Excellent Ford dealership with a great staff and beautiful facility! If you're looking for a new or used Ford Lincoln vehicle stop by or call and ask for Vince G in sales.
I worked with Greg C. He saw us outside looking at cars, came out greeted us with a smile. He not only acknowledged me but my 2 girls as well. Was very educated about the car I wanted to purchase, he...Read Full Review →
Carman Ford was the best! They made the process of buying a new car seamless and stayed late to help us finalize the deal so that we could drive home our new car that night. I highly recommend them if...Read Full Review →
I have had a great experience buying my 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E at this dealership. Greg was very nice to work with as well as Dan and they respected the deal we had talked about in January at MSRP (...Read Full Review →
Excellent experience leading our new Expedition. Great price and customer service. Thanks Larry, Todd, Scott and Bob!
I've had a very bad experience at a previous for dealership on the west coast so I'm hesitant to go to a dealer any more. But Carman Ford renewed my faith in Ford. Or I should say Joey G in the servic...Read Full Review →
I worked with Greg C. He saw us outside looking at cars, came out greeted us with a smile. He not only acknowledged me but my 2 girls as well. Was very educated about the car I wanted to purchase, he is very professional, a people person and nice sense of humor. Everything went smooth and we drove off with our car. I would recommend Carman Ford to anyone, they even stayed open late to close my deal. Greg I thank you for being so Professional and engaging with my family as well. We stopped at another dealership before here and did not get this type of treatment. I thank you and Appreciate you. Rhonda
Carman Ford was the best! They made the process of buying a new car seamless and stayed late to help us finalize the deal so that we could drive home our new car that night. I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new car!
I have had a great experience buying my 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E at this dealership. Greg was very nice to work with as well as Dan and they respected the deal we had talked about in January at MSRP (which has become a rarity these days), they didn't try to sell me a bunch of other things I didn't need. It was a delight, my best experience ever with a car dealership. Thank you!!
I've had a very bad experience at a previous for dealership on the west coast so I'm hesitant to go to a dealer any more. But Carman Ford renewed my faith in Ford. Or I should say Joey G in the service department. He's kind, professional, organized, and knows his stuff. The first time I brought my car in they tried to fix it and later found out it wasent completely fixed. But now that they have it back they took care of it and made things right with me. I dont think enough people get credit for that. Its so easy for dealers to take advantage of you like this, but NOT CARMAN. they took care of me and I'm a happy customer. Thank you CARMAN and thank you JOEY G
Welcome to Carman Ford. As the leading name for clean, reliable used cars and the latest bold new Ford trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) here in New Castle, right down the road from Wilmington, and across all of Delaware, our team of friendly professionals can help you upgrade your daily commute in no time. Want to learn even more about how our history of quality service, affordable pricing, and stellar selection has turned Carman Ford into the name to beat here in Delaware for new Ford vehicles and outstanding used cars? Then follow along as we dive into some of the many reasons why so many of our friends in New Castle and Wilmington consider themselves Carman Ford customers for life.
Earning top honors, like DealerRater's 2022 Delaware Dealer of the Year award, requires a commitment to customer satisfaction that is second to none. Carman Ford understands this, which is why every facet of our dealership experience is designed to outshine the competition here in New Castle, down the road in Wilmington, and everywhere in between.
Of course, stellar service that always puts your needs first is simply built into our DNA. Starting all the way back in 1973 when Carmen Giacchino founded the Carman Auto Group, greeting every customer with a friendly smile and the know-how needed to assist them in getting the most out of their next vehicle purchase has stood as a foundational difference for Carman Ford. Today, this commitment to a stress-free shopping experience lives on in Carmen's two sons, Joe and Larry, who serve as the Vice President and President of the company, as well as Larry's three sons – all of whom joined the team after graduating from the University of Delaware with degrees in business.
Serving as the premier family-owned Ford dealership in all of Delaware also requires instilling this commitment to excellence across the entire organization. With this in mind, we've handpicked only the most qualified and friendly staff members to join the Carman Ford team. This ensures that you not only enjoy the most pleasant and satisfying experience possible when the time comes to purchase a used car or exciting new Ford here in the Wilmington area, but that you also roll off of our lot truly feeling like a member of the family.
