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Re: looking to finance a vehicle.

alessandrom wrote:
Greetings everyone I'm looking to finance a vehicle I have the cash to purchase a decent car on the spot however I figured this loan reporting will boost my credit drastically (only have cc loans on file) my question is does having a lot of credit card inquiries hurt my chances of being approved? I have never applied for mortgage or auto loan thank you guys

Nah, FICO score determines more on APR you receive than actually getting approved, I wouldn't sweat the inquiries in the slightest... especially as auto loans are the easiest of any loan product to be approved for.


I would agree that financing makes more sense from a FICO perspective, but you may want to hammer the principle down quickly such that you don't pay nearly as much in interest charges over the course of the loan.

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