At Mohawk Ford, our team understands that new cars aren’t for everyone. Many of our budget-savvy friends and neighbors will tell you that used cars are the only cars they will consider buying.
Whether you’re in the market for a new or used car, our finance team wants to ensure our customers are familiar with all the finance agreement details and precisely understand how much their car costs in total.
There are benefits to buying new, but there are great reasons for buying used, too. In recent years, buying used is a feasible, thoughtful option for all types of consumers.
We’ve all heard the saying, “A new car loses its value the minute you drive it off the lot.” It’s true. Some even estimate that after only three years of ownership, a car loses 54% of its original value.
54%?! That’s a lot of money. And it’s something worth thinking about when you’re looking to save at a dealership. If a 54% loss in value in only three years doesn’t suit you, take a look at used cars. You will probably be surprised by what you find.
Not so long ago, used car lots and the salespeople that worked there were often portrayed as caricatures for a stand-up comedian or ‘funny’ skit on late-night television. Salesmen were costumed in awful powder-blue polyester suits with wide belts and paraded around the car lot. Their hair slicked back away from their forehead, sporting long gold chains or pinky-rings, they followed customers around the lot - hot on their heels. They used campy phrases like, “Lemme see what I can do for ya.”
That was then. This is now. You’re not going to find that salesman at Mohawk Ford. Our sales team is professionally trained in our brands and understands that our customers want straight talk and fair pricing. That’s what you’ll get with us.
One of the most innovative ideas to come along in used cars is the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program. Certified Pre-Owned cars are a fantastic way to meet in the middle between a new and used car.
If a vehicle is labeled as Certified Pre-Owned, it has met all the Ford CPO program requirements. Criteria include:
Must be less than six model years old
Must have less than 120,000 kilometers on the odometer
Must pass the 172-point inspection checklist
At Mohawk Ford, our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles all come with:
12 month/20,000km Comprehensive Limited Warranty
24-hour Roadside Assistance
Fresh oil and filter
New wiper blades
Full tank of fuel
Plus, a vehicle history report
If you’re not in a major hurry to buy, communicate with us what you’re looking for and be as specific as possible. It may be that if you wait, we can put you in a CPO with all the bells and whistles you’re looking for at a fraction of what you might pay if you purchased new.
More Bang for Your Buck
Who doesn’t want more bang for their buck? When you buy new, it can be discouraging to realize that to buy the car with all the fancy new innovative features, the trim level has to be so high that you price yourself out of your budget.
With used or CPO vehicles, often you can find lots of extras for lots less. Depending on the car you’re interested in purchasing, you may be able to find the top-tier trim levels that feature all those fun add-ons you’re hoping for.
It used to be that there was an air of skepticism around a used car lot. Buyers felt they had to beware. Concerns about purchasing a ‘lemon’ ran high. Now, with the advent of the internet, buyers only need the car’s VIN to find out everything they need and want to know about the vehicle in which they’re interested.
Requesting a vehicle history report is a must if you’re purchasing used. With a few quick taps on a keyboard, you can find out lots of information like:
Number of owners
Whether the vehicle was ever in a fleet or used as a taxi
Any accidents, floods, or major repairs
If you’re still unsure, many used car lots welcome your own trusted personal mechanic to come to take a look at the vehicle, too. Sometimes, their recommendation is all you need to put your mind at ease.
Today’s cars and trucks are built to last. No longer should consumers be too worried about a vehicle reaching 100,000 miles and then falling apart. Modern vehicles are built to withstand a great deal more than their 10- or 15-year-old counterparts. So don’t be too concerned about mileage, especially on a more modern vehicle.
At Mohawk Ford, we want you to feel in control and confident about your purchase. There are no secrets on the Used or CPO car lot anymore. With consumer protections in place, our team is excited to show you all the reasons why a Used or CPO vehicle may be just what you’re looking for! Come down TODAY. Our time is yours.