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Cyn
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USAA auto loan approved

Hi All,

i'm new to this forum and wanted to see if you guys can provide some inputs about the loan i got today. 

i just got approved for 33k with 5.24% and should i shop around? 

 

thanks.

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Re: USAA auto loan approved


Cyn wrote:

 

i just got approved for 33k with 5.24% and should i shop around? 

 

thanks.


1- Welcome to the forum!!!

 

2- Thats really a question only you can answer.

 

5.24% is USAA's best possible Auto loan rate for 48 and 60 month loans. Thats .01% better than NFCU.

 

In all probability a better rate does exist somewhere, but not by much, you have a very very competitive interest rate.

 

The only way you can get a 0% or 1.9 or something is if the interest rate is "Subvented" as in someone is paying off an aspect of the rate so you the buyer can see a lower rate. (ie a manufacturer incentive)

Penfed (a credit union) does offer a 3.99 rate. You would see a $20.00 a month  difference in Payment and an overall difference of $1100 in interest compared to the USAA over 60 months at the full 33K.

 

I doubt you would see any better rate other then a subvented incentive. I doubt you would get a rate cheaper, possibly get one in the 4s if you were Bill Gates but I really doubt that.

 

You have the USAA check, so you can see in the finance department what a dealership can offer you -if they can beat the rate. if they can they have your business, if they cannot USAA does.

 

Do be wary of a subvented rate. In many cases you give up some offered manufacturer rebates to get the cheap rate.


It woud make no sense to take a 2.9% rate that would save you $2200 over the course of the loan if you have to give up $4,000 in rebates to do so.

 

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Without any other information from you it is very hard for anyone to offer other advice. We do not know anything about your history, FICOs, Enhanced FICOS, credit History, income or DTI so in all possibility you might not have any problem getting a PENFED LOAN, after applying for  membership of course, (they are real sticklers and very conservative) or the USAA rate might be a blessing from God to you and it's the best thing you can get..

 

Honestly there is no way for us to tell not knowing anything else about you.


Good luck

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usmc58555 wrote: 

 

5.24% is USAA's best possible Auto loan rate for 48 and 60 month loans. Thats .01% better than NFCU.

 


 
I believe that might be incorrect.  I have a 3.99 from NFCU... Just got it a few months back 

 

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Re: USAA auto loan approved

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Lyythine wrote:
I believe that might be incorrect.  I have a 3.99 from NFCU... Just got it a few months back 

 


From their website:

 

New Vehicle

 

up to 36 mos. 3.75%

37 to 60 mos. 5.25%
61 to 72 mos. 5.75%
73 to 84 mos. 6.75%
85 to 96 mos. 7.25%  $30,000 minimum amount financed over 84 months. 




 

I am sorry if I do not have their promotional rates listed,

 

Even I have limits.

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Re: USAA auto loan approved

thank you all for these useful infos! 
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