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Check out the 2017 Ford Focus RS! In stock and available for immediate delivery!

Check out our 2017 Focus RS in shadow black – we are your best dealer for Ford Performance. This slick sedan busts out a crazy 350 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque – and we’re obsessed!!

We’re the dealership that makes car buying fun again!  Visit us now to put this dream in your driveway!

Anderson Ford Clinton, IL 61727
1001 State Route 10 West, Clinton IL 61727
(888)714-6476
http://www.anderson-ford.com

 

You’ve Got a Teen Driver!

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It happened!  All the sudden you have a teenager who is about to start driving. Yes, you are so proud of them for making it this far yet you are terrified as well. Choosing their first car doesn’t have to be a horrifying experience. You have to find the best way to give them a vehicle they will love and keep them safe.  Keeping them safe being the most important part but if they like it hopefully they will take care of it.  You will have plenty of options here at Anderson Ford no matter what budget you are looking to stay in.

For most parents their main goal is to find a safe/reliable vehicle for their first time driver. They want this car too last at least through high school and into college. Ford vehicles are a great place to start.  Ford has a wide variety of cars, trucks and SUV’s that hold their value well and are top safety rated!

When it comes to safety nothing but the best and safest for your teen driver.  It is suggested that you buy the most recent used car you can afford.  Vehicle safety has improved so much over the years so by buying as new as you can you are assured to have the best safety features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety publishes a list of used cars recommended for teens.  Among the Fords listed were the Taurus, Fusion, Edge, Escape and Flex. They all have excellent safety features, great style and ride.  And parents… no high-horsepower Mustangs – not yet! Wait until they are responsible to handle it.

Congrats to your newly driving teen!  Anderson Ford wishes them the best of luck and just a little advice.  Keep your mind on what you are doing, no texting, no distracted driving.  Stay Safe!!

2016 Roush F-150 In Stock and Available for Immediate Delivery

It’s HERE!  Our first 2016 Ford Roush F-150
This is one stunning vehicle!

ROUSH F150 SuperCrew! Heated Seats, Sunroof, NAV, EQUIPMENT GROUP 302A LUXURY, TRANSMISSION: ELECTRONIC 6-SPEED AUTO… .  Blue Flame Metallic exterior and Medium Earth Gray interior,  Roush 4WD SuperCrew trim.  EPA 23 MPG Hwy/17 MPG City!This Breathtaking – Awesome – Tough Truck comes with the following upgrades from ROUSH PERFORMANCE: Roush Front Grille and Clearance Lighting, Roush Front bumper cover, Roush Fender Flares with clearance lighting, Roush Square “R” Hitch Cover, Roush License Plate and Frame, Roush Performance Exhaust System – Side Exit, Roush/Fox 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System, Roush 20″ Wheel with Mickey Thompson Tires, Roush Front Windshield Banner, Roush “Splash” Style Graphics, Roush molded floor liners by Weather Tech, Roush Serialized Console Badge, Roush Coil Covers

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ROUSH Front Grille and clearance lighting
ROUSH Front bumper cover
ROUSH Fender Flares with clearance lighting
ROUSH Square “R” Hitch Cover
ROUSH License Plate and Frame
ROUSH Performance Exhaust System – Side Exit *Dealer Installed
ROUSH / FOX 2.0 Performance Series Suspension System – coilovers and shocks w/ boots
ROUSH 20″ Wheel with Mickey Thompson Baja ATZP3 305/55 Tires
Locking Lug Nut set with Key bag
ROUSH Hood Graphic
ROUSH Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH Side Rocker Heritage Graphics
ROUSH Tailgate Graphic
ROUSH molded floor liners (Fr./Rr.) by WeatherTech®
ROUSH Serialized Console Badge
“ROUSH” Front Windshield Banner
ROUSH Owners Manual Supplement

 ROUSH V8 Coil Covers – black with badge (available on V8 vehicles only)
Graphic upgrade to “Splash” style graphic (removes Heritage style graphic)
ROUSH Branded Revolution Soft Tonneau Cover by ExTang
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Ford F-150 wins Green Truck Of The Year

We wanted to share a blog post with you from Ford’s Media Center.

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Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels and Sustainability Earn Ford F-150 2016 Green Truck of the Year Award

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 19, 2015 – Green Car Journal today named the Ford F-150 its 2016 Green Truck of the Year at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show.

The 2016 Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – includes the highest EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating of any full-size gasoline pickup on the market, at 26 mpg. A segment-exclusive compressed natural gas/propane gaseous fuel prep package is available for 5.0-liter V8-equipped F-150 – helping reduce operating costs and tailpipe CO2 emissions.

