Shop for financing before shopping for a new car

Going car shopping? What are your auto financing terms – length, interest rate, monthly payments? If you don’t know the answers to these and other questions, you aren’t ready to get the best possible deal when you shop for financing on the car on which you have your heart set. If you are borrowing as […]

What’s sparking small-car buying trend?

Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Dodge Dart. These are just five of the names sparking big interest in today’s American small-car market. There are others – including Ford Focus and Fiesta; Fiat 500; Hyundai Accent and Elantra; Chevrolet Spark; Toyota Corolla, Matrix and Yaris; Kia Soul and Rio, Honda Civic, Scion iQ […]

Working with Santander Consumer USA Inc.

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. At Santander Consumer USA, we help people get into the cars of their dreams. From our Drive® program to RoadLoans.com® to Santander Auto Finance®, we offer a full-range of auto financing options. Through our Facebook page and other outlets, we receive comments from customers every […]

Train to carpool cuts down on daily grind

There is something to be said for carpooling with your spouse, especially if you like your spouse. My wife and I found an opportunity to do just that, but it took some creative thinking and commuting. It’s easier on me – because now she takes the wheel for the drive home. It’s more enjoyable for […]

RoadLoans ‘recommended’ for auto financing by customers

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. We think financing or refinancing your vehicle with RoadLoans is a smart choice, but don’t just take our word for it. Our customers are having “quick, painless and very easy” experiences with RoadLoans, and some have taken the time to let us know how they feel […]

Resources at Santander Consumer USA

Lauren is a smart, active, college-age single woman looking for a car – and financing. She doesn’t have a lot of money or credit, and that worries her. She’s internet savvy but not experienced in borrowing money for large purchases. Lauren, a composite of consumers ages 18-24, needs some guidance, but when she looks for […]

State Fair of Texas: A taste of corny dogs; a feast of trucks and cars

For many, the State Fair of Texas is all about the food. That means corny dogs, at least. Others go for the midway and carnival games, livestock show, Texas Star Ferris wheel or cotton candy. But many go for the new-model cars and trucks. This year, approximately 400 of them are on display over three-plus […]

What a concept: A new Honda sports car for 2014

Almost a year after the Tokyo Motor Show that introduced the Honda Small Sports EV concept car, details have emerged on a virtual look-alike, gas powered sports car expected to go on sale in Japan in 2014. And it’s Honda that has broken the ice. Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has confirmed “development of a new […]

Sound advice for Santander customers

Keep it simple. We’ve all gotten that advice at some time or another. But it usually is easier said than done, especially when we’re chasing down information we need from some large company or other organization. But Santander Consumer USA Inc. lives by the phrase, “Auto Loans Simplified.” And that includes communicating with our customers. […]

Getting a firm grip on the future at Santander Consumer USA

Who’s behind the wheel? Young car buyers, apparently. And the rest of us better be ready to ride along. That was the point of a recent column, “Young consumers lead the drive to online financing,” by Jim Henry in Automotive News, autonews@crain.com. “More consumers are submitting their own credit applications online rather than letting dealership […]