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Economic Improvement Spurs Auto Affordability

Everyday seems to bring with it optimistic news of the auto industry. Whether its seeing sales skyrocket in the previous year or in the month of January, or seeing more people finally able to start paying off their loans, or just people who have been hurting due to poor credit scores finally seeing financing extended to them, it seems that the bad times are really starting to go away. Hope is finally starting to break through a bleak economic climate.

To further this good news, Autofinancenews.net is reporting that Comcerica Bank has revealed the best auto affordability reading since the third quarter of 2009. According to the article, the purchase and financing of an average-priced new vehicle took 23.1 weeks of median family income in the fourth quarter of 2011. Consumers, on average, were down 4% from last year having spent $1,050 less on new cars in the fourth quarter.

“Household credit conditions are also improving, as shown by the low household financial obligations ratio, which measures total debt payments as a percentage of income. When you put those two concepts together, it means that households are increasingly willing to take on a reasonable amount of debt by purchasing an attractively priced automobile,” says Robert Dye, Chief Economist of Comerica Bank in Dallas. “Those favorable trends are allowing consumers to feel more confident about unleashing their pent-up demand for automobiles. Favorable affordability and improved job growth mean more upside potential for auto sales in early 2012.”

Good news is such a blessing these days, especially after watching the entire economy collapse and take so much with it. Things are really starting to rebound and people are really seeing that. Sales figures with the auto industry point to people finally going out to purchase a vehicle. This is the best time to take advantage of such an optimistic time. Go to Approved Loan Store’s website to see how you can sign up today! You can also follow ALS on Facebook, that way you can stay up to date on all the latest news.