Need a car loan?
Probably - Over 61 millions cars were bought in the U.S. last year, according to estimates by Edmunds.com. Forty-four million were used cars. Seventeen million were new. Over half of these purchases required a car loan.
Maybe - Over 30 million Americans have bad credit as reflected by low credit scores. These scores are based on ratings from the Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO), which provides a mathematical formula that ranks your credit worthiness against that of other borrowers.
Believe what you read?
Don’t - The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to, “be cautious about advertisements offering financing to first-time buyers or people with bad credit. These offers often require a big down payment and a high APR.
If you decide to sell the car before the loan expires, the amount you receive from the sale may be far less than the amount you need to pay off the [bad credit] loan. If the car is repossessed or declared a total loss because of an accident, you may be obligated to pay a considerable amount to repay the loan.
The final step?
Arithmetic - Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure you know the bottom line: what are you actually paying for the car? Get a calculator and multiply the monthly amount by the number of payments. Add your down payment or trade-in to get your total cost.
If you have a long-term car loan, you may be surprised at how much interest you will be paying. For example, a 72-month loan at 8 percent on a $35,000 new car will cost you around $10,000 in finance charges.
Free car loan quote?
Certainly - Get a complementary quote on a car loan by using the express request form at Fast Car Finance. The site has more information on Car Loans For Bad Credit Buyers [http://www.fastcarfinance.com/articles/YM70F/car-loan-bad-credit.html].