Ford SUV Sales Start Strong in 2016

Ford SUV sales

The year has only just begun and Ford SUV sales are already up. In fact, January was the strongest year start for SUVs since 2004. In addition, with the popularity of the Ford Transit, van sales have their best start in 31 years.

“For Ford, overall transaction prices were up $1,800 in January – almost three times more than the overall industry average – driven largely by strong customer demand, especially for our SUVs and F-Series pickups,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, in a statement.

Here at Mama’s Used Cars, while we don’t sell new cars, we have a large inventory of pre-owned Ford vehicles that is constantly changing. Many of these cars, trucks, and SUVs come certified pre-owned, which means you’ll get a warranty and a lot of peace of mind with your purchase.

If you’re looking for one of the best SUVs, crossovers, or pickups on the market, then Ford is a great choice. If you’re looking for a specific model, year, or specific features, let us know what you need, and we’ll help you find it.

We’re excited to see such a great start to 2016 and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

December Car Sales Make it the Best Month to Buy

December Car Sales

2015 is drawing to a close as we move into the last month of the year, and people are in the midst of spending lots of money on a variety of different things in preparation for holiday festivities. However, the end of the year is also a great time to buy cars, as dealerships are knocking down prices to clear the outgoing models from their lots and in the hopes of fitting in as many sales as possible before the New Year begins. December car sales make right now one of the best times of the year to buy a new car.

The year-end sales rush causes many manufacturers to dramatically slash sticker prices by the thousands with the intent of clearing inventory of outdated products and ushering in the new. 2016 models that have already launched may also see impressive deals as dealerships try to attract buyers to updated models. However, demand around this time of year also falls drastically, so even used car dealerships will offer great deals in an attempt to bolster sales as fewer people are looking for new vehicles during the holiday season.

Though December car sales may attract you, keep in mind, too, that dealerships operate on what is known as the US Sales Reporting Calendar. This calendar, unlike the public one, ends on January 4th as opposed to New Year’s, so buyers may find even better deals during the first few days of January when car dealerships are fitting in a few extra sales before the Sales Reporting Calendar ends.

Helpful Tips for Buying a Pickup Truck

tips for buying a pickup truck

Thinking about a pickup truck for your next vehicle? There are a lot of good reasons to get one but you should find out what kind of truck works best with your lifestyle. Here are a few tips for buying a pickup truck.

Before you start looking at options, you should decide what you are willing to pay first. Edmunds.com recommends that your monthly payment be no more than 20% of your monthly income.

What are you going to use the truck for? This question will go furthest in helping you decide what to get.

Is it for work, recreation, or both? If it’s for work, you might to forego some of the interior amenities to get a bigger engine and more towing capacity. If it’s for recreation, you might want to consider a larger cab for your family and more creature comforts like a quality stereo.

This question will also help you decide what bed size to get. Most trucks come with two size beds. Those using a truck for work are more apt to get a longer bed. But if you are just going to use the bed to store kayaks and bicycles, then you might want to go for a shorter bed.

In the past, buying a truck almost always meant sacrificing fuel economy. That’s not so much the case anymore with the advent of so many fuel saving technologies. But you still want decide what’s important: power or efficiency. If it’s equal, find a truck that strikes that balance for you.

When you are thinking about buying a truck, it’s all about finding out what’s important for you and seeing what’s out there, so come in to Mama’s Used Cars to get your own!

Used Car Prices Remain Low Heading into 2015

Used Car Prices Remain Low Heading into 2015

Used Car Prices Remain Low Heading into 2015 – This 2013 Ford Edge is available at Mama’s Used Cars!

If your New Year’s Resolution was to get yourself or your family a new vehicle, then make sure to check out the used car market. As you know, you can buy a year-old model for a steep discount compared to how much the newest model would cost. Plus, used car prices continue to fall here in the early days of 2015. In fact, there were eight straight months of falling used car prices at the end of 2014, culminating in December, when prices were lower than ever.

You’ll find low prices especially in full-line automakers like Ford, Dodge, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Buick, and more. Our advice: maybe avoid the luxury brands right now. Obviously, the used models are still cheaper than the new models, but luxury car prices keep rising even while the rest of the used car market sees huge price drops.

