Thinking about buying a car after bankruptcy? Well, getting approved for a loan might seem impossible since bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for at least seven years. However, there is still hope because there are lenders out there who work with people who have a bankruptcy on their report. The caveat, however, is that your interest rate will be very high. Saving some cash for a down payment and improving your credit by making timely payments may help increase your chances of securing a car loan.