Can you get an auto loan when buying a used car from the owner?

Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 03:35 PM

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I have before. But I got the loan thru my bank. But had to give the owner something down so he would feel confident that I was getting the loan. Since banks sometimes take days to do anything.

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I take that to mean a private Party sale, since when you buy from a dealer they own the car. Okay, the answer is yes, but the bank/finance company will want to inspect the car first to make sure they money they forward is not going towards a POS car that you might default on if it blows up 10 minutes after you drive away. It ALL hinges on your credit score. If it is 700 or better, no problem.

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dandy beat me to the usual, but we basically agree.....although I forgot about the down payment. He is right on.

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May I ask what car/year?

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Depending on your credit score you can also get a personal loan. The interest will be higher but you can buy the car and have the title in hand. HTH. -Jim

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