Having a new car is fun and exciting. It’s also a practical tool that can provide you a safe and reliable way to get where you need to go. At Pacific Crest, we’re ready to help you on the road to achieving your auto goals.
Accelerate to your goals
Dealer or private party
Pacific Crest can finance the purchase of your new car from a dealership or a private party.
New or used
Whether you want brand-new wheels or something a few years old, Pacific Crest can help.
We can finance 100% or more, especially if you add GAP or MBP coverage. To learn more, contact us.
Map Your Route
First, get pre-approved. If you know exactly how much car you can afford, you can be more assertive about what you will and won’t accept.
Second, don’t negotiate on any car until you’ve had a chance to run an Edmunds true market value assessment on its make, model, year, and mileage. Research its Kelley Blue Book value too, so you can walk in fully informed. Refuse to accept any price above the car’s true value.
Be aware of the tricks of the trade. Dealers may try to tire you out by making you wait, confuse the issue by introducing figures you’re not familiar with, or ask you questions you’re not ready to answer. Take control of the conversation. If you’re not sure of what’s going on, don’t hesitate to go home. You can always come back the next day to try it again — on your terms.
It depends. When buying a car, be aware that the total amount you pay is not the same thing as the purchase price. The sticker price (or principal) is multiplied by the interest rate through the life of the loan. And your financing may assign different interest rates to different cars, depending on their age and condition. In some cases, it may actually cost less to buy a car with a higher sticker price.
The moral is, don’t compare sticker prices without understanding how your interest rate will affect them. You may be comparing apples to oranges. Get pre-approved first, and take the time to understand your loan before you shop. Need help? We’re happy to answer questions.
Notes from the trail
Pacific Crest Staff provided professional, respectful, knowledgeable, and efficient service for my auto loan. Thank you.
Call or stop by your local branch for current account disclosures. Rates include a maximum qualifying discount of 0.50% from the list below:
–.50% Recurring Automatic or ACH Payment Set-Up
The Annual Percentage Rate you receive for the above loans is based on certain credit-worthiness criteria. Your rate will be set at the time of each loan and will be disclosed on the loan agreement and disclosures. Rates are subject to change at any time. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. All loans are on approved credit.
Up to 60 months
3.49% - 14.99%
3.79% - 16.39%
4.29% - 17.39%
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Pacific Crest isn’t just a bank. We’re a financial co-op owned by 15,000+ people in the Klamath Basin and surrounding rural communities. In 2016 alone, we returned a financial benefit of over $16 million to our home and yours — by reaching out, giving back, and paying it forward.
At Pacific Crest, we build partnerships and provide services designed to make a difference, while devoting hundreds of volunteer hours every year to good causes.
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