Credit union auto lenders also report an increase in lease activity.
Auto shopping platform adds more vehicle inventory and more mobile access.
Seven-year terms becoming more of the norm and leasing also at new high.
Minnesota credit union uses CUSO program to expedite member's launch of trucking enterprise.
Annual vehicle loan portfolio growth rose to 10.4% in July, which was the strongest growth since September 2005, CUNA economist says.
Experian Automotive says subprime lending helping to drive financing to record share of consumer choice.
GrooveCar joint venture says post-Sandy numbers up sharply as drivers replace flood-wrecked vehicles.