DeLong Ford

First Time Car Buyer Program near Wilmington, IL

First Time Car Buyer Program near Wilmington, IL

If you’re excited at the prospect of purchasing a vehicle for the very first time, DeLong Ford is here to help you however we can, every step of the way! We have a huge inventory, an intuitive website, and a team of friendly individuals who are all available to assist you in any way possible. Whether you have a specific question or are just trying to decide how to start your search, you can contact us at 815-981-4391.

Do I Qualify For a First Time Car Buyer Program?

We always want to offer our customers all the discounts and deals that we can. However, there are a few specific criteria you have to meet in order to qualify for this particular program. The first of these is that you can’t have previous auto credit history on your credit report—this would mean that you’re not a first-time buyer! We’ll also need to see several months of verifiable income from your current place of employment, or the same from a qualified co-buyer who’s helping you acquire your vehicle. Finally, to complete your purchase, you’ll need to have some money saved up to use as a down payment on the model you want!

What Should I Bring to DeLong Ford?

When you’re feeling ready to visit us in person, you’ll want to bring a few things with you to ensure that we can get you started as easily as possible! First of all, don’t forget to bring a valid Driver’s License. Next, we’ll want several references including names, addresses, and phone numbers, along with several of your most current pay stubs. This sounds like a lot, but most first-time buyers don’t have established credit, so we need to verify that you have the necessary income to afford whatever vehicle you end up deciding upon. Finally, bring your Social Security card with you, or otherwise make sure that you have the number memorized for when we begin to complete your Finance Application.

Inventory

Now that you’re fully prepared to pay us a visit, you can kick back and enjoy browsing for the model that might be perfect for you! We have a wide range of both new and pre-owned vehicles, so we’ll be able to find something that matches your needs and your price range. If you’re just joining the work force, purchasing a fuel efficient ride is a great idea. We’d recommend reliable SUVs such as the EcoSport, or a sedan like the Taurus. If you need some extra room to transport you and your friends, the Escape is a long-time favorite of many drivers. Finally, if you’re really looking for a powerful workhorse, the F-150, F-250, and beyond are all incredible pickups that are prepared for whatever you have in mind.

What are you waiting for? Come to DeLong Ford and take advantage of our first time car buyer program near Wilmington, IL! You’ll have the keys in your hand before you know it!


Contact Information


Sales Hours

(815) 981-4391
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

We Have Plenty of Great Automobiles!

Testimonials

"Awsome to work with! "

Matt S
DEALERRATER
10-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I currently had a GMC Sierra that was leased and was maturing in December. I started to look around and fell in love with the Ford F-150s. I was looking at a few online at other deals then came across this dealer and decided to go for a visit. Brenda helped me out tremendously with the entire process and made me feel comfortable and like family. I recommend anyone to go to Delong Ford and deal with Brenda. You will not be disappointed. Also, the finance manager Woody was very professional and very quick in the paperwork. I give this dealer and staff a 10/10. Thanks again Brenda & Woody!

"Another satisfied RETURN customer"

troyal1211
DEALERRATER
10-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have purchased 2 vehicles from Woody. Both experiences have been 100% painless. If he’s still in the business when it’s time to buy again, I will be calling him!

"Great as Always"

Nana C and Papa B
DEALERRATER
10-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service is always prompt and professional. I am always satisfied with my results. The employees are friendly and courteous. I always recommend DeLongs to other people in need of vehicles or service.

"good experience"

delong
DEALERRATER
10-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I found the staff at DeLong ford to friendly and courteous, also they were priced the best in 200 mi. radius of my town (Vandalia Il). thank you BJ Johnson. I would have gave 5 stars, but the truck could have been cleaner.

"I’ve purchased several vehicles from Delong Ford and Mike..."

Rob
DEALERRATER
10-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve purchased several vehicles from Delong Ford and Mike Woods. Every time they have been easy to deal with and treated me fairly. I highly recommend Mike when looking for a car.

