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Ford Launches Personalize Your Pony Experience on Facebook

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To celebrate the Ford Mustang’s rich legacy and its place as an icon in American history, Ford has launched the “Personalize Your Pony” experience for Facebook. This unique experience allows users to make custom pony art on their Facebook pages; they can alter color, blending, density, and more.

But the designs aren’t just to share with friends and family online. If you are proud of your pony design, you can have it printed out as a poster or have it added to merchandise like shirts, mugs, and phone cases. If you drive a late model year Mustang (2015 or newer), you can even order a custom grille badge featuring pony art for your Mustang.

If your artwork is especially eye-catching, it could wind up on a billboard in a major U.S. city, starting this month and lasting through June. You can try your hand at the “Personalize Your Pony” experience by searching “Ford Mustang” on Facebook or visiting this link.

“Driving a Mustang has always been about standing apart from the rest,” remarked Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “This is a chance for Mustang fans everywhere to make their very own personalized pony and share it where potentially millions can see it.”

If you design pony art you are proud of, please share it with Sanderson Ford on Facebook. Be sure to give us a “like” on our Facebook site here.

 

2017 Ford Mustang Sales Distinguish It Among Competitors

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When people talk about iconic American sports cars, some might mention the Chevy Camaro or the Dodge Challenger. None of them come close to the reputation and performance prowess of the Ford Mustang, however.

Last year, in 2017, the Mustang managed to stay one step ahead of the competition with the advent of the refreshed 2018 version. Ford Mustang sales continued to thrive amidst an industry-wide slump in sports car sales, thanks to the revamped 5.0-liter V8 engine, which enabled it to achieve the record of the fastest Mustang model ever built.

While the Ford Mustang itself saw a decline in sales between 2016 and 2017, it still stayed afloat when considering the industry’s overall sports car sales. For example, sales stats for the Chevy Camaro experienced a 6.6% drop; the brand sold 14,000 fewer vehicles than the Mustang. Meanwhile, the Dodge Challenger sold over 17,000 less units than the Mustang. In total, the Ford Mustang still managed to sell a whopping 81,866 vehicles in 2017.

Ford Mustang sales have taken a strong stance at the top of the industry ever since Ford introduced the next-generation model in 2014. Discover what makes the Ford Mustang so great for yourself, when you visit Sanderson Ford for a test drive.

Why Buy the 2018 Mustang? Performance, Design, and Tech

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The Mustang is a classic pony car, offering raw power, bold design, and quality engineering. The new 2018 Ford Mustang carries on the long legacy of impressive performance and styling, and it also adds a few features that set it apart from the competition. That’s why we at Sanderson Ford have written a blog about why you should buy the 2018 Mustang.

If you’re looking for a truly thrilling ride that won’t break the bank, the Mustang may be the answer. When equipped with an available V8 engine that gets up to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the new Mustang can go from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. You can also select from two other engine options if you want better fuel economy. In fact, the four-liter base engine achieves up to 32 mpg on the highway.*

The Mustang is also comfortable to maneuver, with impressive handling and driving dynamics that should please the pickiest of drivers. There’s a wide range of performance upgrades to improve driving, such as the GT Performance Package that comes with larger wheels, Brembo® braking, and a Torsen limited-slip differential. You can even opt for a customizable digital instrument cluster to ensure you always get important info behind the wheel.

Fresh technology and a comfortable cabin are additional benefits that you can own when you drive home this beast. Unlike previous versions, the 2018 Mustang has smartphone connectivity, an optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and driver assist safety technology. You can also select chrome trim and premium materials for the seats. For more reasons to love the new Mustang, stop by Sanderson Ford for a test drive today.

*EPA estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. Use for comparison only.

Did The Rock Just Leak Design Sketches of a New Ford Bullitt?

