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Old 10-13-2004, 12:02 PM
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Ford Credit Rebate- When to Refinance?

I just purchsed an 04 F250 PSD 4x4- we took the $1000 rebate from Ford Motor Credit with a gastly interest rate.

Question- I long do I HAVE TO wait to refinance? I had read at least a month- finance guy said three payments- but could not back up that claim in legal print!
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:17 PM
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Do it as soon as possible - the only reason your F&I guy said to wait is because he gets no kickback if you make 0 payments to FMCC. Call if you haven't got a statement to find out your account number.

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Old 10-13-2004, 12:29 PM
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Did you do this? Has anyone refinanced right away?
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:41 PM
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I paid off my '04 Explorer in May without making a payment and there was no penalty; you DON'T have to wait a certain # of payments to refinance, you just need your FMCC account number to get the ball rolling.

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I am a little dense- I get the account number and take it to my credit union and refinance it?

How many days did you wait? Somebody said the DMV paperwork would have to be filed- and don't they have 20 days or so to file it?

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Old 10-13-2004, 12:53 PM
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Yes, take your FMCC account number to the credit union and get the paperwork started.

As soon as I got my first statement, I sent the full payoff amount to FMCC (which is what you're doing by refinancing).

Again, the dealer will tell you whatever it takes to make sure he gets his kickback.

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You have to wait ZERO days to refinance or payoff the loan. As far as the DMV thing goes, most states give you 30 days to title.

For Example:

Oct 1: I go buy a new F150 and take the Finance rebate

Oct 2-10: I refiance and payoff Ford Credit loan, so new loan is with MY credit union.

Oct: 15-30: I now have 15 days to go to DMV and tell them the lien holder is MY credit union and title the truck.

This take a little more paperwork and hassle on your part, but well worth the $1000.

I don't know why they have that stupid Finance Rebate, I guess some people actually think they have to wait to refinance or payoff the loan.


It is that simple.
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I guess some people actually think they have to wait to refinance or payoff the loan.

They think that because of what the dealer tells them, to get the kickback.

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Talking Thanks-you saved me $120

I'm glad I read this post. I financed the minimum $5000(or so they told me) for the minimum 5 months(so they told me) and my finance charge is $31 per month. After reading these posts I decided to check my account online and there is a payoff amount which will save me 4 months of interest, or $120! Thats almost 2 tankfuls of diesel for my new F-250!
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I'm glad I read this post. I financed the minimum $5000(or so they told me) for the minimum 5 months(so they told me) and my finance charge is $31 per month. After reading these posts I decided to check my account online and there is a payoff amount which will save me 4 months of interest, or $120! Thats almost 2 tankfuls of diesel for my new F-250!
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Better hurry and get those fill-ups; the way prices are going on diesel and gasoline, $120 might pay for only one tankful soon!!!

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