Auto Loans


  • Fed-Fueled Auto Loans: The Next Subprime Bubble? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on a new finance program that could boost sales for the electric car company.

  • AutoNation's CEO: 'Excellent' March Auto Sales     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO at AutoNation, reports his company's monthly sales numbers; and discusses Tesla's new auto financing program.

  • Want a New Car? You Probably Can't Afford One Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    A customer looks over a Ford Fusion parked on the lot at a dealership in Colma, Calif.

    Median-income families in only one major U.S. city actually can afford to buy a new car, a new study finds.

  • Behind the Wheel With AutoNation CEO     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman & CEO, discusses his company's robust sales numbers and what it says about the state of the auto industry. "The American consumer is moving on with their life," Jackson added.

  • Banks 'Green Light' Auto Loans     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports consumers are having an easier time getting loans due to competition in the market.

  • Longer Auto Loans, Fewer Delinquencies Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    A wider range of car buyers in America were able to take out loans and finance their purchase, according to a new report from Experian Automotive.

  • New Car Buyers Stretching Out Payments Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 5:14 PM ET

    As more Americans go into dealerships to buy a new car or truck, they are increasingly stretching out their auto loans to at least five years in length, and often to six and seven years.

  • Farr: Putting Off Payment is 'Insidious' Trend     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, offers insight on the "buy now, pay later" society.

  • Standards for Subprime Lending Loosen     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Phil LeBeau discuss pursuing profit in subprime auto lending.

  • Good News for Those with Low Credit Scores Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Auto loans, particularly to buyers with credit scores of 679 or lower, are becoming easier to get as credit gets cheaper.

  • Subprime Car Buyers     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on the uptick in subprime car buyers. With more people getting loans and buying cars, how is this affecting the economy? Rebecca Lindland, IHS director of automotive research, weighs in on the need for a happy medium.

  • Phil LeBeau on Autos Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    2010 Ford Taurus

    Look for solid auto sales, with Ford, Jeep, Hyundai/Kia and Tesla in the spotlight.

  • Revving Up Subprime Loans     Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on the comeback in subprime auto loans.

  • Auto Loans Blog Post Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Auto Loans Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET