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2010 North Main St., Shelbyville, TN, 37160

Used Car Dealer In Shelbyville

If you are looking for the perfect used car dealer in Shelbyville, visit us at Newton Ford South. With an inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Fords and used models from manufacturers like Chevy, Nissan, and GMC, you will always find the perfect model for your needs, budget, and personal style. Our helpful team will work hard to find you the model that checks all the right boxes while we make sure you stick to your budget. Have lots of questions to ask when it comes to buying a vehicle? Don't worry, our staff will walk you through everything you want to know, so you know you are making the right choice.

We know that the decision to pick the right model is a tough one, so we've gathered all the information you need to know before visiting our lot to make the right decision. Check it out and then come see us at our location in Shelbyville; you'll be driving off the lot in your used car in no time!

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Perfect Used Cars for Small Families or Commuters

When you need a vehicle that needs to provide the dual duty of getting you to work every day and/or a vehicle that serves as a family car, you need a car that is comfortable and has great fuel efficiency. For daily commutes, you don’t want to drive a large SUV or truck. Even the smallest SUVs tend to be thirstier than any sedan, so you’re better off looking at cars or wagons to save on gas.

You may want to consider a Ford Fusion hybrid that was built between 2013 and 2020. These models have excellent fuel economy ratings that could save you hundreds at the pump every year. To give you an idea of fuel economy ratings, 2017 through 2020 models got up to 43 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway. Ford Fusions have comfortable and spacious interiors, are known for their excellent ride quality, and tend to be luxurious in materials and convenience features. Fewer visits to the gas station are a big plus when you tend to do a lot of driving!

If you prefer having an SUV-style vehicle that gets better mileage, you could try a Subaru Outback. This rugged little wagon is known for its reliability and holds its value over a long period of time. Enjoy the freedom of having the symmetrical all-wheel drive system, known for its stability, efficiency, and responsiveness. 2019 models will come equipped with one of two engines, a 2.5L or a 3.6L. If you are looking for the most fuel-efficient option, the 2.5L engine will get you up to 25 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. The most recent sixth generation started in 2020, so you may want to shop for fifth-generation models built between 2015 and 2019 to find a great deal.

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Perfect Used SUVs or Minivans for Larger Families

Large families need a lot of space for both passengers and cargo. If you actually need to use all three rows of seats in a vehicle, you want room in the trunk area for all the groceries you need to buy, the strollers and diaper bags, or sports equipment you haul with you every day. We know not everyone wants to drive a minivan when a three-row vehicle is needed, so three great Chevy alternatives are available as SUVs.

If you want a more fuel-efficient SUV, the Chevy Traverse is a great option for you. The Traverse has comfortable seating for seven or eight and has a larger cargo area than rivals like the Toyota Highlander. If you need it, the Traverse has a towing capability of about 5,000 pounds. The most recent generation of the Traverse started in 2018, and the first generation went from 2009 to 2017.

For even more space, the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are much larger SUVs that offer both more luxurious interiors with more conveniences like rear-seat entertainment, powered accessories, and the capability to tow campers or boats. With room for eight or nine passengers, the last generation of these two SUVs lasted from 2015 to 2020––they were redesigned for 2021 as part of the new fifth generation.

If you’re looking for a minivan, the Honda Odyssey is one of the best available on the market. The Odyssey drives like a car, offers all-wheel drive for excellent handling, and has room for seven or eight passengers. A recent redesign in 2018 makes for a great new generation that has lots of tech and safety features available.

Perfect Trucks for Work

With a top-selling sales record of over 40 years, the Ford F-150 is a clear choice for buyers seeking a work truck. Most Ford truck buyers will tell you their trucks are just as tough as Ford markets them to be, and they last for many years even when they take a beating. The thirteenth generation lasted from 2015 to 2020, in which time most buyers can expect to find smartphone connectivity in their trucks to make time in your moving “office” easier. Ford offers one of the most fuel-efficient trucks in production and comes in a wide variety of options that span from basic work trucks with vinyl surfaces to luxurious, plush interiors for those who need their truck for long trips and towing.

Another best-selling truck is the Chevy Silverado, which is known for its reliability and capability. Ford and Chevy have been going toe-to-toe for decades in a truck rivalry, and the Silverado has its place in the market as a tough truck that can handle hard work. Even though the Silverado is a youngster in comparison to the F-150, it has many attributes in its customizable choices of cab, bed, and engine options. Like Ford trucks, you can find a Silverado with a basic work truck interior that’s easy to clean or go all out with premium features. The third generation of the Silverado lasted from 2014 through 2018 if you are looking for a used truck with the most up-to-date features.

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Perfect Used Trucks for Fun

Off-roading trucks are becoming more and more popular, and there are certain brands that off-road enthusiasts tend to choose for their durability and capability to handle tough terrain and rock crawling. When it comes to taking your truck on trails made for challenging your vehicle for the fun of it, you need a truck that comes with special equipment like a tuned suspension, shocks, towing hooks, and good ground clearance.

One such truck is the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which comes with Fox shocks, skid plates, and a raised ride height, among other off-road-ready attributes. It’s an off-roading favorite, with the most recent generation going back to 2016.

Again, we have to choose a Ford truck that will handle just about anything when you hit the trail: the Ford Raptor. With good departure and approach angles, skid plates, tow hooks, and an excellent suspension, the Raptor is a beast at handling off-road conditions. Rock crawling and uneven terrain are this truck’s comfort zone, especially if you find a more recent Raptor with feedback from wheel articulation located in the instrument cluster.

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