There may be no better type of vehicle to buy used than a truck. On top of all the usual perks of buying used, you get a few extra ones when you buy a used truck — and largely, it has to do with their dependability.
Trucks are more durable
Trucks like the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger are built from the ground up to take punishment. Towing a few thousand pounds, or in the case of the Ford Super Duty®, tens of thousands of pounds, takes more than just a whole lot of power. It also requires an ultra-strong frame and some seriously robust powertrain components. As a result, trucks tend to remain in service for quite a long time, especially if you take good care of them. If you can find a pre-owned truck that was used for commuting more so than for work, you’ve got yourself a gem.
Trucks retain more value
Thanks to their popularity, reputation, and aforementioned durability, trucks also retain more value over time than your average vehicle. If your preferred vehicle shopping strategy is to buy used, sell in a few years, then rinse and repeat, you can get much greater value out of buying and selling trucks than other types of rides. Trucks keep their value better so that when you sell or trade them, you get more of your money back.
Have you decided to buy a used Ford truck? Check out our excellent pre-owned inventory at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee!