Prepare me for applying for an auto loan!
March 1, 2009 1:00 PM Subscribe
I'm a student, looking to take out a first time auto loan for a car. I want a used car, and would like to spend no more than $3,000. My credit is alright, not stellar, and I have student loans. What can I expect in this process, and how can I better my chances of getting a loan?
posted by thatbrunette to shopping (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm going to apply through USAA. One thing to note is that I bank through USAA for the most part; however they don't have any local branches. Therefore I deposit my work checks in a Wells Fargo branch (I have an account with them as well), then transfer the money to my USAA account. So that balance fluctuates pretty heavily. Will this impact me negatively? For example, the current balance in my USAA account is very small, about $100, but I have a little more than 2.5k in my Wells Fargo account. Or is all of this negligible and they only base loans on credit score? I really need a car, and I'm hoping this works out.