Can I get a car loan as a 19-year-old if I want to buy from a private seller?

"I'm a 19-year-old server who makes $600 a week and wants to buy a $10,000 car from a private seller, but I need a loan.

I can put down $6,000, so I only need a loan for $4,000. Will I be able to get this loan?"

“You’re missing a lot of details here. How good is your credit score? Do you have any other outstanding debt?
The fact that the car is from a private seller shouldn’t be an issue. If you have good credit and don’t have much, if any, debt, you might be all right.
But because you’re so young, you might not have enough credit history to get approved. In this case, you might need to find a reliable cosigner who has great credit.
Keep in mind that you’ll also need to budget for gas, maintenance, and car insurance on top of your loan. Make sure to shop around for rates for both your insurance and your loan to get the best deal.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 02, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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