We are very happy with the service and support we have received from Robert. We had a lot of questions and needed some extra support with our new Mustang, and Robert was patient, knowledgeable, and efficient, doing whatever it took to make up happy. The whole team at Key West, including Nicholas Terezakis who handled our warranty purchases, have been great to deal with.
We were in good hands. Thanks everyone!
Great customer service. Every single person who was involved in our new car purchase did a top notch job. Super professional and friendly team.Highly recommended this dealership. Allen was helping us to get the best deal possible on our purchase. Thank you again for all the help
I had a very good experience dealing with everyone involved at Key West Ford and would recommend them. They were very professional and made the whole process enjoyable!
My second deal with them.Excellent customer service.Very professional.They took care of everything.Even for finance not a single issue.Thamk you again guys.Enjoying my new ride😉
Above & Beyond
This fellow is one of a kind. In all my life I’ve never had a good experience at a car dealership until I went to Key West Ford. What an amazing group of people. My focus titanium(2017) is the second purchase that I’ve made off Michael both experiences were something to write home about.
Whether you’re in the market for a Ford or any other kind of vehicle please do yourself a favour and check out the great people at Key West Ford.
Helped me find the car I want
This is my first car purchase. When I came to here, I didn't have a clear idea on what car I shall buy. Allan showed me around on several probable ways to buy my first car. The next day, he also found another car that suit my current need.
As I am new to Canada, there are a lot of differences on law, rules and regulations from the country I was in. Allan provided useful information on all of them and helped me get to a purchase solution that can fit into my short term and long term plan.
Now I have used the car for some time and everything seems good :)
2017 F150 supercrew
Great pricing, very helpful. I'm from out of town and was on a tight schedule. Jag and the rest of the folks at key west were sensitive to my time constraints and had my truck ready for delivery with no hiccups.
We had a small car budget in mind and after talking it over and trying various model we settled for something newer than expected without breaking the bank.
Very happy with my purchase and recommend to anyone looking for a used or new car to start at key West Ford.
Great experience buying my 1st Ford
I knew I wanted an Escape and had been shopping online for a few months. I found the vehicle I wanted and made an appointment for a test drive. It happened to be a Key West Ford. I made the appointment online and Jag reached out to me very quickly to set it up.
Jag was very friendly and talkative but certainly not pushy or how you've been trained to think of a used car salesperson. He answered my questions and was generally a nice guy to chat with.
I mentioned very early on what I was looking for but that I wasn't going to making a purchase that day. Even though he knew I wasn't buying he still wanted to make sure I knew everything I could about the vehicle I'd driven as well as anything else I might be looking into a vehicle for. I took his card when I left and made darn sure to get in touch with him once I'd made my decision.
I got a great deal from Jag and Key West Ford and would recommend you going to talk to him if you're on the fence about a new Ford.
Did you know that Ford Motor Company teamed up with “Peanuts” comic strip creator, Charles M. Schulz, to make the gang a group of corporate “spokescharacters” for the auto manufacturer? It’s true. Talk about a magnificent comics and cars crossover!
First, a little background for those that aren’t in the loop: “Peanuts” is a syndicated Sunday and daily comic strip first penned by Schulz back in October 1950. It ran until his death in February 2000, becoming the most popular strip ever—as well as the longest. There have been 17,897 unique editions published, and at its peak, the cartoon ran in more than 2,600 newspapers and reached 355 million folks in 75 countries.
In 1959, long before the age of Explorers and Escapes, Ford recognized the brilliance of the comic and wanted to tap into it. Thus, the company worked with Schulz and Bill Meléndez to animate the characters for the first time ever as part of a limited run of promos for the car manufacturer from 1959 through 1961. There were commercials as well as intros to “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.” The popularity of these later gave rise to the first half-hour long “Peanuts” TV specials, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965.
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Did you know Ford wasn’t solely about automobiles?
That’s right. Long before Mustangs, it turns out the company got into the air transport business. The Stout Model Airplane Company was established in 1923; Henry Ford later purchased it in 1925 for the purpose of developing a three-motor airliner for enhanced passenger safety.
After some old-fashioned hard work—and a renaming to “Ford Airplane Manufacturing Division”—the innovator and industrialist was able to cement the company as the globe’s first regularly-scheduled airline specializing in single-company needs. He also constructed the world’s first modern airport in Dearborn, Michigan, leading to the corporation becoming the largest commercial aircraft business on Earth. Hard to believe, huh?
