Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Ford Fusion at Gresham Ford

2015 Ford Fusion at Gresham Ford
The Ford Fusion redefines expectations of what a midsize sedan can deliver with a sleek design, high levels of quality craftsmanship, smart technologies and exceptional safety.  This is a great vehicle for NW living in Oregon with lots of room for the whole family and great gas mileage too.

There are 3 gasoline engines to choose from including a 1.5L EcoBoost I-4 — designed to be fuel-efficient and offer high levels of refinement, quietness and performance with Eco-Boost Technology.
The technology features keep owners connected with the world and their vehicle and your hands on the wheel.  Safety is top-of-mind, with 8 standard airbags and available inflatable rear safety belts to keep your children safe too.

Why choose a 2015 Fusion over a 2014?

Here's a list of what is new for the 2015 Ford Fusion:
2015 Ford Fusion Interior Available at Gresham Ford

Performance/Handling
• 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 engine and 6-speed manual transmission no longer available
• All-wheel drive optional on SE
Comfort/Convenience
• Configurable daytime running lamps standard on all models
• Front-passenger 6-way power seat standard on SE
• Front-passenger 10-way power seat standard on Titanium
• Rear view camera standard on S and SE
Design/Styling
• 16" Sparkle Silver painted aluminum wheels standard on S
• Exterior colors added:
– Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
– Guard(1)
– Magnetic(1)
– Tectonic(1)
• Exterior colors deleted:
– Dark Side Metallic (BT)
– Sterling Gray (UJ)
– Sunset Metallic (D7)
• Terracotta Package
– 18" machined painted aluminum wheels
– Terracotta door trim inserts
– Terracotta leather-trimmed sport front seats
– Premium floor mats (front/rear)
– Available on SE with Luxury Package and Titanium

Eco-Boost Engine Available on the 2015 Ford Fusion

Performance is a driving factor with the 2015 Ford Fusion and it shows.  Fusion offers 3 engine choices — 1.5L EcoBoost I-4, 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 and 2.5L i-VCT I-4 — that deliver both
power and efficiency.  6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters offers a fun-to-drive experience.

Auto Start-Stop feature shuts down the engine and restarts it when the brake pedal is released.  The European-inspired suspension delivers a smooth, responsive ride and exceptional handling.  Front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive (AWD).

1.5L EcoBoost I-4 is just one of the three engines available with 181 horsepower @ 6000 rpm  and 185 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4320 rpm.  The engine block is made of high-pressure die-cast aluminum for
strength and light weight benefits.  The computer-controlled clutch on belt-driven water pump is also an impressive feat of engineering.  THe water-cooled charged air cooler provides a more efficient feed of air into the engine.  Cast-iron crankshaft, balance shaft and belt-driven primary drive system, including a camshaft drive system, contribute to the reduced NVH and improved durability.  The lightweight composite intake manifold helps reduce vehicle weight and improve efficiency.

The Powertrain control module (PCM) makes real-time adjustments to the fuel delivery/air mixture and spark timing to deliver a fun-to-drive and fuel responsible engine and transmission combination.
Front-end accessory drive (FEAD) belt technology eliminates the need for a belt tensioner for driving
the alternator, water pump and A/C compressor accessory drive pulleys, helping reduce overall
vehicle weight and improving efficiency.  The 2015 Ford Fusion uses a timing belt.  Ford offers an available with 2 transmission choices: 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with thumb switch operation (standard) or 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with thumb switch operation and Auto Start-Stop (not available with Appearance Package or available 18" wheels).