“The 2016 Ford F-150 is a great example of the environmental leadership that can, and should, be accomplished in the immensely popular pickup field,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher, Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “Milestone lightweighting through the extensive use of aluminum and high-strength steel, the availability of a powerful and efficient 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, and a segment-exclusive gaseous fuel prep option that enables the F-150 to run on clean-burning compressed natural gas or propane are all important contributions that raise the bar in environmental performance.”

Ford F-150 uses sustainable materials to help reduce its environmental footprint. REPREVE fiber, made from recycled plastic bottles, is available for F-150’s cloth seats. By using this recycled material, Ford will divert more than 5 million plastic bottles from landfills this year.

Other eco-conscious materials employed include rice hulls to reinforce plastic used in an electrical harness, fuel lines made from castor bean oil, seats made of soybeans and post-industrial recycled cotton – one 2015 F-150 uses shoddy that includes blue jean material, bath towels and/or T-shirt material.

“We designed Ford F-150 to be a game changer,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Many have recognized F-150 as the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, but this award is proof it’s also a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible option.”

Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:

  • 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
  • 2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
  • Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
  • 2015 and 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
  • 2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
  • Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2015
  • 2015 Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New
  • 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
  • 2015 Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
  • 2015 New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
  • AutoGuide 2015 Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year
  • New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
  • 2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
  • Automotive Science Group 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner, Best Full-Size Truck of 2015, Smallest Carbon Footprint
  • Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
  • Green Car Technology Award
  • Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – large truck category
  • Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – engineering and technology category
  • Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV
  • 2015 New England Motor Press Association Official Winter Vehicle of New England
  • AAA Green Car Guide Award – pickup truck category (F-150 SuperCab Lariat)
  • TFLtruck 2015 TFL Gold Hitch Award – half-ton/light-duty category (2.7-liter V6)
  • AutoPacific 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Award – light-duty pickup category (second highest owner score ever and highest truck rating ever)
  • AutoPacific 2015 Best in Class Ideal Vehicle – overall winner
  • Altair and Center for Automotive Research Altair Enlighten Award
  •  J.D. Power and Associates J.D. Power APEAL – large light-duty pickup category
  • Consumer Electronics Show 2016 Innovation Award – Best of Innovation honoree in vehicle intelligence category for Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Vicentric 2015 Best Certified Pre-Owned Value in America – full-size half-ton pickup category

Should I Test Drive a Car Before I Buy It?

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Should I Test Drive a Car Before I Buy It?

If you’re shopping for a new car one of the most important steps is the test drive. Never consider buying a car without taking it road for a test drive first. There are many factors about a car that you will only experience by sitting behind the wheel. If you’re like most people, you will be driving your car for at least three years, so it is important that you are very comfortable with the way it feels, drives, and handles. The following are just a few things to consider when test driving a car.

Research vehicles and come up with a short list of makes and models that you are interested in before ever sitting behind the wheel. It helps to put together a list of options that you absolutely have to have in your new car, options that would be nice to have and options that aren’t really that important to you. It also helps to really think about how you will be using your new car on a daily basis. Will you be using it mainly as a commuter car or will you be hauling 5 kids to soccer practice? After you have narrowed your list down, then it would be time to head to the dealership for a test drive.

Before ever starting the engine, just sit in the car for a few minutes. Are you comfortable? Will the seat adjust to fit your particular frame? Are all of the various controls in a location that makes it comfortable for you to use them without ever having to take your eyes off the road? Can you get in and out with ease? Check the visibility of the mirrors. Make sure there aren’t any blind spots that block your view or that may require you to strain your neck. It’s also a good idea to get in the backseat and make sure you find it comfortable. Proper leg room is essential for both the front and back seats. You will also want to check the trunk or storage area to make sure it is large enough to accommodate your needs. When you are completely satisfied that the interior meets your requirements, take it out on the road for a test drive.

When you get the car out on road, make sure to drive it as if you are in a normal driving situation. If you are mainly commuting, then drive it during rush hour. If you spend a lot of time driving on curvy roads, then be sure you drive it on some curvy roads. You want to check the acceleration and its cornering ability. Listen for any noises, and how loud the cabin of the car is. It is important that you really drive the car like you would on an everyday basis. This is a big purchase so do not be afraid to give the car a good workout. In many cases it helps to take a notebook with you to record your thought as soon as you can after driving the vehicle. This will help later when you are trying to choose between the various cars you are considering.

The test drive is a crucial component of buying a new car. It’s always a good idea to check both the interior of the car and how it drives. A new car is a big investment so you should make sure the car that you purchase is a good fit for you and your passengers, both inside and out.