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New lease vehicle - amazing experience!
55
Huge thanks to the team at Key West Ford! This is my second lease (first one 4 years ago) and they knocked it out of the park again. Really easy to deal with & no BS, just really straightforward and honest. Being a single female this type of purchase can easily be intimidating and/or difficult but Peter Olson and the team (Mike & Michelle) made it seamless and left me feeling confident about my purchase. Thank you!
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Great place
55
Bought a Ford Escape Titanium and was one of the best car buying experiences I have had. At 72 years old I have had a few. Great dealership, was never under any pressure to buy or make a deal, Peter Olson was very knowledgable on the vehicles I was looking at and Wes Upton was great to deal with. It was friendly and quickly finalized. All in all a totally super place to deal with.
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Repeat Customer
55
My wife and I have now each bought 2 cars each from Key West in the last 9 years. Great experience dealing with this dealership.
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Fantastic charismatic no pressure
55
Allan sold me a gently used honda the other day. This guy really wants everyone to be happy and comfortable. I felt he was totally looking out for my best interest and and he went way out of his way to do so from the umbrellas (cause it was raining) to the hot coffee to warm us up.. as well as getting me a really good deal on my car with minimal haggling. He really wants you to have the car at the best deal possible and I was more than happy with his service.. when I was ready to except the deal..he said "I'll get you out of here and driving your new car in 45 mins"!! .. and sure enough I was out of there 45 minutes later I was on my way home. It was a real pleasure dealing with Allan and I hope hes around next time I wanna upgrade.
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5stars
55
No xxxxxxxx salestalk. It's a very welcoming place and the salesmen (Peter & Lino) were simply the best. My buying experience is as smooth as it should be...
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Key West Ford
4.85
this is not my first visit here &’that’s because of the excellent service!! I would highly recommend a visit here before going elsewhere for your vehicle!!
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The best choice
55
When I told Alan what I want and what was my financial condition he introduced me the best fit. A beautiful Mustang that I am extremely happy with . You can trust Alan.
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Best sales experience with Peter Olson ever!
55
Peter Olson is the best sales person we have ever dealt with!He gave us all the information required to make a knowing decision on our vehicle. He did not have the vehicle we were looking for at first within our price range and kilometres. He kept us in the loop while he searched and found us our 2017 Ford Escape SE AWD which we love. It took weeks to find us what we were looking for but it was worth the wait! We would not hesitate to recommend Peter Olson to our friends, family, and anyone who reads this. He is very honest and went above and beyond for us. Top Shelf!
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Great Service
4.85
Great Customer Service by Peter Olson. Went extra mile to help. And Nick at Finance was also friendly, fast and efficient! Family has been going there for years.
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After launching its pilot program in June to hire more adults with autism, Ford Motor Company recently revealed its plans to expand the program in 2017. Ford's program, which is a collaboration with the Autism Alliance of Michigan, will add to its current network of four hires who are considered autistic; the publicized plans state that 12 to 24 additional hires are expected with the expansion.

The Dearborn-based automaker is one of more than 30 other local companies to lead the initiative. As the spectrum of autism becomes better understood, companies are becoming more receptive to onboarding employees with autism - for many participating companies, people with autism are considered underutilized, unique talent. The situation is a
win-win, since many people on the spectrum often face frustrating challenges when it comes to earning a living.  

As of now, the four adults hired as part of Ford's program have college degrees to work in its product development department, which is part of the world headquarters. They initially started with a temporary
status, but transitioned to regular employee status after the temp period. This isn't the first time Ford's put a spotlight on autism and diversity - learn more by watching the video below:


"When we started, we wanted to make sure we could do this and do it sustainably," Kirstin Queen, manager of diversity and inclusion at Ford, stated in a CrainsDetroit.com article. "The program was found to be very successful, and the supervisors have said these individuals brought a new energy that spread to other employees." Although the program originally committed to employing five workers, two part-time positions ended up being combined to create a single full-time position - all because one particular candidate was performing particularly well, and representatives of the Blue Oval wanted to acknowledge the individual's reputable work.

To ensure that Ford's existing employee base and
team of managers were properly prepared to interact with their new co-workers, Autism Alliance conducted a special training session to provide information and assets. As reported on CrainsDetroit, "The challenge of employing an adult with autism, while all are different, usually lies in the realm of social interactions. Employees with autism can lack social skills and social imagination and are often brutally honest, which can come across as rudeness," which can startle or upset employees who aren't educated about the effects of autism on one's behavior. However, the program enforces the idea that an autistic individual's setbacks need not be dealbreakers. After all, a 2014 study revealed that over half of people diagnosed with autism have average to above-average intelligence.

Already, the newly opened positions are expected to be filled in January of 2017 as Ford expands the new hires into its information technology and digital innovation departments. To learn more about the program, stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and talk to any of our representatives today.