Kelley Blue Book counters 0% financing (For brevity, I show only each point's topic sentence):
1. 0% financing usually requires a shorter-term loan, which can require higher payments.
2. Zero-percent financing requires unblemished credit to qualify.
3. 0% financing is available only on a limited number of models in dealer stock -- not on special orders or certain option packages.
5. If you qualify for 0% financing, negotiating a lower price on the vehicle may be more challenging.
6. Even if you do not qualify for 0% financing, excellent interest rates are available.
Suppose I manage to defeat the dealer at his/her vile caveats, pitfalls, and traps behind 0% financing as above. Then when's 0% financing wise? How does it compare with the other 2 car payment options (financing vs lease)? In any case, I forever embrace this superlative advice on never discussing how to pay, before settling the total car price.