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Reasons to Buy a Truck

Trucks are known for their capability, durability, and reliability but, as far as their reputation goes, they may be forging a new path. Small and large pickups alike are growing more versatile when it comes to areas like technology and safety which opens the door for more drivers. Here are a few great reasons to buy a truck, like the Ford F-150, from us here at Sanderson Ford!

  • Comfort – In the early days of trucks, selection was incredibly limited and the pickups were generally uncomfortable. Today, that’s no longer the case. Modern trucks come stocked with seating for five, a quiet ride, air conditioning and heat, and more. Even though they’ve gotten more comfortable, they still pack the same capability as ever.
  • Towing – No one wants to pay someone else to tow an ATV, boat, or race car, none of which can be legally driven on public roads. That’s where a truck comes in. Modern trucks come with a fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts ride in the bed. That set up keeps the truck as stable and maneuverable as ever.
  • Safety – Generally speaking, trucks are some of the safest vehicles on the road. While much of this has to do with their construction, other factors include advanced active and passive safety features. Designed for durability, a truck will go through most obstacles to protect its passengers.

Reasons to Buy a Truck from Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford Black Friday Events

Black Friday gives you a chance to get great deals on purchases at the start of the holiday season, but this year, Sanderson Ford is giving customers 10 days to save during our Black Friday Sales Event! The 10-day event runs from November 16 – November 26, 2012.

Popular models on sale include:

  • Redesigned 2013 Fusion for $20,479 after a $1,000 factory rebate. Customers who qualify can also receive Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.
  • 2013 Ford Mustang for $21,247 after a $1,500 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount. Customers who qualify can also receive FMCC Bonus Cash and Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.
  • 2013 Ford Fiesta for $13,997 after a $250 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount
  • 2013 Ford Focus S for $14,997 after a $1,5000 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount
  • 2012 Ford F-150 Super Crew for $28,997 after a $4,000 factory rebate and $2,948 Sanderson discount.  Customers who qualify can also receive FMCC Bonus Cash, Trade-Assist Bonus Cash, and Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.

Sanderson Ford also has three all-new 2013 Ford C-Max models in stock and available for purchase. This new eco-friendly car returns up to 47 MPG city and 47 MPG highway while still delivering the performance of a non-hybrid car.

In addition to these great savings on popular cars, Sanderson Ford is also giving a $500 Visa gift card to the first 100 people who purchase a new Ford, excluding the Fiesta and A, X, Z, and D Plans. So hurry in to take advantage of these great savings!

Finally, since we know you have plenty of things to do on Black Friday, we want to give you the chance to shop while your vehicle is being serviced! We will be offering a free shuttle to and from the new Tanger Outlets in Glendale on Friday, November 23.

Best Cars for College Students

It’s about time for students to start heading back to school, and in the process, many will be searching for a new car to take back with them.  To aid in this search, the writers at Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle decided to put together a list of what they believe to be the Top 10 Cars Under $10,000 for College Students.  While their lists may be subjective, the experts certainly know what they are talking about as two Ford models found a spot on the list, one of which was mentioned twice.

The first model mentioned on the list is the 1999-2004 Ford Mustang GT.  Editor Christan Seabaugh chose the pony car for its combination of power and affordability, noting that it is “one of the cheapest ways to get rear-drive V-8 power.”  While not the largest model on the list, the Mustang has enough room to haul around a few friends and is more than capable of handling college shenanigans. WOT Editor Jason Udy also mentioned the Mustang as one of his original picks, but since Seabaugh had already chosen the car, he decided to go in a different direction.

Udy names the 1993-2010 Ford Ranger as one of his two picks and the second Ford on the list.  The Ranger is noted for its abundance of options, with choices between two cab sizes, two bed lengths, four- or six-cylinder power, two- or four-wheel drive, and automatic or manual transmission, students are sure to find the combination to fit their needs.  The Ranger offers the typical benefits of a truck, such as hauling furniture, bikes, and tailgating gear, but the Ranger’s compact size allows it to navigate tight college campus roads.

Whatever vehicle takes you back to campus, have a safe and enjoyable school year!

New Ford F-150 to Feature Aluminum Body

Ford Motor Company has announced that they may be making a major change to the design of future Ford F-150s. Upcoming models could feature an aluminum body, as opposed to the steel body of old.

The change to aluminum is being done in response to tougher federal fuel economy targets.  In 2011, the Obama administration was able to pass new fuel-economy regulations that require every U.S. vehicle fleet to average 54.5 mpg by 2025.

The switch to aluminum will cut the F-150’s weight by roughly 700 pounds, which is a 15 percent decrease in overall weight.  Not only will the initial weight reduction increase mpg, but it will also open the door so that Ford is able to outfit the F-150 with smaller, more fuel efficient engines.

“Aluminum is certainly a big opportunity for weight reduction,” said Raj Nair, the global chief of product development. “We have been public that weight reduction is going to be a big part of our strategy.”

