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For someone on a fixed budget who is prepared to do a bit of homework, leasing a used car can be a great deal.
Consumer experts urge people to purchase that first family car well before the baby arrives, preferably when both parents are still working full-time.
Most large banks and half of the major auto manufacturers do not offer online loan applications on their Web sites.
Inching down on auto loan’s interest rate even a percentage point or two can save hundreds of dollars in interest, bring lower monthly payments and improve cash flow.
Despite the warnings of consumer advocates, more people are opting for longer-length car loans
Some lenders are rolling out deals for 30-month, 39-month and 42-month leases, on top of tried and true leases with 24-, 36- and 48- month terms.
Save $1,000 to $2,000 a year by pledging never to buy a new car again.
New federal disclosure rules require auto dealers to clearly spell out the financing amount for car buyers who are buried in their trade-ins.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get a good car loan through a dealer, but it does take some preparation.
Two major automakers are revving up customer rebates and incentives this summer in an effort to boost sales, but hefty interest rate hikes are taking a bite out of discount financing.