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Loan rates remain low for new vehicles

GasBuddy Blog -- If you're looking to buy a car soon, you may have a good reason to do it: loan rates continue to hover near lows for new vehicle purchases, according to Bank Rate.

If you're trying to resist buying, you may be finding it hard. Many major manufacturers aired ads during the Super Bowl, and many banks continue to offer attractive loan options for 48 and 60-month loans.

Credit unions have been seen offering some of the most attractive loan rates compared to big banks, with some offering incentives like gift cards or other gifts for signing or transferring a loan. In fact, according to NCUA.gov, credit unions often have better loan rates. In June, 2012, for example, the average 48 month new car loan at a credit union was 3...


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moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 2:10:04 PM

That's nice to know. But no thank you
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tough
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 12:55:59 PM

Loan rates may be low but cost savings are better if you can afford to pay cash.
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:01:58 AM

no plans to buy a new vehicle any time soon
moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:20:51 AM

NO new car for me
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:45:45 PM

Don't want any new debt unlike the Federal government
minookaband
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:02:40 PM

I have not bought a new vehicle in 9 yrs and do not plan on purchasing anytime soon.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:51:46 PM

They want us buy vehicles every year?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:26:13 PM

I have always bought pre-owned cars. I either paid cash or borrowed from the Credit Union. I bought my first car (a '49 Olds Torpedo-back) for $50 in 1958 or 1959. I drove it for 3 years and traded it in for $80 on a '56 Ford Fairlane. Now that I am getting closer to 80 years old, I might just buy a new car. But, I'll still go through the credit union.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:50:32 PM

more
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:19:00 PM

No cars on my list. I usually only buy cars when cars have over 100000 miles and my 10 yr old car is still well below that!
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:54:51 PM

No new car for me!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:27:15 PM

Who can afford a new car?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 2:47:56 PM

Next bubble coming up
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Don't go into the water. The loan sharks are circling.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:44:15 PM



Luv2ride33: +1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:28:09 PM

Shows how many years they ripped us off.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:25:08 PM

During a recent purchase, 1.74% was available for up to 75 months... not that anyone would want to pay for a car for 75 months!
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:13:34 PM

If you are buying a new car just to save at the pump it is false economy. The interest the bank charges will be more per month than you could ever save at the pumps.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:05:18 PM

No plans for a new one....
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Need to buy one soon.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:04:02 PM

The last three I've paid cash
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:03:34 PM

Who can afford new cars when we can't buy medicine and make house payments?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:01:53 PM

I would rather pay cash and avoid finance charges.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:00:58 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 12:00:08 PM

Old news story. How about some news that new?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:59:04 AM

I'd still rather pay cash. Interest rates are low, but why pay interest?
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:58:58 AM

Use other peoples money.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:57:05 AM

Good news
Sam195
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:56:14 AM

Rates are low but the prices are crazy high because of all the electronic junk on the new vehicles.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:55:43 AM

I took advantage when they offered 0% rate....can't get any lower than that.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:55:11 AM

Good incentives. They make financing easy when they need to sell cars.
donny47
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:54:36 AM

thats why interest rates on savings and other investments are so low.socialism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!or communism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:54:12 AM

Yesterday's news
gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:51:35 AM

Loan rates on cars and houses are low, but you still need the cash to make the payments. With living expenses increasing, unemployment and underemployment still a problem, finding additional funds is tough for some consumers no matter how low the interest rate.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:50:22 AM

When you do have money, rates are high. When you don't have money, rates are low. Go figure.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:50:17 AM

I have one payment left on my used 04 Blazer and then I'll invest in beer.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:48:36 AM

I'm shopping for a new vehicle - better check with my credit union.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:48:16 AM

Soon, we will have to take out loans to buy gas.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:47:42 AM

still too expensive
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:44:13 AM


        good for some folk
drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:42:28 AM

as they should be! The Banksters are paying us NOTHING for real deposits nowadays.

"The most powerful force in the Universe is Compound Interest*"
- Albert Einstein

*What happened to it??
TTM77
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:42:23 AM

low all they want, I have no money.
Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:39:55 AM

Rather just keep my "paid off" vehicle.
tpguess
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Get rid of Obama... and get people back to work... that will sell cars
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:38:51 AM

Nope. Too expensive
traumer
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:35:23 AM

I still won't buy a different car until mine dies and then it will be a 4 year old used car.
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:34:55 AM

GB Blog,thanks for the post.
Digger52
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:34:47 AM

All loan rates are low. . . .don't see car prices coming down, tho
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:34:29 AM

good
gobux10
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:32:46 AM

So does that mean everybody's going to run out and buy a new car. Don't think so
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