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Q3 Auto Finance: Used Accounts for 55% of Loans

Experian analysts say buyers of pre-owned vehicles accounted for 55.15% of all U.S. auto loan originations in the third quarter, a 2.4% year-over-year increase.

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Consumers Prioritize Affordability as Loan Amounts Increase

Wary of unmanageable monthly payments, the American car buyer’s attention is increasingly shifting toward used vehicles, leases, and longer terms as the cost to buy a new car or truck continues to climb.

Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

The auto finance segment is growing at a healthy rate, but average new-vehicle loan amounts are outpacing the market, driving an increasing number of car buyers — including those with prime and superprime credit scores — out of the showroom and onto the used-car lot.

Experian: Americans Borrow Record Amounts for Auto Purchases in Q1

The dream of owning a new vehicle is becoming more elusive for the average American consumer, with the average amount financed and monthly payment for a new vehicle climbing to record highs of $31,455 and $523, respectively.

GM Financial Maintains ‘Credit and Pricing Discipline’ in Q2

Despite a competitive subprime auto finance environment, GM Financial continued gravitating toward a more prime-like credit profile during the second quarter.

Experian Automotive: Auto Leasing Reaches Record High

Leasing accounted for a record 27.5 percent of all new vehicles financed in the first quarter, according to Experian Automotive. The firm also noted decreases in average monthly payments and a stretching of loan terms.