I visited key west to look at a used truck. Peter was very nice and fixed any problems with the truck so it would be safe and reliable for me, as well as suggested I contact him with any questions and concerns. I would definitely go back because of how nice and reasonable the staff were.
Pleasant experience with sales staff.
Buying a new (or near-new) vehicle can be a stressful experience. However, salesman Robert Klaus was very helpful and treated me fairly. They offered me a very reasonable amount for my trade-in and the financing and insurance arrangements were seamless. The vehicle was detailed and was ready to be driven home in less than an hour. I would recommend Key West to a family member or a friend.
Great dealership and sales person. Friendly, knowledgeable and not aggressive in the sale at all. Financing was a breeze too. Definitely recommend this place for a purchase
I bought my car at key west ford in New Westminster.
Thank you Carrie and Megan in finance helping me out. If I have any issues there always there to help me out.. I get my answer same day.
There always keep in mind. These wonderful ladies treat me and my dog like family.
Thank you for everything and I always will come back.????
Great service Great Experience!
My experience at Key West ford was great, the sales team were very knowledgeable and helpful. Id like to extend an extra thank you to Megan Fraser, she definately went above and beyond and made my experience that much better, she took care of all paper work, made sure my car was cleaned and fueled and provided me with an insurance rep right on the spot so i could drive away in my new car that day. Thanks again Megan
2019 Ford Mustang 201A Package
I bought the car before Christmas 2018. Peter helped me through the super easy and smooth process which was then passed on to Michelle, who did the rest of the transaction. I was very excited to have such car because of comfort, style, and the speed. Not to forget the loud engine as if there’s a war on the road when driving a mustang. I don’t have to elaborate into specifics but I love the car. After the transaction, Peter guided me through the technology, seats and modes of driving. Also, he didn’t promise me anything but before the day of purchase, I asked Peter some favours. One of them is the “key west ford” logo on the rear of the vehicle that I didn’t want to have. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the customer service that Peter provided. Sadly, I lost the car due to an accident which I’m not at fault. I only had the car for less than 7 months but moving on, I look forward on talking to Peter for another brand new mustang!
So helpful! Erick was fantastic.
Erick at Key West Ford was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and not pushy at all, showed us all the options we wanted and ended up with an even better car than we expected. Double thumbs up.
I bought a f450 from Ben this past week. Ben and his team went above and beyond my expectations. There was zero pressure and they worked hard to meet my needs. I highly recommend them!
Leave it to me.
We like to browse without being pursued, first point given to Jag Dhillon for simply saying, hello I am Jag, is there anything i can help you with. We like space when i shop, and Jag picked up pretty quick, how our personalities worked, and let us come to him with questions on our terms. The end result, we bought a car from him, he was most helpful in answering questions, as well as sharing knowledge.. i would definitely recommend buying a car from Jag Dhillon at Key West Ford. Our, new to us, preowned mini cooper roadster was a great deal, and i feel like the care we got was authentic. Great job!
Interesting Ford Motors Facts For Vancouver and New Westminster B.C.
(Posted on Jul 4, 2019 at 07:37AM by Michelle Bogle)
Bamboo – you’ve likely worn it, sat on it, ate it or built with it. But, do you know that you might be able to drive with it in your car too? In recent years, Ford has been working with its suppliers to test the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors, as well as combining it with plastic to make extra strong automotive parts.
During their evaluations, the team at Ford’s Nanjing Research & Engineering Centre found that bamboo performs better than other synthetic and natural fibres in a range of tests, including tensile strength and impact strength tests. The sustainable material can also be heated to more than 212 degrees Fahrenheit and still maintain its integrity, making it an exceptional material to utilize in manufacturing processes.
While these findings are remarkable, the benefits of bamboo are not new. Henry Ford’s friend Thomas Edison used the material when experimenting with it to make the first light bulb. Bamboo is also widely known to resist being pulled apart and can rival or even surpass certain types of metal. It’s also a renewable resource that is sustainable and fast growing. Bamboo can reach full maturity in just two to five years compared to other species of trees.
The use of bamboo is a great addition to Ford’s already available sustainable materials, like rice hulls in the F-150 to reinforce the electrical harness and wheat straw to strengthen storage bins in the Flex. To learn more about the Blue Oval’s manufacturing practices, contact Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C.
In the early 1980s Alfa Romeo was no longer the sport coupe force of the past. Instead its sales were flagging, with competitors revving past and consumer interest waning. While its cars still impressed, they simply couldn’t connect with a changing market.
Ford wanted to change that.
According to Booms Beat, the Big Blue Oval made an official bid to purchase Alfa Romeo in 1986. The intention was to revitalize the brand, delivering an extensive company restructuring to streamline production and improve marketability. Henry Ford had always remarked favorably about the line, and this offer was a reflection of what he would have wanted.
