From first contact to the end, it was a smooth and awesome experience at Key West Ford.
I inquired to the sales rep Kai through AutoTrader the day before about a 2008 Jeep Patriot. Within hours I got a response, and we scheduled a test drive next day.
Following day Kai was awesome and texted me his ETA to the dealership, and made sure I was taken care of before I even came in. The test ride was smooth, and I loved the car and price. The finance rep Gurj was also fantastic, worked around some technicalities with the financing and got me on the road in no time.
Within a few hours, everything was sealed and I drove home with the Jeep. Thank you Kai, Gurj, and everyone else who took care of me today. I appreciate the transparency, friendliness, and professionalism from everyone.
Great service from Pete & Brian
We bought two used cars, one from Brian and one from Peter. Both took their time to search for the right car and we went with each car on a test drive.
Peter Olson was very helpful with everything took his time to explain and show all.
Management team was remarkable.
This place is a friendly and amazing place to be.
Recommend to everyone that want to have a amazing experience like myself.
Great service from the staff a Key West Ford. I was surprised to pick up vehicle with a fill tank of fuel alot of dealerships don't do this anymore.
Search over !!!
Going above and beyond to satisfy
Peter, while on his day off (what salesperson ever has a day off LOL) spent the entire day trying to find the best fit for us in a used vehicle. After shovelling many cars covered in a foot of snow, we realized that Peter was willing to shovel the whole lot if we could find what we were looking for. What really impressed us was not only his knowledge of the vehicles and the new technology but his desire to find us the vehicle best suited to our needs. Peter helped us narrow down the search and test drive suitable vehicles till we found this comfortable and economical vehicle with more options than we asked for.
All the staff involved in our search were friendly, courteous and very helpful
Buying a truck from Key West Ford was a positive experience.
Buying our used truck from Key West Ford turned out to be a hassle free experience for my wife and me. The sales person, Jag Dhillon, and the two managers, Ivan Matulik and Michael Nokes, were professional, courteous and friendly. We encountered no high pressure sales tactics.
We also were appreciative of the fact that Ivan allowed us to take the truck to our own mechanic for an inspection and appraisal.
The vehicle was more than fairly priced and was in excellent mechanical shape. Their detail crew had the 2010 F150 looking like new.
We would have no problem recommending Key West Ford to others.
Review of sale service
I had an exceptional experience dealing with the whole team at key west Ford, especially Jag and Nicholas T. They went above and beyond to help us get our new vehicle!! I would recommend to others for sure.
Excellent customer service
Peter was an ideal salesman. He was friendly, helpful and put us under no pressure. We got a great deal on exactly the right car.
excellent customer service
i googled vehicles, found a truck i was interested in and emailed dealer info request. salesman got back to me next day. went for a test drive and told them i love the truck. they washed, fueled, and did the spay bed liner before i was even ready to pick up!! i was very impressed with the efficiency!! a big thanks to Nick who was able to finance, Ivan the manager and Peter the salesman. would def recommend to friends and family looking to buy vehicle. I love my new truck!
Interesting Ford Motors Facts For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
It sounds almost too cool to be true, but there’s actually an elite squad of Ford drivers that endeavor daily to make their machines better.
That’s right. More than 10,000 test drive engineers are employed by Ford Motor Company, with their best—the “tier four” employees—dedicated exclusively to fine-tuning the power and performance of their cars and trucks. Of the 10,000, only 20 drivers/engineers are in this exclusive group at any one time.
Here’s a little more about how the Elite Performance Test Drivers operate: Ben Maher, Ford technical specialist, leads a committee that nominates tier-four candidates. After they’re selected, they must undergo stringent certification before they get behind the wheel. Once they do hop in the cockpit, they gather data using a 50-channel data acquisition system while driving a Mustang FP350S track car. Accordingly, they’re able to gather information on steering wheel angles, brake pedal to throttle transition time, and brake pressure. The resulting advancements trickle down from the motorsport programs to the full product line.
(Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:21AM by Darby Riales)
Originally built in Missouri in 1975, Bigfoot was Ford’s first monster truck. Constructed on an F-Series body, this beast was modified to crush cars like flies. In 1984, Firestone decided to sponsor this giant as a form of advertising for their tire company. The partnership ended in 2007.
In 1986, Bigfoot 5 was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest, widest, and heaviest monster truck on the planet. Rolling on 10-foot-high wheels, it stood 15-ft-and 6-inches and weighed over 38,000 pounds.
If you are looking to purchase a vehicle that isn’t quite that big but can still manage tough jobs, consider the 2019 Ford SuperDuty F-350 XL. Growling under the hood is a 6.2L SOHC 2-Valve Flex Fuel V8 engine that pumps out 385-HP and 430 lb-ft of torque. It also has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 21,000 lbs.
The XL trim level includes safety features like blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alerts, and a rearview camera video feed to assist with backing out of tight spaces.
Get in touch with Sound Ford to schedule a test drive in a 2019 F-Series today!
Many of you likely already know that Ford’s F-Series has been the best-seller in the truck space in America for decades. But sometimes, it can be hard to fully grasp just how dominant its sales have been. Today, we’re going to attempt to do that with a few fun stats.
Through only approximately the first half of last year alone, there were nearly 90,000 F-Series trucks that were sold (appox. 87,000). With the pick-up easily eclipsing 100,000 sales on an annual basis according to Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, you can already start to get a feeling for how incredible the public’s support of the vehicle is.
All this said, it’s in the historical figures where the F-Series really shines. Through 2018, more than 32 million F-Series trucks were built all-time. It’s now a $41 BILLION dollar business, with roughly two of the pick-ups being sold every single minute. This means that the F-Series reigns in sales over the likes of Facebook, Coca-Cola, and Nike!
(Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 10:14AM by Darby Riales)
Held annually since 1923, 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest and most prestigious endurance race in the world. It represents one leg in the Triple Crown of Motorsport and takes place on the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.
In order to win, the competitors must last throughout this course for an entire day without mechanical failure. From 1960-1965, Ferrari was the reigning champion. However, their crown would be taken away in 1966 by the Ford Motor Company.
The GT40 secured the title for the next four years. It also became the first vehicle to win more than once using the same chassis - the Shelby #P-1075.
While the Grand Touring racer is no longer in production, you can still get your hands on America’s favorite muscle car. The 2019 Mustang GT Premium is powered by a massive 5.0-L V8 engine that delivers 460 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and an active valve performance exhaust system with quad tips, this beast can burn some serious rubber!
Slip inside a new Mustang today! Contact Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive.
So, you think you know Ford? Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of the famous Model T and very likely believe it to be the first publicly-available automobile from Ford. However, that’s simply not true. There were predecessors…
The initial mass-produced machine from the Big Blue Oval brand was, in fact, not the Model T. Quite logically, it was the “Model A.” Back on July 23, 1903, a Chicago dentist by the name of Ernest Pfennig purchased the first one at a cost of $850. It was a two-cylinder-engine vehicle that could hit 30 MPH. Not too shabby, huh? There was also an $800 two-seater and $900 tonneau variant available.
All told, between the years of 1903 and 1904, 1,750 Model As were created at Ford’s Mack Avenue Plant in Detroit. Soon afterward, this car was replaced by the Model C and, sometime later, the famous Model T. So, despite the fact that the Model T seems to get all the press nowadays in regards to classic Ford cars, it was the Model A that started it all.
(Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:30PM by Darby Riales)
In 1928, just 23 years after the establishment of the Ford Motor Company, the mastermind behind America’s favorite cars built a utopian-style village in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.
Henry Ford decided that setting up his own city in the jungles of Brazil would be an efficient and productive way to harvest natural rubber. He came up with the idea of Fordlandia, a plantation meant to expedite the cultivation of this resource for his factories and bring jobs to the locals. It could accommodate 10,000 people and spanned across 3,900 square miles.
However, due to the harsh environment and extreme climate, Fordlandia shut down in 1934. The hospital, sawmill, workshop, houses, and 50-foot water tower are in ruins or stand abandoned to this day.
