How To Increase Your Used Car’s Trade-In Value

October 5, 2016

Get Your Car's Worth

Admit it, you’ve had your eye on that new 2017 Ford Mustang for sale near San Antonio, TX at our Northside Ford new car dealership in San Antonio for some time now. But you want to make sure you get top dollar for your trade-in.

There are some factors that used car dealerships near San Antonio take into consideration to determine a car’s trade-in value. These characteristics include the year, make and model, mileage, and desirability. Generally, a newer car with fewer miles will fetch more money. Popular makes and models that hold their resale value are, for the most part, more desirable.

While you cannot control some of these variables, there are some specific things you can do to increase the value of your trade. Read the rest of this entry »

All-New F-150 is the TAWA Truck of Texas

October 15, 2014

The All-new Ford F-150 was recently named the Truck of Texas!  You can check out the full press release below.

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 13, 2014 – Ford trucks earned top honors at the 2014 Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 being named Truck of Texas – the most prestigious award.

“TAWA members represent the voice of truck buyers in Texas, America’s largest truck market,” said Mike Marrs, president of TAWA. “After exhaustively testing 75 vehicles from 18 brands, the all-new Ford F-150 is our clear choice for Truck of Texas.”

Including this win, 9 of the last twelve Truck of Texas honorees have been Ford F-Series Trucks.

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Ford Announces New Finance Incentives

October 15, 2014

Ford announced some great new finance incentives for new car buyers just in the last few days.  Buyers of several vehicles lines including the 2014 Fusion, 2014 Mustang, 2014 Explorer, 2014 Edge, 2014 Expedition, and more have the opportunity to qualify for 0% APR for up to 72 months.  This program is set to expire on October 31, 2014.  This is not a very common program for Ford to run as they generally cap the 0% offers to 60 months, but right now they’ve elected to extend all the way to 72 months allowing qualified buyers to get that lower payment all while paying no interest.

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FORD TAURUS NAMED INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR AT LA AUTO SHOW

December 4, 2009

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While magazine award ceremonies appear to be just about finished, the auto show trophies are just starting to be handed out. This time, it's the International Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show, and the Ford empire has another winner. The Ford Taurus took top car honors. The 2010 Taurus been well received by the press and early returns from customers appear to be positive, too. The Taurus is outselling its predecessor, attracting interest, and new buyers, at a level that has been exceeding all expectations.

ICOTY creator and executive producer Courtney Caldwell claims that the winners aren't chosen based on performance, but instead on how the vehicles "reflect our personalities, lifestyles and self-image and how well the automaker achieves that goal through the design and marketing of the vehicle." And while the ICoTY award isn't exactly one of the big-name trophies for the mantle, a win is a win, and both Ford and Volvo are proud recipients of the accolades. Stop by and see the new 2010 Taurus lineup at Northside Ford in San Antonio.

Ford Press Release 

Ford accepting applications for Fiesta Movement 2

December 4, 2009

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Ford finally unveiled the U.S. version of its B-Segment Fiesta yesterday at the LA Auto Show, and thanks to some clever marketing, the Blue Oval's newest small car is already well-known to prospective buyers. Ford's ingenious "Fiesta Movement" marketing initiative, which put 100 Euro-spec subcompacts in the hands of socially advanced "agents," resulted in over six million YouTube views, 740,000 Flickr views and 3.7 million Twitter impressions. All that traffic has apparently resulted in a 60-percent vehicle recognition score in Ford's survey findings – a number that would be good for a vehicle that has already been on the market a few years.

The first Fiesta Movement was created to get the Fiesta in front of the car-buying public while engaging in customer-driven dialog. Connie Fontaine, Ford brand content and alliances manager, says that wave two will focus on "driving unparalleled consideration." In other words, Ford wants customers to be excited to buy a new Fiesta. Given the fact that Ford generated 80,000 "hand-raisers" with Fiesta Movement number one, another group of Fiesta agents probably isn't a bad idea.
 

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2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID WINS MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY PROGRESSIVE CAR OF THE YEAR

December 2, 2009

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The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid today was named Most Environmentally Progressive Car of the Year by Earth, Wind & Power™ (EWP) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. 

The award is designed to recognize vehicles driven by a power source that helps to reduce global warming, are conducive to promoting a cleaner environment, and support the mission to achieve energy through alternative sources. 

“Ford’s Fusion Hybrid sedan has the styling punch of a powerhouse with authority built into the design,” said Kevin Smith, editorial director of Edmunds.com and one of 19 national automotive editors and journalists who selected the winner of the EWP award. “With unsurpassed fuel economy, this car has real ecological know-how. We call it purity on wheels.”

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2010 FR500CJ Mustang “Cobra Jet”

December 2, 2009

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This isn't any old Stang. It's a 2010 FR500CJ – that's CJ for ‘Cobra Jet' – made by Ford Racing and designed to go straight from showroom to dragstrip. Cobra Jets have been launching themselves down quarter-mile strips since the late 60s, and this latest car will have about 425hp and cost around $75,000.

Ford Racing built 50 cars to meet NHRA's minimum car-count standards. Ford delivers the Cobra Jet cars with a glaring 425 horsepower, a rating far under the combination's potential thanks to Ford Racing electronically controlling output so that it fits in the rules. The engine is a GT500 powerplant with a TVS blower, larger throttle body and MAF sensor, and long-tube headers amongst some other minor details. The 425 horse rating is far less than what that engine could produce.

 

 

2011 Ford Fiesta Revealed to America

December 2, 2009

The 2011 Ford Fiesta for America has finally been revealed at the LA Auto Show.  The 2011 Fiesta will come as a four door sedan or a five door hatchback and will target best-in-class fuel economy of 40 mpg with its 1.6 liter DOHC I-4 engine.

2011 Ford Fiesta Revealed

Recognized globally for its versatility, personality and adaptability, the new Fiesta is expected to provide best-in-class safety, convenience and connectivity with segment-exclusive SYNC® voice- activated communications system, a broad and vibrant color choice and a range of available graphics for personal customization.

2011 Ford Fiesta Interior

You can read Ford's official press release with more detailed information on the new Fiesta here.

2011 Ford Fiesta Revealed

San Antonio’s Number One Ford Dealer

December 1, 2009

Northside Ford was the number one Ford dealer in the greater San Antonio area for the month of November in 2009, and this makes nine out of the eleven months for the year.

We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for your continued show of support and satisfaction with our dealership, staff, and the Ford product. 

Northside Ford | San Antonio

2011 Ford Mustang V6: 305 Horsepower & 30 MPG

November 30, 2009

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 30, 2009 – The 2011 Ford Mustang puts 305 high-performance horses in the hands of V-6 coupe buyers with a new all-aluminum dual-overhead cam (DOHC) engine that delivers a projected 30 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission and fun for drivers on nearly every road.

For 2011, Mustang’s new 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve V-6 uses advanced engineering to deliver its power and economy: Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds. Aluminum construction means light weight. It’s an engine designed to crank out torque down low, rev to 7,000 rpm and deliver the mechanical music sports coupe lovers crave everywhere in between.

“Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Everything people love about the car is still there and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world.”

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2011 Ford Mustang V6

Information obtained from Ford Motor Company.