“You get what you pay for.” The phrase is often used to explain the benefits of spending more for a higher-quality item that will last longer and better serve your needs. It’s a lesson that applies to the truck industry, but in a different way than you might think. While most people believe buying a new truck is better, others know the perks of finding a used F-150 for sale continue long after the sale is final.
As an automotive pioneer credited with putting the world on wheels, Ford is undeniably one of the leading brands in America. Trucks like the F-150 are renowned for their versatility, reliability, and innovation. In short, the F-150 lives up to the “Built Ford Tough” motto and has sealed its fate as the best-selling truck in America. It’s also the best-selling truck on our lot at Future Ford of Sacramento, your Ford destination.
We are incredibly proud to continue the Ford legacy and offer our customers the best possible experience. As you shop our selection of used Ford F-150 models, you’ll discover our team is different from most dealerships. Instead of fast-talking sales pitches or high-pressure tactics, we let you set the pace and focus on fulfilling our mission to build a meaningful relationship with you. This relationship lays the groundwork for your entire experience and our partnership with you every mile ahead.
As your automotive partner, we’re excited to introduce you to the many perks of investing in a used Ford F-150 and the truck’s incredible history in America. We’ll also share more about who we are, what you can expect from our team, and why we’re the premier Ford dealer in Sacramento. It’s time to dive in so you’re one step closer to finding the F-150 of your dreams!
Why Shop Used?
A new vehicle is appealing to many but often comes at a premium. Many dealerships promise competitive pricing, but it’s impossible to avoid some markup because that’s how dealerships stay in business. While these markups are expected, they can be catastrophic when you realize that a new vehicle immediately starts losing its value when you drive it off the lot. Between the initial markup and depreciation, you’ve lost money before you get your new vehicle home.
Buying a used truck is the best way to avoid this loss. New vehicles lose up to 11% in value as soon as they leave the lot, with this loss continuing over the next five years. By then, your truck is worth significantly less than you paid, with most experts projecting a 60% loss in value, depending on mileage and condition. With a used truck, you let the first owner take this hit and pay closer to the truck’s actual value.
In addition to saving on your purchase, you’ll discover that your money goes further when you shop for a used model. For example, let’s say that your budget for a new truck is $35,000, which can get you in an entry-level trim with only the essentials on the new lot. However, on the used lot, your $35,000 budget can easily put you behind the wheel of a top-tier F-150 with all the bells and whistles in exchange for a few miles on the odometer. It’s a worthwhile exchange if you ask us!
The Makings of a Legend: The History of the F-150
The F-150 traces its roots to the Model TT, a 1917 truck Henry Ford debuted after realizing drivers were customizing the Model T to enhance its versatility and meet their hauling needs. The Model TT set the stage for the Model AA and BB trucks, ultimately leading to the first-generation F-Series that debuted in 1948. The F-Series marked a significant shift for Ford as the automaker focused on building a comprehensive truck lineup to meet various capability needs. Thus, the idea of full-size and heavy-duty trucks was born.
The F-150 officially joined Ford’s truck fleet in 1975, sharing the spotlight with the smaller F-100. However, the F-150 quickly surpassed the F-100 as a more capable and better-equipped workhorse. Even so, Ford kept the F-100 in production until the early 1980s, just as the second-generation F-150 debuted and solidified its place as the best-selling truck in America.
With each new generation of the F-150, Ford proves its keen awareness of what drivers want and need in their trucks. We see this firsthand in the F-150’s evolution to deliver more power and brute strength, making it the perfect workhorse to carry heavy equipment, tow a camper, or pull a boat to the lake for the weekend. Its versatility is incredible and perfectly paired with Ford’s keen attention to detail throughout the truck’s functional design and cutting-edge features that add to the overall user experience and run the entire spectrum of trailering technology to connectivity, safety, and driver-assist tools. This incredible combination makes the F-150 an outstanding investment.
Why Choose Future Ford of Sacramento?
Dealerships often forget what’s important, focusing on the sale and their quotas instead of the customer. As a result, customers are treated as numbers, with more attention given to those purchasing a new vehicle because it means a higher commission and a better payday. We know the experience all too well and are dedicated to doing things differently.
Working with Future Ford of Sacramento guarantees the best truck-buying experience imaginable. Our friendly sales team is passionate about the Ford lineup and the legacy behind models like the best-selling F-150. We’re thrilled to share that passion with you and learn more about what you expect in your next truck. Do you need an F-150 to partner with you at work and haul your tools? Or are you interested in an F-150 because it can easily accommodate your family and all your camping gear as you set out for your weekend adventures?
At Future Ford of Sacramento, we want to hear everything you expect from the F-150 so that we can help you find the perfect model. By operating with transparency and integrity, we eliminate any guesswork or concern that you’re getting the best deal because it’s guaranteed and written right on the sticker. Moreover, our finance experts will walk you through the sale, explaining everything and outlining your extended warranty options that instill confidence in your purchase and peace of mind on the road.
Visit Us Today to Forge Your Path
Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the best-selling truck in America? Future Ford of Sacramento is here to make that happen and bring your F-150 dreams to life. So, what are you waiting for?
When you shop with our team, you gain an automotive partner for life. Our customers deserve the best, and it’s our responsibility to deliver. That means ensuring you are confident in our expertise as we help you find the best F-150 for all your needs. It also means helping you maintain and protect your F-150 every mile ahead so that you get the most out of your investment.
Fortunately, that’s easy with Future Ford of Sacramento. We’re a full-service automotive center dedicated to serving you. Our state-of-the-art facility is home to our sales and finance teams, parts department, service center, and master technicians. By working with us, you gain a front-row seat to our award-winning expertise and the convenience of knowing one of the leading Ford dealerships on the West Coast has you covered.