For more than 100 years, Ford has been making some of the best trucks on the road, designed for all of the daily needs of a truck owner. Whether you are looking for a hard-working model that can tackle any job or something sporty to take off-road while you enjoy the weekend, as your used Ford truck dealership, we will make sure you find exactly the right model. The best thing about shopping for a used Ford truck is that there is such a great range of fantastic pickups to choose from that we can help you with whatever you are looking for.
Choosing the right truck is certainly important, but choosing the right dealership is just as vital since the dealer you pick impacts the selection you will find, the ease of financing, and the kind of support you can enjoy in the long run. Here at Town and Country Ford, we pride ourselves on delivering a customer service experience that is second-to-none and always puts your needs first. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for in a truck, or you are just starting your search and feel overwhelmed, we are here to help. Come visit us at Town and Country Ford today to find out more, and let us show you how easy shopping for a used Ford truck can be.
There are a lot of benefits that come with choosing the right used Ford truck dealership, particularly having someone with knowledge and experience by your side throughout the entire truck-buying process. It all starts with our friendly salespeople who have a deep and thorough understanding of the industry and of the fantastic selection of used Ford trucks that we have available. This allows us to work with you, answer any questions you might have, and ensure you drive away with the right truck to meet your needs.
Our financing experts are here to assist you throughout the shopping process so you have a sense of what your budget will allow. We have pretty much seen it all before in terms of credit history and options, so we will do everything we can to help you find the best financing solution possible. Our experts work hard to make sure you understand what is happening throughout the entire process so that when you drive away, you have a clear sense of what your payments are and how to enjoy your vehicle without losing any sleep over it.
Once you drive away in your used Ford truck, our time with you is not over; however, as we believe building a lasting relationship with you is very important. Our certified service center and factory parts department allow us to assist you with anything you need while enjoying your pickup for many years to come. Whether you require routine maintenance and scheduled service or need more thorough repairs and work done, we will be here to help. Since our service professionals know your truck already, you can always be confident that you are bringing it back to someone familiar with your pickup.
Ford has been making amazing vehicles and has been a pioneer in the manufacture and sales of pickup trucks for more than 100 years. In a lot of ways, the history of Ford trucks can be seen as the history of this country in the 20th Century. It all goes back to the classic Ford Model T - although it was not a truck, people could easily make a lot of modifications to it. This resulted in customers buying the Model T, which was incredibly affordable thanks to the use of assembly-line construction, and then turning it into a work truck for use on farms.
Seeing the popularity of this option, Ford began selling a truck chassis in 1917, called the Model TT, which could be easily secured to the body or frame of the Model T. A few years later, in 1924, Ford offered their first factory-produced version and sold the Model TT as a complete truck rather than requiring that their customers provide the body for it. This was an incredibly popular option that continued in the years that followed: first with a Model AA pickup built on the platform of the Model A car, then with a Model BB based on the 1932 Model B car.
In 1935, Ford released the Model 48 as a follow-up to the previous Model 40, alongside the Model 50 pickup. This truck really paved the way for what would come later, thanks in large part to its impressive flathead V8 engine, and it was incredibly popular. The 1941 Ford showed a lot of promise, but Ford's manufacturing efforts largely shifted to supporting the American effort and forces in World War II.
As the 1940s began to draw to a close and the war was winding down, Ford put its energy and budget into designing a new truck to kick off the post-war era. The introduction of the first Ford F-Series pickup in 1948 essentially marked the start of the modern era of Ford trucks. Although there have been more than a dozen generations of the F-Series at this point, any modern Ford truck you find can trace its roots directly to this release of a post-war pickup.
One thing that is remarkable about the Ford F-Series is that it has had so many generations, most of which only last about five or six years at most. This is fascinating because it really showcases the push within Ford to create something new and better, to constantly innovate and build upon what they have done before, and deliver trucks every year that are as great as they can possibly be. This, in large part, is why the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in the US for so long.
The amazing legacy of Ford trucks, and the F-150, is a huge part of their success because Ford is always pushing to give their customers more. Just looking back at the last few decades and the generations that spanned them, we can see remarkable innovations in nearly every one of them. They could easily rest on their laurels at this point, but instead, they push to pave the way that every other brand chases to try to catch.
For example, the introduction of the F-150 Raptor in 2010 created a new powerhouse pickup for going off-road, with full-size capability and features that let it conquer the trail. Similarly, the redesign for 2015 could have simply been an aesthetic overhaul, but instead, the change to an aluminum body reduced its weight significantly, allowing for improved payload and towing capacities. We see this still, with bold additions like the all-new F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup that is changing what the industry expects from a truck.
Now in its fourteenth generation, the Ford F-150 is an iconic part of American automotive history, not to mention one of the most beloved and sought-after trucks on the road. This legacy is something many other manufacturers have chased after, but nothing can quite compare to the real thing. When you look for a Ford F-150 at a used Ford truck dealership, it is important to consider the different generations that have been available over the years and what they have to offer.