It was, sadly, not to be.
Boom Beats explains that - while Alfa Romeo was receptive to Ford’s bid - interference from both the Italian government and Fiat (another interested buyer) undermined the sale. Numbers were debated; contracts were constantly rewritten; and, eventually, no compromise could be reached.
This led to Fiat instead purchasing Alfa Romeo - and the Ford team returning home.
What do you think, Vancouver? Would this have been a victory for the Big Blue Oval or could it have possibly undermined the pony-powered line-up we now have? Share your opinions with our team today!
(Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 07:08AM by Michelle Bogle)
As consumer habits have changed over the last number of years, automotive brands have shifted their focuses to meet the needs of customers. For Ford, this includes movement away from the production of passenger cars to a centralized concentration on SUVs and trucks. With the daily demands of family and work, consumers need more capable vehicles to haul their goods, transport their kids and carry out daily life. As a result, Ford has retired Fiesta, Focus and Taurus models from their line-up, leaving the Fusion and Mustang as the last remaining passenger car platforms.
With the Mustang’s iconic heritage, it’s clear that the Blue Oval has no desire or need to cease production on their best-selling sports car. And, for now, the same is true for the Fusion. According to an article by Car Advice, Ford has decided to keep the sedan in its stable of vehicles until at least 2021. The trim levels for the 2020 model have already been decided and will include the SE, SEL and Titanium; however, the Sport is being discontinued due to dwindling popularity.
For Fusion fans, better news has never been spoken! And, like you, we are excited for the 2020 model to arrive later this fall. In the meantime, our inventory at Key West Ford is stocked with superb new and preowned Fusion models, delivering you the best selection within the Lower Mainland.
To learn more about the Fusion, its facts and specs, contact us today for a test drive.
(Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 06:54AM by Michelle Bogle)
As the movement towards the reduction of plastics continues to rage on across the globe, Ford Motor Company is doing their part by recycling plastics to make vehicle parts. In fact, according to a recent press release, the Blue Oval re-uses approximately 1.2 billion recycled plastic bottles per year. That adds up to about 250 bottles per vehicle, on average!
So, what exactly is Ford using the recycled plastics for? In F-Series trucks, the front and rear wheel liners are made from the material, while other cars and SUVs use them for the underbody shields, which are designed to improve aerodynamics to ensure better efficiency. The use of recycled plastics is well-suited for these automotive parts because they are light, inexpensive and very durable, while also providing many environmental benefits.
By utilizing 1.2 billion recycled bottles per year to manufacture usable materials, Ford is helping to lead the way to reduce the number of plastics polluting our earth and water sources. This follows other environmental innovations that the Blue Oval employs in its manufacturing processes, including renewable soybean-based foam in vehicle seats.
To learn more about our brand’s commitment to the environment, contact Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C.
Innovation demands more than production lines. It instead requires expansion - with Ford pushing past its own assembly plants and manufacturing labs. New ideas are needed to ensure that the brand can flourish.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the Big Blue Oval recently joined forces with Argo AI.
The automotive market is changing - and Ford intends to do the same. To ensure that it can provide drivers with the sustainable solutions they need, it’s fusing its own hybrid labs with Argo AI. Though this company was founded only in 2016, it’s already proven itself to be a force of progress: generating custom commercial applications that will redefine vehicles.
Argo AI - in partnership with Ford - is currently developing a Level 4 safety system. This will fuse cars with intuitive assistance technologies (such as pedestrian detection and 3D grid mapping) and greatly increase EV performance, allowing drivers to confidently relinquish control of the steering column and braking functions in emergency situations. Through this, automated precision is assured and the chance of a sudden impact is greatly reduced.
See this system in action below.
Ford is bringing innovative technology to its hybrid line - and we can’t wait to see what happens next. To learn more about this partnership contact us today.
(Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 08:16AM by Michelle Bogle)
As a young boy, Henry Ford was no stranger to back-breaking and time-consuming agricultural work. In fact, he detested farming and the hard labour that it brought – so much so that he developed an interest in improving farmers’ lives through mechanization.
In 1907, Ford innovated an experimental lightweight tractor, called the “Automotive Plow”, which he had Joseph Galamb and C.J. Smith construct. It was powered by a 1905 Ford Model B engine with copper water jackets and rear wheels from a binder. It represented one of the first experimental lightweight tractor designs that later culminated in the Fordson tractor, which was built for export in 1916 and 1917, and introduced to American farmers in 1918.
The Fordson was a true revolution for farming. Tractors had been previously available, but few agrarians could afford them. However, the mass-produced Fordson was an affordable and attainable piece of machinery that the average farmer could purchase, allowing them to further bolster their agricultural operations with a reliable machine that ensured productivity and efficiency.
