Originally Posted by foundonroadalive
mitsubishi has 1000 dollar rebate. 14000 plus 2000 owed. that is without dickering. i just wondered if there is an outside chance. thanks
You can use this site to find out the total cost, APR and length of contract for the payment you want.
Remember any dealer is going to charge taxes and other fees on top of the price they quote you unless you specify to them you want an out the door price after taxes and fees.
This website will help you figure out how much taxes and tags cost for your state(looks like 5% up to $300 max on tax):
Another good reference is truecar.com to find a good value for the vehicle you're looking for.
The base model manual transmission Mirage is much cheaper than even the base model manual transmission fiesta, though Ford does offer 1500 rebate + 500 brochure rebate (have to request it from their website) + 500 first time buyer rebate or college program, or police association etc. so the potential is there to get it cheaper than the mirage.
The problem comes with that monthly payment you're trying to achieve. It's tough to get a 15,000 purchase to that amount. As you can see by using the payment calculator, even at 78 months @ 3% APR you're still over your max monthly payment by a good amount.
Good luck with whatever vehicle you end up getting. Take advantage of all available offers and hopefully you can get to where you need to be.