Also available is the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 with 240 horsepower @ 5000 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5500 rpm.  This engine also offers cast-iron crankshaft, balance shaft and silent chain cam drive system contribute to reduced NVH and durability.  The cast stainless steel integrated exhaust manifold also adds to the efficiency of the engine and the ease of your drive experience.  The fast-acting “gooseneck” turbo connects directly to exhaust manifold, funnels exhaust energy at the turbine for quicker response.  The manifold also withstands higher temperatures for increased durability and reliability, thanks to cast stainless steel turbine housing.  Ford features oil lubrication system and is water cooled to help ensure long life and also uses a timing chain, paired with the 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Shared EcoBoost Engine Technologies make your life better with Ford.  The twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), lightweight aluminum cylinder head with 4 valves per cylinder utilizes aluminum engine block and cylinder head help
reduce weight to aid efficiency.  Eco-Boost technology also utilizes gasoline direct-injection and a single turbocharger with a smart charging alternator.  The Fail-Safe Engine Cooling System paired with the aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO) and intercooler reduces incoming air temperature technology help to ensure that your vehicle is protected even when overheating conditions may begin.  Eco-boost technology also offers Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor tracks and notifies customer of oil change intervals of up to 10,000 miles.

Gresham Ford is an Oregon Ford Dealer who is committed to offering a no hassle, no pressure sales experience like you have never experienced before.  Gresham Ford is truly the Dealer with Heart, serving our customers and our community.  We offer the full line-up of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles - Click Here to see our New Vehicle Inventory currently available.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Madness at Gresham Ford

Gresham Ford is Your Cinderella Team this March

The all new 2015 F-150 work truck from Ford has lots of standard options as well as optional upgrades to choose from.  All these choices make it much easier to get exactly the truck you want and not have to pay for options you don't.  The 2015 F-150 truck is available in five models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

2015 Ford F-150 Available at Gresham Ford
The following features and equipment are standard equipment just for the powertrain and functional on every 2015 Ford F-150 truck:

• Active Grille Shutter System with all engines (upper shutters with 3.5L and 5.0L engines; upper and lower shutters with 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost engines)

This video tells a little more about the Active Grille Shutter System but on a Fusion.  


• Battery — maintenance-free 70 AH (610 CCA), 80 AH (730 CCA)
• Brakes — 4-wheel disc with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
• Exhaust system — single
• Fail-Safe Engine Cooling System
• Frame — fully boxed, high-strength steel
• Fuel tank — 23-gallon
• Hill start assist
• Jack
• Parking brake
– Electric (with 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 or 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine)
– Mechanical (with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 or 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine)
• Shock absorbers — gas, heavy-duty, outboard-mounted (front/rear)
• Spare tire carrier — rear under frame
• Spare tire/wheel lock
• Springs, front — coil
• Springs, rear — leaf, 2-stage variable rate
• Stabilizer bar — front
• Steering — electric power-assisted (EPAS) with pull-drift compensation
• Suspension, front — independent
• Trailer sway control
• Trailer towing — 4-pin wiring and ball mounting provisions in rear bumper
• Transmission
– 6-speed automatic with tow/haul mode (std. with 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine)
– 6-speed automatic with tow/haul mode, SelectShift capability and Progressive Range Select (NA with 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine)

This is a list of the Exterior Standard Features on the all new 2015 Ford F-150 work truck sold at Gresham Ford:
• Badging, fender — “F-150”
• Cargo lamp integrated with center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL)
• Cargo tie-down hooks (4)
• Door, rear — 170 degree open (SuperCab only)
• Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
• Headlamps — rainlamp wiper-activated (NA on 100A)
• Lighting — cargo lamp integrated with center high-mounted stop lamp
• Stone cuffs — front/rear
• Tailgate — removable with key lock
• Tow hooks (2) — front (4x4 models)

The F150 Super Cab Interior is Huge on the 2015 Model

Below is a list of the interior features that come standard on the 2015 F-150:
-12-volt powerpoint (front)
• Lighting
– Dome
– Fade-to-off
• Gauges and meters — fuel gauge, voltmeter, oil pressure, engine coolant temperature, transmission temperature, speedometer, tachometer, odometer and outside temperature
• Grab handles
– Front: A-pillar, driver and passenger-side
– Rear: B-pillar (SuperCrew)
• Horn — dual-note
• Productivity screen (size varies by model)
• Scuff plates — driver and front-passenger doors
• Seating — rear
– 60/40 split fold-up (SuperCab)
– 60/40 split fold-up with elongated cushion (SuperCrew)
• Visors — driver and front-passenger with mirror

