Join Date: Mar 2005
Sportbike: Multistrada 1100S; CBR600RR
Years Riding: Since 2004
How you found us: CRR
Not a guru, but I had a similar experience. As long as they have a US address, job and some credit history (credit card doesn't necessarily mean you have history, the CC company may submit it later), it will be possible.
But it is still possible without actual credit history even. When I got financing on my A4, I had some credit history records stating name and address, but no accounts. Yet, the Baxter Credit Union gave me a loan. The car was 14K (KBB was like 16 or 17K), I offered to pay 3K down, they refused. But they finally agreed for 6K down and 8K financed. Like they say "no credit history is better than bad credit history".
Another surefire option - somebody can cosign for them. But if you are going to cosign, you better know full well that they won't screw you over.
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