Manufacturer Buyback

Farm Country Ford is proud to be among only a handful of dealers in the nation who participate with Ford Motor Company in their Manufacturer Buy-Back/Lemon Law Program.

Vehicles in this program are offered at prices substantially below their retail value. This is because Ford bought them back from the original owners, fully-inspected them, and made every necessary repair. In fact, those vehicles that cannot be fully repaired by the factory are recycled and never offered for sale to the public.

The great news for our customers is all Ford Buy-Back Vehicles come with the balance of the original factory warranty or a 12-month/12,000 mile warranty, whichever is longer.

All vehicles in this program were originally sold as new, though were subsequently returned to the Manufacturer because it did not conform to Ford's express warranty and either the nonconformity was not fixed within a reasonable time or the vehicle was repaired, though the original customer remained unsatisfied.


MYTH: All buybacks are defective vehicles.

FACTS: While it's true that vehicles repurchased by a manufacturer may need repairs to correct problems, that isn't always the case. Vehicles are often repurchased as a gesture of goodwill to maintain a valued relationship with a loyal customer. In other instances, parts may not have been available in a timely manner to fix a minor problem and the customer may ask the manufacturer buy back the vehicle. There are even cases where buyers will fabricate problems to get out of a vehicle if they know how to use the "Lemon Laws" to their advantage. And of course, there are times when a vehicle does have a legitimate mechanical problem that needs extra attention to correct. Regardless of the reason for a buyback, when a true problem does exist, the manufacturer not only wants to fix it, the company is required by law to fully correct any issues before the vehicle is offered for sale.


MYTH: What if the problem isn't fixed? I don't want to end up with someone else's headache.

FACTS: Let's face it - the last thing a manufacturer wants is to repurchase a vehicle. But when a repurchase is necessary, the manufacturer doesn't want to risk its reputation by failing to address the problem responsible for the buyback. You can be sure that any repurchased vehicle is inspected to ensure that the original problem has been corrected and that the vehicle is in premium condition before it is cleared for resale. As mentioned above, the balance of the factory warranty remains, and a new 12 months/12,000 miles warranty starts the day you buy the vehicle. With this and the option to extend that warranty coverage further still, the buyer can be sure that his vehicle meets or exceeds all manufacturer requirements.


MYTH: It would be hard to resell a manufacturer's buyback vehicle, especially if it is marked on the title.

FACTS: We are here to help when you do wish to sell or trade and our prevalence in this business gives us an excellent understanding and ability to maximize trade value. The vehicle may or may not have a marked title, AutoCheck, and/or CarFax. We provide all to you free of charge, the AutoCheck and CarFax are available on our website 24/7 when the vehicle is for sale. When the time comes to sell or trade-in your repurchased vehicle, you should expect to receive a discounted price just as you enjoyed the benefit of a discounted price when you bought the vehicle.


MYTH: Other dealers have told me to never buy a repurchased vehicle. Why?

FACTS: Remember that automotive sales is a competitive business and not all dealers are able to offer repurchased vehicles for sale. As a result, some dealers simply don't want you to know the real value that a repurchased vehicle can offer.

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