From the Ranger to the Bronco, Ford has been bringing back, or plans to bring back, a lot of its classics as of late. And now it seems that another classic Ford model may be getting its glorious return: the Ford Bullitt. However, Ford may have been trying to keep that information under wraps.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – spokesperson for Ford – recently published a video on YouTube detailing some behind the scenes footage from the Ford studio, and in the background, viewers can see design sketches of what looks like a new Ford Bullitt.

You can check out the video here(or watch it below), on The Rock’s YouTube channel, to see for yourself. The sketches that appear to be of a new Ford Bullitt can be seen shortly after the 3:05 mark. What do you think?

Ford hasn’t yet commented on the video and the rumors, but we have to assume that they will make an announcement soon. Until then, we will find solace in the return of both the Ranger and the Bronco – iconic Ford cars that will soon be hitting the road in new configurations.

Want to check out what the current Ford Mustang has to offer? Contact us at (800) 729-3501 to schedule a product demo or test drive; or visit us any time, here at Sanderson Ford, to see what we have in stock.

Sanderson Ford and Roush Performance Team Up To Raise Money For Military Assistance Mission

Sanderson Ford is at it again and this time, they are teaming up with Roush Performance for a double dose of American muscle in the form of the “Jack Roush Tribute” Mustang.  To be sold at the Barret-Jackson Auction, this Mustang has a very special purpose.

With the final auction price totaling to $175,000, not only will the proud owner have the 50th Anniversary Mustang AND the 30th Anniversary of Jack Roush’s Champion Motorcraft Mustang all in one, but 100% of the proceeds will be going to benefit the Military Assistance Mission (MAM).  MAM is an organization that “serves local Arizona military, their families, and wounded heroes with financial and morale aide”, as stated by the MAM CEO, Margy Bons.

Margy Bons started MAM in honor of her son, Michael Adam Marzano, who fought and died for our country in Iraq.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was donated by Sanderson Ford and made into what it is by the Roush Performance team.  With a Phase 2 Roush-charged 5.0-liter V8 power plant that boasts an incredible 727hp, courtesy of Roush Performance’s R2300 TVS supercharger, this Mustang has more horsepower per liter than any other American muscle care on the market.

And the fun doesn’t stop there!  The white exterior keeps it classy while the red interior gives it a dangerous feel.  Want to not only be the envy of all of your friends, but also help a great cause?  You’ve come to the right place!

2015 "Jack Roush Tribute" Mustang - Military Assistance Mission

Next-Generation Mustang Arriving 2020

It’s hard to become the best of the best, but Ford has managed to overcome obstacle after obstacle with its muscle car. Now the automaker is looking to revamp the iconic pony car less than a year after its latest redesign. Originally set to debut in 2022, the next-generation Ford Mustang is being pushed up to 2020.

The latest Mustang wasn’t redesigned too long ago, and a 2016 model currently starts at just over $24,000. Featuring better fuel economy and more power, the Mustang received an abundance praise from critics like Edmunds.

“Ford Mustang continues to distinguish itself as a muscle car with genuine crossover appeal,” the review stated. Receiving four and a half out of five stars, the Mustang is seemingly a hit. That begs the bigger question. Why a redesign so soon?

Unfortunately, no one seems to have an answer. Current speculation suggest fuel economy, emissions, or safety standards could be the culprit.

The report comes from an accounting and consulting group by the name of UHY Hacker Young. According to the report, the next-generation Mustang will begin production in May 2020. The current Mustang will cease produce in April that same year.

We here at Sanderson Ford are waiting on the edge of our seats for more information on the next-gen Mustang!

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Ford to Auction Off Custom Charity Mustang for American Cancer Society

The Ford Mustang is a staple of the American automotive industry, with a reasonable price tag for a powerful muscle car. But how much money would you spend on a custom 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang? What if the proceeds would go to American Cancer Society?

Someone answered this question at the end of last month, as Ford auctioned off a custom Mustang at the Cattle Baron’s Ball Auction. Not only is this vehicle a one of a kind, but also, few other Mustangs can claim their worth in charity dollars.

This unique, custom charity Mustang is white, with a sleek, dark stripe running across it, from nose to tail. While it has signature Mustang style, it will certainly stand out among all other Mustang models.