Ford truly was an innovator – both on the road with the automobile and back on the farm! To learn more about his inventions and how they continue to benefit our society today, contact Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to discuss.
(Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 08:11AM by Michelle Bogle)
Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947, at the age of 83 from a cerebral hemorrhage that struck him in the middle of the night. His death came two years after experiencing a third stroke in January 1945, which drastically caused his health to decline. Previously, Ford had recovered from his first stroke fairly well in 1938, however, his second bout in 1941 caused him to become frailer. A few years before his health crisis, Henry Ford released his final product in 1932 – the all-new V-8 engine.
The V-8 engine was Ford’s last innovation that he would play a direct role in. It was designed to be lighter, less expensive and more powerful than competing V-8s available in the market. By casting the engine's block as a single piece, Ford kept manufacturing costs down and made the engine affordable to consumers. It was also more compact because of the “V” alignment of the eight cylinders.
Ford oversaw the design and development of the V-8 with a select team of engineers in Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Laboratory, which had relocated from Florida to Henry Ford's Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. It is alleged that Ford used the building, tools, and machines that Thomas Edison had used to help inspire the engineers and designers. The V-8 went on to receive high acclaim, including a rave review from the notorious bank robber, Clyde Barrow, who admired the virtues of Ford V-8s as getaway cars. Fascinating!
To learn more interesting brand facts, like these, contact Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C.
It seems an impossible feat - unseating the reigning Amazon king. For years this company has loomed over the market, earning patents and accolades alike; and no challengers have come close to defeating it.
Ford is, of course, no ordinary challenger. Instead it marched forward in 2018 - and claimed the patent throne for itself.
According to Fortune, the Big Blue Oval now boasts the most patents of any North American brand - amassing a total of 2,123 in 2018 alone. This pushes it well past Amazon (2,035) and even Google (2,068); and it proves that tech companies no longer define innovation. Instead the automotive market will lead the way, offering exciting solutions (such as self-driving vehicles and online purchasing apps, including Ford’s exclusive partnership with Walmart to deliver groceries directly to consumer doors). Progress now shapes every mile.
This progress is poised to continue - with Fortune estimating that 2019 will prove no different for Ford. The brand is currently expanding its patents, developing seamless consumer interfacing and rewards systems (as shown below); and this will translate to a series of exciting new claims.
Want to learn more about Ford’s upcoming technologies or vehicles? Contact our team today to request further information.
(Posted on May 30, 2019 at 01:33PM by Michelle Bogle)
Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, is notorious on many levels, especially when it comes to his life (and subsequent death) as a rock and roll legend. But, one fact that remains relatively unknown is that he once owned a mist blue 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500.
The pony car was given to the singer as a gift from his record company – and, while that’s all and good, what’s really fascinating is that nobody knows where the Mustang is or what happened to it. Simply put, the coupe practically vanished into thin air. However, there is proof that the vehicle existed in the first place – a 1969 California registration form confirms its actuality.
According to CarBuzz, the Shelby’s disappearance traces back to 1971, right before the singer left for Paris where he died of a drug overdose at 27-years-old. One evening, Morrison was driving recklessly and hit a utility pole on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. It’s been said that the singer got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage, but ultimately left it behind when he wandered to a local bar. Upon his return, the Mustang was gone. There are other conspiracy theories too, including the Shelby being left at LAX while Morrison was on tour, only to be towed and sold at a public auction.
Perhaps one will never know the true fate of Jim Morrison's 1967 Shelby GT500. Regardless, it is a fascinating story. For more interesting Ford facts, contact our dealership in New Westminster, B.C.
It’s the roar of an engine, the shred of tires against the mud. Across North America crowds snag seats in stadiums, wanting to catch a glimpse of the ultimate chrome-covered beasts: Monster Trucks. For decades, these fierce powerhouses have thrilled with their supercharged capabilities and massive size.
Is it any surprise, therefore, that they owe their existence to a Ford F-250?
According to Did You Know, the first Monster Truck was a 1974 F-250. Bob Chandler - a St. Louis native who wished to take his beloved pick-up on off-road adventures - began redefining the limits of performance. Throughout the chassis he fused aftermarket upgrades, steadily transforming the platform from rugged to beastly. A four-wheel-drivetrain was added, along with an enhanced steering column. 66-inch all-season tires crushed the pavement, and a 460-cu.-in V8 block growled beneath the hood.
This is the truck that would eventually be named Big Foot by racing fans - and it still reigns even today. Monster Truck devotees have followed its career for more than forty years, anticipating every upgrade and suspension change. It is the first (and best) of its kind.
Are you impressed?
To learn more about the role the F-250 played in Monster Truck racing - or to schedule a test-drive in one of our current F-Series models - contact us today.