Archive for the ‘Focus’ Category

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.

To get pre-approved through our secure online credit application click here.

Ford’s Truck Month Ending

October 31, 2009

Ford's Truck Month is ending on Monday November 2, 2009.  Northside Ford has a huge selection of the award winning Ford F-Series line up.  Don't miss your chance to save big on a brand new Ford truck, the number one selling truck for 32 years in a row.  Call us now at 210-782-8867.

Northside Ford
12300 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX

Consumer Reports: Ford Quality Among the Best

October 29, 2009

DEARBORN — Already producing world-class initial quality, Ford now is the only U.S. domestic automaker with world-class reliability, according to Consumer Reports, which released details Tuesday of its 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey.

The magazine's news release heralded the company’s quality improvement, stating in the headline that "Ford Secures Place Among World's Most Reliable Carmakers." 

According to the Consumer Reports release, "Ford's sustained production of vehicles that are as dependable – or better than – some of the industry's best dispels the notion that only Japanese manufacturers make reliable cars.  Other than the Toyota Prius, the reliability of the 4-cylinder Fusion and Milan ranks higher than that of any other family sedan.  Both of those Ford Motor Company products continue to beat the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, while the upscale Lincoln MKZ tops its rivals, the Acura TL and Lexus ES."

David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports' Automotive Test Center, had additional praise for Ford's trio of mid-size sedans.   

"It's rare for Consumer Reports to see family sedans from domestic carmakers continue to beat the reliability scores of such highly regarded Japanese models as the Camry and Accord," said Champion in the news release.

Overall, about 90 percent of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products were rated average or better reliability in the Consumer Reports survey.   

"The Ford team has a commitment to be world class in quality, and we’ve made consistent strides over the last five years," said Bennie Fowler, group vice president, Ford Global Quality.  "Today is a great day for us and for our customers, to have such a highly regarded third party – Consumer Reports — recognize us for what we already know." 

The Ford Mustang V-6 was among the most reliable vehicles in the "Sporty Cars/Coupes and Convertibles" category.  The new Ford Flex also performed well in the study. 

Consumer Reports says its 2009 reliability survey is based on responses on more than 1.4 million vehicles owned or leased by subscribers to the magazine or its Web site.  The survey was conducted in the spring of 2009 and covers model years 2000 to 2009.

Information obtained from Ford Motor Company.

Jay Leno Drives Electric Focus

September 23, 2009

Electric Focus on The Jay Leno Show

September 9, 2009

The Electric Ford Focus will be the exclusive battery electric vehicle on The Jay Leno Show's "Green Car Challenge".

The "Green Car Challenge" premiers on September 14, 2009 and the Focus EV will be driven by celebrity guests throughout the shows first season as they compete against each other during the "Green Car Challenge" for the best track times.

Ford is the only manufacturer to participate in the challenge, which previews four electrified vehicles the company will introduce in North America during the next three years – including a battery electric Transit Connect in 2010 and a battery electric Focus sedan in 2011.

Ford Focus: Top Campus Car

September 7, 2009

The Focus was recently named the "Top Campus Car" as consumers shop for back-to-school values.

  • Ford Focus ranked as one of AutoWeek magazine's "2009 Best Cars for College" and was again named one of Kelley Blue Book's "Coolest Cars under $18,000"
  • Available SYNC® hands-free system allows drivers to control portable MP3 players and compatible mobile phones with voice commands, keeping hands on the wheel
  • 2010 Ford Focus includes six standard air bags, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control and MyKey™ programmable key – making it a Top Safety Pick from IIHS
  • National Retail Federation survey predicts 2009 back-to-school spending will drop 7.7 percent over 2008 levels, making affordable vehicles with high safety rankings key
  • First-time car buyers eligible for up to $500 in matching down payment funds from Ford

Read the full press release here

The Big Winner

September 1, 2009

Today after Ford, Toyota, Honda, GM, & Chrysler reported sales for August 2009, Ford posted the biggest increase in sales over August 2008.

Toyota and Honda were the only other manufacturers other than Ford to post an increase in sales.  Toyota and Honda both posted modest gains with Toyota reporting a 6.4% increase and Honda posting a 9.9% increase.  GM posted a 20% decline and Chrysler posted a 9.9% decline in sales.  Ford meanwhile posted a 21.4% increase in retail sales and a 17.2% increase including fleet sales.

The Ford Focus set an August sales record of 25,547 vehicles sold, and the Fusion set an all-time record of 21,010 vehicles sold up 132% over last year.  Both the Focus and Fusion were among the top 10 vehicles sold during Cash for Clunkers.

Ford Focus – IIHS Top Safety Pick

July 22, 2009

The 2009 Ford Focus has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the International Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2009 Ford Focus gets up to 35 mpg and is loaded with safety features.  The 2009 Ford Focus has 6 advanced airbags standard including two dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, and side-curtain airbags that deploy down from the headliner across the side windows for both front and back seat passengerss.  Other safety features include the exclusive MyKey teen safety technology, high strength materials, Ford Personal Safety System, and SYNC which helps drivers stay focused on the road ahead.

Ford has the most vehicles that have earned “Top Safety Pick” of any automaker.

You can read Ford's press release here

Ford Advantage Plan

March 31, 2009

The Ford Advantage Plan lets you buy or lease a high-quality new Ford vehicle with the unparalleled peace of mind of the Ford payment protection program. 

Payment Protection Program – pays the monthly amount due on your new vehicle purchase/lease up to a maximum monthly benefit of $700, for a maximum of 12 benefit payments.

Ford has stepped up to the plate.  Just days after hearing GM's CEO stepped down, Ford stepped up and is offering amercians peace of mind when buying the highest quality Ford product ever built.  This ground breaking program will make up to 12 payments of up to $700 if you lose your job. 

Watch the announcement with Ford's President of the America's Mark Fields.

Still Ford Tough – No Bailout, No Problem

March 28, 2009

CBS interviews Ford's CEO Alan Mulally on "Early Across America.