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I'm upside down on my car loan and need a different car, what can I do?

I purchased a used 2009 Camry back in 2012 after financing with Toyota Financial Services. The terms of the deal were 16k financed at 6% for 72 months. When I signed the paperwork however, I noticed ...
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Auto loan and student loan balance

I have a student loan of around INR 11,00,000 (~USD 18,240) at 13.7% APR. I have an auto loan in the US for USD 10,000 at 6.35% APR. I am aware of the high interest rate on my auto loan and wish to ...
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How do auto-loan payments factor into taxes for cars that are solely used by dependent(s)?

I financed a car under my name so that my sister could drive to work and my mother (who I'm claiming as a dependent, myself as head-of-household) could get groceries and run basic errands. I myself do ...
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Is paying double on a car loan the same as choosing half the term?

If I get a $13000 car loan and have 3% interest and a 60 month term but pay double each month is that the same as getting a 30 month term?
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How can I get the car refinanced under my name if my girlfriend signed for the loan?

I was trying to get a car financed under my name and it turned out my girlfriend had much better credit than i did. She had a score of 826 and mine was like 560. So she signed on the loan solely under ...
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Will be getting a car loan with my folks as the primary account holder. Can the car be titled to me?

I am currently saving, and waiting until I have about $10,000 to put down on a car, and then I will be make a fairly large purchase on a car (around $28,000 Subaru WRX). I am 23 years old now, but ...
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Home insurance score drastically decreases after car insurance claim?

I noticed something very peculiar on my home insurance. My parents have horrible credit, so last year they purchased a van in my name, with a finance plan. A few months ago, my father was involved in ...
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Bait-and-switch on new car lease

My mother is retired, and is currently considering leasing a new car to replace her current aging vehicle. A dealership near us has been offering a special on a lease for a particular vehicle for $99 ...
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What is the formula for the Tesla Finance calculation?

According to http://www.teslamotors.com/true-cost-of-ownership with the fields set to a rate of 3.3%, down payment 10% over a 72 month term, it calculates this to be $980/mo. How did they get there? ...
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What is a formula for calculating equity accumulated while repaying car loan?

I'm going to buy a used car (maybe a Honda CR-Z), pay for it with a bank loan, then resell it in two years when I move. I'm trying to create a Google Docs spreadsheet to figure out how much more money ...
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I'm a college student. Can I afford to buy this new car?

I'm an 18-year old male, about to start college in a week. I will be attending a GM specialized Auto Technology Work/Study program. One requirement for the program is that I get a position at a GM ...
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Should I be concerned about a loan refinance offer that adds $1000 to my loan in exchange for $1000 in cash?

I am in the process of trying to refinance an auto loan. I got 4.69% a year ago and should be able to do better now. The loan balance is about $13,000. I called to refi through the same company and ...
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Should I just pay off my car and student loans?

Here are the loan details : Car Loan : 2.8% APR with a balance of $11,300 Student Loan : 3.0% APR with a balance of $7,300 I have enough cash to pay off both loans today. Should I pull the ...
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Why does the principal/interest applied to my balance fluctuate in spite of making payments on-time?

In my first payment on 6/03/2011, the principal applied to my balance was $261.11 and the interest was $221.64. As I kept making the payment on-time, the principal applied to my balance kept ...
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How do third-party banks issue car loans?

If you buy a (new or 'certified' used) car at an American dealership licensed by a manufacturer (and, of course, your credit is good), you can borrow money from the manufacturer's associated bank, ...
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Should I lease, buy new, or buy used?

I'm looking for an answer based on quality (they don't make 'em like they used to), price (are new cars even worth the $), and/or reliability/low maintenance (where leasing is attractive) which option ...
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What's a reliable way for a non-permanent resident alien in the USA to get an auto loan?

I am a Canadian citizen starting work in the USA under a F1 OPT extension (one year). After the OPT extension is up, I'll probably be seeking an H1-B visa. I'm looking for an auto loan. I have a ...
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Building Credit for a Young Person with No Credit

I don't have any credit established but I'm a computer programmer and I make pretty good money. I'm 21 and I would like to buy a new car. I can't get a loan because I don't have any credit and I've ...
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Question about car loan payment

Say I bought a car for $20,000 and made a down payment of $5,000 Now, at 0.99% APR, I need to pay around $450/month for 36months to pay off my $15,000 debt. Now, which is a wiser option: I make ...
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Why can I refinance my recent car loan at a lower rate than I had received originally?

I just purchased a new car a month ago at 3.2% APR. This was the best rate I could get at the time. I currently have an offer from a bank to refinance at 2.25% APR. For a $25k auto loan, this ...
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Did my salesman damage my credit? What can I do?

I am in the process of purchasing a new truck. A few months ago I put a $500 security deposit down on a truck. I was told that the truck was at a neighboring dealership and that it would take 2-5 days ...
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Buying a car - advice needed

Some bad decisions and/or stupidity during grad school left me with a credit score of 593 and a collection+late payment on my credit report. A month ago my car died and now I need to get another one ...
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Will “rate shopping” affect my credit score?

I'm thinking of buying a car but I have a low credit score (649). I have a bank account that I've been using for the past five years so I thought I would apply at that bank first, get a quote and then ...
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Why are my auto loan payments calculated differently than my mortgage payments?

Last year I got a home loan that follows the standard Rule of 78s amortization schedule. I can easily predict how much of my mortgage payment will go to interest and how much to principal. A few ...
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Will I incur late fees, now that I am making infrequent/late payments on my auto loan?

I have been unemployed for 6 months now. I have been making infrequent payments on my auto loan. I am suppose to be paid up in May of 2012. My lien holder never sends me my balances or a bill, so I ...