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 […]

Your customer roadmap for answers about Santander Consumer USA

True story. A few days ago, I went to pick up my wife at a commuter train station she had never used before in a part of town with which we were not especially familiar. I had done a practice run from my new office a few days before, and everything seemed perfect. As you […]

Watch the signals: your road to a smooth financial ride

Run a red light and you may be stopped by the police and ticketed. If I speed on the thruway, there’s a chance I’ll be pulled over. Drive unfamiliar roads or streets without a map and we do so at our peril and are liable to get lost. Even when we carefully check a roadmap, […]

Average fuel economy increases for new cars, TrueCar reports

TrueCar.com’s latest report on average fuel economy for new cars sold provides some otherwise hard-to-find good news in higher gasoline prices, which were running near their peak average nationally on Sept. 11. Fuel economy increased to 23.2 mpg in August “after four months of decline,” according to TrueCar. That “TrueMPG” represents an increase from 23.1 […]