Originally Posted by herk7769
You wouldn't pay for your dinner before you ate it would you?
At every fast food restaurant, at every buffet, at every wedding, at every corporate luncheon/christmas party...
While I'd say this is unusual it's not unheard of. Also remember that the financing is separate from the purchase of the vehicle - while it would be great if the bank relied on your to protect their interests by inspecting the vehicle they don't ask, nor require, you do that. Banks are financing lots and lots of things sight unseen. My credit union will send me a check after 10 minutes on the phone for "up to" $35k - me/the dealer fills in the amount at delivery - to me this is unusual but only because I've not experienced it before - to the credit union it's normal.