Used Ford Cars: Unmistakable Quality

Henry Ford is credited with starting it all back in the early 1900s with the first moving assembly line. This simple idea made automobiles affordable to the middle class and paved the way for the many car companies that would come later. Not only that, but the research and innovations of Ford himself continued to challenge standards in the industry. This includes everything from child-proof door locks to the first rear seat belts to breakthroughs in superconductivity.

The 2000s has especially exciting for the Ford Motor Company. Crossover SUVs made from unibody car platforms and hybrid technologies for models like the Escape are just some of the modernizations these cars have undergone. With models as diverse as the classic Mustang to the adorable Focus all the way to the robust F-350, these vehicles are the backbone of the American landscape.

Our inventory at SRQ Auto is as versatile as Ford's is, with over 100 cars, SUVs, pickups, and crossovers available. All of our used and certified pre-owned vehicles are hand-picked to ensure their quality and reliability. When that is combined with the experience of a manufacturer like Ford, why would anyone go anywhere else for their next purchase? Visit us today to discover what's in stock. 

Used GMC Trucks: An American Classic

GMC is best known for its many trucks as part of the General Motors family. Though the auto manufacturer has delved into crossovers and SUVs, their trademark has remained faithful to their great pickups. Though GM was founded in 1908, it wasn't until 1912 that the first truck appeared at a New York International Auto Show. Starting in the 1920s, GMC's similarity to Chevrolet has been uncanny. Since they're both GM, this makes a lot of sense.

However, since the late 1990s, GMC has made significant changes to its lineup so that it can be easily differentiated from Chevys. As with other GM automobiles of all types, there is no question as to the powerful grip they have on the road and in hearts. Whether looking for a light-truck to haul equipment or to take on trips, test driving a GMC truck should be at the top of your list.

At SRQ Auto, we sell only the best quality pickups we can find. Buying a well-maintained certified pre-owned GMC truck gives you all the benefits of the brand, but without the high cost. Take a look at our virtual showroom to see all of the used vehicles we have on our lot. Give us a call to make an appointment for a test drive or just come on down any day of the week. 

Used Hyundai Cars: Innovative Style

Not only is Hyundai the largest car manufacturer in South Korea, but the third largest in the world. Though founded in 1947, its first model, the Pony, was only released in 1975. Even though sales were climbing in other countries, the first Hyundai car to reach the U.S. was the Excel in 1986. As the sales increased, engineers have developed their own technology, including a one-of-a-kind transmission and four-cylinder engine.

The 2000's have been an exciting time for Hyundai automobiles. High fuel-efficiency, comfort, and reliability have all turned models such as the Elantra, Sonata, and Santa Fe into award-winning vehicles. With the release of Genesis, their luxury sedan, Hyundai continues to gain popularity. Though their cars, crossovers, hybrids, and SUVs are affordable, purchasing used helps make these quality vehicles even more accessible.

The certified pre-owned cars that we bring to our lots have all been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics that they are at their best. There is no reason to go anywhere else in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota, and Manatee area! Look through our virtual showroom to discover what we have in stock. See something you like? Call to make an appointment or visit us today to take it out for a test drive. 

Used Jeep Cars: Classic SUVs

Jeep owners will all tell you that there is life before driving a Jeep and life after. Whether you're just looking for an SUV that is higher off the ground or plan on utilizing that 4x4 power to go off-roading every weekend, Jeeps are a unique breed. They are made for road trips and for conquering the outdoors, but can also get you wherever you need to go in the city. For those who are more mechanics savvy, customizing any Jeep model is an addicting hobby.

As a car company, Jeep is relatively new on the civilian market. Manufacturing of the original Bantam BRC prototype for the military began in 1941, and by 1945, they were introduced to the market. Throughout the years, the brand focused almost solely on light sport utility vehicles, even though it has been part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company, formerly the Chrysler Group. Their popularity hasn't faded, though, so that their signature grille can be spotted tens of feet away.

What's great about Jeep, though, is that they're great certified pre-owned and used too! We take pride in the many vehicles that are on our lot and inspect them thoroughly before they get a price sticker. Our mechanics are ACDelco certified to ensure that they provide all of our customers with the best maintenance and repair services. We also install various lift kits so if you're looking to customize, we've got you covered for that too!

Used Kia Cars: Stylish and Reliable

Kias are the second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea. In fact, the name Kia and their logo roughly translate into “to come out of East Asia.” With headquarters in Seoul, Kia was founded in 1944. Though the company began by manufacturing bicycle parts and steel tubing, it has grown tremendously. With a plant in Georgia that opened in 2010, the brand has gained much attention and appreciation by drivers all over the world. Kia was also ranked number one by J.D. Power and Associates for reliability in 2016.

While a new Kia has its perks, purchasing used or certified pre-owned is a great option too. Cars, SUVs, and crossovers like the Borrego and Optima are packed with features that make driving a breeze. With stylish lines that speak of attention to detail and an extensive list of safety features, it's no wonder this brand has become so successful. You could be driving a Kia home today by visiting our lot!

Come by, seven days a week, to discover all of the models we have in our inventory. With over 100 vehicles in stock, we're sure our friendly sales staff can find you the best one. We specialize in working with folks who have bad credit or no credit all, so don't let your past stop you from buying a car. Visit us today and let us get you the wheels you need. 

