Shopping a used sporty SUV for my wife met with Robert Klaus who did a great job on intro and test drive. Came back next day and completed the deal with Micheal and Michelle in finance. Peter Olson worked with Robert behind the scenes coordinating the whole adventure. Painless process, friendly low pressure easy to deal with folks. the whole team came out to see my wife off in her new car including all the management team and the owner himself, all stood there in the pouring rain to watch her drive away! Highly recommend Robert and Peter if youre out car shopping. old fashioned personal service gets it done.
My experience at Key West Ford
I will share here my experience with Key West Ford. I have spent more than 7 hours with Mr. Peter olson (salesman), he was incredibly patient with me, showed me more than 12 possibilities of vehicles (in my budget). After we pick some cars he took me to do 5 test drives with the vehicles what really helped me so much on my choice.
Today I just pick up my car at Key West Ford just all clean (little issues on the vehicle were fixed just as promissed to me) and with fuel only for me to drive. I would like to thank Mr Peter Olsen and Key West Ford Team.
Thank you so much.
Great service and price
Jeff spent a long time with us and was very friendly and patient without being pushy. We purchased a used car, and on delivery he noticed a warning light in the dash. The dealership took care of it promptly. After driving for a few weeks we’re very happy with our car. Highly recommended!
Friendly, honest and fast.
Sasha was great to deal with. He was informative, friendly and fun to deal with. He wasnt pushy at all. They were fair about pricing and the whole process was easy and quick. Nicholas who did my fianancing was a pleasure to deal with and I would have to say overall this was the best experience buying a new vehicle I have had.
Outstanding Customer Service & Popcorn
From the second I pulled into the parking lot the experience started... I was greeted as soon as I exit my vehicle and was shown vehicles that I was interested in... Customer Service is key for me and when I didn't received it to my standards at another dealership which was closer to home, I decided to try Key West Ford... I am happy to say that I made a smart decision and needless to say I left with a new vehicle that I'm very happy with... If you are looking for a new vehicle I highly recommend Key West Ford...
Organized and Quick
Second time buying a new truck with the guys at Key West Ford. I'm a busy person and they worked hard while I was unavailable to finalize my truck purchase. Peter Olson worked especially hard for me and I received what I asked for. Thank you!
The salesman was nice
I was so pleased with my experience here. I had my kids with me and it could have been worse. Arash was lovely to deal with. I didn’t feel like the manager really got us.
Great Better then before. Keep the good work up.
It was a great pleasure to have a sales person care about me as a client. The other workers at Keywest Ford were very present to deal with too. In the past the after care service was not good. Keywest has change for the the better. Sales people like Peter Olson are need in the car sales industry. Peter went above and beyond to make my experience to be a great one. I would recommend if you are look for a vehicle to go see Peter at Keywest ford. The team members At Keywest ford were very different to deal with compared to my last few experiences. The new team were great. Keep the good work up.
Excellent customer service!
Highly recommend Peter Olsen for sales. Super helpful and very authentic. Definitely one of my best experiences thus far.
Thank You, Peter!
Interesting Ford Motors Facts For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
OK, admit it: You didn’t expect to load up this page and see any mention of soybeans—this is an automotive blog, after all. And yet, here we are, Seattle!
Now, as to why the talk about soybeans: Ford uses them to actually create aspects of their automobiles! In fact, as far back as the 1940s, Henry Ford first began experimenting with biomaterial. He was a futurist in that respect and ahead of his time, and because of the precedent of his early work the company later heeded the call as the new millennium started.
Since 2007, half a trillion soybeans have been used by the Ford Motor Company across a total of approximately 18.5 million automobiles. This has had an epically positive effect on our environment, as it’s estimated that it has prevented more than 228 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Indeed, North Carolina State University believes that amount is the same as what would be consumed by four million trees annually.
Call us to discuss how plant-based alternatives to petroleum products, including soy foam, are revolutionizing the industry!