Do you have your eyes on the latest new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs as you look to trade in your older vehicle and upgrade your time spent on the roads of Delaware? Then you have come to the right place. As the leading name in new Fords for sale here in the Wilmington area, it is safe to say that we have your dream vehicle ready and waiting for a test drive right now on our showroom floor.
For those who are in the market for a used car, our expansive selection also has you covered on this front. From Certified Pre-Owned Fords that offer up exemplary quality and like-new amenities to a host of options from this and other top manufacturers, we work hard to maintain the most impressive selection of affordable, reliable used cars. This way, there are never any questions regarding where you should shop for your next used car in the Wilmington area when the time comes to upgrade your daily driver.
Whether you are from right here in New Castle or driving in from somewhere else in Delaware, Eastern Maryland, New Jersey, or Southern Pennsylvania, you can shop with confidence knowing that Carman Ford is your home for the lowest possible price on a used car or great new Ford sedan, truck, or SUV. Your budget matters to us, so we always make it a point to pass along as much value as possible to you, regardless of which vehicle in our inventory piques your interest.
Going a step further, we also make getting financed in the Wilmington area a breeze. Whether you are upgrading into a new Ford, leasing the latest model straight off of the factory floor, or saving money with a reliable, affordable used car, our knowledgeable finance managers are ready and prepared to help you estimate monthly payments, consider loan options, and work hard on your behalf to secure the lowest interest rate possible. We know that every dollar in your budget is important, so you can kick back and relax with complete confidence in the fact that you have the leading team of finance professionals on your side during this integral process.
Now that you are up to speed with some of the many reasons why shopping with us is always the right call, it is the perfect time to leverage our years of expertise and join the constantly growing family of satisfied, happy Carman Ford customers that come from all across New Castle, Wilmington, and everywhere in between. To get the ball rolling on this front, all you have to do is give us a call at 302-323-2300 or stop by the next time you are in the neighborhood. Once you do this, it won't be long before you experience firsthand why so many of our friends across all of Delaware, Eastern Maryland, New Jersey, and Southern Pennsylvania have enjoyed all of the benefits that come with joining the Carman Ford family.
Yes. Buying a clean, affordable used car on our lot at a great price is easy. Simply browse our expansive online inventory and you'll see precisely why Carman Ford is the first name so many turn to in New Castle when the time comes.
Because so many other discerning car shoppers in New Castle turn to us first. For some, the allure of shopping with us comes from our outstanding selection of quality used cars and our affordable pricing that always puts your budget first. For others, our respectful team and a shopping environment that places a priority on your comfort and satisfaction serves as the cherry on top.
When paired with our plethora of positive customer reviews, the above benefits of buying a used car from Carman Ford make one thing readily apparent: You will always find the most enjoyable and budget-friendly used car shopping experience in New Castle at our friendly and clean used car lot.
Yes. Check out the latest deals on our used car specials page and see for yourself just how much we can save you on the stellar used car, truck, or SUV you've always wanted.
Absolutely. Whether you are celebrating a recent graduation, a new job, or you have a new baby on board, one thing always remains the same: We have the most fantastic prices in New Castle on quality cars, trucks, and SUVs. Our team takes an extreme amount of pride in delivering this massive amount of value directly to you during whichever major life event brings you to our showroom floor, so you can shop with confidence knowing that you really are getting the best price possible on the vehicle that piques your interest.
It's easy with Carman Ford on your side. We have helped thousands of used car buyers with this process over the years, and the best place to start is by considering the particulars of your unique situation. Are you interested in the utility of a pickup, the ample legroom of an SUV, or the eco-friendly gas mileage of a compact car or sedan to help lower the cost of fuel that comes with your daily commute?
Once you have spent some time pondering these questions, browse our expansive online inventory or call 302-323-2300. From here, we will be more than happy to assist you in exploring all of your options and help ensure that you drive away from our used car lot with a smile on your face and in a used car that suits you perfectly.
Yes. If you see a vehicle listed on our website, that means it has already passed our rigorous quality inspection process and is ready and waiting to impress you when you come in to take it for a test drive.
