Dealer Financing May Not Be Your Best Option
Before financing your new car with a dealership, first explore all your financing options.
Look closely at the low interest rates and manufacturer's rebates offered. Dealers may keep your rebate, offer a shorter finance period than you prefer, or include a balloon payment at the end.
With State Farm Bank®, you can use your rebate for an additional down payment to help lower your monthly payment.
Consider this example comparing dealer financing to bank financing.
|Dealer Financing||Bank Financing|
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR)||3.90%||8.24%|
|Less down payment||- $1,200||- $1,200|
|Less manufacturer's rebate||$0||- $1,500|
|Monthly Payments (48 Months)||$243.37||$228.08|
The above comparison assumes monthly payments on a 48-month term, $12,000 vehicle purchase price with a down payment of $1,200. One loan is 3.90% APR with no manufacturer's rebate and the other loan is 8.24% APR with the manufacturer's rebate of $1,500. Rates may not reflect current interest rates. Example is for illustration purposes only.
To find the deal that works best for you, contact your participating State Farm® agent or compare your financing offers using the State Farm Car Loan calculator.
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