There are a lot of different used cars out there. Just by looking within our Bill Penney Ford used inventory, you'll be introduced to SUVs, crossovers, trucks, sedans, coupes, and more. So, how do you know if you're landing the right used car for your trips around Jasper, Fayette, and Cullman, AL? That's a good question and one we hope to answer with our tips for buying a used car.

We've been able to help many locals find their ideal ride, and we feel confident we can do the same for you!

Understand the Type of Vehicle You Want/Need

First and foremost, you need to identify the type of used car that is going to best fit your daily lifestyle. Cars are more versatile than ever before, so you just need to know what you want.

Do you have a large family you often shuttle around town? Then, 3-row SUVs are likely your best option. Don't want something large, but still prefer interior room and versatility? There are a host of crossovers and 2-row SUVs which allow you to adjust the cabin to your liking.

Our used car inventory will have trucks if you want ample towing capacity, compact sedans with high-end fuel economy, and much more. Check out some different options and you can begin narrowing down your list!

Compare and Contrast Your Top Options

If you know the type of used car you prefer, you can then compare the features and specifications between your top options. Some key specifications to consider include horsepower, fuel economy, cargo space, and passenger space in each row.

Features are all about your personal preference. Do you want the largest touchscreen possible? How much value do you put into the sound system? Do you want the latest driver-assistance features?

Ideally, you'll be able to narrow your favorite used models to a small handful of options. From there, you can get behind the wheel!

Test Out the Cars in Person

Perhaps the most enjoyable part of any car search is the test drive. If you come by our dealership, you can test out whichever models have made your cut. This is the easiest way to determine whether you can live with that particular used car every day.

Get a Vehicle History Report

You want to know what your potential used car has been through over the course of its life. At our dealer, we'll provide you with a vehicle history report detailing things such as past accidents (if it had any), the services the model has received, some information about the previous owner, and much more!

Create a Financing Plan that Works for You

This is also an area we can help out with. The financing plan for your used car should be one you understand and feel confident in. With our team of financing advisors by your side and online tools like our pre-approval form, we'll develop a payment structure that will leave you smiling.

If You Have Questions, Ask for Help!

At the end of the day, everyone could use a helping hand. Our Bill Penney Ford team is here if you have any questions at all. It doesn't matter if it's about financing, trim levels, service, or something else.

With our assistance, you'll soon be enjoying the right used model near Jasper, Cullman, and Fayette, Alabama!

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Bill Penney Ford

4100 Hwy 78 E
Directions Jasper, AL 35501

  • Sales: 205-384-4400
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