If you’re trying to buy a used Ford, don’t let the fun stuff like the test drive distract you from the important things. In order to make sure you get the right car, before you’re too far along in the shopping process, there are the areas you’ll want to focus on:

Your Budget

Think about how much you have to spend on your car. If you’ll be financing, it’s a good idea to have a sizable down payment so you can borrow less money.

However, it has to be an amount you are comfortable with. Then, consider how much you can afford to spend on a monthly basis.

Your Must-Haves

What do you need your car to have? Lots of space for people or cargo? Great fuel economy? State-of-the-art tech and safety components? Making a list of the features you can’t live without can quickly help you narrow down your choices.

Your Nice-to-Haves

When you know what your vehicle has to have, you can then think about the things that would be great to have. A big touchscreen for the infotainment system, for example.

Maybe smartphone connectivity or heated seats. These are the components that would be nice but aren’t deal-breakers if you can’t get them.

Your Options

Used Ford models are great, but they’re not the only option. You may also want to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle.

These cars have to pass a rigorous inspection and come with extended warranties. You will also get 24/7 emergency roadside assistance for added peace of mind.

If there’s anything else you want to know before buying your used Ford, Kearny Mesa Ford will gladly give you the information you need. Come see us to check out what’s in stock.