Ford has produced a wide variety of cars over the years, and many are available on the Australian market today. But if you’re like most consumers, you’re going to do a lot of research into Ford vehicles before you ever hit the dealership lot. The first thing to do is to narrow down the different Fords to two or three models you’re interested in. That way, when you get to the dealership, you’ll know what you want to look at and test drive. Here are some different things to consider to narrow down your options.
How Many People Ride in Your Vehicle?
If you mainly want a Ford to drive back and forth to work, you may not need anything large. The Mustang, for example, is a two-door car that looks amazing. It does have space in the back for kids or other passengers to sit, but it’s a two-door car, so it’s not exactly built for a lot of passengers. Something like the Fiesta, the Everest, or the Ecosport, on the other hand, has plenty of room to carry passengers and a lot of other things.
Do You Haul Large Items Regularly?
That leads to question number two: will you haul large items regularly? If you are just picking up groceries, you can do with the Falcon Sedan, the Mondeo, or the Focus, but if you are carrying around lumber or moving appliances often, you might need a Ranger or even a Ford transit van. If you’re going to be towing any trailers behind your vehicle, that’s another thing to factor into your decision.
What’s Your Budget?
While the experts at Adrian Brien Ford will do everything possible to get you into the car of your dreams, you do have to take into account that some Fords cost more than others. This is especially true if you’re looking at the newest model. Often, you can get a really good deal on a Ford that is a few years old. Even last year’s model may be available at considerably less once the new lineup is released. Be sure you pay attention to your budget and don’t let yourself pick a car you can’t really afford.
Along those lines, if you will be financing your purchase, you should work that out before you arrive at the dealership to test drive cars. This way, you’ll know exactly how much money you are approved for, which will make it easier to narrow down your choices.
Does the Dealer Have the Car You Want?
Ford dealerships generally have every make and model in stock, but you may have your heart set on a specific colour or want certain packages that aren’t readily available. You can search the dealership’s inventory online before you make the appointment to test drive, to make sure it has what you’re looking for. If it doesn’t, it can order your car directly from the manufacturer. While there will be a delivery time, it’s worth it to get the exact Ford you want.