No. Your comfort and satisfaction are our primary focus, so you can shop with confidence knowing that you are in complete control of this process from start to finish. Our sales team has a sterling reputation based on our commitment to always doing right by local car shoppers, which is why so many individuals in New Castle proudly consider themselves customers for life.
We are dedicated to sourcing quality used vehicles for all of our customers, so let us know what you are in the market for and we'll get to work immediately on finding your preferred used car through our expansive dealer resource network. Use our handy used car locator service today and you'll soon find yourself driving home in your dream car, truck, or SUV.
Yes, and it only takes a couple of clicks to leverage the power of our useful comparison tool. For each vehicle you would like to compare side-by-side, click the button labeled "Compare" on the vehicle details page, or the comparison arrows icon for the associated vehicle on the list page you are currently viewing.
Once you are done selecting all of the vehicles you want to review, click the "My Compared Vehicles" button located in the toolbar at the top of every page on our site and then the option labeled "View Compared Vehicles". After doing this, you'll find yourself on a custom, private page generated exclusively for you that compares the important specs and details related to you hand selected assortment of vehicles that appeal to you.
All incoming used cars undergo a rigorous inspection process that ensures our vehicles meet — and exceed — your expectations. Holding our inventory to the highest standards possible guarantees that you enjoy peace of mind and comfortable travel.
Great question. A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a used car, truck, or SUV that comes with a warranty backed by the manufacturer, in addition to other premium services, like 24/7 roadside assistance. To earn this designation, the CPO vehicle must have less than a set limit of miles traveled and pass an in-depth multipoint inspection. As for used cars at Carman Ford, these offerings also undergo a rigorous inspection process to guarantee superb quality, in addition to providing you with access to the remainder of the factory warranty (if applicable) in terms of extended coverage.
Yes, and it only takes a moment to schedule an appointment. Call 302-323-2300 and we will get you on the books for a complimentary test drive of whichever vehicle piques your interest and offer guidance to you along every step of the way until you find the ideal car that fits your unique needs.
We highly recommend taking advantage of this complimentary service. Feeling good about buying a quality used car, truck, or SUV that will last you long into the future requires being completely comfortable with the vehicle that intrigues you. Our experts transportation consultants are happy to schedule a quick test drive so that you can proceed with confidence when the time comes to finalize this major decision.
Anytime during our normal operating hours. We always have a friendly and helpful car consultant available to help you find the right car or truck that fits your routine. Feel free to stop by at any convenient time for you, or give us a call at 302-323-2300 to schedule an appointment so we can be ready to drive the car you're looking at when you get here. Either way, you'll find that shopping at Carman Ford is always a pleasant and convenient experience.
Our team is always looking for new and exciting ways to provide even more value to our customers, so we would love to work with you and see if we can accommodate this request. We are always ready and waiting to go over important details regarding this process (including your proximity to our New Castle location, preferred delivery date, and vehicle weight), so call 302-323-2300 today and we will work hard on your behalf to find the best possible way to fulfill your desired vehicle delivery.
Yes. Transparency is a cornerstone of our car buying experience, so our friendly sales team is pleased to provide you with an accurate and up-to-date vehicle history report covering every vehicle that piques your interest in our inventory. Each used car sold on our lot adheres to a strict commitment to quality and reliability, so shop with confidence knowing that a complimentary, comprehensive vehicle history report that confirms this sterling standard is always available for you at Carman Ford.
We are committed to your satisfaction throughout each phase of the car buying process — even after you sign on the dotted line. Our team is only a quick phone call away, and we will do everything in our power to allay any concerns you might have regarding your recently purchased used car, truck, or SUV. This way, you can keep riding around New Castle in style and enjoy all of the benefits that come with upgrading your daily driver.
Yes, we proudly offer the latest exciting, feature-rich vehicles straight from Ford. As soon as you pick out your dream Ford vehicle, you can count on our friendly team to work out the details. If you're a new Ford shopper in New Castle, there is plenty to love about our blend of outstanding selection, premium service, and impressive financing.
Buying a new Ford from us is the easiest and most convenient way to get the biggest bang for your buck when upgrading into an exciting new vehicle. Known for their reliability, performance, and affordability, Ford vehicles are the cream of the crop in the automotive world and sure to turn heads here in New Castle.
