Our guests have said that buying a new vehicle can be an overwhelming experience. As such, we’re offering a complimentary and informative evening dedicated to new vehicle owners. Our competent team of mechanics, salespeople and finance leaders will be available to answer any questions you may have. State-of-the-art features offered by Ford and Lincoln will also be reviewed.
Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln is hosting its Second Delivery evening on May 17, 2012 from 5:30pm – 7pm. A bonus snack buffet will be offered.
Please contact Donna at 250-758-7311 to be added to our guest list.
With Earth Day approaching and soaring gas prices weighing heavily on the minds of consumers, it’s timely kbb.com has named two Ford vehicles to its 2011 Top 10 Green Car list – the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Ford Focus. Editors of kbb.com say Fusion Hybrid was an easy pick, because along with its outstanding fuel economy of 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, “it delivers the driving dynamics and comfort that make the conventional Fusion so endearing.” Likewise, Focus’ impressive fuel economy of 28 mpg city and up to 40 mpg highway is just one of the things they liked about the all-new vehicle: “Our favorite features are its excellent handling, impressively outfitted interior, sweet Euro styling and the availability of cool features,” kbb editors said.
Last week when the Nissan Leaf was announced to be launching in North America this year, the San Fransisco Chronicle had some indepth wisdom. Wisdom that included, price on the environment and price on your pocket. As the purely electric vehicles are costly enough to not reasonable be able to break even on cost of ownership vs a gas powered vehicle, they opted to discuss exactly how much more likely a Hybrid vehicle would be.
They listed through 7 Hybrid cars and their “Years to Break Even”, including Nissan Altima Hybrid “21″, Toyota Prius “20″, Honda Civic Hybrid “17″, Honda Insight “16.5″, Toyota Camry Hybrid “15″, Mercury Milan Hybrid “13″ (unavailable for Canada), and the Ford Fusion Hybrid “5.6″.
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According to Consumer Reports, the answer is the “crown jewel” of the Fusion family and a very cost-effective hybrid vehicle. This could account for why it took home top honors as the North American Car of Year at the Detroit Auto Show. It provides a similar look and driving experience as the non-hybrid Fusion, but because the price discrepancy between the two models is relatively slim (about $3,200), drivers are likely to break even with the money they save in gas within six years.
The winner by a long shot is the Ford Fusion Hybrid at a mere 5.6 years. Which car fared worst? The Nissan Altima Hybrid at a whopping 21 years. We have to wonder, 21 years from now, will they still be making batteries for a 2010 Altima Hybrid?