The aluminum body will only be used on the F-150.  Ford’s F-250 and heavy trucks do not fall under the new fuel-economy guidelines.

F150 and Boss 302 Get Cars.com Lifestyle Awards

Ford has a car to fit just about every consumer’s way of life, and the Lifestyle Awards handed out by Cars.com prove they are spot on. Cars.com selected Mustang Boss 302 for Play Car of the Year because, “We’ve liked the Mustang’s blend of raw power and handling prowess. Those qualities have been relentlessly honed in the Boss 302, and we’re suitably impressed.” Additionally, the Ford F-150 won Cars.com’s Work Car of the Year. Editors applauded F-150 because, “If you need your work truck to do double duty, the F-150 has you covered.” It tops the class “because it has stayed fresh and evolved with the market.” Click here for more

Ford Super Duty – We Own Work

Ford has completed research and found that more people get the job done with a Super Duty than any other heavy duty truck.  75 % of road maintenance workers, 66% of miners, 60% of utility workers, and 50% of construction workers depend on their Super Duty every day.  Because of this, Ford has launched “We Own Work,” a website dedicated to showing how Super Duty is the most popular truck choice in 21 industries. Check out Super Duty videos, stories, inventory, and more at http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty/weownwork/.

All New 2013 Ford Escape

All-New Ford Escape:

 Smarter, Saves Fuel &

 Money 

Ford’s newest SUV arrives next year, bringing clever technologies and features designed to make life easier, and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market.

Versatile vehicle features new hands-free technology – including liftgate with motion-sensing technology similar to video games’ and upgraded MyFord Touch system that makes connecting with digital devices on the go even easier.

New Escape’s projected fuel economy is up to 5 mpg better than outgoing Escape; 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines save customers fuel and money.

The Ford Escape, America’s best-selling SUV, will raise the bar even higher with the debut of an all-new model that features 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market today.

“We call our all-new Ford Escape the ‘Smarter Utility Vehicle’ because it offers the strengths that customers today really value – fuel economy, versatility and new technology that makes driving and living with the vehicle easier and more fun – all wrapped in a sleek, more modern design,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Ford understands that more people every year are looking at vehicles like Escape, and we want to give them even more reasons to buy.”

“Escape is America’s best-selling utility vehicle, and the Ford team has worked hard to make sure we deliver even more of what small SUV owners really want,” Kuzak said.

In addition to more cargo volume behind the first and second rows than today’s vehicle, the new Escape delivers:

  • Eleven features no other small SUV offers
  • Clever technologies that make Escape even more versatile, including an available hands-free power liftgate that allows quick and easy access to cargo with the kick of a foot
  • Projected best fuel economy of any compact SUV, up to 5 mpg better than previous Escape
  • Driving dynamics that make the drive experience more engaging on-road and a new Ford Intelligent 4WD System that provides even better traction off-road
  • Sleek new design, with better interior materials and more finishing touches

Escape technology makes life better
An array of clever technologies adds to the new Escape’s versatility, helping make life easier for its owners. Key features include:

An available hands-free power liftgate brings new technology to the SUV market and is enabled by motion technology used in today’s video game systems. A gentle kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper activates, unlocks and raises the liftgate when the driver has the Escape key fob. This allows quick and easy access to the cargo area without needing to set down packages or dig out keys. The same process closes the hatch.

SYNC with MyFord Touch, offers multiple ways for customers to manage and control information through voice commands, menus accessed through controls on the steering wheel, touch screens, buttons or knobs. Upgraded system includes new look, making phone, navigation, entertainment and climate controls even easier to use.

Parallel parking the Escape is virtually stress-free with active park assist. With the press of a button, the system detects an available parallel parking space and automatically steers the vehicle into the space. Drivers control only the gas and brake pedals.

Maneuvering parking lots and traveling open roadways becomes even safer and less stressful with Escape’s sensor-based BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert. BLIS displays an alert in the side mirror when a vehicle is detected entering a blind spot. Cross-traffic alert warns if traffic is detected approaching from the sides, such as when Escape is leaving a parking space in reverse.

The all-new Ford Escape is the first Ford SUV to combine class-exclusive technology to  automatically slow the vehicle when it’s cornering too fast (Curve Control) or help accelerate through a turn (Torque Vectoring Control); a new Intelligent 4WD System helps deliver outstanding handling on pristine pavement and in adverse conditions as well, along with  excellent traction off-road.

Spirited performance with outstanding fuel economy
Escape offers Ford’s broadest nameplate range of EcoBoost engine choices yet. Strong fuel economy comes from either the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine or 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, which makes its American debut in the new Escape.

Both new engines combine EcoBoost’s core technologies of direct fuel injection and turbocharging and add twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver even better miles per gallon and save customers money on fuel.

In Escape, EcoBoost engines are mated to specially calibrated, six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmissions, which are standard and allow drivers who want more hands-on experiences to manually control gear selection from a switch on the left-hand side of the shifter.

The gearbox features a new torque converter for improved driving feel, silky smooth shifts and even better fuel economy. Engineers also installed revised gear ratios for a balanced driving feel in all situations.

