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Automotive Consumer Reviews For Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma Washington
buying used car seattle washington checklistPreparation proves the key to success. This is the philosophy you embrace, with every day meticulously analyzed, organized, and planned. You don’t believe in surprises. You instead believe in contingencies - which is why you’ll fuse your search for used cars with an inspection checklist.

To ensure that you find the perfect pre-owned platform, Sound Ford Renton recommends creating a comprehensive checklist - one that will allow you to examine every vehicle, noting advantages and potential disadvantages with ease. Observe the condition of each model’s:


Exterior - windshield and wipers, body panels, trunk and hood seam alignments, headlight functionality.

Tires - tread patterns, alignments.

Engine - battery terminal appearance, signs of leakage or spillage, presence of unexpected odors.

Suspension - body alignment, responses while cornering.

Interior - cabin and seat materials, condition of all mechanicals (including air conditioning, heating, stereo, and power windows), functionality of gauges and lights, alignment of doors.

Mechanical - brake responses, transmission responses, steering responses, locking mechanisms responses.

By assessing each of these elements, drivers can quickly identify the used cars that reflect their needs - sparing them the frustration of a poor choice.

Sound Ford Renton strives to provide our customers with the best used cars on the market. Bring you checklist by our lot to see all of your criteria met and expectations exceeded.
best month to buy used cars seattle washingtonYou are a bargain hunter - armed with coupons and determination as you stealthily track those elusive discounts. You seek savings; you demand deals; and you never wish to waste your hard-earned dollars. Every purchase is made with the greatest of care.

Why then would your search for a used car prove any different?

As the premier automotive dealer in the Pacific Northwest, Sound Ford Renton believes that every driver deserves power, performance, and savings - which is why we’re pleased to share this recent Popular Mechanics study, which highlights the best months to buy a used car:


November (26.9% More Deals).
December (23.5% More Deals).
January (16.4% More Deals).
October (12.8% More Deals).
February (6.0% More Deals).
September (3.8% More Deals).

These months - which span both the fall and winter - connect drivers to enhanced savings, with dealers trying to free their lots of excess inventories. This creates a flurry of promotions (such as Sound Ford Renton’s current events, which include our Machinist Union discounts, Boeing Employee discounts, and more). The possibilities are endless and the values are undeniable.

Allow us to prove that, offering you the rewards you deserve. Schedule a test-drive today in one of our many used cars and find the perfect price. 
best used car prices in Seattle WashingtonWe've all heard this said: “New cars depreciate as soon as you drive off the lot.” As it turns out, there's strong data to support that claim. 

The average new car loses 10 percent of its value as soon as you leave the dealership, according to Carfax. So a $25,000 car would instantly be worth $22,500 - even if you’ve only made it a mile down the road.

Things get worse after that. According to Edmunds research, the average new sedan loses a whopping $7,419 of its value in the first year of ownership. That’s more than the car loses in the next three years combined.

From a financial perspective, buying used just makes better sense. Cars last a lot longer than they once did (the average car on the road is 12 years old). If you buy a car that is just a couple years old, you’ll get a vehicle in like-new condition with modern technology and features for many thousands less.

If you’re in the market for a quality used vehicle, here are some tips:


-Buy in the “sweet spot”: Edmunds data shows you get the most bang for your buck when you buy a car in its second year and keep it for three years. You’ll buy at a deep discount and sell before too much additional value is lost.

-Consider a certified pre-owned: These gently-used and low-mileage cars have been thoroughly inspected and refurbished. Most come with a warranty lasting up to five years and 100,000 miles for further piece of mind.

-Get a vehicle history report: It helps to know your vehicle’s past. Has the car been in an accident? Is the odometer reading accurate?

If you’re ready to shop used cars, visit our Sound Ford dealership in Renton, Washington or browse our extensive inventory online. If you have questions, we’re happy to help.
2014 used Jeep Wrangler in SeattleThe Jeep Wrangler is one of the nation’s most popular vehicles. The Wrangler ranked No. 9 on the list of best-selling SUVs in the first half of this year, falling just behind sister vehicles Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Wrangler is all about adventure, whether you’re actually off-roading or just cruising around the city streets. We all know this rugged vehicle can handle any terrain - mud, sand, mountains or snow - but it’s also fun to drive. Take the top off on a sunny day and let the wind blow through your hair.

