I don't know if it's better to have BAD credit or NO credit, but I think it's NO Credit! HOWEVER, you do have the endorsement of your Boss and that will be in your favor. Do you have a down payment? I bought a Honda Civic Hybrid for myself this past February with $0 down (albeit not the most favorable interest rate) and I LOVE MY HONDA!!!! (Bonus was how much my US Auto Exec ex-hubby hated the fact that I bought an import - LOL!)
Sending all sorts of good vibes your way, JoJo! I found the buying experience at my Michigan Honda dealer to be extremely pleasant with a "we'll-work-with-you-to-get-the-deal-done" attitude.