Among other achievements for the Ford Airplane Manufacturing Division: their “Reliability Tour” of non-military aircraft with scheduled routes (which bolstered public confidence in aviation) and the mass production of the B-24 Liberator in WWII.
While the experimental air transport service didn’t yield long-term success—the entrepreneur disbanded it in 1928—his company’s work led the way for others. Accordingly, the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission recognized Ford as a “pioneer of aviation” in 2002.
How often is it that a company really puts an emphasis on the well-being of their workers, going above and beyond to offer compensation outside of what’s currently the norm in the market? Well, Ford was one of those rare businesses in the early 20th century.
In 1914, the Detroit manufacturer made headlines when they introduced the “$5-a-day” plan. The salary would pay all those that qualified roughly twice the industry average, in the process approximately doubling what Ford assembly line workers took home every day. It was a bold move that made headlines, and the company founder was quoted as saying he wanted to provide his employees with a “life” and not only a “living.”
The “$5-a-day” plan was immediately a hit, resulting in other manufacturers updating their own wages in an attempt to compete. Soon, automobile part makers also revised their own pay structure. The upgrade in salary/profit sharing spawned a burgeoning fair wages movement and a resulting growth of the middle class. It also created an all-new group of prospective Model T customers.
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Did you know that the legendary lead singer of “The Doors,” Jim Morrison, once owned a 1967 Shelby GT 500 in Nightmist Blue?
It was a gift from his record company following the success of the single, “Light My Fire,” and was affectionately dubbed “The Blue Lady” by his good pal, Babe Hill. Although the singer reportedly adored the car, he had a penchant for reckless driving and, somewhere along the way, the car was lost. There are varying stories—none of which are verified—but what is known is that after 1969, Morrison was never seen driving the machine again. It was never recovered—the only thing left as proof is the California registration form.
Morrison’s 1967 Shelby GT500 pushed out 335 HP at 5,400 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 420-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,200 RPM. It could perform a standing quarter mile at 95 MPH in 15 seconds and had a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds. That’s super fast and was made possible by the sophisticated “Ford Cobra” V8 with its four-barrel carburetors and mid-rise intake manifold. As an added plus, the singer’s variant had uncommon ten-spoke wheels.
Welcome back to our new “Ford Fact of the Day” section! Today, we’re here to discuss a little early 20th-century history with you. While you likely know a few facts about the famous Model T, you’ve likely never heard about the first car model the brand ever sold.
The very first Ford automobile to ever find its way to a consumer isn’t the Model T—it was the “Model A.” Sold to Ernest Pfennig, a Chicago dentist, on July 23, 1903, the automobile was outfitted with a feisty little two-cylinder engine capable of a maximum speed of 30 MPH. While this particular car was purchased for about $850, two variants of the line were available—a roughly $800 two-seater and a $900 tonneau. The latter terminology refers to a vehicle with an open-air section lacking a roof (like what you would see on a modern truck).
Approximately 1,750 Model As were constructed between 1903 and 1904 at Ford’s first facility, the Mack Avenue Plant in Detroit. The machine was then replaced by the Model C... long before "Escape" or "Mustang" were even uttered in the manufacturer's halls.
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Founded by Henry Ford in conjunction with the Dodge Brothers way back in 1903 in Dearborn, Michigan, the “Blue Oval” car company has risen to incredible heights in the past 100-plus years. It’s now one of the most familiar brands to consumers in the Americas and worldwide, producing sedans, sports coupes and crossovers like the popular Fusion, Mustang, and Explorer models.
A large part of the familiarity with the auto brand lies with its famous logo. Designed by C. Harold Wills, it’s also known as the Centennial Blue Oval following its most recent update in 2003. Regardless of the decade, however, the design aesthetic has always featured the flowing “Ford” script. The question among many is whether it’s an accurate depiction of the late founder’s signature.
It turns out that while the logo is indeed roughly based on Henry Ford’s signature, it is not a direct, accurate depiction. Much like the Walt Disney Company’s branding, the script for the American auto manufacturer was merely based off its former owner’s “John Hancock” thanks to the work of C. Harold Wills and his typesetting kit way back in 1906. It is but a rough approximation of the real thing.
We’re going to have more fun facts for you in this space each week. In the interim, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at Sound Ford in Seattle to check in on our latest inventory!