Is a 9%, 60-month loan with CarMax too much if I have an 800 credit score?

I went to CarMax to purchase a car, but I need to finance some of the final price. Even with an 800 credit score, CarMax only offered a 9% loan over 60 months. This seems too high to me. Should I shop around, or is this actually a good deal?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“With an 800 credit score, 60 months at 9% seems a bit high. Don’t sign this loan without shopping around.
If your income and debt-to-income ratio meet the specifications of other lenders, you could probably get an interest rate of 4% or 5%, even on a used car.
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