A 72-month car loan can make sense in some cases, but it typically only applies if you have good credit. When you have bad credit, a 72-month auto loan can sound appealing due to the lower monthly payment, but, in reality, you’re probably going to pay more than you bargained for.
Consequently, can you pay off a 72 month car loan early?
There are several ways to pay off a car loan early, as long as there are no penalties for early repayment in the loan agreement. No matter how it’s done, the sooner a loan is paid off, the more money borrowers save in interest charges.
One may also ask, is 72 months too long for a car loan?
The most common term currently is for 72 months, with an 84-month loan not too far behind. In fact, nearly 70% of new car loans in the first quarter of 2020 were longer than 60 months — an increase of about 29 percentage points in a decade. The trend is similar for used car loans.
What banks will finance older cars?
Some banks, including Chase, and most credit unions will consider loans on used vehicles that are 10 years of age or older.
As of January 2020, U.S. News reports the following statistics for average auto loan rates: Excellent (750 – 850): 4.93 percent for new, 5.18 percent for used, 4.36 percent for refinancing. Good (700 – 749): 5.06 percent for new, 5.31 percent for used, 5.06 percent for refinancing.
There’s no right or wrong length to finance a used car. The loan term that’s right for you can be as short as 24 months or as long as 84 months – it all comes down to your current financial situation and future plans for the vehicle.