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

Dave Craig
Dave Craig
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent service and communication!! Highly recommended for sales and service.

"Quick service"

Ransybill
DEALERRATER
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had bad battery in truck. Joe came buy and got it started. The I took to dealer and got a new battery. Quick efficient work, hassle free.

"First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience...."

Weasel
DEALERRATER
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

First time buying a car from Delong. Great experience. Woody went above and beyond to get me a great car. The whole staff was awesome. Thanks again.

Brian Haars
Brian Haars
GOOGLE
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted..."

Brick layer
DEALERRATER
1-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were having trouble with one of our trucks and wanted to replace it with a good used truck. My son went up to delonge and met with john delong to see if he could help us out. He came thru with a nice F250 that worked just perfect for us. It was nice to work with someone who listened to what we needed and filled our needs quickly and under our budget that we quoted we wanted to spend. We will gladlyrecommend him to anyone we know that's looking to buy a vehicle . Bill Abraham

Tony Deangelis
Tony Deangelis
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good people to work with

Kevin Edwards
Kevin Edwards
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

"Prompt service"

gmax2
DEALERRATER
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Actually had two vehicles serviced on the same day. Oil change for the truck, nitrogen for the tires of the new car. Prompt and efficient, shuttling me back and forth to get both vehicles there.

"Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the..."

S Jones
DEALERRATER
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the whole entire process fun I would highly recommend checking out the Long Ford for your next vehicle I know I will

Prompt service

gmax2
CARS
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Actually had two vehicles serviced on the same day. Oil change for the truck, nitrogen for the tires of the new car. Prompt and efficient, shuttling me back and forth to get both vehicles there.

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the...

S Jones
CARS
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda was an amazing person to deal with she made the whole entire process fun I would highly recommend checking out the Long Ford for your next vehicle I know I will

Joe Christensen
Joe Christensen
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Socman3
CARGURUS
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good experience.

Randy DeLong
Randy DeLong
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

we had great experience with Woody and BJ. Both very helpful and Woody got us the car we wanted from another dealership. BJ went over everything with me to make sure how I know to operate all the functions.Would highly recommend them!!!!! Give them thumbs up!!

Rick
CARGURUS
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people so far. Haven’t got to meet them. Bj has been good. Just can’t make to see him yet. Had surgery don’t have driver to see him

Pleasant Experience

Bradley Auctions
CARS
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Well pleased with Brenda handling my transaction and look forward to dealing with her in the future. She was extremely professional and new the answers to all of my questions.

"Pleasant Experience"

Bradley Auctions
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Well pleased with Brenda handling my transaction and look forward to dealing with her in the future. She was extremely professional and new the answers to all of my questions.

"Professional and Easy "

cpokarney75
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Hassle free, professional, and quick trade in and new purchase made. Would highly recommend buying a vehicle from Delong’s. It’s great having this dealership in Dwight.

"Thanks "

nyce1321
DEALERRATER
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted out of my leased vehicle and they did awesome finding me the truck that I wanted at a good price. love my new truck!!

tsaints1115
tsaints1115
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thanks

nyce1321
CARS
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I wanted out of my leased vehicle and they did awesome finding me the truck that I wanted at a good price. love my new truck!!

Danielle Thompson
Danielle Thompson
GOOGLE
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Makes the car buying experience easy! Everyone is a pleasure to work with and they are all very knowledgeable at what they do!

"Always a Pleasure"

Happy Buyer
DEALERRATER
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Decided to trade in current vehicle December 30th and Woody got everything ready to finalize the next day on New Year's Eve. They make the car buying experience easy! BJ helped with the new technology features of the vehicle and Dan made sure to deliver the vehicle in perfect condition! Everyone is always amazing to work with.

Always a Pleasure

Happy Buyer
CARS
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Decided to trade in current vehicle December 30th and Woody got everything ready to finalize the next day on New Year's Eve. They make the car buying experience easy! BJ helped with the new technology features of the vehicle and Dan made sure to deliver the vehicle in perfect condition! Everyone is always amazing to work with.

Professional and Easy

cpokarney75
CARS
1-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Hassle free, professional, and quick trade in and new purchase made. Would highly recommend buying a vehicle from Delong's. It's great having this dealership in Dwight.

Julie Crowley
Julie Crowley
GOOGLE
1-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Operation SOS
Operation SOS
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We just leased another Ford. Everyone at DeLongs is happy to be a part of the process to get a new vehicle to the customer. You are always greeted with a smile.

William Kiley
William Kiley
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Your service writer by the name of joe is very helpful and professional as well as he has a wonderful personality and very knowledgeable of his job he is a asset to your organization. Thank you for haveing him. William kiley

"Easy to do business with!"

JPG SWD
DEALERRATER
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I live 45 miles away and it was worth the trip. Brenda & Mike made everything simple and easy to make the purchase. The actual paperwork to purchase the vehicle was the quickest I've ever experienced!

