The current Ford lineup is full of some all out great cars. We’ll focus on two highlights in the lineup; The Fusion, with its charming looks, roomy cabin, (and it was even named a best car for recent college graduates by Autotrader), and the Escape, the powerful and athletic SUV. But lets say you’re in the market for something pre-owned. A newer vehicle comes with some advantages, but the used market provides some very affordable alternatives. No, we don’t mean those “buy here, pay here” places, we mean Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Read More
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Welcome to part two of our used car pre-purchase inspection walk through! In part 1, we discussed what to do when you’ve found a car that fits your needs, how to inspect it, and what items to look for to determine the condition of the vehicle. So now you’ve gotten the keys and are ready for a test drive. Fire up the engine and hit the road!
Shopping for a used car can be overwhelming at times. There are thousands of cars out there but which one is the right one for you? No need to start with the stress relieving techniques yet, there’s a way to make all of this easy. We have prepared some tips and suggestions of what to look for when looking at a used car.
2014 Ford Focus ST vs the Used Competition.
So you’re in the market for a car. But not just any car, you want a practical performance car. Well we here at FordAddict have the perfect option; the 2014 Focus ST. A 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder Turbo with a 6-Speed Manual, Room for 5, and in a practical hatchback body style too! Need we go any further? Well we will. The Ford Focus ST provides an amazing performance bargain with a base price of a little over $23,000. For an ST3 packaged car, the MSRP is $27,750. For this you get features such as Heated Leather Recaro Seats, HID headlights, Ford SYNC, MyFord Touch with navigation, Sirius XM, and Dual Zone Climate Controls. Features like these were only available on higher end vehicles costing upwards of $50k only just a few years ago!
Transparency: clear, unhindered honesty in the way that a person or company conducts business.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the world and its people went about their lives without telling a lie? If they conducted their personal and business lives with 100% transparency? Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many businesses are looking for personal gains at the expense of their customers. This has been the case for many years, most notably in the automotive industry. The car business has earned a bad reputation since its existence and many people are extremely skeptical when they are shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle.
How to Determine Vehicle Equity
If your thinking about trading in or selling your vehicle, then vehicle equity is something you should know about. Having equity in your vehicle means it is worth more than you owe on it. It is easy to determine equity on your vehicle if you have already paid it off. The value of the vehicle is then considered the amount of equity you have. If you’re still paying your vehicle off, then it could be a little tricky.
If you’re a first time car buyer, or someone just looking for a good deal, a pre-owned vehicle is a smart investment. Used cars are more reliable today than ever before. You can get a great bargain for a vehicle that’s only a year old with a couple thousand miles because that vehicles value has already depreciated about 20-30%. The great thing is, just because the value has depreciated, doesn’t mean the vehicle won’t last you another 10 years. Mileage, safety, and whether or not the vehicle is still under warranty could all be factors in the decision being made to buy a certain vehicle. This is where the Ford Certified Pre Owned Program makes it easy.