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What does Ford’s car phase-out mean for used vehicles?

Should you still buy used Ford cars?

You may have heard that Ford is getting rid of its entire car lineup except for the Mustang over the course of the next few years. What does this mean for used car buyers? Should you still buy used Ford cars? We are here to provide you with answers.

Ford Focus global model blue side viewWhy is Ford getting rid of cars from its lineup?

New car sales have been down for a while now, but SUVs and crossovers are still selling well. Because of this, Ford has decided to cut short most of its car lines in North America. This includes the Fusion, Fiesta, Taurus, C-MAX, and the Focus.

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Interestingly, the Focus will be re-released in the U.S. as the Focus Active, which will actually make the model more like a crossover and ready to compete with small wagon models from Subaru and Volkswagen. Ford is officially calling this new Focus a crossover.

Are used Ford cars still viable?

Ford will continue to sell cars for a few years yet, so you don’t have to worry about them disappearing entirely anytime soon. On top of that, Ford still has to honor any warranties that are currently in place or that will be in place for the rest of the cars they sell. In other words, these vehicles still have some long legs on them.

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2018 Ford Fusion blue side viewWill Ford car parts be possible to find?

There are several reasons why you shouldn’t have to worry about parts. Number one being the warranties that we already discussed. Ford is still going to have to make these parts and have them on hand for warranty work, so you will still be able to buy them as well.

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Also, notice how they only mentioned North America in this big change. That’s because the rest of the world, and Europe especially, hasn’t gone crazy for SUVs and crossovers yet. There, sedans are still quite popular, and Ford has yet to announce any plans to eliminate cars from their European lineup. Might it happen? Sure, but you’ll still have plenty of time.

What’s more, aftermarket parts makers will still happily support Ford cars for decades. They may even find it more lucrative to do so once the cars are no longer available new. In short, buy the car you want, even if it’s a Ford.