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Nearly seven years ago, I made one of the most extravagant purchases of my life. After a couple of years of saving money, I bought a shiny new silver sedan. This beautiful car was fitted with a luxurious custom grill. For the first several months, I constantly looked at my stunning new car through the windows of my back door. My acquisition was definitely worth the wait. I’m glad I waited to save the money needed to make a cash purchase. Now, I can enjoy my car without having to worry about monthly payments. On this blog, you will learn how to shop for the best car for your budget. Enjoy the ride!

Worth the Wait

A Pre-Owned Vehicle Saves You Money Now and in the Future

by Constance Bryant

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Well, instead of buying something truly "new" direct from a car manufacturer, there are several reasons why you might want to look for pre-owned vehicles for sale. Buying pre-owned or used vehicles is obviously less expensive than buying new ones, but there are a variety of additional ways you can save money now and in the future beyond just the official retail price of the car.

1. The Price on the Sticker Is What You'll Actually Pay with No Extra Fees

When you buy a new car, you might see one price listed in the advertisement, but find out that's it's actually a higher price in the real world once you go to the dealership. This is because new cars can often have additional costs like shipping fees or "dealer prep" fees that are passed onto the buyer. 

While there might be exceptions, most used cars are what you see is what you pay when it comes to the advertised or listed price. You won't get have to pay a bunch of additional charges you didn't see coming on a used vehicle.

2. You Can Customize More Freely and For Less Money on a Used Vehicle

Are you looking to make some aftermarket adjustments or customization to your new vehicle? If so, you might need to keep taking the car back to an official dealer if you want to customize it with official parts that won't void your car's warranty. With many pre-owned vehicles, the initial warranty period may have already expired. You can still get some kind of guarantee from the used car seller of course, but the point is that you will be able to customize the car much more easily using any aftermarket parts you like, all without having to worry about the manufacturer's warranty on a brand new car.

3. Additional Savings Every Month When You Pay Your Insurance Bill

If you've ever called your insurance provider to tell them you've gone from an older car to a brand new one, you've probably been greeted with the news that your premium went up. It is generally more expensive to insure newer cars. Older cars will typically carry a lower premium amount for the same amount of coverage. This means that not only will you save money when you first buy the car, but you'll also save money month after month on the insurance. 

Learn more by contacting auto dealers who have pre-owned Ford vehicles for sale.