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Registered: ‎10-05-2012
First Time Auto Loan- Chances of Approval?????

Hello, I'm new to this forum and will be buying a new car in the next month or so.


I sold my car for $3000 and have until Nov. 15th to find a new one, so this will be my down payment.


I'm nervous about financing because it is my first auto loan and my credit scores aren't that great.


I just pulled scores today, and Equifax is showing 645 and Transunion 676.  (free credit report was showing Experian- 685, Equifax- 685, Transunion- 681)


I'm looking into getting a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, or a Hyundai Elantra, so something under $20,000


I have a stable job and make around $42k a year.  I have student loans and cc debt- that's what's hurting my score so much, and the length of my credit history.  I have no late payments, and 1 collection from 3.5 years ago from th university health center (was only $70 and was paid)


What are my chances of getting approved, let alone what kind of interest rate am I looking at?