Here at DePaula Ford, we are the used car dealer for you. We have a tremendous inventory of used vehicles for you to choose from. This includes certified pre-owned models that give you the combination of the lower price of a used model and the peace of mind from a new one. Our service center and parts department will be here for you for years to come. They want to make sure you stay on the road, and your vehicle stays in the best condition possible. Visit us at DePaula Ford, and we will show you how enjoyable shopping for a used car can be.
Terrific Selection of Used Vehicles
One of the biggest reasons to choose a used car dealer over a private seller is the potential for much a greater selection you'll find. Here at DePaula Ford, we live up to that potential. We have a vast selection of more than 100 used vehicles we offer every day, with new models coming in all the time. We carefully inspect all the vehicles we have before putting them out for sale, so you know they are in excellent condition.
A used car dealer gives you peace of mind because we are required, by law, to provide you with everything we know about a vehicle. If we find any damage or mechanical issues while inspecting the car, we will tell you about it. A private seller is under no such obligation. So your legal protection is much greater with a used car dealer than it is with the guy up the street selling his old truck.
Certified Pre-Owned Fords
Of course, our selection of general used vehicles is great, but if you want the very highest quality possible, then you should take a good look at our certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. The certified pre-owned label is not just a fancy way of saying "used." It means the original manufacturer has inspected it and bought back a vehicle because it is in excellent condition. In order for a vehicle to be a certified pre-owned from Ford, it cannot be too old or have too many miles on it. While still having to pass a rigorous 172-point inspection.
When you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle, you know it is in the best condition. But you also get greater peace of mind with the benefits of the Ford CPO program. All Ford certified pre-owned vehicles come with a 12-month or 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty, along with a 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. A vehicle history report is provided with every Ford CPO vehicle. Also, if any reconditioning is found to be required during the inspection, then it must be performed before it can be sold. This kind of value is something you simply will not find with a used vehicle from a private seller, or at another used car dealer that does not have certified pre-owned vehicles.
Our Service Center and Parts Department
For us, having the best selection of used and certified pre-owned vehicles is only the beginning. We also offer service and parts assistance for years to come. If you buy a used car from a friend or someone across town and find you need service performed, then where do you go? You can spend hours looking for a good mechanic, and you have to hope they actually know how to work on your vehicle and that they are as good as they say.
Here at DePaula Ford, our certified service center offers expert maintenance, service, and repairs for our customers. This means you never have to worry about where to go or wonder if they will know how to care for your vehicle correctly. Our service professionals have already seen every used vehicle we sell, and they specialize in Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs. Whether you have a simple question about a feature of your vehicle, need scheduled maintenance, or need repairs after a collision. Our service center will be here for you to get you back on the road quickly.
They say a craftsman is only as good as his tools, and that is why we use factory parts whenever possible when working on vehicles here at our service center. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts are designed specifically to work with your vehicle, so you know they are the right part when you need a replacement. By using OEM parts, we also ensure any warranty coverage you have is not compromised, and factory parts are often backed by their own warranties. This is just one more way we work hard to ensure we are the best-used car dealer for you.
Help with Financing
For a lot of people, financing for a vehicle is a huge source of stress, and we understand that. Discussing money and financing can cause anxiety for a lot of new buyers and even buyers who have gone through the process before, it is just human nature. That is why our financing experts work hard to take the stress and fear out of financing and make sure you understand what is happening each step of the way. Our financing professionals are friendly, helpful, and always happy to answer any questions you have. We want to make sure you are entirely comfortable with any offer you choose.
When you go with a private seller, you typically have one financing option: cash up-front. Private sellers are not interested in working with you to get a loan or any other financing option; they just want to sell their vehicle and move on. That is fine if you can pay for a used car in its entirety, but here at DePaula Ford, we are here to help all of our customers. If you need to figure out financing for a used vehicle, then a reputable used car dealer is definitely the way to go.
Our Favorite Used Cars
Although SUVs are incredibly popular, their large size can be rather intimidating for some people, particularly those concerned with navigating narrow roads or city streets with a big vehicle. That is when a compact crossover SUV like the Ford Escape is a perfect choice, offering the terrific performance and functionality of an SUV, but in a much smaller size. Many customers come to us interested in small and compact SUVs because they want to get their families around town and throughout the Albany area, but they do not have space in their life for a bigger vehicle.
The Ford Escape has been an incredibly popular choice as a compact crossover for 20 years, and that means you will find a lot of them at your used car dealer. There have been four generations for the Ford Escape, so you will find plenty of options and different styles at your used car dealer. The most recent generation just kicked off for the model year 2020, so third-generation models from 2013 and later are likely to be the ones you find most often.
