If you are from Clayton, North Carolina you know just how much it has grown over the last several decades. What was once a very small North Carolina town is now an extension of Garner and Raleigh. Raleigh has grown into Garner and is making its way into Clayton. When Highway 70 needs a by-pass, you know the area is growing. With that being said, if you want to buy a brand new Ford F150 or a Ford car in Clayton, what are the options?
Anyone from Clayton knows of Matthews Motors and Shumaker Motors but understand that these are used car dealerships. They are not going to have the brand new 2018 Ford F-150 models in the fall of 2017. They could have 2016 and 2017 models that are used, but they are not going to have the newest model Ford vehicles available today.
There are a few Ford dealerships that are close by. These include Classic Ford in Smithfield, Capital Ford in Raleigh, Kenly Ford in Kenly and Performance Ford in Clinton. When looking to get the lowest price on a newer model Ford F150 pickup truck or any type of Ford vehicle, we strongly suggest looking at multiple dealerships. While Performance Ford seems to always give the best customer service and some of the best offers there are always opportunities throughout the state.
Also note that buying a used car a Shumaker Motors or Matthews Motors is an option. That said, buying a used car from a used car dealership is a completely different animal altogether. These types of dealerships do not have the maintenance staff that a Ford Dealership has; nor do they have the inventory. While they may be able to get you something close to what you are looking for, they won’t be able to special order the color and trim you desire.
Do not feel as if driving 100 miles round trip is a waste of money. Most of the time, this trip ends up being well worth it because you can use it as leverage when trying to negotiate a lower price for an F150 or Expedition. You can tell Kenly Ford that Capital Ford is willing to offer you the same vehicle for $2000 less. Most of the time, they will be willing to negotiate with you to meet or match the price. If you live 50 miles away they may beat the price because they know you have to drive to get the vehicle.
When it comes to trade ins or getting money for your current vehicle, this is something else you will have to consider when it comes to working with different dealerships. It may be the case that Classic Ford wants to give you $14,000 for your trade in while Performance Ford is willing to give you $15,500. When all is said and done, you want the loan amount to be the lowest possible number to save you money.
Not only do you want the loan amount to be the lowest possible number, you also want the interest rate to be as low as possible. Many used car dealerships are not willing to give you the 1.9% or 2.9% interest that a new car dealership is willing to give you. This is something to consider before making a decision to buy from a used car dealer in Clayton, North Carolina.
If you current reside in Clayton, NC where do you buy a new Ford truck or car? Do you drive up to Raleigh or south to Smithfield?