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FLORIDA TODAY ❚ SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 ❚ 1E YOUR BREVARD AUTOMOTIVE MARKETPLACE Palm BayFordhas TheLargest SelectionofPre-Owned Vehicles By ANNE STRAUB ForFLORIDATODAY Everyone loves anew car –but not everyone can warm up to the price. That’s where pre-owned vehicles can save the day. Thanks toPalm Bay Ford’s extensive inventory, there’s acar on the lot for every taste and budget. “We’ve got the best inventory we’ve ever had,” said Jim House, pre-owned vehicle manager for the dealership. Asurge in new-car sales at Palm Bay Ford, just east of Interstate 95 on Malabar Road, has brought awealth ofhigh-quality trade-ins tothe dealership. The lot isflush with late-model trucks and SUVs in particular. “We can make great deals on these trades, House said. The dealership aims for atarget monthly payment of$200 to $300, asweet spot for many customers. Salespeople and finance department representatives can work with customers tomake the payment work for them, taking advantage ofthe flexibility ofthe many preowned cars available. In addition tothe huge selection of vehicles on site, the dealership has access to thousands of preowned cars through its online system of dealer partners. Even acar that rolled off the assembly line as recently asayear or two ago can offer significant savings. “It can be the difference of $100 amonth,” he said. He’s got plenty of 2017 models to choose from for customers who’d rather not spring for the 2018 version. All pre-owned vehicles have undergone amulti-point inspection by acertified Ford technician, and those that qualify earn the Ford Certified Pre-Owned distinction. The vehicles come with 24-hour roadside assistance and a12-month, 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty and a 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Palm Bay Ford is one ofthe Southeast’s top sellers ofthe vehicles. The dealership also offers Extended Service Plan vehicles, which come with a90-day, 3,000-mile warranty. Customers who choose can purchase more warranty protection. “You’ve got some peace of mind,” House said. Youalso have the assurance of working with qualified salespeople who care about customer service. “I’ve never been atadealership that had so much repeat business,” House said. He’s been in the car business for 30years and atPalm Bay Ford since 2011. “Nobody beats our bottom line price. Nobody treats you better,” he said. Visit the dealership at1202 Malabar Road SE or online at palmbayford.com. The Palm Bay store isopen from 8a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11a.m. to 5p.m. on Sunday.