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Subject:  My First Auto Loan Date:  3/2/2009  1:33 PM
Author:  IslandFoolin Number:  285627 of 309665

For the past two years I have been without a car thanks to my city's top notch public transportation system. I now find myself in a new city that I love even more than the last but requires one to have a car. The move was unexpected and I have not saved up for an auto purchase. I've been hemming and hawing on making a purchase but the time has come to buy.

I do not own a home and have never taken a line of credit other than student loans and well managed credit cards. I have no idea what my FICO score is but I have a clean credit report. My "mandatory" debt to incom