Owning one of these fine automobiles is also the ultimate opportunity to save a ton of money and enjoy the confidence that comes with parking your dream car in your garage. If you're in the market for a major upgrade to your daily routine, come on in and we'll find a way to make it happen.
Yes. Ford wants you to be more than satisfied long after you roll off of our lot in your stunning new car, which is why each and every award-winning new Ford we sell comes with a plethora of protections via a copious warranty program. For more information about the warranty and safeguards that come with a new Ford, call 302-323-2300 or come on in to talk to one of our friendly consultants.
Yes. Getting you behind the wheel of the Ford you want is one of our favorite things to do. Every shopper comes from a unique financial background, so we take pride in being flexible with financing. Let us work our magic to find you a comfortable solution that works for you. It's easy, convenient, and we can get it done quickly.
This is a great question. Carman Ford has years of experience spotlighting the advantages related to these two choices, so here's a quick overview.
Buying a new car is a great idea if:
Buying used is probably the right call if:
Because you want to feel respects and choose from one of the best selections of reliable vehicles that in or around New Castle. Or because you want to take advantage of customer-first, affordable pricing. Maybe because leaning on the assistance of friendly professionals who can cater to your unique situation and help guide you through the search for the right vehicle is an invaluable asset to have on your side during this major moment in your life.
Simply put, because you — like other discerning shoppers — deserve to enjoy all of the benefits that come with shopping at the most trustworthy dealership in or around New Castle.
Buying a car from us is all about maximizing your return on this major investment. Our friendly sales professionals always put your needs first, and will help you navigate our expansive selection of reliable, affordable, and alluring cars and trucks. At Carman Ford, we've crafted a shopping experience that makes finding your perfect car straightforward and downright fun!
Carman Ford's current hours of operation can be found on our contact page. Our business hours are subject to change throughout the year based on seasonal considerations. We stay open long hours so that serving your travel needs is as convenient as possible.
We are always a phone call and typically just a short drive away. We stay vigilant in service and we are always ready to help you upgrade your daily driver. To make planning out a quick trip to our showroom floor even easier, you can find our official address for your GPS or map app.
193 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
With a quick and friendly phone call. Dial 302-323-2300 when you are ready to tap into the expertise of our team and we will help you get to cruising the streets in the perfect vehicle for you.
Carman Ford is committed to offering you the most competitive financing rates possible in New Castle. How do we do this? By working with lots of lending institutions and being flexible regarding your credit history, loan terms, and past financial hardships or considerations, we are able to provide access to impressively low rates that put you behind the wheel of your dream car and still keep your bank account happy along the way.
Want to learn more about your specific loan rate? It's easy, call 302-323-2300 today.
Yes. Nearly all car loans bundle the taxes, registration fees, and other expenses into the loan. This is a great way for savvy shoppers to reduce the upfront expenditure associated with buying a car and registering it.
Yes. We know that being flexible with financing additional services over time goes a long way toward making the car-buying process more convenient and relaxed for everyone.
If you would like to take advantage of optional upgrades when financing your next car, truck, or SUV, let us know when you come in and we will be happy to help you spread out the cost of over the term of your loan.
Yes. Carman Ford offers zero down payment financing to qualified buyers. Let us know that you want to consider this option when the time comes to apply for a loan and we will help you get it done.
Yes, we do it everyday. We work with lots of different lenders to help people from all walks of life get into suitable cars and trucks. We shop your loan on your behalf which pits the banks against each other and gets you the best possible rate, regardless of your credit history.
Yes. Connecting first-time buyers with the loan they need to purchase a new or used car is one of our many specialties. Call 302-323-2300 today and we will be happy to lay out how our approach makes financing easy and simple for newer and first-time car buyers.
Good question. We've helped many customers in this situation secure the financing they need to get into a reliable and affordable used car. Thanks to our easy loan application process, all it takes is a few minutes to get the process started. We can often leverage our large network of banks to find a trusted partner that will make an exception if your life situation has improved markedly since the hiccup.
Yes. Getting approved for the right loan as a person receiving disability and Social Security disbursements is a piece of cake with our helpful finance experts on your side. Many lending institutions consider these payments as sources of income when determining the type of loan you qualify for and the loan's total value — a crucial fact that greatly improves your terms when you are approved for financing.
