Here's Why You Should Buy Your Next Car Used at Don's Ford

Why Should You Buy A Used Vehicle From Don's Ford?

In the past, purchasing a used car, truck, SUV, or van could be daunting, especially if you were buying it from a third party that isn't as trustworthy as a dealership. Times have changed and, with all of the improvements made to the current vehicles, advances in technology, and the long-list of ways to investigate the background of each model, buying a used car is a valid option that may be just as good as owning a brand-new vehicle.

Why Buy Used Instead Of New?

While buying a new car may be a good option for some, purchasing a used vehicle has just as many benefits.

  • Price And Depreciation

    Used vehicles are always marked lower than new models. Just because a car is new means that its value is higher, but that value depreciates as soon as you take it off of the lot. Some new vehicles depreciate up to 50-percent within the first three years meaning that the owner loses potential resale value before the warranty is even over. Used vehicles have already been depreciated when they were first bought and so you, as the new owner, will have paid just about what the resale value would be.

  • More Features For A Better Price

    Whether you want a car that is fast and stunning, you're looking for an SUV or van that contains the technological accessories your kids will love, or you're interested in a luxurious truck that can also get the job done, a used version could be packed with all of the extras you're searching for and for a lower price. New cars often raise the starting MSRP higher as you go up in trim levels and may require extra cash for the accessories you want. Used cars could come with these features already included, which means no excess fees.

  • Variety And Reliability

    With the help of vehicle history reports and the wide array of technological features that can be closely monitored and easily checked by trained technicians, used vehicles are more reliable and trustworthy than ever. That, paired with the high-quality of vehicle and low price, make for a great investment. And, when you're searching for a specific type of vehicle, you can find much more of a variety in the used inventory. With many different brands, models, trim levels, powertrains, styles, and packages, drivers will be able to find pretty close to what they want.

What's The Difference Between Used And Certified Pre-Owned?

Perhaps you've been browsing through our dealership's website and have noticed that we have a used and a certified pre-owned inventory. While these are both technically used inventories, they do differ slightly.

Our certified pre-owned (CPO) inventory contains only used Ford vehicles that must pass a more rigorous inspection process, including multiple tests, a comprehensive test drive, and a thorough background check. They then come with a plethora of benefits and warranties that will help you have the peace-of-mind that you need.

Our used inventory is also thoroughly tested, and most are put through a vehicle history report as well, but these are the cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans that aren't the Ford brand. They are also trustworthy and ready-to-go, but aren't part of the Ford CPO program.

Ford CPO vs. Non CPO Comparison1

 Ford CPONon CPO
172-point inspection2 performed by factory-trained techniciansYesNo
12-month or 12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage3YesNo
7-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage4YesNo
Complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance5YesNo
Vehicle History Report6 providedYesUnknown
Special financing ratesYesUnknown
Reconditioning performed using manufacturer-authorized partsYesUnknown

Find Your Used Or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle At Don's Ford

Whether you're visiting us from Rome NY, Whitesboro, Herkimer, Ilion, New Hartford NY or beyond, we would love for you to stop by our Don's Ford dealership, located in Utica, to take any of our used vehicles for a test drive. Feel free to discuss your used or CPO questions with our staff, go over your financial options, and discover why buying used may be the perfect fit for you.


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