So I'm looking to get a used Prius (and have done my due diligence that they don't spontaneously melt at 100k+ miles) and have run into an odd problem. If I buy from a private individual, I will still currently need a small loan, on the order of $1-3k. The problem is, is that my bank (wells fargo) does not offer auto loans that small, and looking around, most companies that do seem predatory or openly high interest. Is there a small loan alternative? Also if anyone has tips for what to check when looking at a used Prius, that would also be helpful.