Getting approved for a loan as a self-employed tax payer is a simple matter. Income verification will be the key to your success. Once we review a the documents that verify your income such as your tax returns, bank statements, or canceled checks, you'll find that getting approved is simple, straightforward, and convenient.
Yes. Starting a new job can be an exciting time. Let us help you make this big moment even sweeter by connecting you with the right loan on your next vehicle. Your employment status is just one of the myriad factors that go into the loan approval process, so if you recently upgraded into a better position at a new company you can apply with confidence knowing that our financing team are prepared to secure a great loan at the lowest interest rate possible.
Helping guide first-time car buyers through this important — and exciting — event is one of our specialties. Let our trustworthy and friendly team take the lead on this for you and you will soon see why so many first-time buyers in New Castle lean on us when the time comes to finance an affordable and reliable new or used car with budget-friendly payment.
Commonly called under water, or upside down, in an inequity position, or buried, our finance team has seen it before. We leverage many years of professional experience assisting shoppers through this situation. It starts with a fair offer to buy your trade-in.
We can typically roll any inequities into the new loan which means that we pay off the difference and you start a new loan on the new car. This way you can drive home in style in the car or truck that you really want.
Being employed is one of a host of factors that will go into any car loan approval process. Our team of experts can do what they do best and work hard to secure you the perfect loan for your unique situation, but you're still going to have to pay it back. Banks like to see a steady history of income and you'll need to be clear about your other sources of income and how you intend to pay back the loan without a job.
Yes. Securing access to seller-friendly offers on trade-in vehicles in New Castle starts with calling 302-323-2300 for a quick chat about your car. For shoppers who prefer to keep things digital, check out our friendly trade appraisal tool to request a quote on your trade-in vehicle and the insight of our expert team of vehicle appraisers.
With the utmost care and consideration. We make it a point to provide the most customer-friendly trade-in experience imaginable. We are happy to make a fair offer on any vehicle you want to trade toward your next car. This commitment to going above and beyond is why local car buyers shop with confidence at Carman Ford.
Yes. We are always ready and willing to buy your car for a fair amount and our check is good today.
Finding out if you qualify for loan is fast and has no impact on your credit score. Use our quick pre-approval tool.
If you prefer to work with your personal bank on the financing, we are eager to help you pick out the perfect car, truck, or SUV for you. Before you make your final decision, we would suggest that you connect with our financing team to see if we can find a better rate or more favorable terms.
The short answer? It's easy, convenient, and it's the best option. We employ a swift process that keeps your interest rate and fees low. We work hard to find the best loan terms and our team makes a point to keep you in the know from start to finish.
Conventional wisdom suggests that putting down 20 percent of the total cost of the car at signing is a smart idea. However, your unique situation may require something different, and that is always fine by us.
Gap insurance is an form of protection that provides insurance coverage for the remainder of your auto loan should an accident or collision completely total your vehicle. Gap insurance kicks in to safeguard your credit in the event of the total loss of your car and pays off the negative equity in your loan if you owe more than the depreciated value of your vehicle.
Gap insurance is a great asset to have on your side if you:
Having a co-signer can make getting approved for a loan easier because of the combined credit score, income, and financial history. To determine if this is the best fit for you, let our team of experts leverage their years of experience to provide a hand as you consider your options.
Walk-in customers are always welcome, come on in and sit down for a chat regarding your car loan financing options at a time convenient for you. You can also call ahead to schedule an appointment with a friendly team member.
We make the process fast and easy. Our goal is to get you behind the wheel of your dream car as soon as possible. You can count on us to have everything ready when you come in to pick up your new car.
The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is a tool used by lenders to represent the amount of money owed on your loan relative to the value of your vehicle. For example, if you currently have a loan for $15,000 on a vehicle that is worth $20,000, your LTV is 75%.
If you owe more than your current vehicle is worth, your LTV will need to be addressed. Carman Ford has decades of experience assisting car shoppers through this exact situation.
The payment-to-income (PTI) ratio is a percentage that describes your car payment in relation to your pre-tax income. As an example, if your monthly car payment is $300 and your gross monthly income is $3,000, then your PTI is 10%. Lenders usually look for a PTI that sits at around 15% when considering how large to make a loan, but this is just one of a host of factors that go into the process of securing the best financing options your unique situation.