I've purchased several vehicles from Delong Ford and Mike...

Rob
CARS
10-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I've purchased several vehicles from Delong Ford and Mike Woods. Every time they have been easy to deal with and treated me fairly. I highly recommend Mike when looking for a car.

Great! Brenda was very helpful and fun to do business with

Cody ballenger
CARS
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful, easy to talk to and willing to work with you. Brenda and woody both did all they could to get me in the vehicle I wanted and have made themselves very available for anything I've needed since.

"Great! Brenda was very helpful and fun to do business with"

Cody ballenger
DEALERRATER
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful, easy to talk to and willing to work with you. Brenda and woody both did all they could to get me in the vehicle I wanted and have made themselves very available for anything I’ve needed since.

good experience

delong
CARS
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I found the staff at DeLong ford to friendly and courteous, also they were priced the best in 200 mi. radius of my town (Vandalia Il). thank you BJ Johnson. I would have gave 5 stars, but the truck could have been cleaner.

Patient is a key word.

David
CARS
10-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy purchase, one trip, deal done with the help of all and a little extra effort on every body's part. Looking forward to a long relationship.

"Patient is a key word. "

David
DEALERRATER
10-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Easy purchase, one trip, deal done with the help of all and a little extra effort on every body's part. Looking forward to a long relationship.

"Walked out of dealership not feeling ripped off. "

Muskyden
DEALERRATER
9-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bj worked at keeping us up to date on vehicle status and repairs on the truck we chose. I would recommend Delong to any family member looking for a vehicle.

Walked out of dealership not feeling ripped off.

Muskyden
CARS
9-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bj worked at keeping us up to date on vehicle status and repairs on the truck we chose. I would recommend Delong to any family member looking for a vehicle.

Truck purchase

Clay
CARS
9-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience, great people, fastest vehicle purchase EVER. I will for sure look up Delong Ford for my next vehicle purchase. Every employee that I came in contact with was super nice. I like small home town dealers,

Buying made easy!

Jerry D
CARS
9-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I looked at Pickups at half a dozen dealers. Then I found the one I wanted on line at DeLongs. I called Woody and told him I'd like to take a look but it was over a 2 Hour drive yo get there. He said he would have everything ready when I got there. And it was. I test drove the truck, they test drove my trade, and we made a deal in less than an hour. That easy!

"Buying made easy!"

Jerry D
DEALERRATER
9-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I looked at Pickups at half a dozen dealers. Then I found the one I wanted on line at DeLongs. I called Woody and told him I’d like to take a look but it was over a 2 Hour drive yo get there. He said he would have everything ready when I got there. And it was. I test drove the truck, they test drove my trade, and we made a deal in less than an hour. That easy!

"Truck purchase"

Clay
DEALERRATER
9-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience, great people, fastest vehicle purchase EVER. I will for sure look up Delong Ford for my next vehicle purchase. Every employee that I came in contact with was super nice. I like small home town dealers,

"Fast and friendly service"

Aebs15
DEALERRATER
9-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They had everything ready and I was in and out the quickest I have ever been from a car dealership. Brenda was thorough and had all the paperwork ready.

Fast and friendly service

Aebs15
CARS
9-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They had everything ready and I was in and out the quickest I have ever been from a car dealership. Brenda was thorough and had all the paperwork ready.

"Excellent buying experience!"

Aly
DEALERRATER
9-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Buying my Explorer was quick and easy thanks to Bj and Mike. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was the way I wanted it. I was referred to Delongs from friends and family who had awesome experiences as well. I highly recommend them!

Excellent buying experience!

Aly
CARS
9-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Buying my Explorer was quick and easy thanks to Bj and Mike. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was the way I wanted it. I was referred to Delongs from friends and family who had awesome experiences as well. I highly recommend them!

it was quick and easy

Luke Smith
CARS
9-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

it was really quick and simple, having a nice person really helped us out, she really cares for her customers. Everyone helped us out at the dealership it was great.

