Benefits of Buying a Used Car in Springfield, IL

At Landmark Ford in Springfield, IL, choosing between new, used, and certified pre-owned can be a difficult decision. There are many factors to think about before making the big purchase, and we want to help you make the best decision for your lifestyle, budget, and automotive needs. Read on to learn more about the benefits of buying a used car at our Ford dealership.

Buying Certified Pre-Owned vs. Pre-Owned vehicles in Springfield, IL

Differences Between Buying a New & Used Car

There are some big differences between buying new and used, and it's important to know what they are before you make your decision:

  • Buying new means there have been no other owners, so you're the first to drive the vehicle and you can rest assured knowing the vehicle has never needed any repairs before or been in any accidents
  • The price difference between a new and used vehicle can be substantial. If you're on a budget, pre-owned is a better option
  • While you are guaranteed a manufacturer's warranty with a new vehicle, you won't necessarily get one with a used vehicle unless you buy certified, and even then, the warranties will be different and will cover different things


Advantages of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Ford Vehicle

Buying a Ford certified pre-owned vehicle is a great choice for you for several reasons, including:

  • A Ford certified vehicle undergoes and must pass a rigorous 172-point inspection that covers the vehicle history, including scheduled maintenance performed, a comprehensive road test, all exterior and interior features, and underhood, underbody, and diagnostic systems
  • Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months/12,000 miles covering more than 1,000 components; Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage for seven years/100,000 miles
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Ford certified vehicles are usually only a model year or two old so you can still get the latest automotive technology but at a much lower price than if you bought a brand-new vehicle


Certified Pre-Owned vs. Pre-Owned

While there are some advantages of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, there are also several reasons to buy simply pre-owned that you should take into consideration before you make your final decision.

  • You'll save the most money with a pre-owned vehicle, often thousands less than the price of a new model, because you are not paying for the manufacturer's warranty and usually the vehicle is a couple to several model years older than a certified vehicle.
  • You'll see the least amount of depreciation over the period you own your pre-owned vehicle. When you buy new or even a certified vehicle, you can lose hundreds, sometimes even thousands just by driving it off the lot.
  • Depending on how much wear and tear you plan on your vehicle taking, a pre-owned may be a better way to go.
  • At Landmark Ford, we offer our Pre-Owned Promise, a comprehensive warranty that covers the engine, transmission, and drive axle for 12-months or 12,000 miles for every pre-owned vehicle we sell.

Schedule a Test Drive at Landmark Ford!

Find the certified pre-owned or pre-owned vehicle you deserve by exploring our Ford certified pre-owned and pre-owned inventory at our Ford dealership in Springfield, IL, and then schedule a test drive! If you have any questions, reach out to the team at Landmark Ford by filling out our contact form or by calling (866) 807-5399.

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