Post # 1
I recently financed a vehicle purchase for the first time in my life and I feel like I was cautious and did alright. I don’t have the best credit score, but I made a large down payment my APR is lower than I expected which is great. I’m curious to know what others out there pay for their car payments.
What is your loan length?
What is your APR?
What is your total monthly payment?
What year, make, and model did you buy?
Of course, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want. Just curious! I’ll go first.
– 36 months
– $250 / month
– 2012 Ford Focus
Post # 3
@peasantsong: I’m leasing right now, but I intend to purchase my current car once my lease is up
-39 month lease
-Payment is $288/month
-2012 Nissan Rogue S Special Edition (hooray for all wheel drive!)
Honestly I’m not sure what my APR is. Leases are a little different as far as interest rate goes. I work for the dealership that I’m leasing the car from so of course I got the best possible deal.
Congratulations on your purchase! Financing a car is one of the best ways to help improve your credit! I test drove the new Focus a few month back and they drive REALLY well!
Post # 4
-$412 / month
-2005 Ford 4Runner Sport Package
Part of the reason ours is so high is b/c we ended up having to trade in a piece of shit 2004 VW Passat. I still owed about $8-$10K on that car but it ended up un-driveable within 2 years of purchase. The turbo booster would heat up & glow, one of the places we took it too put the wrong oil in & we had alot of sludge, the tire sensors were damaged when the place we took it too to change the tires took a jackhammer to my locking lugnuts (the car didn’t come with the key for them) the day before we were scheduled to move (my FI nearly had the cops called on him for blessing the owner out once we realized what they did), & the spark plugs would go out every 100 miles or so (eventually had to keep a spare box in the trunk 24/7). The turbo & spark plugs were all recalled but we decided to take the hit & just trade it in b/c we are 5 hours away from any dealer that will do the recalls & had no way to even get it there (due to the recall issues). Turns out my German made 2004 Passat was actually made in Ugoslavia from 02-05, until VW realized all the issues as a result. So we probably lost around $5-7K on that but it was worth it in the end….
Post # 5
My payment is $175 per month.
2007 Ford Focus
I love my car!
Post # 6
@BeckyS0: Damn dude, that sucks! It’s horror stories like these that made me extremely nervous about buying a car. I have only purchased one car before this in my entire life, a ’98 Geo Metro, and I ran that thing into the ground with no problems except for it’s age. It’s actually still running now and I gave it to my brother.
The most important thing going into my financing negotiations was knowing that I did not want payments any higher than 250/month and no longer than 36 months. I did everything I could to get what I wanted in that regard.
Post # 7
60 months, 2.49%, $415/month for a 2009 Murano SL. I made no down payment and my trade didn’t bring anything after we paid off the loan. I could have bought a cheaper car and would have a smaller payment, but…I love my car!
(edited for bad math!! five year loan, not six!)
Post # 8
What is your loan length? 5 years
What is your APR? 1.9% financed directly from Toyota
What is your total monthly payment? $174, $6000 down when I purchased
What year, make, and model did you buy? Toyota Yaris
Post # 9
2013 hardtop mini cooper s
$482/month no money down
I work for an audi dealership so I feel like I went in knowing what to expect and knowing how much the interest for a new car with good credit should be.
Post # 10
@hma812: My husband wants a Mini soooo bad. Lol! It was on our shortlist of cars, but the Focus won out due to greater affordability and it’s size. Our next car will be a Mini or a Fiat if honey has his way.
Post # 11
@peasantsong: I love love love my mini. I either wanted an itty bitty car or a giant suv. The mini is so much more fun to drive!!
Post # 12
The car is all paid off now, but 2 years ago
2008 BMW M3 Sedan
We put $5000 down
About $1100 a month & a end of the term payment of I think 16,000 (if we didn’t pay off the car earlier)
Post # 13
What is your loan length? 5 years/60 months
What is your APR? 2 point something%
What is your total monthly payment? 247.83
What year, make, and model did you buy? 2010 Honda CR-V EX
I bought it new about 2.5 years ago.
Post # 14
@hma812: Yeah that’s pretty adorable! I’m glad you like it!
@nikix: Holy cannoli! $1100 a month? Wow, that’s a lot.
Post # 15
@peasantsong: Yeah, haha. by the end of it, we had paid something like 86?
Add than he told it, for a RS46 M3.
Post # 16
What is your loan length? 5 years
What is your APR? 2% through my credit union
What is your total monthly payment? $227.13/mo
What year, make, and model did you buy? 2012 Nissan Altima