Easy to do business with!

JPG SWD
CARS
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I live 45 miles away and it was worth the trip. Brenda & Mike made everything simple and easy to make the purchase. The actual paperwork to purchase the vehicle was the quickest I've ever experienced!

2020 Ford F250

None
CARS
12-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had an excellent experience with DeLong Ford. The transaction was quick and friendly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the market for a vehicle.

"Small town atmosphere"

doug.click
DEALERRATER
12-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I may be biased because I"ve known Mike W a long time, but ,This is the place to go if you like being treated like family

Small town atmosphere

doug.click
CARS
12-26-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I may be biased because I"ve known Mike W a long time, but ,This is the place to go if you like being treated like family

"The way car buying should be"

R. Salas
DEALERRATER
12-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I worked with Doug Scribner at this dealership. I would recommend Doug to anyone looking for a vehicle without the high pressure sales tactics you usually get. He is a straight shooter and this is a no pressure dealership. No sharks around the showroom. I only met with the finance guy to close the deal. Brenda Lawless answered my after hours inquiry immediately and messaged me early next business day. I drove 2 hours from a small town and got the small town customer service I am accustomed to. To you city and suburban guys: find the vehicle your interested in, make the trip, and experience how car buying should be. You won't be disappointed.

The way car buying should be

R. Salas
CARS
12-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I worked with Doug Scribner at this dealership. I would recommend Doug to anyone looking for a vehicle without the high pressure sales tactics you usually get. He is a straight shooter and this is a no pressure dealership. No sharks around the showroom. I only met with the finance guy to close the deal. Brenda Lawless answered my after hours inquiry immediately and messaged me early next business day. I drove 2 hours from a small town and got the small town customer service I am accustomed to. To you city and suburban guys: find the vehicle your interested in, make the trip, and experience how car buying should be. You won't be disappointed.

"Awesome Service"

pauleanderson
DEALERRATER
12-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great time working with Mike Woods. This is the second SUV/Truck that I bought form Mike. He is a can't miss salesperson. I would highly recommend him to all friends and family.

Awesome Service

pauleanderson
CARS
12-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great time working with Mike Woods. This is the second SUV/Truck that I bought form Mike. He is a can't miss salesperson. I would highly recommend him to all friends and family.

Great Dealership

Scott orban
CARS
12-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brenda and crew fantastic. Went for used colorado came home with new ranger. Set me up with better truck for less money. Great job couldnt be happier. Will definitely buy from DeLong again in future.

Purchase of F150

Carl
CARS
12-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience. BJ was excellent . He personally delivered the vehicle to my house 65 miles away Z what a great hometown dealership. Thank you! Great service !

Found "The Truck" I was looking for at DeLong. The...

J.klimsza
CARS
12-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Found "The Truck" I was looking for at DeLong. The 200+-mile drive from West Michigan was worth it! Brenda is great to work with and her knowledge and professionalism are top notch. Very satisfied customer. Love my new F150.

"Found “The Truck” I was looking for at DeLong. The..."

J.klimsza
DEALERRATER
12-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Found “The Truck” I was looking for at DeLong. The 200+-mile drive from West Michigan was worth it! Brenda is great to work with and her knowledge and professionalism are top notch. Very satisfied customer. Love my new F150.

Good Service As Always

Bill P
CARS
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always provides good friendly service. Joe is helpful as always, dealership is clean and neat. Loaner car made my service visit easier and less stressful.

"First time buyer experience was awesome!!!"

Jordyn Tilley
DEALERRATER
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I never knew it could be so easy to buy a vehicle. At Delongs they help you through every step in the car buying process. The sales staff is the best I could imagine going to. I will definitely be purchasing my next vehicle from Delongs!

"Good Service As Always"

Bill P
DEALERRATER
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always provides good friendly service. Joe is helpful as always, dealership is clean and neat. Loaner car made my service visit easier and less stressful.

First time buyer experience was awesome!!!

Jordyn Tilley
CARS
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I never knew it could be so easy to buy a vehicle. At Delongs they help you through every step in the car buying process. The sales staff is the best I could imagine going to. I will definitely be purchasing my next vehicle from Delongs!

Jordyn Tilley
Jordyn Tilley
GOOGLE
12-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bryan Summers
Bryan Summers
GOOGLE
12-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Overall great experience. They went out of there way to make sure I was in the truck i wanted. 10/10 would recommend 👍

Dan Ristau
Dan Ristau
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Woody thank you for all the great help you gave us. You went above and beyond with what you said you would do for us. Great dealership and great people. You can't go wrong at DeLong.

"This was truly a cordial no pressure car purchase for us"

R46furd
DEALERRATER
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great! no pressure, no hassle experience with Doug, purchasing our new used vehicle at Delong Ford. He was helpful and informative. Looking forward to future business.

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