(Posted on Jan 17, 2019 at 02:00PM by Darby Riales)
Did you know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were best friends for life? It makes sense that two highly intelligent inventors would click so well. One created one of the most recognizable automakers in the world, and the other made groundbreaking advancements in electrical power.
When Ford passed away in 1947, he asked Edison to capture his last breath in a tube. More than happy to fulfill that dying wish, the Father of Illumination obliged. Performing a task as strange as that, it’s not a stretch to assume that the man who was so obsessed with energy would most likely love the new 2019 Fusion Hybrid SEL.
Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor, this nifty mid-size sedan generates 188 hp. Equipped with front-wheel drive, it has an exceptional fuel economy set at 42 mpg combined.
The SEL trim level includes futuristic LED headlights and upgraded tech features. Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can stream your favorite music straight from your mobile device without the need for cables.
You’ve heard of the Model T and certainly are familiar with Ford’s recent machines. But what about the Model N?
The Ford Model N saw its debut in 1906 as a successor to the Model A, the latter of which was Ford’s first gasoline automobile. It also followed directly on the heels of the Model C. Its purpose? To provide the American masses with a true entry-level car that was affordable to those of even modest means.
The Model N was built at Ford’s Piquette Avenue Plant and represented a shift versus the preceding automobiles produced by the company. It came with a four-cylinder engine that was mounted to the front area of the car. It boasted L-head valves, was 149 cubic inches, and generated 15 HP. Additionally, the car overall was constructed of vanadium steel—the first time any American auto was—and featured an 84-inch wheelbase. After seven thousand units were sold in 1908 for $500 each, the Model N became the country’s best-selling automobile. It only came in one color—maroon.
(Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 01:00PM by Darby Riales)
When it comes to versatility, space, and style, nothing can beat the new 2019 Ford Explorer XLT. This full-size SUV can carry seven passengers comfortably within its three rows of seating. With eight unique paint options to choose from, you will be the center of attention everywhere you go.
Starting off with the classics, this large crossover is offered in Agate Black and two shades of white. These tones will stand the test of time. If you want something shinier, you can go with one of the metallic hues: Magnetic and Ingot Silver. They glisten in the sunlight, giving off futuristic vibes.
For a more out-of-the-box look, Ruby Red and Burgundy Velvet are solid picks. Both are luxurious colors that will have heads turning. Lastly, Blue is perfect for people with more mellow personalities. It’s relaxing and pleasing to the eye.
Inside the XLT trim level is a leather-wrapped steering wheel that adds a touch of elegance to the cabin. The Sync3 infotainment interface is displayed on an 8-in touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Want to take one out for a spin? Contact Sound Ford in Renton, WA to schedule a test drive in a 2019 Explorer today!
That’s not a bad way to introduce itself to the world, huh? In fact, the more you dig into the specifics, the more impressive the 2019 Ranger looks. The EPA has rated the 4 x 2 version as the most efficient at an average MPG of 26 highway / 21 city / 23 combined. Meanwhile, the 4x4 is best-in-class in its own right with average MPG scores of 24 highway / 20 city / 22 combined.
This Ranger has other things going for it, too. It isn’t just fuel economy—there’s plenty of power here, too. The 2.3L EcoBoost motor creates an exceptional 270 horses and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s also mated to a class-exclusive 10-speed transmission for easy and smooth automatic shifting at all times.
Ready to learn more? Give us a call at Sound Ford now to discuss the 2019 Ranger further!
The December and end-of-year results are in for Ford Motor Company and boy, were they spectacular.
Headlining the good news is the F-Series line of trucks. This model line wrapped up 2018 with a record 10 straight months of selling more than 70,000 trucks. Moreover, this cemented its place as the best-selling truck in America for 42 straight years. That’s right… forty-two straight! All told, December saw sales of 87,000 pickups—easily above the aforementioned 70,000 threshold—and 2018 overall experienced sales of 909,330 pickups. This represents the third-best year ever in F-Series history!
