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    #1

    buy a car on a loan

    Is 'to buy a car on a loan' a commonly used expression? Is the following sentnce natural?

    I am going to buy a car on a loan.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: buy a car on a loan

    On loan or get a loan to buy a car would work better for me.

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    #3

    Re: buy a car on a loan

    I would say buy a car with a loan, or buy a car on credit.

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    #4

    Re: buy a car on a loan

    "Loan" and "credit" aren't the same thing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: buy a car on a loan

    I can't imagine why I would need to tell people whether I had to get a loan to buy my car or whether I could pay in cash.
    I'd just say "I'm going to get a new car" or "I'm going to get a car."

    Most people who buy a brand new car do need a loan. The last car I bought, for my daughter, was old enough that I just wrote a check for it.

    However, if I did feel the need to say that I had to get a loan to pay for it, I'd say "I took out a loan to buy my new car."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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