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Questions tagged [auto-loan]

to be used for questions on loans taken to buy a vehicle / automobile [generally cars]. Country specific is recommended to be used as appropriate.

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Who can truly afford luxury cars?

I never really thought about money until one day I checked how much I made compared to the rest of America. The calculator said my household income is in the top 20%. Kind of funny to me, because I ...
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Borrower vs coborrower

My daughter asked me to cosign on a car loan. Somehow I ended up as the borrower and she a the cosigner. Is that legal?
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Should I pay off a 0% interest car loan or put money towards high principal student loans?

Within the past year my wife and I have paid off approximately $40,000 in debt - from her car loan, my two student loans, and other misc debt (new refrigerator, hardwood floor install). I had a car ...
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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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Pay off car loan entirely or leave $1 until the end of the loan period?

Background information: I have a car loan that doesn't require payments if I'm ahead on the loan (but accrues the interest, of course, on the balance remaining). I still have a year and a half on my ...
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Should I pay off a 0% car loan?

I'm ahead on 0% interest car loan. I don't have to make a payment until October. I currently owe $3,000 and I could pay it all off. Should I do that or leave that money in my savings account that ...
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If the co-signer on my car loan dies, can the family take the car from me like they're threatening to?

I have a car, both me and by grandpa are on the title. As I cannot get loan on my own, my grandpa is my cosigner. My grandpa is almost 90, and chances are he may not be around till the loan is paid ...
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Get car loan w/ part time job as student with no credit, no-cosigner but no expenses

This is the only place where I knew to turn for a question like this. I am a student (if that will make me look better to the loan officers), but I'm fairly certain I have no credit. I took out a ...
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Selling a car with a lien

I own a car personally, but it is mortgaged to a bank. I want to sell it to an individual. I haven't the funds to repay the loan until I'm paid for the car. The buyer doesn't want to pay me without a ...
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Is it worth it to take a car loan to improve credit ratings?

I've been considering buying a car recently, but I know that, as I am young, I don't currently have a credit score, as I really haven't needed credit up until now. So, would it be better to take a ...
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How do we remove an ex-girlfriend from a car loan?

My son is currently in boot camp, and his ex-girlfriend is threatening to go to court because she wants her name off a car loan they got when together. She is the primary borrower, but my son is the ...
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What can I do as a co-signer?

As a co-signer on an auto loan, how can I go about obtaining the vehicle if the other person defaults? Both of our names are on the title as well.
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mortgage vs car loan vs invest extra cash?

I received a good bonus this year and am trying to figure out the best way to use it. I have no credit card or student debt, maintain an emergency fund, and am maxing out tax advantaged retirement ...
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Electric car lease or buy?

I know the conventional wisdom for leasing vs. buying, but are the economics of an electric car significantly different than other vehicles?
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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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Dealership made me the secondary owner to my own car

January of 2016 I bought a car from wilett honda south which is located in Georgia, with the help of my ex boyfriend. It was my very first car and I didn't really have much help besides a co signer ...
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Family who did not make the car payments as a cosigner

Sorry for the long story...but need advice. My husband was suppose to cosign for a car that his brother wanted. When he went to the dealership, they told him he would have to be the primary signer ...
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Debt Consolidation, trade down car, or both?

I'm a recent graduate, working full time (started in January). I have an average of 21.318% APR across 5 credit cards with a debt totaling $11,137, at $302 monthly min. CC #1: $2493 at 13.4%, $62 ...
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Why not pay in full upfront for a car?

I assume the following 3 hypotheses, which doesn't duplicate and instead only narrows https://money.stackexchange.com/a/38838/10763, https://money.stackexchange.com/a/15812, https://money....
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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 trigger ...
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Co- Signed car loan and need to have the other signer relinquish claim to ownership

I recently went and purchased a new vehicle and had my girlfriend co sign and I traded in my old car as a down payment. The finance department ended up writing up the paperwork listing her as the ...