k. One of those loans that adds all interest up front. I had one of those before. If you check for current payoff(usually via online or phone call), run that amount thru a refi calculator. It will open your eyes to interest payments
Yea, those are bad loans because if you pay off early you are still paying the full amount of "interest" built into the loan. Those types of loans can be found at a BHPH type place (sometimes called a "tote the note" type lot).
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