What are the drawbacks of an 84-month car loan?

Are there drawbacks of an 84-month loan? I want to get the lowest monthly payment possible on my car loan, so an 84-month loan seems like a no-brainer.

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Eric Schad
Answered on Jul 15, 2021
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“Although you’ll pay less per month and can build credit for longer, 84-month loans also have a few downsides, including:
  • More interest paid over the life of the loan
  • Being upside down on the loan for a majority of the term
  • Vehicle warranty may expire, requiring you to buy a third-party warranty if necessary
This shouldn’t necessarily deter you from getting an 84-month loan, but make sure to weigh these aspects against a lower down payment.”

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