How to Buy a New Ford

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Automotive shoppers from Oshkosh and Appleton often have a lot to ask us about how to buy a car. Some of the questions we field often include:

  • What’s the best time to buy a car? 
  • How do I know what to look for in a new car? 
  • How do I get the best price on a new Ford? 

The good news is that buying a car can be truly easy — and even fun — if you go into the process prepared and if you choose a dealership that’s reputable and places your satisfaction first. So, are you ready to learn how to buy a new Ford at Holiday Ford, and get one step closer to your next car in Fond Du Lac? Read on!

What’s the Best Time to Buy a Car?

The best time to buy a car is when you need one. Period. Trying to time the cheapest time to buy a vehicle is like trying to time when the stock market will bottom out; it’s just not possible. 

That having been said, traditional wisdom dictates that the most automotive-related discounts can be found on current model year vehicles that are about to be replaced with new ones; as such, shopping for a car at the end of the year, if you’re able to wait to do so, can be a smart move. 

Remember: dealerships like ours have sales throughout the year. And even if you cant get access to a blowout holiday sale, if you choose our Ford dealership, you can still take advantage of our everyday low pricing and our comprehensive, money-saving new vehicle specials. That way, you won’t be worried about when the best time to buy a car is.

What are the Steps for Buying a Car?

What to look for in a new car: it’s something that our customers are always asking us about. Well, luckily, we can help. Be sure you get a vehicle history report and maintenance history for any used vehicle in which you’re interested. Otherwise, you’ll want to do the following when buying new to be sure you’re getting the best deal, not to mention choosing the new Ford model that best fits your lifestyle and needs:

  1. Research: Determine what to look for in a new Ford. Do you want something spacious for the family like the Ford Explorer? How about an iconic sports car like the Ford Mustang? Perhaps you prefer the tough capability and cost savings of a newer offering like the Ford F-150 Lightning EV? Regardless, you’ll want to do your research to see what’s available and what meets your needs; that includes budgeting with our handy payment calculator.
  2. Preapproval: Applying for financing is one of the most pivotal steps for buying a car because it helps establish your budget. Once you know how much you can spend, you can start crunching numbers — and our above-mentioned payment calculator can help.
  3. Trade-In: Buying a car can be a lot more affordable when you have a trade-in, so be sure to value your trade to get an idea of how much you can knock off the price of your next car. Keep in mind that online assessments are just rough estimates, and you’ll only get your firm offer at the in-person appointment.
  4. Test Drive: Take a few test drives in models that you are considering, and try to simulate a normal drive through Fond Du Lac. This is a great time to ask your salesperson questions about the different models, as well as the features and packages available.
  5. Finalize: After finding your dream Ford and checking for any offers, it’s time to finalize your deal. Be sure to look at the total package, including the value of your trade-in and your interest rate, before making the final decision. And if you’re satisfied with the terms, go ahead and sign!

Buy Your New Car Today at Holiday Ford!

Now you know more about the steps to buying a car that make the process more easy, quick, and convenient. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Ford today? Call 920-202-5016 to book a test drive appointment. We can’t wait to help you build your deal!


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