EL SEGUNDO, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
In the 12 years since the original film awed audiences with stunt scenes involving beautiful cars driven by beautiful people, the Fast and Furious franchise has grossed an impressive $700 million in domestic box office sales, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. When it comes to the cars themselves, however, GoBankingRates decided to calculate how much the average consumer could expect to shell out for an auto loan on each of the cars featured in the newest "Fast and Furious."
The sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, “Fast and Furious 6,” hits theaters May 24, and it’s obvious that these films still have widespread appeal. “Most people are there for the cars,” says GoBankingRates expert contributor, Paul Sisolak. “Over the years, we may forget some of the cast members who come and go -- but the vehicles remain indelibly imprinted in our memories.”
The current average auto loan size for a new car is estimated to be $26,691, putting monthly car payments at $460, according to Experian Automotive. But, as Sisolak points out, prices for the cars of Fast and Furious can reach well beyond that.
“The cars of Fast and Furious are an impressive marriage of classic muscle with modern performance, and like most movie cars, well beyond our budgets,” Sisolak says. “But out of curiosity, just how much would one of those chrome beauties set us back?”
To find out, GoBankingRates used price estimations for five cars of Fast and Furious 6 to run auto loan calculations on each. Here are the numbers for the least and most expensive rides:
Most Affordable: 1978 Ford Escort
Most Expensive: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
See the full cost analysis of the cars of Fast and Furious.
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Sources: Box Office Mojo, “‘Fast and Furious’ Face-Off.” Experian Automotive, “Experian Automotive: Historically high loan terms and low interest rates kept monthly auto payments down in Q4 2012,” 5 March 2013.
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