How Much Car Can I Afford? Calculator
The car we want is not always the car we can afford. Use this calculator to enter the monthly payment you are able to make. You will then discover how much car you can afford.
Enter the loan term in months. A 5 year loan would have a term of 60.
Enter the interest rate for the auto loan.
Desired Loan Payment
Enter the amount of money you want to spend each month on your auto payment.
Vehicle Down Payment
Enter the down payment you plan to make on the vehicle.
Enter any rebates offered by the dealer.
Title & Registration Fees
Enter title and registration fees for your state. These fees depend on many factors including the type of car, year, state, # of axles, etc.
Enter the value of the vehicle you plan to trade-in. Leave blank if you don't have a trade-in.
Amount Owed on Trade-In
Enter the amount, if any, owed on your trade-in vehicle.
Purchase price of the vehicle.
Title & Registration
Title and Registration fees.
Rebate from dealer.
Down payment for the vehicle loan.
Net Trade-In Value
Net value of your trade-in. Trade-In value minus amount owed on trade-in.
Total loan amount for the vehicle. Including taxes, title & registration, less any
rebate and less the down payment.
Monthly principal and interest payment.
Total amount of interest you will pay if you make all of the scheduled loan payments.
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eHow's "How to Afford a Car" will help you find a way to afford the car you need and want.
Kelly Blue Book will help you find out what your prospective car or truck is worth and what your payments would be. Don't overpay! Get the facts before you head to the dealer.
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