To learn more about the used car market—and to check out some of these low prices we just mentioned, come see us here at Mama’s Used Cars and check out our inventory. We’re sure there is something for you here, no matter who you are and what your needs, and it’s a lot cheaper than usual—so come see us right away.

The Five Best Car Comparison Sites on the Internet

The Five Best Car Comparison Sites on the Internet

When you’re shopping for a new car, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. Even if you narrow down the type of car you are looking for, it can be difficult to figure out what brand or model will best suit your needs. To make car shopping easier for you, we here at Mama’s Used Cars has put together a list of the five best car comparison sites. With these websites at your fingertips, you will be able to pick and choose the perfect vehicle for you and drive away happy!

Edmunds

If the internet was around during the age of the dinosaurs, we’re pretty sure Edmunds would have been around, too. This prestigious car comparison website is known as one of the best on the internet. Edmunds packs tons of information and reviews about a variety of brands and models onto its site. This allows consumers to compare and contrast up to four vehicles at once, giving you plenty of information to make a decision while you’re shopping.

CarComplaints.com

While it isn’t as much of a comparison site as the rest of these, CarComplaints.com offers more information on any make and model of vehicle than any other. It even includes common owner complaints and issues, recalls, crash tests, active investigations, and any vehicle Technical Service Bulletins. Through this website, you can get a feel of what it’s like to actually own the vehicle you’re interested in!

CarGurus

CarGurus is the website you go to if you’re looking for new and used car listings galore for vehicles around the country. Even though the site focuses mostly on helping you find a vehicle to buy, it also has tons of information, including test-drive experiences, comprehensive expert reviews, and customer reviews. This website even helps you compare the vehicle’s market worth with available listings around you, so you can find the perfect deal!

Kelley Blue Book

As one of the biggest mainstay websites in the vehicle research department, Kelley Blue Book is a practical encyclopedia for car shoppers. It combines a plethora of useful information, estimated values to sellers, pricing guides, and a comparison tool that lets you compare four vehicles side by side to create a comprehensive guide while you’re shopping for new vehicles.

TrueDelta

This savvy website combines car research with comparison, adding a dash of owner-submitted information to round off the car-shopping experience. TrueDelta has a massive database that covers almost everything, including real-life costs of repairs, reliability, mileage, and car prices. The information this site has is overwhelming, but in a good way—and it certainly makes car shopping easier.

Now that you know what the best car comparison sites are, make sure you stop in to Mama’s Used Cars today and see if your dream car is on our lot!

When to Sell Your Used Car

When to Sell Your Used Car

It’s that time of year again—carmakers are rolling out their brand new models and it’s making you wonder if it’s time for you to finally sell your old car. If you’re having difficulty deciding on when to sell your used car, we have some tips for you that are sure to make it a bit easier in the long run! You should sell your used car…

Before your car hits a significant mileage amount. The amount of mileage that your car has can greatly affect the price you will get when you sell. For some odd reason, a car with 195,000 miles sells for more than a car with 200,001.

If your car is more than one generation behind the current model. Every few years, models are completely redesigned as they enter a new generation. If your car’s model is about to come out with a second new design, it’s likely that your style will begin to look really old in comparison. Try and sell your car before a new style comes out.

After a decade has passed since it was new. Remember when you first bought your 2000 model and it felt brand new? Now, it probably feels decrepit compared to the current models that are full of cutting-edge technologies and luxurious features. While it’s a great idea to hold onto your car as long as possible, selling it after the 10-year-mark is usually the best idea if you want to get a decent amount of money for your vehicle.

If you take these tips on when to sell your used car into consideration, it’s likely you will get the best deal possible. To get a great trade-in deal or to purchase your next used car, make sure you stop in to Mama’s Used Cars today!

BMW X5 and X6 Engineering Dominated the LA Auto Show

BMW X5 and X6 Engineering Dominated the LA Auto Show

Check out this BMW available at Mama’s Used Cars now!

Here at Mama’s Used Cars, we can’t get enough of the new BMWs that premiered at the LA Auto Show this year. Demonstrating BMW’s diverse design and engineering, the BMW X5 and X6 were the highlights of the show.

