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Where to apply for Car loan 673/688

Hi guys, I haven't been on the boards in awhile, I joined 12/2011 when I thought I wa ready to buy a car.  Well i didn't and I'm glad I waited my FICO Scores are  673 for Transunion and Equifax is 688. 
Any idea who I should use to finance a car.  I don't want anything fancy,  Mazda 3 or Kia Soul.  I'd rather not pay over 18,000 for a car.   Any suggestions?

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Re: Where to apply for Car loan 673/688

Credit unions, apply at several of them. and then apply at the dealership last and have them try to beat your rate. I had about the same scores as you, a little less and was approved for 3.75% APR and then .40% discount for joining the credit union and auto pay. Then again its not my first car loan, and they actually reduced their rate to beat the dealer's rate of 3.8%

I'm a personal banker and do a lot of auto loans serving the Houston area.
I suggest first time car buyers to read the sticky guide in the auto loan section.
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Re: Where to apply for Car loan 673/688

Agreed with the CU suggestion.  DCU would give a very competitive rate with those scores. 

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Get a good pre-approval in hand and see if the dealer can beat it.

 

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Re: Where to apply for Car loan 673/688

Thanks so much for the responses...  what is dcu? I just googled it is it digital federal credit union?  I applied for an account for PenFed, do you think my scores are too low for htem?

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I also wanted to add, this is not my first car loan, but second.  My payment history on the first loan was pretty good.  out of five years I was probably only late twice.  But that was 8 years ago. 

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So I've been denied by two credit unions....  SHould I try another?  Try a company that specializes in bad credit?  I really don't want to do roadloans/stand (however you spell it. LOL ) 

 

HEre is a brief description of my history 

I have 2 civil judgments 

discover 7/27/2006 $1929

davis acquisitions 1/16/08 $1467

2 Hospital Collections 3/1/11 $257 and $795

3 accounts in bad standing 

Bloomingdales opened 2/11 late 30 dys 4/11

LaneBryant late 30 9/09 and 6/09 late 60 10/09

Dept of ED, it says unrated but 60 days late 4 x 6/10 9/09 10/08 and 11/07 90 days late twice 7/10 and 12/07

 

 

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LShan82 wrote:

So I've been denied by two credit unions....  SHould I try another?  Try a company that specializes in bad credit?  I really don't want to do roadloans/stand (however you spell it. LOL ) 

 

HEre is a brief description of my history 

I have 2 civil judgments 

discover 7/27/2006 $1929

davis acquisitions 1/16/08 $1467

2 Hospital Collections 3/1/11 $257 and $795

3 accounts in bad standing 

Bloomingdales opened 2/11 late 30 dys 4/11

LaneBryant late 30 9/09 and 6/09 late 60 10/09

Dept of ED, it says unrated but 60 days late 4 x 6/10 9/09 10/08 and 11/07 90 days late twice 7/10 and 12/07

 

 


You should have disclosed the baddies in the first post.  Your probably going to have to let it ride with dealer financing.  

 

You need to address the judgments and collections.  

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Re: Where to apply for Car loan 673/688

Sorry, I didn't realize that. I thought it was mostly your score that mattered. 

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