Third-generation models are an excellent choice for several reasons, including their range of powerful engines that include hybrid options. There was a mid-cycle refresh for the Ford Escape in 2016, so the latest models from this generation have updated styling and features throughout the interior. Look for a 4WD drivetrain for exceptional performance and excellent handling on rough roads all around Albany.
If you are interested in a crossover SUV but want something larger than the Escape, check out the Ford Explorer. Although it was initially designed as a true SUV, it has had a crossover design since 2011, which means most models you will find at your used car dealer are midsize crossover SUVs. A midsize SUV is an excellent choice if you need more room than you will find in a smaller model, but you do not want to go quite as big as a large or full-size SUV.
Most used Ford Explorers you will find will be from the fifth generation, which went from 2011 to 2019. That is a pretty wide range of years, and you can find a lot of different options and packages when looking at vehicles from nearly a full decade. Later-year models will give you the best features overall, including updated technology and active safety features that will help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.
There was a refresh for the fifth-generation models in 2016 and a second facelift in 2018, so keep an eye out for models from 2016 and later to find the best overall features. More powerful engines became available starting in 2016, so you will also get improved performance from these models. A late-year used Ford Explorer, fresh off a lease, is one of the best values you will find and provides you with a reliable midsize SUV that is a lot of fun to drive.
Chevy Silverado 1500
Although we are a Ford dealership, we can still appreciate fine vehicles from other manufacturers, and the Chevy Silverado 1500 is an excellent option if you are looking for a full-size, light-duty truck. The Silverado has been available for decades, so there are plenty of used models out there, though we suggest searching for ones from between 2014 and 2019, which was the third generation for the Silverado 1500. These pickups tend to have the best combination of features and affordability when looking at Chevy models.
In particular, we like the LT and LTZ trim levels for this generation of the Silverado, which keeps the price on the lower end but still gives you reliable performance. If you can find a model at your used car dealer with the 5.3L V8 engine that was available, then you will get a powerful truck that really delivers on everything the Silverado has to offer.
Of course, if you are looking for a full-size, light-duty truck, you cannot go wrong with the incredible Ford F-150. The Ford F-Series pickups have been the bestselling trucks in America since before the Reagan administration, and the bestselling vehicles overall for nearly as long. That means there are a vast number of used F-150s available, and with their proven track record of reliability and exceptional performance, you will find plenty of fantastic options at your used car dealer.
Since there have been many generations of the Ford F-150 just in the last few decades, we like to focus on models from the thirteenth generation, which started in 2015. These are fantastic vehicles that perfectly balance tremendous power with great fuel economy and a luxurious interior with amazing features. 4WD models of the Ford F-150 have been particularly popular, ensuring you not only have a ton of power at your disposal but that you will be able to handle rough roads and bad weather.
Quite a few different engines have been available in the thirteenth generation, so you will find varying degrees of power and performance. Be sure to look at the details of any model you are interested in to see what it can handle. And if you need even more power, then consider the Ford F-250 or even the F-350 Super Duty models for huge towing and payload capacities.
The Albany Lifestyle
Albany is an amazing place to live and work, with so much to do it can be hard to decide on just one option for the weekend. Living in such a gorgeous area, a lot of us here at DePaula Ford like to get outside and have some fun. That often means skiing in the winter, with Berkshire East Mountain Resort east of us in Charlemont, MA. There is also Gore Mountain, up in North Creek in the Adirondacks, which is a favorite for quite a few of us – and the perfect destination if you have a powerful 4WD pickup like the Ford F-150.
When the weather is nicer, we still like to have outdoor fun (perhaps even more so), and Cherry Plain State Park is one of our favorite destinations. Located east and just a bit south of us here in Albany, Cherry Plain State Park offers great campgrounds with plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and boating. We also like to head to Saratoga Spa State Park north of us and just south of Saratoga Springs, which has something for everyone: from hiking and fishing to golfing and even a performing arts theater.
DePaula Ford is Here for You
No matter where you are coming from, DePaula Ford is here for you. We are conveniently located near Central Ave and I-90 in northwestern Albany. But we are easy to get to from:
Saratoga Springs – Simply hop on I-87 and take it south until you reach the exit for Route 5 or Central Ave. Get off on Central Ave and turn left to head east, and you will find us a few minutes later on your left.
Schenectady – You can use Route 5 the entire way from Schenectady to get to us, or hop on I-90 and head east until Everett Rd. Get off the I-90 and turn right onto Everett Rd, then a moment later turn right onto Central Ave, and we will be on your right.
Nassau – Use Route 20 to get onto the I-90 and head west and north to Albany. Get off the I-90 after the Hudson River at Everett Rd and turn left to head south on Everett. A few minutes later, turn right onto Central Ave, and you will find us on your right.