Our team at Southern California Ford Dealers knows that the purchase of a vehicle is a significant investment. For some, a vehicle purchase can be filled with frustrations as consumers try to get the car they most want at a price they can afford.
Thinking through all your options, sorting through your pros and cons, and weighing out the bells and whistles can be agonizing. If you consider a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, though, it could be that you can get all the features you most want at a price well within your budget.
Not so long ago, consumers were hesitant about purchasing a used car. There was always the suspicion that a used car would be lower quality, would need frequent and potentially expensive repairs, and would never feel as good as driving a new car does.
The old stereotypes of the sleazy used car salesman didn’t help either. You know the type. He’s always depicted in a polyester suit, wearing too much jewelry, with his dark hair slicked back with too much hair product. He’s just too much all the way around.
You won’t find that guy at Southern California Ford Dealerships. Our professionally trained team members are knowledgeable about our brand and can answer all your questions about the vehicle you’re interested in. We can talk you through your options and help you think through your pros and cons. You can count on us to listen and make suggestions based on years of experience.
The internet has made researching vehicles incredibly easy and convenient. With a VIN in hand, you can find out about your vehicle’s accident history, previous accidents, how many owners the vehicle has had, even if the vehicle has been used as an Uber.
Most dealerships provide you with a full vehicle history report on any of their used vehicles, or you can access the same information on your own via the internet.
Checklists and Warranties
Not just any used car can be classified as a Ford Blue Advantage (Certified Pre-Owned) vehicle. For a used car to be admitted into the Ford Blue Advantage program, it must pass a detailed multi-point inspection before becoming Gold or Blue Certified.
A Ford must be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles to become Gold Certified. A Gold Certified car must pass a rigorous 172-point inspection checklist covering the vehicle from hood to taillamps.
Gold Certification also entitles consumers to a 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty and a 7-year/100,000-mile PowerTrain Limited Warranty.
A Ford with Blue Certification means that the vehicle may be up to 10 years old, have less than 120,000 miles, and pass a thorough 139-point inspection checklist.
For a Blue Certified Ford, buyers can enjoy a 90-day/4000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty.
All the amenities for less.
You want the most bang for your buck. We get it!
With our Ford Blue Advantage program, many find they can get the exact model vehicle they’re looking for with all the features they can imagine at a much lower cost. The only thing you compromise on is the model year.
You’ll save immediately on the depreciation cost, valued at approximately 20% in the first year of a new car’s life, since this has already been absorbed by the previous owner. That’s something to think about, for sure!
Getting the most bang for your buck is something everyone considers.
Perks and Freebies
Another reason to consider purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is the extras! Many dealerships incentivize their CPO purchases with amenities you may not receive with the purchase of a new car.
For example, our Ford Blue Advantage program qualifies you for enrollment in our 24/7 complimentary Emergency Roadside Assistance Program - not just for you as a buyer, but for qualified family members as well.
This Roadside Assistance includes lockout assistance, flat tire changes, towing to the nearest dealership, jump-starts, and more.
You’ll also receive FordPass rewards points with the purchase of a Ford Blue Advantage vehicle - up to 22,000 points for purchasing a Gold Certified vehicle and 11,000 points for Blue Certified vehicles. These points can be redeemed for service visits, maintenance checks, and even applied to purchase a new car.
Our group of Ford dealerships located in Southern California is dedicated to providing you with a premier car-shopping experience. From professional and friendly sales team members to number-crunching finance whizzes, you’ll find only top-notch staff at any of our dealerships.
If you’re interested in the Ford Blue Advantage program, you’ll find a complete and vast inventory on our website to peruse before you even head to the dealership of your choice.