Take Advantage Of Ford College Grad Incentive Program

Many of the people who walk through our doors, and will walk through our doors in the days, months, and years to come, are college students and recent college graduates. All of them are looking for an affordable, reliable vehicle to help them get to and from class and work while also allowing them to run errands and accomplish daily tasks.

I'm a College Grad!

We know how important it is to have a vehicle nowadays; we also know it can be difficult for college students to afford a reliable vehicle, whether that is the Ford F-150, the Ford Escape, or the Ford Ecosport, when they are already paying for school. That is where the College Grad Incentive Program -- Ford Drives U -- comes in.

Whether you are going to University of the Pacifica, San Joaquin Delta College, or California State University Stanislaus you may be able to take advantage of this incentive program.

The Differences Between Buying and Leasing

If you are eligible then you may find yourself wondering whether to pursue buying a car or leasing one. What's the difference between these two options, though?

When you buy a car, you generally have to take out an auto loan for it. You pay down the loan until it is completely repaid; however, you own the vehicle and you control how often you service it and drive it.

When you lease a vehicle, you are paying a predetermined monthly amount. You do not own the car and leases do come with mileage parameters; however, if you do not drive a lot (or if you only need a car for a specific purpose) leasing can be more affordable on a monthly scale than buying a car.

How Do I Know If I'm Eligible.

You are eligible for this program if you are an active college or trade school student, an active graduate student, a recent college graduate (within 3 years of graduation), a high school senior (or recent graduate) with a letter of intent to attend a university that qualifies, or a college student internship participant.

Ready to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about our selection of vehicles, we invite you to visit us at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford. Our team would be happy to help you with all of your automotive needs.

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