Brenda was great!

Tim O
CARS
9-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bought a used pickup truck. Good vehicle at a good price. Very easy to work with, even from 2 hours away. Brenda sent a bunch of pictures and kept us up to date on all we needed to know on the vehicle. Easy to deal with, no pressure experience.

"Brenda was great!"

Tim O
DEALERRATER
9-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bought a used pickup truck. Good vehicle at a good price. Very easy to work with, even from 2 hours away. Brenda sent a bunch of pictures and kept us up to date on all we needed to know on the vehicle. Easy to deal with, no pressure experience.

"it was quick and easy"

Luke Smith
DEALERRATER
9-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

it was really quick and simple, having a nice person really helped us out, she really cares for her customers. Everyone helped us out at the dealership it was great.

"Pretty darn good service"

Andy
DEALERRATER
9-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people. They always have a great friendly attitude. They do exactly what I ask and more. Will go there again in the future for sure.

"Bill Johnson"

Ford Edge
DEALERRATER
9-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bill delivered as promised. Our SUV was exactly as described and the transaction was quick and accurate. He was very knowledgable and is patient when working with us.

Bill Johnson

Ford Edge
CARS
9-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bill delivered as promised. Our SUV was exactly as described and the transaction was quick and accurate. He was very knowledgable and is patient when working with us.

Very pleased wiith 2018 Ford F-150 purchase process

Tom
CARS
9-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I found the listing for my purchase on an internet website. Since I live 180 miles away I had to drive several hours to visit the dealer and inspect the truck. BJ met me and was knowledgeable and able to demonstrate all of the features of the vehicle- most of which were new and unfamiliar to me. His ability to answer questions and friendly easygoing manner helped to avoid the normal tension associated with buying a car. And Mike Woods also was professional. All the paperwork signing was well explained and completed in a short time. These were the only (2) employees I dealt with personally. I can honestly rate my entire purchase process as comfortable and 5 star. I can definitely recommend this dealer to others. THANK YOU GUYS! Tom S. Iowa - recent purchaser of 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4WD

"Very pleased wiith 2018 Ford F-150 purchase process"

Tom
DEALERRATER
9-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I found the listing for my purchase on an internet website. Since I live 180 miles away I had to drive several hours to visit the dealer and inspect the truck. BJ met me and was knowledgeable and able to demonstrate all of the features of the vehicle- most of which were new and unfamiliar to me. His ability to answer questions and friendly easygoing manner helped to avoid the normal tension associated with buying a car. And Mike Woods also was professional. All the paperwork signing was well explained and completed in a short time. These were the only (2) employees I dealt with personally. I can honestly rate my entire purchase process as comfortable and 5 star. I can definitely recommend this dealer to others. THANK YOU GUYS! Tom S. Iowa - recent purchaser of 2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4WD

"Jeep puchase"

Peter
DEALERRATER
9-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Woody was great to deal with when we purchased our used Jeep Wrangler. No pressure sales and followed through with some of the minor details we wanted fixed before the purchase

"Phenomenal service and my dream truck!"

Thesarriafam
DEALERRATER
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Finding my perfect truck was such a breeze with delong Ford! From start to finish they we walked me through the steps to picking up my dream truck! Brenda was an amazing help and was there to answer any questions or concerns that we had! She took the time to get to know me and my family and made getting my vehicle so personal to her. I never had such a problem free time getting a vehicle. I highly recommend this dealer and they now have a life long customer with me and my family!

Pretty darn good service

Andy
CARS
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people. They always have a great friendly attitude. They do exactly what I ask and more. Will go there again in the future for sure.

Phenomenal service and my dream truck!

Thesarriafam
CARS
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Finding my perfect truck was such a breeze with delong Ford! From start to finish they we walked me through the steps to picking up my dream truck! Brenda was an amazing help and was there to answer any questions or concerns that we had! She took the time to get to know me and my family and made getting my vehicle so personal to her. I never had such a problem free time getting a vehicle. I highly recommend this dealer and they now have a life long customer with me and my family!

