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Ford Wins Highest Retained Value Award

Highest Retained Value

When buying a new vehicle, most buyers tend to want the best value initially, but wouldn’t you like to know you can still drive a car you love without taking a huge depreciation hit? The Ford F-150, Ford Edge, and Ford Transit Connect all have been awarded the Highest Retained Value from TrueCar! The 2014 models were given this award for their longevity and product competitiveness within their respected segments.

The 2014 F-150 is the proud winner of the full-size pickup category for the 2016 TrueCar Pre Owned Value Award. Why you ask? That’s because the Ford F-150 has been given praise for its combination of class leading technology and durability. In fact, the competition is outnumbered, as there are more F-Series trucks on the road with over 250,000 miles then other full-size pickup brands! I guess there’s a reason why the F-150 has been America’s best selling truck for 39 years strong!

The 2014 Edge was also a winner for the midsize SUV with second row seating category. Ford completely redesigned the Edge for the 2015 model year, and the 2016 continue to improve on that greatness! We praised the Edge for its amenities and excellent driving abilities in our review, and buyers seem too agree! With available features, such as a 2.7L EcoBoost engine, active park assist, and 180-degree camera, the 2016 Ford Edge is a pinnacle of Ford technologies that create a fun driving experience that is also focused on safety.

The 2014 Transit Connect won the top ranking for the midsize commercial vehicle category. We’ve described Ford vans as faithful companions in the past, and this award proves that statement. Along with the Transit and E-Series vans, Ford’s vans are the bestselling commercial vehicles in all 50 states, and Washington D.C. If you need a maneuverable van for your small business needs, the Transit Connect is worth a look!

Ford’s 2016 lineup is expanding on these successes to create the best vehicles out there. So when the time comes to upgrade to a newer model, you can be sure that the technologies you love will be better then ever, and with the Highest Retained Value in their classes, these vehicles are some of the best buys out there!

Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program

Ford does some pretty impressive stuff, whether it’s engineering your vehicle for maximum safety, or finding ways to bring state of the art tech at a great value, they always find a way to do good. Ford not only puts a major focus on the quality of its vehicles, but also a focus on the customer. Ford appreciates the professions of their customers, and wants to show appreciation through discounts on the Ford lineup.

For example, did you know there is a program available to EMTs, Firefighters, and Police Officers? Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program is a thank you to the some of the toughest jobs out there. These professions require extensive training, quick decision-making, and hours of intense work. Ford is grateful for the work these brave individuals do, and offers a discount on its lineup of new vehicles of $500.

Ford also manufactures vehicles for use in these fields as well. We’ve all seen the familiar shape of Ford Crown Victoria headlights coming up behind us on the highway, or the boxy shape of an E-Series van in Ambulance Livery on our streets. Ford still carries on the tradition of making these dependable vehicles for first responders; in fact new Taurus or Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles have replaced most of the Crown Victoria’s in our police stations. Even the new Transit is now becoming the next generation of Ambulance too.

Our First Responders trust Ford vehicles everyday in their duties, and the First Responders Appreciation Program is Ford’s way of welcoming these professionals into the Ford vehicle family for their personal vehicles.

With that said, thank you First Responders from us at Ford Addict, you make the world a better place for all of us.

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Standard Luxury: Ford Platinum and Titanium Trims

Explorer Platinum Ford Addict

Luxury automakers advertise their vehicles as the only way to purchase the latest and greatest in automobile technologies, and charge buyers accordingly. This also means that they want you to think your new expensive German sedan is the best of the best. What if we told you Ford was offering the exact same technologies, with more user-friendly systems, for a price that wont break the bank? Enter the new Ford Platinum and Titanium trims. Read More

How to Use the New F-150 BoxLink System

2015 F-150 BoxLink at Tom's Ford Keyport, NJ

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has great innovations that completely threw a curve ball into the otherwise repetitive pickup truck industry. Between the new powerful EcoBoost engines, and lightweight aluminum body, many of the F-150’s new features haven’t gotten much spotlight. But these convenient innovations are very clever and should be talked about more. One innovation more truck owners need to look into is the new F-150 BoxLink system. Read More

Unique Materials in the 2015 Ford F-150

2015 F-150

Materials are something that are prevalent in our lives everyday. Opening a door or being in a room seem like simple tasks, but the experiences of using certain materials is what makes it a truly unique thing. Whether it’s the feel of an aluminum door handle, or the ambiance of woodgrain trimmed interior, the materials set the mood. Ford has recognized this over the past decade and has been improving the quality of its vehicles. As a result, they have been using some very unique materials in the 2015 Ford F-150. Read More

Ford at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Detroit is the motor city in America, and because of this you would expect the Detroit Auto Show to be filled with some of the best the good ol’ U S of A has to offer. For 2015, Ford has delivered, and man did they go all out this year! Ford unveiled the new 2017 F-150 SVT Raptor, the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R, and the much anticipated 2017 Ford GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Lets dive right in and learn more about these impressive machines, shall we? Read More

Ford at the 2014 SEMA Show

2015 RTR Mustang

It’s time for SEMA 2014, and we here at Ford Addict know what that means! It’s that time of year again when automakers and tuners alike take factory stock cars, and modify them to show off not only new designs and technology, but also to show off the potential these vehicles have in the aftermarket. What is SEMA you ask? For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it stands for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. This group is full of different members and companies who produce equipment to modify, restore, and add new tech to older and late model cars. Many Ford vehicles were on display at the 2014 SEMA show, and everything from the Transit van to the classic Ford GT were shown with some unique custom flair. Read More

Throwback: The 1993-1995 F-150 SVT Lightning

 

Welcome to the newest addition to the Ford Addict Blog.  A segment we’d like to call Throwback Fords, where we talk about Ford vehicles of the past that have helped shape the lineup today. This little trip down memory lane will provide a cool history lesson of our favorite vehicle brand, as well as its vehicles through Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel, and even Merkur!

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2015 F-150 Revealed: Atlas Fans Rejoice

2015 f-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 is the next big installment for Ford following on the heels of the 2015 Mustang.  Ford has done an incredible job at keeping their new truck a secret, but now the secret is out and there is plenty to talk about.  Atlas concept fans will be pleased as well, the final version of the 2015 holds very true to concept images we saw last year.  Just like the Mustang, the 2015 F-150 gets a whole list of new features including a new look, new engine options, and a couple of segment firsts.  The Ford F-150 is America’s most iconic truck, and its best selling as well.  With this in mind, Ford revamped this boxed-framed beast to be a smarter and sleeker vehicle with even more features and perks to make your life easier and even more comfortable.

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2014 Ford Model Changes

2014 Ford Model Changes

2014 Ford Model Changes

Ford never stops in its quest to bring the most efficient, powerful cars that offer customers the best value in the marketplace. Every year Ford Motor Company brings its best game and improves upon their existing model foundations with new standard equipment, options and exterior updates. The 2014 models are beginning to arrive, and once again Ford is packing more value into every model in the lineup. Nearly every vehicle we have available has some changes to it, including one complete redesign and one mid-cycle refresh. Even vehicles that were redesigned in 2013 are getting updates for the new model years.

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