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Ford Motor Company is an automaker that was founded in Michigan in 1903 by Henry Ford and currently the fifth-largest carmaker in the world. The company currently produces more than 6.6 million vehicles per year.
Ford models available in Australia
There is a large range of Ford models available to buy in Australia, including a hatchback, sedans, SUVs, sportscars and commercial vehicles. These include:
- Ford Focus
- Ford Mondeo
- Ford EcoSport
- Ford Endura
- Ford Everest
- Ford Escape
- Ford Ranger
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Ranger Raptor
- Ford Transit
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How much does it cost to buy a Ford?
According to Redbook, the purchase price of popular Ford models are as follows:
- Ford Focus Trend SA Auto: $25,990
- Ford Transit 350L VO Manual: $49,490
- Ford Endura Trend CA Auto: $44,990
- Ford EcoSport Ambiente BL Auto: $22,790
- Ford Escape Trend ZG Auto: $33,490
- Ford Ranger XL Hi-Rider PX MkII Auto: $33,390
Other costs to consider
Some additional costs for you to consider before applying for a loan are:
- Repairs and servicing. You will need to pay for any maintenance or repairs on your vehicle, so it's important to try and keep your car in good condition to avoid expensive repairs in future.
- Fuel usage. You will need to cover the cost of any fuel you use, and this will be affected by how much you drive your car, as well as the fuel efficiency of the specific model you choose. The ATO defines a fuel-efficient car as one with a fuel consumption of less than 7L/100km, which means the Ford Focus, Ford Endura and Ford EcoSport would all be considered fuel efficient, whereas the Ford Ranger has a fuel efficiency rating of 7.8L/100km.
- Registration and insurance. You are legally required to register your vehicle, as well as take out compulsory third party (CTP) insurance, to use your car in Australia. There are also a number of optional insurance products to cover theft, fire and other damage, but these will vary in cost based on your driving history, age and gender.
- Stamp duty. You will also need to pay stamp duty when you purchase a new or used car, which will vary by state or territory. You can calculate the cost of stamp duty by using our calculator.
- Cost of finance. If you're using a car loan or alternative form of financing to help purchase your car, you will need to factor in the cost of the finance to understand the true cost of your vehicle purchase. See below for more information on your financing options.
What types of finance options are available?
- Secured car loan. If you're buying a new car or a used car that's under a certain age, you can use it as security against the loan. You will receive a lower interest rate than on an unsecured loan, and are generally more likely to be approved, as the loan represents less risk to the lender.
- Personal loan. If you don't want to use the vehicle as security against the loan, you can apply for an unsecured car loan or personal loan. You will generally get a higher rate and have access to a smaller maximum loan amount.
- Commercial hire purchase. This is an option for businesses looking to lease a vehicle for a fixed term. You generally have the option of purchasing the car at the end of your loan term.
- Novated lease. If you want to take advantage of tax benefits when financing your vehicle but the car is for personal use, you can consider a novated lease. It's an arrangement between you, your employer and a financier and allows you to pay for the vehicle out of your pre-tax income.
- Ford Finance. Ford currently offers dealer finance for both businesses and individuals.
What should you consider when choosing finance?
There are several factors to take into account when seeing what finance is available to you:
- Can I afford the repayments? Using a car loan repayment calculator can help you work out how much the repayments will be for each finance option and whether you can afford it.
- Do you want to own the vehicle? Not all financing options let you own the car from the outset. These options give you other benefits but it’s important to consider when picking the loan that’s right for you.
- How long do you want to keep the Ford? If you like new cars and usually get one every few years, some of the lease options give you the option of swapping for a new car at the end of the lease term. This may be an alternative to consider rather than purchasing a new car outright.
What you will need to apply for a loan
You’ll need the following to apply for a car loan:
- Financial statements. You must be able to show your income, which may require your payslips or bank statements, or if you’re self-employed, you’ll need to provide your tax returns. You’ll also have to detail your assets and debts.
- Identification. Requirements differ between lenders but you may need your driver’s licence, passport or Medicare card.
- Assets and liabilities. You must show your current assets and liabilities situation to your lender before getting approved for a loan.
You will also need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for a loan:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Before looking for finance, read our reviews of popular Ford models to help find the one that is right for you.