The F-Series wasn’t the only Ford line that was showed love this past year. 2018 was also a record year for Big Blue Oval SUV sales. Almost 800,000 were sold, with a big part of that being the year-long success of the Expedition. The compact EcoSport also made inroads into the hearts of Americans near and far.
Today, we wanted to do something a little bit different and offer up a small collection of fun, quick-hitting Ford blurbs that you’re unlikely to have heard before. They may be disconnected from each other, but every one will likely stand as a neat curiosity to you and our other readers.
You may recall from our previous blog that the Mustang was a big hit off the bat, leading to the 1965 model being displayed on the Empire State Building’s Observation Deck. Well, directly after the debut of the pony car in 1964, that following Christmas season saw the creation of 94,000 pedal-powered toy mustangs that were gifted to children around America.
Ford could be considered one of the world’s first “green” companies. Prior to 1939, their factories were fueled by the burning of both animal and human manure.
In Ford’s earliest days of manufacturing American automobiles, they used ostrich feathers to buffer and shine up the automobiles prior to their exit from the factory.
Want to hear more fun facts? Give us a call now or come back to this blog channel next week!
A cool car deserves a cool story, doesn’t it? Well, we certainly have one regarding Ford’s 1965 Mustang.
Going into 1965, the pony car was the hottest-selling vehicle in America. As a result, the Empire State Building’s general manager felt it would be appropriate to put the then-new ’65 ‘Stang on display; Ford Motor Company agreed. As a result, the corporation set about making it happen—and it’s probably a process that’s a lot more involved than you think.
Big Blue Oval engineers first measured all the doors, elevators, and hallways of the Empire State Building that would be involved. They then cut a Mustang convertible into four primary sections (alongside a few additional pieces) and made three dry runs in a simulated environment at their Dearborn headquarters before heading to New York. Then, at 10:30 p.m. on October 20, 1965, the aforementioned machine was disassembled at ground level and brought up the Empire State Building’s elevator. It was lifted out onto the observation deck and reassembled in approximately six hours on that 86th floor prior to being photographed by a helicopter. The Mustang then spent five months at the Empire State Building before being removed.
Neat, huh? Call us at Sound Ford in Seattle to hear more fun Mustang facts!
This is one of the most enjoyable “fun facts” we’ve ever written about in this space. Did you know that Ford once teamed up with Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip? Yep—and even better, the whole gang from the cartoon was involved!
Before we get into it, here’s a little background on the “Peanuts” comic: First drawn by Schulz in October 1950, it was a syndicated Sunday and daily strip. Running until Schulz’s death in February 2000, it ended its time as both the most popular and longest-running comic strip ever. At its peak, it was seen by roughly 335 million people in 75 countries and in more than 2,600 newspapers. All told, there have been 17,897 editions sent to print.
Long before Ford’s modern-day Mustang and Explorers, the company recognized the potential of the comic strip and wanted to utilize its influence in their advertising. Thus, in 1959, they teamed with Schulz and Bill Meléndez to animate the characters for a special, limited run of promos that were shown from ’59 through ’61. These were aired on TV as promos and as introductions to “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.” And do you know the coolest thing about all this? Their popularity helped spawn the half-hour “Peanuts” TV specials, including 1965’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Ford’s been pumping out amazing vehicles for years now but 2018 is proof that it’s always possible to ascend to new heights.
Not only has the Detroit manufacturer hit five-straight-years running of improved J.D. Power scores, but it represents their best ever. The Big Blue Oval brand is now No. 2 among all automakers in this study. The reason for the huge move up? Quality enhancements to their vehicles that others haven’t kept pace with, spanning entertainment, audio, connectivity, and navigation technology. At the core of all this has been the integration of SYNC 3.
“Customers want a vehicle that keeps them connected whether they’re going places or just out enjoying a drive,” stated Ford's Director of Quality, Jim Van Slambrouck. “Our improving quality scores show we are delivering smart vehicles for a smart world that are also easy to use.”
Ford is celebrating having nine different vehicles in the top three of their segments. These machines include the F-Series, Expedition, and Mustang.