Is my credit score irrelevant if I have a cosigner with good credit?

Does my score even matter if I have a cosigner with great credit? My credit score is around 500, so I need a cosigner to get a car loan. My father agreed to cosign and he has an 800+ credit score.

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 13, 2021
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“If you’re simply talking about approval, your credit score may not matter.
However, your credit score has a profound impact on your interest rate. Just because your father might be able to get a rate of 3% does not mean you will get the same results.
Regarding acceptance of your loan, you will probably be fine, but you’re likely going to have to pay more in interest as a result of your credit score.”

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