The debt-to-income (DTI) ratio represents all of your monthly debt divided by your monthly income. Credit card payments, mortgage payments, and other recurring expenses are factored into this metric, which most lenders suggest keeping at or below 50%.
"POI" stands for proof of income and is a metric that helps our associated lenders verify your stated income during the loan application process. Some common examples of proof of income include:
"POR" stands for proof of residency and is a tool that aids our stable of high-quality lenders confirm your residency during the car loan application process. Some common examples of proof of residency include:
"APR" stands for the annual percentage rate. Typically referring to the interest rate of your car loan. This yearly interest rate is what you'll pay in addition to the amount you borrow initially, and can be fixed (unchanging for the duration of your loan term) or variable (may change over the life of the loan).
"ACV" stands for the actual cash value. ACV is used to describe the amount of money a car can be expected to sell for through the large auction networks right now. This is the amount that we can expect to recoup should we choose to sell your car at auction.
Yes. Transparency is paramount for our team. If you have any questions regarding specific inclusions within this agreement, the friendly and knowledgeable team member working with you will be happy to review and explain every line.
Yes. Leasing a new car at Carman Ford is all about having your cake and eating it too. We are proud to pair up an impressive selection of head-turning Ford vehicles with a leasing program that makes upgrading your daily commute a breeze. Simply stop by our showroom floor today or shop online and call 302-323-2300 whenever works best for you. From here, we will get you behind the wheel of the Ford vehicle you've been dreaming about in a flash, all at a low monthly price that fits your budget.
A new car lease gives you the opportunity to take to the streets of New Castle in an alluring and feature-rich new Ford at a cost that is often significantly lower than traditional monthly car payments. As part of this program, you'll enjoy all of the perks that come with owning your favorite Ford for a predetermined term length of time and/or number of miles traveled.
When this term reaches completion, you'll also have the flexibility to purchase this vehicle at a great price if you decide that you want to keep it. Leasing gives you options. The choice is always yours.
Financing a car places complete control in your hands for as long as you own your vehicle, while leasing is a temporary ownership arrangement that pre-negotiates the value of your car at the end of the lease. With a lease, you can switch into new cars every couple years and never be surprised by an unexpected dip in value. To determine which option works best for you, connect with us and we will layout the options in plain English which makes your decision easy.
This depends entirely on your unique needs and financial considerations. To help make the big choice between buying or leasing a vehicle easy and fun, here's an overview of the benefits.
You should lease a new Ford if:
You should buy a new Ford car if:
Call 302-323-2300 to tap into the insight of our experts and we'll help you make a smart decision on whether to finance or lease.
As far as your day-to-day experience goes, buying a vehicle from us or leasing one of our outstanding Ford offerings is exactly the same. Both options let you drive around in the Ford of your choice, and we'll always be here to provide you with the best service in and around New Castle when the time comes to bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance.
The only real changes come from a big picture perspective. Financing a new Ford gives you complete ownership of your chosen vehicle, while leasing comes with a fixed term of possession. At the end of this period, you can either upgrade into another new car with the latest tech and creature comforts, or you can purchase your current vehicle at the pre-negotiated buyout price if you're still loving your car.
Yes. We have a wide selection of Ford rental cars and trucks ready and waiting. Call 302-323-2300 today and we'll reserve the perfect vehicle for your travel needs. Focus on the fun stuff — like planning an adventure or getting the details right for your next big trip.
Because we provide you with outstanding service and an ample selection of Ford rental options, at the lowest rates possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts and our commitment to flexible scheduling ensures that picking your car up is always convenient.
Renting a vehicle from Carman Ford is a breeze. All we need to get this process started are a few things, which include:
Call 302-323-2300 once you have these items together and we will have you sorted out and scheduled to come in and pick up your rental vehicle right away.
This is a question that pops up quite often, and we want you to know that you always have options. Depending on your unique rental situation, a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) may be available to supplement full, transferable insurance coverage. To find out if this option is available and to rent one of our outstanding vehicles at an ultra-low price, call 302-323-2300 and a member of our rental team will help you learn even more about how a CDW can help you secure a great rental vehicle for your trip.