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Leasing VS Buying

Should I buy or lease? What's the difference?

Leasing is a way to have a new Ford for three years. There are limitations about mileage (usually around 10K-12K miles a year), but you do pay less each month than you would with buying and you can get into a newer vehicle more frequently.

Buying is more expensive, but you if drive well beyond Dublin on a regular basis you won't have to worry about sticking to mileage restrictions. Another benefit of buying is what even though you pay more monthly, usually within 5 years you'll be free of a car payment! You can also buy used vehicles, which you cannot do with a lease.

Breakdown the differences between new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles

New vehicles: these have never had an owner before. They cost the most, but you get to know exactly what your vehicle has been through. Many shoppers value that peace of mind as much as having the newest technologies, features, and looks.

Used vehicles: have had a least one owner before. Depending on the model it could be recent, a bit older, or have a lot of miles. Used vehicles have a CARFAX history report for insight to what the model has been through. A benefit of buying used is that they cost less than a new vehicle. If you do have more disposable income, buying used allows you to get fancier models/higher trim levels while still saving.

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Certified: the used vehicles we sell to customers from Hilliard and beyond can be from any brand, but a Certified model must be a Ford. Certified Pre-Owned models have rules surrounding age, how many miles they can have on them, and then they go through a rigorous multi-point inspection. They cost a bit more than a regular used vehicle, but they're of the highest quality, have extended warranties, and a few added benefits, like roadside assistance. They're a great choice for shoppers who want the best of both worlds.

Questions Surrounding Auto Financing

What should I keep in mind before applying for credit approval?

  • Budget: look at your income, your expenses, and see how much you can afford when shopping for a car. Don't forget to consider the costs of insurance and service estimates.
  • Lifestyle: make sure you're buying a vehicle that actually fits your lifestyle. For example, you might want a Mustang, but if you have a new family a Ford Escape or Ford Explorer might be the better option to get around Grove City in.
  • Financing Application: if you want to pre-qualify for financing you don't need to submit your social security number. With a full financing application you'll provide your SSN# and we'll do a hard pull of your credit. Keep this in mind if you're shopping several other brands, as it can affect your rating.

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