Five Steps to Buy a Used Car in Colorado

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In the market for a used Ford in Colorado? To help you navigate the pre-owned vehicle purchase process, our Ford dealership near Edwards has created a simple five-step used car buying guide. This guide offers tips and advice for everyone from first-time car buyers to seasoned shoppers, ensuring you'll feel confident throughout the entire experience of buying a car at Summit Ford.

Step 1:

Determine What Used Car is Right for You

The first step is one of the most personal and subjective of the entire process: narrowing down your options to the models that best suit your needs and budget. Because this a question will be answered differently by every shopper, we strive to make sure that the inventory of used cars for sale at Summit Ford is exceptionally diverse. You can find Certified Pre-Owned Ford F-150 and Ranger trucks, lightly used Ford EVs and hybrids, and a wide array of popular pre-owned SUVs like the Escape and Edge. Don't know how to decide what's right for you? We recommend ranking factors like fuel economy, cargo capacity and performance according to how important each of these attributes is in your next vehicle. Once you know what used Ford specs and features you're most interested in, you can make a purchase decision with confidence.

Step 2:

Take a Used Ford Test-Drive

The second step is the fun part: taking a local Ford test-drive. Getting behind the wheel is important, so you can determine if you like how a particular car handles and drives, and the experience also gives you the opportunity to try different infotainment features and other amenities for yourself. If you're on the fence between two used cars, back-to-back test-drives of both options is an easy way to decide which makes the most sense for you.

Step 3:

Review Used Ford Specials & Offers

Before proceeding further, be sure to review the latest used Ford specials and incentives. This is something we recommend doing with the support of our Ford finance team members, who are renowned for helping customers find the perfect incentive, rebate or offer. By reviewing used car financing options with us, you can move on to the next step knowing that you've claimed one of the most competitive price options available for the vehicle you're considering.

Step 4:

Complete the Purchase Process

After meeting with our finance team, it's easy to make a final purchase decision and begin the process of formally buying the CPO Ford truck or used SUV that you fell in love with. We'll help you schedule a pre-purchase vehicle inspection or review your Ford extended warranty options if you'd like, and we can also help you order new Ford accessories to make your new ride truly yours.

Step 5:

Drive Home in Your Nearly New Ford

The last step? Drive home in your new-to-you Ford and let it win your heart. It's the joyful culmination of an exciting, straightforward process to buy a used Ford near Edwards, as you'll see for yourself once you begin shopping for your next set of wheels. If you have any further questions, please contact Summit Ford in Silverthorne today.

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