Reasons to Buy Ford In Grand Rapids, Michigan

One-of-a-Kind 2012 Mustang

July 25th, 2011

When you turn 100, it’s pretty much guaranteed Willard Scott will Photoshop your face onto what is seemingly the label of a jar of jam and give a birthday shout-out. But when it’s 100 years of naval aviation we’re talking about? Jam is a no-go. But an extraordinary car created for the occasion? That’ll do.

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MyKey Makes for Safe Teens, Sane Parents

July 25th, 2011

You and your kid may have the greatest relationship on the planet, but it’s in a teen’s DNA to find it totally uncool having you ride shotgun during the process of learning to drive. When the day comes to be legally allowed to go it alone, the teen driver will probably feel like it’s finally the first day of the rest of his or her life. For parents, it will probably feel like the first day of the rest of the ulcer they’re going to develop knowing their baby is driving a car. Alone.

But necessity is the mother of innovation, and Ford wanted to put parents’ minds at ease as their teens developed their driving skills, since you won’t always be there to say “buckle up!,” “watch your speed!” or “turn down the radio!” The answer is MyKey®, which has the ability to limit a vehicle’s top speed and audio volume, while also encouraging safety-belt use.

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Developing the Next-Generation Police Car

July 13th, 2011

The Ford Crown Vic is what most of us probably think of when we conjure up images of a police car. It’s pretty much the same for law enforcement, too. It’s Old Faithful for their industry, so you can understand why they might at first be a bit reluctant to change over to a new breed of transportation – they already knew what the Crown Vic was capable of and how it drove, and that it was reliable and durable. When you’re a cop on hot pursuit, those are not things you want to worry about.

Therefore, when it came time for Ford to develop the all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles, the project was put in the capable hands of a Ford team of engineers with backgrounds in racing.

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Should Ford SYNC Have a Live Operator?

July 13th, 2011

In the mood for pizza, but have no clue where a nearby joint is – or in fact, where you even are? The answer to both could be just a voice command away. Ford is beta-testing a new feature called Operator Assist, which will make getting directions or finding a business a snap through SYNC Services. During this trial period, Operator Assist is being offered as a complimentary feature for registered users of SYNC Services; no additional software or hardware is needed.

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