Unless it is a military credit union avoid taking credit from ANYONE that advertises (or targets is more the owrd) credit for military.
This is true... BUT I had semi-bad credit.. went to the credit union my father in law has been at for 30 years. They gave me a loan (18% interest, fucking HIGH!) but my credit is getting better and better.I hate to be the killjoy, but you need to worry more about fixing your bad credit then having something to ride before deploying. If your credit really is that bad, the last thing you need to be doing is adding more debt.
However, if you absolutely must ride before you deploy (which I can understand), get something cheap that you can pay cash for. You can probably get a late 90s sportbike for $3000 or less. It may not be the "sexiest" thing to do, but beggers can't be choosers.
When you get back from your deployment, your credit should be back on track (if you are spending most of that money on bills). It might not be the answer you were looking for, but I'm learning the hard way about responsibility with credit and I hoping you can get yourself back on track too.
^^^As a former NCO and Battery Commander; PAY OFF YOUR CURRENT BILLS BEFORE YOU GET SUCKED UP INTO MORE DEBT (high interest debt, at that)!!!
It's a damn shame that kids at 21 years old are fucked (credit wise) for the next 10-20 years of their life due to having horrible credit. With your upcoming deployment, you can really get a jump on your bills. Don't accrue more before you head out the door.
Yeah, but the irony is, I bought my first sportbike with my own credit at age 23. Of course I was going on Embassy duty and waited until I had saved enough to pay some bills off and for a nice down payment(I think I put down $2500) and then financed the rest.^^Yes but you're 33 if you were 10+ years younger I doubt that would be your initial thought.
I did the same with my first car and when I got back I put 10k down on my 350z.Yeah, but the irony is, I bought my first sportbike with my own credit at age 23. Of course I was going on Embassy duty and waited until I had saved enough to pay some bills off and for a nice down payment(I think I put down $2500) and then financed the rest.