Why Buy Used

Why Buying a Used Car Makes Sense

Performance Ford Sells Used Cars in Clinton, NC

Just like any decision in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to buying a used car. Performance Ford in Clinton, NC has a great selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from. We'll examine some of the reasons that our customers prefer going with a used or pre-owned vehicle so you can put yourself in their shoes and determine whether this option might be best for you.

Used Cars are Less Expensive

You could save quite a bit of money if you opt to purchase a used car from Performance Ford. Certified pre-owned vehicles are also a great option. They're like-new but without those new car price tags. Our customer Nate had every intention of buying a new Ford truck. When he noticed the same model he was interested in was available used, he started thinking about his options. He ended up purchasing the certified pre-owned version, which was only two years old and had low mileage. Today he is glad he made that decision because he was also able to lease a Ford Fusion for his wife with the money he saved.

Minimize Depreciation When Buying Used

You've likely heard about how new cars go down in value as soon as they're driven off the lot. While there's certainly nothing wrong with buying a new vehicle, you can avoid the depreciation by buying even a one-year-old used car. In some cases, you may be able to buy a used car, drive it for a few years, and then sell it to recoup a good portion of your equity. Our customer Samantha did just that with a Ford Fiesta and then traded it in for a newer Ford Escape.

Reduce Your Auto Insurance Costs

Not only will you save money with lower monthly payments on a used car, but you might also get a better deal on auto insurance. One key factor that insurance companies use to determine your price is the value of your car. Since used vehicles have less value than new cars, insurance costs are typically lower. Our customer Tania was pleasantly surprised when her insurance costs went down about $30 a month after buying a certified pre-owned Ford Explorer.

Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Stretching your dollar is essential to help you stay on track and stick to your budget. Buying a used or certified pre-owned car often results in more bang for your buck than a new car would. In many cases choosing the same model that's two or three years old can save you lots of dough. Back in the day, cars would only last 100 thousand miles, but today they often make it double that. Buying a used car doesn't have the stigma it once did. Our customer Jack was reluctant at first, but he now loves his 2016 Ford Focus.

Enjoy Peace of Mind When Buying a Used Car in Clinton, NC

Yes, buying a new car does give you a lot of peace of mind. But, you can also rest easy when you purchase a used or certified pre-owned vehicle from Performance Ford in Clinton, NC. Buying a used car doesn't mean you're taking your chances or buying someone else's problems. Vehicle history reports let you know precisely what the vehicle you're looking at has been through. All of our certified pre-owned vehicles must meet strict criteria, including a multi-point inspection. Warranties also assure that repairs will be taken care of without breaking the bank. Our customer Felix found it hard to believe that his certified pre-owned Ford Escape was two years old because it looked and drove like it was brand new.

Multiple Car Buying Options from Performance Ford

If you're still not convinced that buying a used or certified pre-owned vehicle is right for you, don't fret. Performance Ford has all the latest Ford models available if a new car is more your speed. We also offer leases that allow you to take advantage of our latest models without the commitment of ownership. Performance Ford also has an award-winning in-house service department should you need any repairs or routine maintenance. Our parts department has everything your car, truck, or SUV needs to stay safe on the road. In addition, our in-house financing team is ready to get you the best rates and lowest monthly payments possible. Browse our selection of used cars today or stop in and see us to take a closer look and get behind the wheel.


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  1. Performance Ford, Inc.

    213 South East Boulevard
    Clinton, NC 28328

    • Sales: 877-782-2606
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