All-terrain adventures demand all-wheel performance. Those wishing to explore the Pacific Northwest often find themselves greeted by twisting turns and sudden inclines - with the roads ever-shifting. Standard front-wheel power is simply not enough to accommodate the endless changes.
This is why Sound Ford Renton is pleased to share a list of the top ten used all-wheel cars (as compiled by Kelley Blue Book). These vehicles deliver superior responses, allowing drivers to seek out even the most precarious paths:
Each of these platforms delivers all-wheel performance, allowing drivers to seamlessly transition from Seattle’s busy city streets to the rocky Pacific coast. The 2008 Ford Explorer, in particular, offers superior handling - blending AdvanceTrac Control, Roll Stability Control, and an Independent Trailing Blade Suspension. This ensures smooth responses.
Want to test those responses for yourself? Come to Sound Ford Renton and discover our wide selection of used all-wheel options.
With exceptional luxury comes exceptional costs. Too often do drivers slip into plush cabins, only to feel their stomachs lurch at the price-tags littering the windshield. Trying to afford a premium platform demands a budget-budgeting commitment.
Sound Ford Renton wishes to change this. As the premier used automotive dealer in the Pacific Northwest, we connect our customers to the savings they deserve - emphasizing quality vehicles and flexible financing. We also host a wide selection of options, delivering luxury styling to those who seek it.
A recent list from Kelley Blue Book proves that this styling doesn’t have to demand a crippling cost. Discover the ten best used models in Seattle, all pairing exquisite design with affordability:
2013 Lexus ES.
2013 Infiniti G37.
2013 Cadillac CTS.
2013 BMW X3.
2013 Acura MDX.
2013 Audi Q5.
2013 Lexus GS.
2013 Audi A5
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2013 BMW 3 Series.
These platforms deliver sophisticated designs and innovative options - such as bespoke interiors, Nappa leathers, ambient lighting, customizable LCD touchscreens, and more. This makes them ideal for those wishing to enhance every mile.
Want to test them out? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to discover our selection of luxury vehicles, with our team happily connecting every driver to the next-generation elegance they crave.
Preparation proves the key to success. This is the philosophy you embrace, with every day meticulously analyzed, organized, and planned. You don’t believe in surprises. You instead believe in contingencies - which is why you’ll fuse your search for used cars with an inspection checklist.
To ensure that you find the perfect pre-owned platform, Sound Ford Renton recommends creating a comprehensive checklist - one that will allow you to examine every vehicle, noting advantages and potential disadvantages with ease. Observe the condition of each model’s:
Exterior - windshield and wipers, body panels, trunk and hood seam alignments, headlight functionality.
Tires - tread patterns, alignments.
Engine - battery terminal appearance, signs of leakage or spillage, presence of unexpected odors.
Suspension - body alignment, responses while cornering.
Interior - cabin and seat materials, condition of all mechanicals (including air conditioning, heating, stereo, and power windows), functionality of gauges and lights, alignment of doors.
Timing is everything - with an imperfectly planned second leading to missed opportunities and wasted effort. You want to combat this, carefully scheduling every hour, trying to ensure success; but that success often proves elusive, especially as you seek out used cars in Seattle. You crave a bargain but never seem to find one.
Sound Ford Renton believes you may be searching on the wrong day. According to Cheat Sheet, there are certain holidays that deliver poor value for drivers - with used car prices rising and available incentives disappearing:
The 4th of July (28.0% Fewer Deals).
Mother’s Day (27.5% Fewer Deals).
Easter (22.2% Fewer Deals).
Good Friday (21.6% Fewer Deals).
Memorial Day (18.3% Fewer Deals).
Father’s Day (18.3% Fewer Deals).
These holidays - along with the months of April, May, June, and July - represent the worst times to buy a used car. Most dealerships have stabilized their inventories for the year and don’t require excess lot space. They can afford, therefore, to raise prices and limit their overall rebates. This leads to ever-climbing costs. While we strive to eliminate those costs, we recognize that many of our competitors embrace them, which creates a challenge for drivers.
This is why we recommend that Seattle residents seek out used cars during the fall and winter, bolstering their chances for superior savings.
To learn more about when to buy a used car (or to schedule a test-drive in our available models) contact us today.
Winter is coming. This statement sends waves of despair through Seattle, with residents dreading the long months of wet weather and ever-plummeting temperatures. The days will be long; the nights will be longer; and the sun will be but a distant memory.
Sound Ford Renton suggests making new memories... with used cars.
With the approach of winter, those seeking used cars can discover exceptional value - with Investopedia reporting that off-season months (December, January, and February) deliver between 10% to 15% in total savings. Prices drop, with peak spending dwindling as consumers keep themselves in their cozy homes. Unpredictable weather leaves drivers reluctant to visit lots, and this creates a unique opportunity for those brave enough to face the sleet and snow.
Searching for a used car? Come to Sound Ford Renton this winter! We boast a premier selection of platforms - including models from Jeep, Dodge, Cadillac, and (of course) Ford. Allow us to pair you with the perfect powertrain, with our team happily comparing specs, available incentives, and more.
With the arrival of winter comes the possibility for staggering savings. Visit our lot to secure the year’s best prices.
To learn more about our available used cars (as well as our upcoming promotions) contact us today.
It’s proven a good year for used cars - with Popular Mechanics estimating a staggering 2.2 million units sold between January and May alone. This promises record-shattering results, with drivers hurrying to dealerships to secure the perfect platforms. They crave steady economy, responsive handling, and respected brand names.