Used Lincoln Cars: Timeless American Luxury

As the luxury division of the Ford Motor Company, there is no question about the quality of Lincoln sedans and crossovers. With their sleek lines and vigorous engines, they can seem out of reach for many. Luckily, at SRQ Auto that is not the case. Our certified pre-owned and used inventory is filled with gems like the MKX at reasonable prices. We offer financing for people with all credit profiles, from good to subprime, so that such beauty can be yours in no time at all.

When father-son duo, Henry and Wilfred Leland, opened up the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917, they started out by manufacturing aircraft engines. By 1922, though, it had been bought by Ford and was intended to compete with another luxury brand, Cadillac. As both brands flourished, Lincoln models took on a flair of their own. Memorable cars include the Police Flyers of the 1920s that had four-wheel brakes. That feature was only released to the public two years later.

Lincoln has spearheaded the coupling of luxury with customization. By the 1920s, models stopped changing every year because customers would often buy two models and change their body work to reflect their differences. Much like other car companies, Lincoln saw a rebirthing in the 21st century, which gave rise to a more versatile lineup. For folks looking for a smooth ride both inside and out, Lincoln is the perfect brand. 

Used Mazda Cars: Perfect For The Day-To-Day

The name Mazda is inspired by both the name of the car company's creator, Jujiro Matsuda, and Ahura Mazda, which means God in Avestan. The company began as the Toyo Cork Kogyo in Hiroshima, Japan, in early 1920. By 1931, the company had switched from making tools to vehicles and introduced the Mazda-Go autorickshaw. Though all autos from that point onward were named Mazda, it wasn't until 1984 that the name wad officially adopted.

In the 1960s, Mazda developed the Wankel rotary engine to differentiate itself from competing Japanese automobile manufacturers. This got the attention of drivers, as both rotary-powered and piston-powered models were being shipped worldwide. When they joined forces with the Ford Motor Company in 1974, their development included a wider range of vehicles. From there, they have become a definitive manufacturer in the auto industry.

Since the early 1990s, Mazda has gone from having dozens of similar models to narrowing them down to a decently-sized lineup. These vehicles combine ergonomics with a unique sporty style that is a crossover from their years of making race cars. They also become even more affordable when purchased used or certified pre-owned. Go ahead and browse our virtual showroom to discover the many options in our inventory or come by to test drive your favorite model today. 

Used Mercedes-Benz Cars: Opulence At Its Best

From inception, Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been at the forefront of confident ingenuity without sacrificing comfort and elegance. These sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and trucks have all been priced accordingly. However, in today's used and certified pre-owned market, it is possible for nearly anyone to own such polished cars. We have over 100 autos on our lot, including the more refined models that are sure to get your neighbor's appreciation.

No matter what you're looking for, we can find a model that matches your lifestyle and your budget. That's because we specialize in working with people who have less than ideal credit histories. Whether you've made a few mistakes in the past or are working to rebuild your profile, we will assist you to find a loan. With the opportunity to own a hand-picked Mercedes, it's worth taking a walk through our showroom.

And now for some trivia about this world-renowned manufacturer. The first gasoline-powered automobile was on the road in 1886 and was invented by Karl Benz. By 1901, the first Mercedes car was marketed in 1901 and was named after Austrian entrepreneur Emil Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes. It wouldn't be until 1926 that the most creative minds got together to create Mercedes-Benz. Since then, their vehicles have been a standard in what affluence can afford. 

Used Mitsubishi Cars: Inventive and Dependable

Mitsubishi is the sixth largest Japanese automaker and has a long history in being at the forefront of this market. The first vehicle produced dates back to 1917 with the Model A. It was built entirely by hand and seated seven, but was discontinued four years later because it was too expensive to continue producing. In 1937, a prototype sedan for military use was built, named the PX33. This was the first passenger car built in Japan with four-wheel drive.

The first mass market sedan engineered by Mitsubishi, the 500, was made available in 1953. In an effort to expand into the global market, a new partnership was created between Chrysler and Mitsubishi in the '70s that lasted until 1992. Since then, they have partnered with other groups, most notably Renault-Nissan. As their sedans, crossovers, hybrids, and SUVs continue to roll out of factories, they adorn the streets of towns and cities across the U.S.

Purchasing a pre-owned Mitsubishi is not worth it just because of the price. These are vehicles that are known for their high safety standards, smooth ride, and stylish exterior. No matter why you're choosing to buy used, know that we have top-notch models on our lot. And not just Mitsubishi either: we have over 100 cars in stock so to help you find the best vehicle that matches your needs. Visit us any day of the week to find your next perfect car. 

Used Ram Trucks: Power That Never Stops

The history of Ram as a separate brand from Dodge is relatively new. In fact, the current ram's head logo for these trucks used to be Dodge's. Since 2010, the brand focuses on light to mid-weight pickups but is still part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. As a separate division, there is an opportunity to specialize in and prioritize the needs of truck aficionados. Ram pickups have won numerous awards, including truck of the year, so that it is no wonder these vehicles are so sought after.

The first-generation Ram vans and trucks began to populate the road in 1981. Though the nomenclature remained consistent with other manufacturers, there were changes made to the body work, such as squared-off body lines and wraparound tail lamps. Most significantly, though, were the improvements to the engine and transmission that has forever left its stamp on the auto industry. The impact, for example, of the 5.9 Cummins engine has been and continues to be an indication of greatness.

With all of that strength, there is no question as to why they are best-sellers. Models continue to improve year to year, and they are priced accordingly. For those worried about not being able to afford such capabilities need not: at SRQ Auto, we will do everything we can to get you into a truck you'll love. Whether it's for a work site or because trucks are just so cool, we're sure to have what you need in our inventory. 

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