There  is also a huge sunroof option now available on the F150
The following features are standard equipment on every 2015MY F-150 vehicle in the Safety and Security Section:
• AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
• Airbags
– Dual-stage front
– Front-seat side
– Safety Canopy side-curtain
• Curve Control
• Illuminated entry
• Safety belts
– ARS, 3-point manual lap/shoulder belts with height adjusters, pretensioners and energy management retractors on outside front positions; includes autolock feature for child seats – 3-point for front and rear center seating positions
• SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System • SOS Post-Crash Alert System • Individual tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).  All these features truly make the 2015 F-150 truck the safest Ford Truck ever built.

If you are thinking that now is a great time to purchase a truck you would be right.  Ford is offering lots of incentives and offers to help us make room for all the new trucks they are building right now.

Make Us An Offer - No Reasonable Offer will be Refused
Gresham Ford will literally run out of room if we don't really have a March Madness Sales Event.  Visit us today to start the discussion about trading in your motor home, motorbike, heck we will take almost anything with a motor in on trade.

Click Here to See the Current Incentives

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Make this March the year that you finally get the F-150 truck you have always wanted.  Gresham Ford wants to be your Oregon Dealership of choice.  Gresham Ford is located at 1999 East Powell Blvd in Gresham Oregon.  www.GreshamFord.com

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chuck Riley joins the Fleet Team at Gresham Ford

I started here in fleet sales Jan 4th, and have met, and received a very warm welcome and positive support from quite a few of my fellow workers already, and I'm sure I'll eventually meet everybody.
Chuck Riley - Fleet Manager at Gresham Ford

I moved to Portland from Riverside, CA the end of May 2014.  I lived in Southern California for 32 years, and worked as a fleet manager at Fritts Ford, also in Riverside, for 15 years.  I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela for 11 years, (I speak Spanish),
lived in England for a year, then lived in Chicago for 12 years, (yes, I'm a Bulls fan!).  I did 2 years in the army at Ft. Lewis, near Tacoma, WA, then 5 years at SIU at Carbondale, IL.  

I was hired by Bess to promote & sell upfitter trucks & vans, so if anybody at the dealership bounces into somebody considering a new work-type truck, please let me know.  If we can make a sale out of it, I'm sure that Bess will be happy to reward you for it.

Again, I'm very excited to be here, and am looking forward to contributing to Gresham Ford.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Why you should ask for only parts with warranties backed by Ford

Gresham Ford knows that you love your Ford vehicle and want to help keep it in tip top shape.  When you ask for original equipment parts, you are asking for unparalleled quality.  Now that quality is the only one that can say its back by a Ford warranty.   Ford wants to make purchasing replacement automotive parts easy and hassle free.  Whether you need a rebuilt engine or an water pump you know that they have been manufactured to strict specifications to ensure top quality.  Ford OEM parts undergo extensive on the road tests before they are stamped with the Motorcraft logo.  We are proud to provide the peace of mind that comes with the confidence of a 24 month warranty with unlimited mileage.  

Gresham Ford provides a number of fleet and commercial companies service and maintenance services.  The Ford Parts Warranty is great because there are no commercial exceptions.  Protecting your Ford vehicle is now easy with a two year unlimited mileage warranty with labor included.  

For more information about the Service Parts Warranty Summary Click Here to be redirected.  
Ford Parts Warranty Honored at Gresham Ford

Launching this warranty effectively doubles the time previously honored by Ford Motor Company.  This current Ford parts warranty gives you unlimited mileage with no commercial exceptions and a full 24 months from the time of purchase and installation into your Ford Lincoln Mercury vehicle.  The previous warranty expires only after just 12,000 miles.  

Ford Motor Company has also stepped up to offered reimbursement to commercial fleets up to $150 in labor coverage; this is also a new addition to the parts warranty.  Jesse Sowder, Commercial Fleet Service Adviser for Gresham Ford, "Our Fleet customers are happy to have the added protection and peace of mind that comes with the new Ford Motorcraft Parts Warranty."