Those cravings are reflected in the top-selling marques.
Popular Mechanics recently revealed to most popular used cars of 2016, showcasing driver preferences for plug-in performance and reliability:
Car: Toyota Prius Hybrid
Average Days on Market: 19.7
Car: Nissan Leaf
Average Days on Market: 24.3
Car: Tesla S Electric
Average Days on Market: 26.1
Car: Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Average Days on Market: 27.8
Car: Infiniti QX60
Average Days on Market: 29.0
These cars - along with the remaining top ten platforms, which include the Infiniti QX56, the Lexus CT 200H, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus RX 250, and the Mazda 2 - boast exceptional power, effortlessly adapting to everyday demands. This is why they all quickly roll away from dealer lots, with drivers snatching off their MSRPs. They’re popular across North America.
Want to see why? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to request a test-drive in the top-selling used cars of 2016! We’ll happily pair you with the dependability, durability, and style you need.
You are a bargain hunter - armed with coupons and determination as you stealthily track those elusive discounts. You seek savings; you demand deals; and you never wish to waste your hard-earned dollars. Every purchase is made with the greatest of care.
Why then would your search for a used car prove any different?
As the premier automotive dealer in the Pacific Northwest, Sound Ford Renton believes that every driver deserves power, performance, and savings - which is why we’re pleased to share this recent Popular Mechanics study, which highlights the best months to buy a used car:
November (26.9% More Deals).
December (23.5% More Deals).
January (16.4% More Deals).
October (12.8% More Deals).
February (6.0% More Deals).
September (3.8% More Deals).
These months - which span both the fall and winter - connect drivers to enhanced savings, with dealers trying to free their lots of excess inventories. This creates a flurry of promotions (such as Sound Ford Renton’s current events, which include our Machinist Union discounts, Boeing Employee discounts, and more). The possibilities are endless and the values are undeniable.
Allow us to prove that, offering you the rewards you deserve. Schedule a test-drive today in one of our many used cars and find the perfect price.
The holiday season is upon us - with the next few months promising celebrations, resolutions, and family feasts. It will be an endless series of good food and good times, with the entire country joined in revelry.
Sound Ford Renton suggests sparing a few moments during those revelries, however, to consider car shopping - because the holidays prove ideal for those in need of used SUVs, convertibles, pick-ups, and more. Discover the year’s best deals and lowest prices.
According to News Day, North American drivers should plan their used car purchases with care - taking advantage of eight specific events and their equally specific savings:
New Year’s Eve
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
During these holidays, used car prices drop dramatically - due to both seasonal changes (most events occur during the fall and winter) and the arrival of new inventory. Dealerships find themselves suddenly flooded with next-generation powerhouses and they must find ways to accommodate them. This leads to a series of incentives, each tailored to freeing valuable lot space.
Considering a used car? Take note that several key events are on the way - which will lead to deductions, discounts, and more at Sound Ford Renton. Contact us today to learn more.
Sustainability proves the foe of every new vehicle. Once their tires roll onto the highway, every pick-up powerhouse and sport-tuned speedster experiences a sudden drop in value - leaving drivers to despair as they watch their hard-earned dollars drift away.
As Seattle’s premier automotive dealer, Sound Ford Renton recognizes the frustrations our customers face in the wake of depreciation. This is why we offer a vast selection of used platforms - connecting men and women to the quality they demand and the long-term worth they’re too often denied.
According to a recent Bankrate report, new cars lose a staggering 20% of their total values the moment they leave the lot - and additional 10% within their first year. This siphons away all potential trade-in advantages, forcing drivers to constantly settle for second-rate deals.
Buying a used car spares them this aggravation. The same Bankrate report notes that these vehicles (particularly those between two to five years old) have already stabilized, leading to less overall depreciation and greater overall savings. This allows drivers to secure more wallet-friendly results during trade-ins and avoid those costly MSRP plummets. No longer suffer the burden of a 30% drop.
Allow us to provide you with the used platform you deserve. To schedule a test-drive in our available models contact us today.
There’s dust in your wallet. It puffs out in delicate little waves as you pry open the pockets - and you wrinkle your nose, reminded suddenly that your finances are perhaps not the most steady. You have limited funds and equally limited patience; and now you wonder if you can even afford that used car sitting so prettily on the lot.
The Sound Ford Renton team believes that every consumer should be fully aware of the purchasing process when considering used vehicles. We offer a wide selection of SUVs, pick-ups, sedans, and more - each intended to deliver the best performance and the best value. With those values, however, still comes a series of costs; and we urge every driver to examine their budgets with care before committing to a powertrain.
Thinking about buying a used car in Seattle? Create a financial checklist first:
One: What is your total income?
Two: How much of that income is already allocated to current expenses (utilities, rent, food and beverages, etc.)?
Three: How much of that income is needed for savings accounts, investment plans, and other financial commitments?
Four: How much income remains?
Five: What will be your maximum down payment (20% is traditionally recommended to secure improved interest)?
Six: What additional fees will be required? State licensing, state registration, title?
Seven: How much insurance can you afford?
Eight: How much gasoline will be needed per week?
Nine: Will you incur parking fees per week?
Ten: Will your used car require aftermarket upgrades (not covered by manufacturer warranties)?
By answering these questions, you can more efficiently gauge your monthly expenses - and whether those expenses will prove too great. Should you still find yourself uncertain of whether you can afford a used car, contact the Sound Ford Renton team. We’ll navigate you through every purchase and will also provide financial aid options to ease your concerns.