Used Jeep Wranglers - A More Affordable Option

New Wranglers start at about $24,000 and the price quickly shoots up as you add features. The Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon or the Wrangler Unlimited Backcountry can easily cost more than $40,000 with upgrades.

If you’ve always wanted a Wrangler but can’t spend that much, consider a gently used or certified pre-owned (CPO) model. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler in particular is appealing because it offers virtually everything a new model does for thousands less. Most 2014 models still look and feel new.

Jeep CPO vehicles have been thoroughly inspected and vetted. They must be less than 5 years old with no more than 75,000 miles. They offer an all-inclusive warranty for 3 months and a 7-year powertrain warranty. They also come with 24-hour towing and roadside assistance, a three-month subscription to Sirius XM radio, a car-rental allowance and a Carfax vehicle history report.

2014 Wrangler Features and Options

In a recent review, Autotrader praised the 2014 Jeep Wrangler for its rugged off-roading capabilities, powerful V6, the large number of available configurations, the 3-piece removable hardtop and many convenience options.

Some optional 2014 Wrangler features you might appreciate include: a body-colored hardtop, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, a powered subwoofer, tubular side steps, navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, remote starting, leather interior, heated seats and more.

If you’re ready to take a look at the 2014 Wrangler, stop by Sound Ford in Renton, Washington for a test drive or browse our extensive selection of used vehicles.

Used 2012 Cadillac SRX in SeattleSUVs are rising in popularity once again. The largest U.S. automakers reported a 15 percent jump in SUV sales in 2016, while sales of large and mid-size sedans fell 11 percent over the year. 

With gas prices back down to sane levels, consumers are once again appreciating all the perks SUVs offer: increased safety, comfortability and versatility. SUVs are ideal for large families, road trips, hauling and off-road adventures.

If you’re in the market for a used SUV, make sure you check out the 2012 Cadillac SRX. In a recent review, Autotrader praised the 2012 SRX for its power, performance, features, design and much more.

Here are four reasons you just might fall in love, too:

High-tech features - Luxury features come standard with the SRX. Look forward to Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, OnStar with turn-by-turn directions and so much more.

Optional luxury features include a 10-speaker DVD audio system, a two-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system with headphones and a navigation system with a 7-inch touch screen.

Sleek design - No one designs vehicles with more attention to detail than Cadillac. This 2012 SRX is beautiful, both in form and function.

In addition to a sleek and attractive interior and exterior, distinct finishing touches include Sapele wood interior trim, a heated leather-and-wood steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel with remote audio controls, heated power front seats, chrome roof rails and more.

Affordability - The 2012 SRX offers luxury at an affordable price. List prices vary based on features and condition, but they start as low as the mid-30s. The SRX is also more fuel efficient than larger SUVS, getting up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 17 miles per gallon in the city.

Safety - The 2012 Cadillac SRX earned a highest-possible five-star crash rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Safety features include anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes; traction and stability control; and dual front, overhead and front-seat side airbags.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2012 SRX or view quality Cadillac used vehicles, contact the friendly sales staff at Sound Ford in Renton, WA or stop by for a test drive.

used ford fiesta for sale seattle washingtonThere are cobwebs in your wallet. You shake them out, dismayed as no spare change tumbles after them. You have no funds to spare - especially for that sleek little speedster tucked at the corner of a dealership. It’s a chrome-clad beauty, but you feel your shoulders hunch beneath the weight of its price. You can’t afford it.

The Sound Ford team believes that exceptional power shouldn’t demand an exceptional cost. That’s why we‘re pleased to share this list of Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Coolest Cars Under $20,000’, showcasing budget-friendly performance for every driver.


2016 Ford Fiesta
2016 Chevrolet Sonic
2016 Honda Fit
2016 Fiat 500
2016 Hyundai Veloster
2016 Kia Soul
2016 Volkswagen Golf
2016 Jeep Renegade
2016 Honda Civic
2016 Mazda3

With its dynamic styling and hatchback versatility, the 2016 Ford Fiesta proves an ideal addition to the Kelley Blue Book list. Its 1.6L Ti-VCT engine yields 197 HP, ensuring spirited performance; and its EcoBoost technology maximizes every drop of fuel, promising up to 33 miles-per-gallon on the highway. It’s sport-tuned and rally-ready.

It’s also affordable, making it an ideal option for those searching for savings.

To learn more about the 2016 Ford Fiesta - as well as the other platforms recognized by Kelley Blue Book, including the Honda Civic, Jeep Renegade, and Kia Soul - contact us today.