What's the minimum amount you need to make a month to get a car loan?

I want a car, but I'm worried my income isn't high enough. I currently make $2,000 a month before taxes. Is this enough income to get a car loan?

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If you’re earning $2,000 a month, you’re likely a candidate for a car loan if you meet some other qualifications.
Generally speaking, $2,000 isn’t always enough to cover monthly bills plus a car loan. However, if you live at home with your parents, have a decent credit score, limited bills, and a low debt-to-income ratio, most lenders will consider you for a car loan.
The most important thing you can do is choose a budget-friendly car. You’ll have to make your monthly payments on time in addition to paying for car insurance, gas, and maintenance/repairs.
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Answered on Oct 28, 2021
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