When it comes to car shopping, you undoubtedly have a lot to think about. Of course, one of the biggest things that should be on your mind is the type of budget that you have to work with. At MINI of Chicago, we not only carry a vast assortment of pre-owned and new MINI cars to buy or lease, but you will also have the advice and guidance from our trained customer service team. These are some of the things we think that all of our customers should know when they are putting together their new car budget:

Overall Price

No matter which model you are looking at, you need to know how to understand what is included as you are looking at the sticker price. When you get a new car, the total price will end up encompassing things like sales tax, title registration fees, and any of the extra things you want like extended warranties. Knowing these things when you go in will help you to factor in a bit of wiggle room in your budget while you shop.

Calculate Your Monthly Payments

Knowing how much you can afford and what your monthly payments might be on a MINI Cooper Clubman or a MINI John Cooper Works will help you to narrow down your choices as you shop. Think about your take-home pay and all of your expenses. Then you can take a look at the cost of the vehicle and what you bring to the table for a down payment.

MINI of Chicago is located at 1111 W. Diversey Parkway in Chicago, IL when you are ready to take a test drive. If you have questions on coming up with a good budget or you want to learn more about our inventory, call our sales team at (866) 203-1850.