Can I Get Car Finance For an Old Car?

I'm looking to buy a 10 Year old Porsche Boxster. Have you any rules on age and value of choosing a second hand vehicle on finance? The vehicle i'm looking at is £7500 with 56000 fully serviced miles for its age. 

Asked by Trevor P
December 16, 2021

If you’re looking for finance for an old car, we could help! We work with a panel of lenders and they can provide loans for used cars up to 15 years old at the end of your agreement.

Financing a used car is very similar to financing a new car and allows you to spread the cost of your car into affordable monthly repayments. There are several types of car finance available for old cars including hire purchase and personal contract purchase. With hire purchase (HP), the loan is secured against the car and you won’t own it until you’ve finished making all your repayments and paid the ‘Option to Purchase’ fee. Personal contract purchase (PCP) gives you more options at the end of your agreement: you can hand the car back, use any positive equity as a deposit in a new deal, or buy it by paying the balloon payment. Monthly repayments are often lower with PCP so you may be able to afford a newer car with this type of finance.

When buying an older car, you can expect there to be some wear and tear so it’s important to carry out checks. These should include looking over the car’s exterior and interior, looking under the bonnet, checking over the paperwork, and taking a test drive.

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Rates from 7.9%: the exact rate you will be offered will be based on your circumstances, subject to status.

Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37.

We look to find the best rate from our panel of lenders and offer you the best deal that you're eligible for. We don't charge a fee for our service, but we do earn a commission. This does not influence the interest rate you're offered in any way.

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Rates from 7.9%: the exact rate you will be offered will be based on your circumstances, subject to status.

Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37. 

We look to find the best rate from our panel of lenders and will offer you the best deal that you’re eligible for. We don’t charge a fee for our service, but we do earn a commission. This does not influence the interest rate you’re offered in any way.


Dealerships related questions

Thanks for the clarification. So would you finance a 2003 BMW M3, 52000 miles FSH from Imperial Motors, St Leonards, Sussex? Price £11,000 but I would be putting £5,000 down as deposit

Asked by Kenneth Clarke
December 16, 2021

Hi Kenneth, we'd have to provide the car and the finance. Please make an application so that we can see if we can get you approved first and then we can discuss the vehicle requirements. Rachel
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The car I found is a 2003 BMW M3 52,000 miles reg FE03 WYM. I don't have finance in place yet

Asked by Kenneth Clarke
December 16, 2021

Hi Kenneth, we'd have to provide the car and the finance. Please make an application so that we can see if we can get you approved first and then we can discuss the vehicle requirements. Rachel
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Where would i have to go to pick one of your cars up or can you deliver?

Asked by Ryan
December 16, 2021

Hi Ryan, we're based in Manchester but we can deliver our cars. Regards, Rachel
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If I get car finace from you can I get a car from any car dealership?

Asked by Josh
December 16, 2021

Hi Josh, yes this is possible. Please apply when you get 5 minutes and inform me of your reference number :-) We'll then go from there.
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If I found a car at a particular dealership would you be able to help? Or do I have to settle with what you can find?

Asked by Paafio Agyeman
December 16, 2021

Hi Paafio, as we supply the car and the loan we can't finance cars from other dealers. However, we have over 500 cars to choose from in group stock and i'm sure we'll be able to cater for your needs. What car is it you're interested in? Rachel
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Hi, I was wondering if I was allowed car finance but didn't want to sign anything.

I was wanting to know if I could see the deal first before I do anything? £4000 for an old BMW.

Asked by Dougie Mcmillan
December 16, 2021

Hi Dougie, our quotes are no obligation so you can apply and get approved and then it's down to you to decide whether you want to go ahead.

How old is the BMW you're looking at as some lenders only finance cars that are 7 to 8 years old maximum and they can't have done more than 100,000 miles.

Please make an application and once approved you can choose a car from any dealer and we also provide a no obligation quote. Kind Regards, Rachel
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hi, how old can the car be that i can get finance on and can i chose any dealership i want..

Asked by Sati
December 16, 2021

Hi Sati, yes - you can choose a car from any dealer but the car usually can't be any older than 7-8 years at the start of the agreement.
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Hi there, can you arrange a loan so I can buy a specific car from a local garage. I have bad credit and also have a part exchange. I'm also nervous about putting in an application and damaging my credit score further as a result. Please help!!

Asked by Colin Bolam
December 16, 2021

Hi Colin - we've had a change in business direction recently and we can now allow you to choose your car from a dealer of your choice. We specialise in helping people with bad credit so i'd like to say we can help you out but i can't guarantee anything until we've seen your credit profile. Have you applied anywhere else online recently and if so where and what was the outcome? Regards, Rachel
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Hello there, Please can you tell if you I can choose a car from any trader/dealer or does it have to be a dealer or car on your list? Thank you

Asked by Antony Quintin
December 16, 2021

Hi Antony, thank you for your question. We direct all of our approved customers to purchase a car from any reputable dealer in the UK.

A reputable dealer will be VAT registered, have their FCA interim or full permissions, have a forecourt with signage, a website and as a rule of thumb 15 cars plus. I hope this helps.

Please make an application when you're ready and if approved we also provide a no obligation quote. Kind Regards, Rachel
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