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Registered: ‎03-05-2009
Re: Pay off majority of auto loan?..

That is incorrect...


If you get a loan for $8k and are FINANCING 8k, you will get a payment on that 8k that is not changed depending on how much you pay off.


So, for arguements sake,  lets say your payment would be $200/month initially on 8k.


1 month later, you pay off 5k of your loan, leaving 3k.


You will still pay the 200/month on the remaining balance, allowing you to pay it off early, but it will not  change monthly payment unless you refinance - but I find it hard to think that a financial institution would refinance for 2-3k..


Good Luck! 

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