With over 100 years under their belt, Ford is among the elite of American auto manufacturers. Ford has streamlined the mass production of vehicles to meet global demand, and their line of cars, trucks, and SUVs has a passionate customer base with millions of loyalists. Most of their cars and trucks offer a high value on what they feature by delivering worthwhile performance at a more affordable price. And for those who may need a bit more power, the F-Series trucks (the best-selling vehicle in the U.S.) still reign supreme as the leader in their class.
Are you on the hunt for a used Ford car or truck? Your first course of action is to understand what your exact needs are with your vehicle. This will help you determine if you need something like a solid sedan like a used Ford Fusion, a larger SUV such as a used Ford Explorer or used Ford Escape, or even a rugged used Ford F150 to get the job done. Narrowing down your search across the large catalog of available vehicles will help make it even easier to find exactly what you want.
If you’re searching for a car or a sedan, you’ve already refined your search to a much smaller range of used Fords. Now you need to ask yourself a few more questions:
How large or small do I want my car to be?
Do I need a hatchback or more trunk space?
What’s my spending budget for my used Ford cars?
How important is fuel efficiency for me?
These questions can continue to refine your search down to just a few choices. In general, the most popular cars available include the smaller Ford Fiesta, the midsize Ford Focus, and the more decked out Fusion. Each one of these models will offer more style and substance – including many with fuel-conscious electric options. Work within your budget to find the model that you love the most.
Another highly popular option within the Ford brand is their line of powerhouse trucks. As mentioned, the F-Series is the most in-demand line of trucks in America. But how can you be sure a used Ford F150 or a used Ford Raptor is in worthwhile condition before you buy it? Similar to your search for the right car, you should first match your goals to what you’ll realistically use the truck to haul. If you’re not regularly hauling multi-ton cargo, you probably won’t need an F-350. Next, pay very close attention to all the records of your truck including its CarFax, an independent vehicle inspection, and additional reports. These records will help you know what sort of shape the truck is in before you buy it. That way, you can enjoy your used Ford truck for years to come.
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