What do you think? How high is too high for a custom Mustang, especially one that’s making money for charity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and if you’re interested in a somewhat less specific model (at a much lower price tag), visit us at Sanderson Ford.

Custom Charity Mustang

Ford Auctions Off Ford Mustang Apollo Edition

In July of this year, we got some incredible views of Pluto. Now, Ford is making its own contribution to the final frontier with the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition.

According to a press release from Ford, the American Automaker created the Ford Mustang Apollo Edition to celebrate the Apollo Moon Missions.

The Mustang has been designed to resemble the rockets that carried the brave astronauts out into the vast unknown. The interior also reflects the spirit of innovation, with unique amenities and features inside.

The modifications were performed by MAD Industries, led by designer Chris Magnum.

This one-of-a-kind Mustang was auctioned off at the Gathering of Eagles Charity event on July 23. All proceeds benefit the Experimental Aircraft Associations youth program, the Young Eagles.

Ford has auctioned off an exclusive Mustang to support the Young Eagles for eight years in a row now.

“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for more than 15 years – bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board, in the press release. “With its eighth Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflect the depth of the company’s commitment and which allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

Here at Sanderson Ford, it makes us proud to represent an automaker so dedicated to the future of aviation.

Ford Mustang Apollo Edition

Mustang Ranked Higher Than Batman and Superman in Most Popular Passwords

It’s always amusing (and slightly worrying) to see the awful kinds of passwords people choose to protect themselves. Passwords should be difficult to guess and, ideally, completely random.

Instead, many people still resort to passwords based on simple patterns on the keyboard, like “123456” and “qwerty,” their favorite sports team, or just generic things they like.

Every year, SplashData releases a list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet, which, by nature of having been found, makes them the 25 worst passwords.

This year’s list features the usual nonsense at the top. Various combinations of the numbers 1-9 (in order!) and passwords like “password” and “baseball.” What caught our eye at Sanderson Ford was the #16 worst password: “mustang.”

Now, don’t get us wrong, the Mustang is a great car, but it doesn’t make for a great password. But we have to admit we’re somewhat pleased that so many people like the car that they’d think of it when protecting their data—even before thinking of iconic superheroes like Superman and Batman, which were ranked 21st and 24th, respectively.

Having said that, we here at Sanderson Ford would like to implore you to please stop using “mustang” as a password. Your privacy is important!

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Ford Has No Plans for Aluminum Cars

Despite the wild success of Ford’s new aluminum F-150, the automaker says it currently has no plans to expand its production of aluminum cars. While aluminum has the ability to significantly increase fuel efficiency, the benefits just don’t outweigh the costs for models outside of the F-150.

“One of the big benefits you get from lightweighting on trucks is you give customers more capability that they want,” Ford America President Joseph Hinrichs explained to digitaltrends.com.

“You can tow more, you can haul more, you can do more of those things by taking the weight out. You don’t get those same benefits to a consumer on a car side,” he continued. “So truck buyers will pay for more capability. Car buyers will pay for better fuel economy, but there’s other ways to get fuel economy in a car.”

Ford says that building the F-150 with an aluminum construction also made sense because of the sheer volume of F-150 units sold. Aluminum isn’t cheap, but America’s best-selling vehicle brings in enough sales to help mitigate the high cost of military-grade alloys. No other vehicle in Ford’s lineup (or any lineup for that matter) brings in the kind of sales that the F-150 does.

For now, Ford’s EcoBoost engines, active grille shutter technology, and aerodynamic designs add to its cars’ efficiency enough to keep them competitive. Additionally, Ford has used aluminum parts on the newest Mustang’s fender and hood – so the automaker isn’t ruling out aluminum altogether.

Hinrichs points out that if the industry finds a way to reduce costs associated with aluminum construction, we’ll eventually see more vehicles using the lightweight material.

Stop by Sanderson Ford today to check out the 2015 F-150 and Mustang!

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