Should I get a 96-month car loan on a Dodge Durango?

Are there any downsides to getting such a long loan term? To get a low monthly payment on a new Durango, I found that I could take out a 96-month loan.

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 15, 2021
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“A 96-month loan will definitely lower your payments, but you should ask yourself one question: do you really want to pay a car loan for the next eight years?
In addition to this, you’ll also:
  • pay more interest over the life of the loan
  • might have to worry about being upside down on the loan
  • risk paying for GAP insurance
Plus, you’ll be required to carry full coverage car insurance for the duration of the loan, which can add up to thousands of dollars over the eight years.”

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