At Lee Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Fort Walton Beach, we will honor any USAA price quote. Just bring in the written quote for the same vehicle and we will match it. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials.
If you are an active duty Service Member, E1 and above, you are eligible to apply for a loan through the MILES Program. However, other requirements may apply.
No, MILES is a non-credit score criteria based program.
The MILES Program wishes to prevent you from committing to a loan payment larger than your income and spending plan can afford. Your maximum loan payment will be the lesser of:
This formula, of course, assumes you are prepared to take on the responsibilities of loan payments and vehicle ownership.
Our lender, US Bank, has agreed to authorize the term of your loan up to twice your remaining time on your active duty contract, to a maximum term of 60 months. For example, if you have 24 months remaining on active duty, you will be authorized for a term of up to 48 months.
The first payment due date of the loan is the first day of the month following the full month after the date of your loan contract. For example, if your contract date is anytime during the month of April, your first payment due date will be the 1st of June.
Like shopping for an automobile, it also pays to shop around for car insurance. Premiums can vary by hundreds of dollars among insurers for the same vehicle. Premiums are affected by the following: your driving record; your age; your credit score; gender or marital status; make and model of the vehicle, your state and city of residence.
To maximize the quality and value of your vehicle purchase, the following standards are required for vehicles purchased through the MILES Program:
Your allotment will normally stop between 60-90 days prior to your expiration of active duty. Prior to it stopping, you should contact US Bank customer service to receive transitional counseling and enroll in an alternative payment means to protect your credit and the payment investment you have made. The US Bank customer service number is 1-800-872-2657. Please have your loan number available when contacting the bank.
To accommodate and reward service members with loans originated through the MILES Program, who have satisfactorily performed their loan obligations, US Bank may approve the overseas shipment of a vehicle, provided all of the following conditions are met:
Credit is a transaction in which a person receives merchandise, an automobile, money or services for little or no money up front, and promises to pay in a specified time period (term). How well, or not so well you pay for these items are the ingredients which determine your credit score. Your credit record means everything when it comes to borrowing money. Credit reporting agencies collect information about a person to build an individual's credit record. If you have a positive credit history, you have more options than the consumer with little or no credit or a poor credit record. For a bank or credit union to lend you money, they need to know how reliable you will be in repaying the loan. Lenders base their decision to lend money on several criteria; the most important of these is a credit score. A credit score takes into account the following factors:
You may have a low credit score and thus have trouble purchasing a vehicle at a fair price and with favorable financing terms if you have:
The good news, however, is sometimes these obstacles can be overcome. Some companies, such as MILES, specialize in helping you finance a vehicle despite your credit problems. Be prepared to pay a higher interest rate if you have any of these credit problems. Unfortunately, too many companies take advantage of individuals with past credit blemishes because these buyers feel they have no other alternative but to pay the extremely high interest rates or pay far more than the actual value of the vehicle.
I have a previous bankruptcy; can I still qualify for the MILES Program?
If you have a single bankruptcy and it has been discharged or dismissed, and you meet all of the other MILES criteria, you should qualify for the program. However, multiple bankruptcies, either filed or discharged is a disqualifier for the program.
I have a previous automobile repossession on my credit report; will this prevent me from utilizing the MILES Program?
As long as the original lien holder on the vehicle did not incur any loss from the repossession and your credit report shows the loan is paid in full, you may qualify for the program. Please contact the
What is a vehicle service contract?
Whenever you buy a new car, the manufacturer typically has a warranty in place to cover your car in the event a part does not function properly. If you choose to purchase a used car, it is recommended you purchase a service contract from a reliable company with proper coverage (not just the power train) for your vehicle. Ideally, your coverage should be for a minimum of 36,000 miles or 36 months. This will help protect you and your family from expensive and unexpected repairs in case of a breakdown.
$0 Deductible: The MILES Service Contract features a $0 deductible when a covered repair is performed by any of our 500+ dealers of the MILES National Certified Dealer Network.
Car Rental: Car rental reimbursement will be paid during covered maintenance.
Roadside Service: Roadside Service on your approved vehicle can provide you with towing, jump starting, tire changes, lock out, and fluid delivery.
Trip Interruption (N/A in HI and WV): If you experience a mechanical breakdown more than 100 miles from home you may receive reimbursement for meals and lodging.
Note: See your Service Contract documentation for additional terms and conditions
Yes, the MILES Service Contract cost can be financed with your vehicle loan.
No. The service contract is valid in the 50
Yes, if you decide to sell your vehicle, the MILES Service Contract can be transferred to the new owner.
What is GAP protection?
If your vehicle is declared a total loss, your auto insurance company may not cover the amount needed to pay off your finance contract. Auto insurance companies will generally pay the market value of the vehicle at the time of loss, minus your deductible. GAP is designed to protect you from an unexpected financial obligation if your vehicle is declared a total loss from causes such as theft, accident, fire, or flood, and your loan balance exceeds the NADA retail value of the vehicle at the time of loss. GAP will pay toward the difference between your vehicle's NADA retail value and the balance of your finance contract, including (in most states) up to $500.00 of your auto insurance deductible.
GAP Loss Protection could save you thousands of dollars if your vehicle is declared a total loss or stolen. Here's why: Over time your vehicle depreciates, sometimes leaving a loan balance that is higher than the "market value" of your vehicle. Most insurance companies only pay "market value" for your vehicle at the time of loss minus your deductible - GAP will pay toward the difference.