You'll usually find me in the credit card section of this forum but here I am! Hehehe. Anyway, looking for assistance in securing an auto loan (used car) with low interest and less than 10k loan. Currently have 18% UTL and 4 credit cards reporting a balance out of 8. In promo periods right now so currently not paying any interest. Current-never late on all cards and payments. No baddies. Two cards should be PIF'd next month. I have 2 years credit history and my FICO scores are listed below. Will I have a chance at securing a decent auto loan or should I work on getting my balances down lower? Should I just get rid of the two lower amounts now and apply later for a better chance at getting better loan terms? I'm looking into applying with Chase or a credit union. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Card#1 $2,300 left
Card#2 $1,900 left
Card#3 $777 left
Card#4 $490 left
I see absolutely securing an auto loan for that amount. You should be able to get a decent rate too. Do you belong to a CU? Often they have pretty good rates on car loans.
Not yet but I've been looking into a few credit unions in my area that offer auto loans. I'm leaning more towards Western b/c they offer the lowest rates. Just wasn't sure I'd be able to secure one with all these balances reporting. Lol. Definitely do not want to waste a HP.
If your income will support the DTI, you should be OK. Other than that, maybe you could pay heavy for a couple months and hold out on the Auto if you think that would better suit you.