The BMW X5 and X6 engineering is phenomenal, incorporating innovative new technologies and features everywhere on the models. Both feature an M TwinPower Turbo V8 which generates over 575 hp and incredible torque. Both models also come standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, which carries them from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds flat.

BMW commented by saying: “Unfazed by any weather or road conditions, thrillingly dynamic on the race track – the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M are purpose-designed for exceptional driving experiences.”

Both the X5 and X6 feature the iconic BMW split grille, sharp lines on the headlights, and subtly flared fenders. Dynamic steering radically improves steering and the torsion-stiff body optimizes the revolutionary suspension.

Mama’s Used Cars has a great selection of used BMWs on our lot now so you can experience top notch technology for yourself.

Great Used Luxury Car Options under $30,000

Great Used Luxury Cars available at Mama's Used Cars - 2010 LINCOLN MKX

This 2010 LINCOLN MKX is available for $25,900 at Mama’s Used Cars!

If you’re starting to think about purchasing your next vehicle, whether it’s a reward for finishing the first half of a great year or you’re looking to upgrade your family’s ride, don’t overlook the used car market. While the new car market has finally picked up the pace this year, the used car market has simply been on fire for a long time now. So, when you start looking around for that new vehicle, make sure to come check out our inventory here at Mama’s Used Cars.

It’s’ not like our lineup is full of clunkers, either. The Street recently released a list of great used luxury car options, many of which are available here at Mama’s and all of which are currently priced at under $30,000. Jason Notte explains some of the advantages of buying a used luxury car: “The price is a fairly obvious lure, but so is the lack of upfront costs for a new vehicle. With the price of a new luxury car depreciating 35% to 40% in the first three years, picking up a pre-owned model lessens the blow a bit by shifting the majority of a vehicle’s depleted value onto the original owner.”

In other words, it’s simply a great time to come check out these used luxury cars here at Mama’s. Whether you’re looking for something a bit bigger like a luxury crossover or simply looking for a sexy and stylish sedan, we know we’ve got exactly what you need here in our inventory, so come visit us today.

Three Awesome Reliable Used Cars, Trucks, And SUVs For Under $10,000

 

Reliable Used Cars

The average age of vehicles on the road today are 11.4 years old, thus making the used car market highly successful and profitable. While it may be tempting to splurge on a shiny new car, there are plenty of reliable used cars around 10 years old that you can buy for under $10,000. Here is a list of 3 small to mid-sized vehicles from 2005 that fit the bill.

The Honda Civic is a prime choice, whether buying new or used. It gets up to 35-mpg on the highway and stacks up with the same fuel efficiency of modern hybrid models. You can snag your own for around $7,500.

With the Toyota Camry’s safety and great mileage they are currently the world’s best-selling car, the fifth generation has been just as big of a hit. Getting up to 26-mpg highway, models in good condition can go for around $9,000.

Last but not least, the Mazda6 Wagon is a sporty midsize car that is incredibly spacious, attractive, and fun to drive. Getting about 25-mpg on the highway, this versatile midsized car can be found listed for around $7,000.

Check out our available Honda, Toyota, and Mazda models at mamasusedcars.com today!

Great Used Luxury Car Options under $30,000

If you’re starting to think about purchasing your next vehicle, whether it’s a reward for finishing the first half of a great year or you’re looking to upgrade your family’s ride, don’t overlook the used car market. While the new car market has finally picked up the pace this year, the used car market has simply been on fire for a long time now. So, when you start looking around for that new vehicle, make sure to come check out our inventory here at Mama’s Used Cars.

It’s’ not like our lineup is full of clunkers, either. The Street recently released a list of great used luxury car options, many of which are available here at Mama’s and all of which are currently priced at under $30,000. Jason Notte explains some of the advantages of buying a used luxury car: “The price is a fairly obvious lure, but so is the lack of upfront costs for a new vehicle. With the price of a new luxury car depreciating 35% to 40% in the first three years, picking up a pre-owned model lessens the blow a bit by shifting the majority of a vehicle’s depleted value onto the original owner.”

In other words, it’s simply a great time to come check out these used luxury cars here at Mama’s. Whether you’re looking for something a bit bigger like a luxury crossover or simply looking for a sexy and stylish sedan, we know we’ve got exactly what you need here in our inventory, so come visit us today.

Great Used Luxury Car