As every innovative thinker knows, not every idea can be a success. Ford hit the nail on the head with many vehicles such as the F-150 and the Mustang. Now, the automaker has branched out into alternative energy models like the new 2019 Fusion Hybrid.
Want to take one out for a spin? Get in touch with Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in any of our current selection today!
When it comes to Ford, there tends to be a neat story behind just about everything. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to the pony car’s “GT” moniker.
“GT” stands for “Gran Turismo.” In the early years of the moniker, it denoted an Italian car that belonged in the grand touring segment. These were machines built exclusively for power and luxury. Of course, the mighty motors behind these vehicles were also complemented by spacious dimensions (hence the “touring” aspect), soft suspensions, and supple leather seats that were extra luxurious.
Manufacturers that were all the rage during the early “GT” days were Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Ferrari. As you can imagine given this list of auspicious names, these machines were certainly popular in Europe at the time. However, once Ford got wind of how well these vehicles were doing, they set up a performance “GT” package for the Mustang beginning in 1965. The rest, as they say, is history… and a particularly glorious one at that!
(Posted on Feb 22, 2019 at 08:00AM by Darby Riales)
Over 120 years ago, Henry Ford built his very first vehicle. The year was 1896, and the mode of transportation was a motorized ride that he called a quadricycle.
Using the steering from a tiller, four bicycle wheels, a simple gearbox, and an ethanol-powered 2-cylinder engine that put out 4 HP, this invention was the start of his automotive career. At the time, he was working for Thomas Edison - who eventually became a lifelong friend. Ford was on-call 24 hours a day making sure that Detroit didn’t lose electricity.
Inspired by an issue of American Machinist in November 1895, he constructed this revolutionary piece of equipment during his downtime. It could travel up to 20 mph, but it did not have the capacity to go in reverse. A 3-gallon fuel tank was positioned under the seat.
The quadricycle led to the formation of the Ford Motor Company in 1903, which now produces cars like the new 2019 Fusion Hybrid. This advanced model operates with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled with a lithium-ion battery-fed motor. It can carry five passengers and gets a whopping 42 mpg combined!
The pony car has a long and storied history. Perhaps unsurprisingly, even the first model performed supremely well—and sales reflected this fact. Since this is a blog where we get to have some fun, today we wanted to sate your curiosity by discussing that initial Mustang variant from 1964 and what made it so special.
For its time, the 1964 Ford Mustang was wildly fast. It truly put the rest of the industry on notice with its standard 170-cu.in. straight-six motor that created 101 HP. Of course, it wouldn’t be a pony car without the option of a V8, and this model supported a 89-cu.in. unit with 10.5 compression, manual choke, solid lifters, and dual exhaust. The result? A total output of 271 horses!
Considering all the above power and performance, it’s not shocking that the 1964 Mustang sold like hotcakes. Available for just $2,368 (inflation is crazy, isn’t it?), 22,000 of those first pony cars were sold in the initial weekend of availability. A total of 303,408 were built and moved in that first year. Further, by 1966, Fastback 2 + 2, hardtop, and convertible models were all available, with an approximate total of 1.4 million sold.
(Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 10:00AM by Darby Riales)
Arguably the most recognizable automobile in the United States, the Ford Mustang has built a solid reputation for being an eye-catching, power-pumping, muscle car. After its debut in 1964, over 94,000 toy replicas were purchased for kids during the Christmas season. It was (and still is) many people's dream ride.
In 1965, a disassembled Mustang was taken to the observation deck at the top of Manhattan’s Empire State Building to be put back together and photographed from a helicopter. The reconstruction crew used four resident elevators to get it up there. It wasn’t removed until about five months later.
Jim Morrison, the lead singer for the popular rock band the Doors, only ever own a single vehicle. It was a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500. With its famous double racing stripes decorating the hood, the vocalist felt like this was the only mode of transportation he needed.
Today’s modern GT version boasts a robust 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates a whopping 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Rolling on 18-inch wheels, you can get one with a 10-speed automatic or a traditional manual transmission for more control.
Contact Sound Ford in Renton, WA to take one out for a spin!