The standard engine in North America is an updated 2.5-liter, giving the new Escape a comprehensive lineup of four-cylinder offerings. It also is matched to a SelectShift Automatic six-speed.

Also aiding fuel economy is Escape’s sleeker design. The new model is nearly 10 percent more aerodynamic than the outgoing model.

Plus, the new Escape’s active grille shutter system, which is on all models with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines, reduces wind resistance. Grille slats stay open when extra engine cooling air is required, such as low-speed stop-and-go driving. When cruising on the highway at steady speeds, the grille slats automatically close to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

Versatility and capability come standard
Stowing and towing are even easier in the new five-passenger Escape, thanks to a low liftover height of 27 inches, more innovations and cargo volume that surpasses the outgoing Escape – with 68.1 cubic feet of space behind the first row and 34.3 cubic feet behind the second row.

The new Escape’s rear seats have been designed to fold flat easily. With the touch of a button, the head restraint folds down and with the lift of a handle on the seat, the seatback folds and dives as the seat folds flat and clicks into position.

Escape also features an available two-position load floor, which can be configured to allow the customer to choose among maximum luggage volume or flat load floor.

When properly equipped, the all-new Escape maintains a trailer tow rating of 3,500 pounds.

Engaging driving performance through seamless system
Using new advanced software and sensors, the new Intelligent 4WD System analyzes data from 25 external signals, including wheel speed, accelerator pedal position and steering wheel angle, assessing road conditions and driver input 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

The system uses all the sensor inputs to turn the vehicle in the direction the driver wants it to go. Intelligent 4WD builds on the pre-emptive actions by adding and subtracting torque as needed through an electromagnetic clutch.

SEE THE PHOTOS HERE

All Ford Show a Huge Success

Thanks everyone for the great success enjoyed at the October 2nd All Ford Show. There was a great variety of cars to look at and the largest spectator crowd we have ever had! Also, special thanks to the Wild West Mustangs of Arizona for running the lot and managing the show activities. We couldn’t have done it without their experience.

Here is a shout-out to all the first place winners-
John Rank, 1913 T-bucket
Joe and Janice Dean, 1913 Model T town car limo (also sponsor’s best award)
Keith Morse, 1954 Mercury Monterry
Ken and Kim Smith, 1970 Torino GT
Jack and Nancy Kennedy, 1934 5 window coupe
Steve Jones, 1965 Falcon
Craig Leach, 1919 fire engine
Justin Miller, 1969 F-100
Randy Bunner, 1965 Ranchero
Rich Heinz, 1957 Ranchero
Maryann and Chuck Buff, 2006 Escape Hybrid
Rick Grenger, 1967 Mercury Cougar
Jean Stuk, 1956 T-Bird
Neil Schrock, 1964 T-Bird convertible
William D. Rawlings, 1965 Mustang
West and Jo Young, 1970 Mustang Mach 1
Paul Osgood, 1988 Mustang
Rick Snider, 2003 Musyang Mach 1
Rick Shopmier, 1966 Mustang
Gary Barral, 1965 Mustang
Dwayne Kanar, 1998 Panoz AIV Roadster
Shelley Berman, 1954 Custom Liner
John Chavez, 1965 Falcon convertible

We awarded 2nd and 3rd places as well.

One of our employees shot a lot of great photos and you can see them on Photobucket by clicking HERE.

 

We’ll see you again next year!

Tornado Gives New Meaning to BUILT FORD TOUGH

Can your new Ford F-150 do this.  Damage was caused by the springtime tornadoes.

 

Meet Brian Deegan of Metal Mulisha

Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Tomcar/Offroad are giving you the chance to meet Brian Deegan, founder of Metal Mulisha at Sanderson Ford on Sept. 22 at 7:00pm.  Here’s the official announcement-

“In celebration of the Built Ford Tough Sales Event going on now at Arizonaʼs largest Ford dealership, Sanderson Ford is throwing a party and guess whoʼs coming.. BRIAN DEEGAN.  Yes, professional freestyle motorcross rider, X games gold medalist, founding member of the Metal Mulisha, and Ford Raptor racer Brian Deegan will be at Sanderson Ford at 7pm this Thursday September 22nd.  Come on out and meet Brian Deegan and check out Arizonaʼs biggest selection of Ford trucks.  Come now or come Thursday to meet Brian Deegan and score BIG on a new Ford truck. Rangers, F-150ʼs, and SuperDutyʼs have all been marked down for the Built Ford Tough Sales Event going on now at Sanderson Ford.”

We’ll also have Driver Greg Adler here….he is the owner of Transamerica Wholesale  (think ProComp) who is sponsoring this event.  He is one of the official Pro 2 Drivers in the Lucas series.

Sanderson Tomcar is also a sponsor of the new Lucas Oil Offroad Series.  Here is our new TV spot to celebrate it-

 

Want to drive a Raptor on a Lucas Offroad course? 

You can in November, sign up here

 

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