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Hidden Surprise At Katie’s Cars & Coffee!

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As the current semester of Graduate School in the Washington, DC area has come to an end, I finally had a free weekend to make the pilgrimage to Katie’s Cars & Coffee, a weekly event hosted by Katie’s Coffee House in Great Falls, Virginia. Katie’s Cars & Coffee is from 6am-9am every Saturday, rain or shine. It is a wonderful event where car people can geek out on all things vehicular for three hours and sip some great coffee. I’ve been a few times in past, including the day of the infamous “Ferrari Crash” last August. After a while, some vehicles don’t seem that special anymore, and I really look out for some of the oddball cars to arrive. Today happened to be my lucky day… Read More

Ford’s First Responders Appreciation Program

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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.

Find out more here!

Sure-Footed Fords: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Seasonal weather shouldn’t interfere with holiday plans. Everyone with a 2016 Ford knows they can get there no matter what winter throws at them! This is thanks to the ultra capable Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system. This system monitors road conditions and adjusts accordingly. This then allows for optimal traction in any situation, assuring you that your sure-footed Ford will get you to your destination with no trouble.

How does it do this? Magic of course! The magic of great engineering that is, as the Intelligent drive system monitors data all over the vehicle such as steering angle, pedal position, acceleration, turning, and wheel speeds every second to prevent traction loss from the start. If it senses traction loss it will send torque to the rear wheels as needed to instantly improve handling.

Did you also know that this system helps in normal driving conditions too, not just rain or snow? It can send the power to the front wheels in normal driving conditions to help make the vehicle more efficient, which in turn will save you money. But if you’re a performance geek like us here at Ford Addict, you’ll also notice that the power can also be sent to the rear wheels in normal conditions to aid acceleration as well.

In the 2016 Explorer models a Terrain Management System allows a choice of 5 settings to optimize the vehicles capabilities on and off road. These modes are Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Hill Control.

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

The Explorer’s Terrain Management selector. Turn it to the condition you need, and you’re ready to power through anything!

It’s probably with mentioning that you can get All-Wheel Drive on vehicles outside of Ford’s SUV range. In fact: Here is a list of 2016 Ford models that can be optioned with All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive:

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
  • 2016 Ford Fusion
  • 2016 Ford Tarus
  • 2016 Ford Flex
  • 2016 Ford Escape
  • 2016 Ford Explorer
  • 2016 Ford Expedition
  • 2016 Ford F-150
  • 2016 Ford Super Duty

With most of Ford’s award winning lineup available in this configuration, isn’t it time you had the chance to drive a truly smart car?

Sure-Footed Ford's: Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive

Instead of explaining how awesome the Focus RS AWD system is, we’ll let this diagram show everything. #Magic