Following World War II, this generation launched the Ford F-Series, though it used a simpler numbering system starting with the F-1.
The naming system changed for this generation and introduced the Ford F-100, F-250, and F-350, with heavier-duty models offered as commercial trucks.
Although there were many exterior updates for this generation, the most important development was the addition of four-wheel drive as a factory option starting in 1959.
Marked by a significant redesign, this generation even offered a car-like unibody design instead of a separate cab and bed. A 1965 update introduced a twin-I-beam suspension.
The overall look and feel of this generation were much closer to a modern pickup, but it carried over many elements from the previous generation's 1965 update.
This generation used the same platform as the previous one but introduced a number of important upgrades. The F-150 was first introduced in 1975.
The seventh generation saw a full redesign to update the F-series for the 1980s. By 1983, the F-150 had become so popular that production of the F-100 came to an end.
Compared to previous years, there were no massive changes for this generation, though it did start the use of "Super Duty" for heavy-duty models.
This generation marked the introduction of the Lightning model in 1993, which offered a more powerful engine for boosted performance.
You could say that this generation ushered in the modern era for the Ford F-150, with the most dramatic redesign in many years. With this generation, there was a clearer divide between the light-duty F-150 and the Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models. This generation also saw the end of the twin-I-beam suspension that had remained in use for more than 30 years. For the 2001 model year, an updated SVT Lightning model was released with an incredibly powerful 380 hp engine that could go from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds.
It would have been easy for Ford to keep doing what they had already done up to this point, but the eleventh generation saw a major redesign on a new platform. This allowed for a larger interior, especially in the spacious crew cab models, making the F-150 an even more attractive prospect for a wide range of truck owners. Styling for this generation is very reminiscent of the modern lineup and set the stage for what was to come.
If you are looking at used models from this generation, note that there was an update to the engines for the F-150 in 2011, with improved performance and fuel economy. Also of note was the introduction of the Raptor model for 2010, which set a new standard for off-road performance in a full-size truck (more on the Raptor later).
With its thirteenth generation, Ford once again blazed a trail that other manufacturers would follow. This time, the F-Series was completely redesigned using aluminum for the vast majority of the body, which created a lighter pickup. The frame remained steel to ensure optimal strength, but the lighter body allowed for improved towing and payload.
Now in its latest generation, the modern F-150 continues to be the most popular truck in America, with no signs of slowing down. Though it received a facelift, the interior changes for this new generation got most of the attention thanks to a larger, 12-inch infotainment display, added functionality throughout, and a more luxurious interior than ever before. There are numerous powerful engines available, including the revolutionary PowerBoost hybrid, and any used model you find from this generation is going to offer an incredible ride.
Although it has been used in other parts of the world for different models, here in the US, the Ford Ranger was a smaller truck that has complemented the F-Series through few different generations. This is a great option if you want something a bit smaller than the F-150 while looking for the right used truck to meet your needs.
This first generation for the Ranger was a compact truck with a payload rating that could match Ford's smallest F-Series pickup at the time.
After ten years, the second generation featured a redesign that made the Ranger look more like its own model and less like a downsized F-Series truck.
This was the last generation for the truck for quite some time. Its overall appearance was similar to the previous generation, though it received numerous upgrades, especially in terms of power and performance. If you are looking for a compact used truck, then these are a great option. SuperCab models even featured a four-door design.
Completely redesigned and reintroduced as a midsize model, the current Ford Ranger is a fantastic choice for a lot of drivers. Smaller in size than the F-150, it still offers great performance and impressive power within its class. As a midsize model, the Ranger is a popular option for an off-road pickup, especially if you choose one with the available FX4 Off-Road package, which includes an off-road suspension.
The Raptor is the off-road-focused version of the F-150 and one of the most impressive off-road vehicles on the market. There have not been too many generations for it, so you do not have to go too far back when looking at models at your used Ford truck dealership.
As we mentioned before, the Raptor was first introduced in 2010 as part of the twelfth generation for the F-150. Initially called the SVT Raptor, similar to the SVT Lightning, this truck is an off-road gem that includes Fox Racing internal bypass shocks and incredible suspension travel. Despite its off-road design, the Raptor still has up to 8,000 lbs of towing capacity, so it is great for taking a boat or trailer out with you.
After a few years away, the Raptor returned in the midst of the thirteenth generation with the same aluminum body and light-weight design. Still featuring Fox Racing shocks, this model is amazing for hitting the trail and provides a nimble, comfortable ride on even the toughest trails. The 17-inch wheels feature 35-inch all-terrain tires, and available beadlock-capable wheels are perfect for crawling over boulders and similar terrain.
The most recent Raptor takes performance and off-road design even further thanks to amazing features like 37-inch tires available from Ford, the first time this has been offered. Even better, the Raptor now has coil spring rear suspension for an unbelievable driving experience both on and off the road. While you will not find many of these on the used market just yet, they are well worth it.