Jeep puchase

Peter
CARS
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Woody was great to deal with when we purchased our used Jeep Wrangler. No pressure sales and followed through with some of the minor details we wanted fixed before the purchase

No hassle

Roaddawg5
CARS
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike Woods did an excellent job in helping me find the right vehicle to fit my needs and budget. The whole staff was very helpful and accommodating. The guys in the garage were very polite and very helpful as well. Would definitely recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle.

"No hassle"

Roaddawg5
DEALERRATER
9-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike Woods did an excellent job in helping me find the right vehicle to fit my needs and budget. The whole staff was very helpful and accommodating. The guys in the garage were very polite and very helpful as well. Would definitely recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle.

"Service"

Roserose12
DEALERRATER
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department are very accommodating, they are friendly and get you in and out. Nice waiting area with coffee and water. I highly recommend DeLong Ford.

Service

Roserose12
CARS
9-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department are very accommodating, they are friendly and get you in and out. Nice waiting area with coffee and water. I highly recommend DeLong Ford.

"Great customer service"

Zachary
DEALERRATER
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you for being so helpful in the buying process of my new vehicle. Great customer service by BJ and the rest of DeLong Ford in Dwight, IL.

"Great place to buy a vehicle!"

Joe
DEALERRATER
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It is refreshing to see there are still honest people in this world! Brenda did an amazing job of getting me the best deal possible and explaining all the features on my new truck that were new to me. Brenda and Woody were great to deal with! I have highly recommended DeLong Ford to many people and will continue to do so!

"Happy at delongs"

Happy boy
DEALERRATER
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was a joy to deal with. Very easy to talk too and knew about the cars. My wife and I would certainly buy another car from her. Very happy with everyone at Delongs.

Happy at delongs

Happy boy
CARS
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was a joy to deal with. Very easy to talk too and knew about the cars. My wife and I would certainly buy another car from her. Very happy with everyone at Delongs.

Great place to buy a vehicle!

Joe
CARS
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It is refreshing to see there are still honest people in this world! Brenda did an amazing job of getting me the best deal possible and explaining all the features on my new truck that were new to me. Brenda and Woody were great to deal with! I have highly recommended DeLong Ford to many people and will continue to do so!

Great customer service

Zachary
CARS
9-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you for being so helpful in the buying process of my new vehicle. Great customer service by BJ and the rest of DeLong Ford in Dwight, IL.

A no BS dealer.

Ross
CARS
9-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We found our truck online, Friday, drove it home Saturday. BJ was very knowledgeable and helped set up the Technical items associated. Very happy! Would definitely recommend.

"A no BS dealer."

Ross
DEALERRATER
9-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We found our truck online, Friday, drove it home Saturday. BJ was very knowledgeable and helped set up the Technical items associated. Very happy! Would definitely recommend.

John M.
CARGURUS
9-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased a 2018 Lincoln MKX that dealer bought at auction. It had many more features than we could find anywhere in the country. They pre-discounted and there wasn’t much cooperation to negotiate. Nice people to work with, had to drive pretty far, but was worth the trip.

"Trains and Trucks"

Skippy
DEALERRATER
8-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I found the truck I wanted on the internet. Trusted Brenda to walk me through it over the phone. She represented the truck from a distance perfectly. Hopped on a train for Dwight, caught a ride to the dealership, Thanks Brenda! Truck was even better thank I had thought it would be. I was I. And out do the dealership and back I. The road in less than an hour! AWSOME Experience.

Fair business people

Terry 6445
CARS
8-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service nice people to work with fair give me a good trade-in valueWe would recommend this dealership to anybody looking for a car all the sales people are very friendly and we were helped by two different people and they could've been gone more out of their way to help us

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