Eco-Friendly Features of the 2014 Ford F-150

When buying a new truck, the main concern on the mind of most people are the obvious things – getting the right length bed, the right style of cab, an engine strong enough to haul everything you plan on hauling. Increasingly though, we’ve come across people who are looking for something more out of their truck. They want to know that the truck they buy is built from the ground up with an eco-conscious attitude. They want to know that their truck, in addition to being able to perform its job duties effectively and efficiently, is also in line with their values – respect for the planet, recycling as much and as often as possible, and a commitment to reduced carbon emissions.

When Ford designed this generation of F-150 and F-series trucks, they took these values into consideration, and the trucks that come off the line in Kansas City, Missouri and Dearborn, Michigan come standard with a number of eco-conscious materials.

Rice Hulls

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What’s New for the 2014 Ford Fiesta?

Ford has provided some exciting updates for the 2014 Fiesta. As the smallest vehicle in the Ford lineup, the Fiesta often gets overshadowed – literally – by vehicles like the Focus, the Escape, and the Explorer. For 2014, though, there are a number of new features available, some of which are exclusive to the Fiesta. Continue reading

Teen Drivers and the 2014 Ford Flex

The 2014 Ford Flex is a great car for families – it offers best-in-class Second and Third row head room and leg room, while still offering a large amount of cargo space, and optional upgrades that make the Flex easy and fun to drive. One concern that often comes up when shopping for a new family car is: “Will it be a safe car for my teenager to learn to drive in?”

This article will address common questions that parents have regarding teen drivers and the 2014 Ford Flex. You can use the links below to skip to a section that interest you, or scroll down to read the article in full.

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What’s New for the 2014 Ford Flex?

The 2014 Ford Flex has started arriving on dealer’s lots (including our own), and we’ve been getting the age-old question:

What’s new for 2014?

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Safety Features of the 2014 Ford Flex

Safety is an important factor to consider when shopping for a new vehicle, particularly for families with children. With today’s technology, it’s simply not acceptable to purchase a new vehicle if it doesn’t have the safety features that are important for all of the passengers in your car.

This article will introduce you to the many safety features available on the 2014 Ford Flex, including preventative safety features, safety features in the event of an accident, and safety features designed specifically for children and teens.

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Fuel Saver Tips for July 2013 – Carry that Weight

The other day, I went to the store and bought two of those do-it-yourself bookshelf kits – you know, the ones that weigh a thousand pounds, and that you always manage to drop squarely on your feet as you get them out of the car – yeah, those. Anyways, I got home and forgot to grab them, and so they sat in the trunk of my car for a week. I’ve also got a toddler, so his car seat is permanently strapped into the back seat. Plus, there’s my briefcase, the diaper bag, and we went to Sam’s Club and got a trillion pack of diapers, which I had to put in the back seat, since the trunk was still full of bookshelf kits I hadn’t brought inside yet. Continue reading

3 Things I can’t Stand about “God, Guns and Automobiles”

Only July 8th, the History Channel premiered a show called “God, Guns and Automobiles”, which revolves around the Max Motors car dealership and the brothers who co-own it: Mark Muller and Erich “Mancow” Muller. The show focuses on how the dealership is managed, and in particular, how Mark Muller uses his willingness to be outrageous to run his business.

It makes for good TV, much like some of the other business-centered shows the History Channel runs, like Pawn Stars or American Restoration. But as an employee at an *actual* car dealership – not an overblown extension of one man’s personality, like Max Motors is portrayed in the show – there are a couple things that get under my skin. The show makes car dealers look like jerks, and makes the car sales business look like a circus. Continue reading

Technology Options for the 2014 Ford Flex

Like the rest of the Ford line-up, the 2014 Ford Flex comes with a number of standard and optional technology features, from driver assist technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control, to hands-free control over your Bluetooth linked phone, to the MyFord Touch, which comes with an 8-inch center console touchscreen. Continue reading

Towing and Cargo on the 2014 Ford Flex

The 2014 Ford Flex has basically two towing options: with or without the Class III Trailer Tow Package. Both of the engine options are rated for the same amounts, for both with and without.

In addition, the 2014 Ford Flex has fold-flat second and third row seats (unless equipped with a second row console), which gives you a great deal of internal cargo area as well.

This article will help give you an idea of what these towing and cargo options mean for you, and to give you some examples of what you can carry with each.

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