Professional service and a good purchasing experience
I had an excellent experience dealing with Robert Antoniak on my recent F150 purchase. After my initial test drive, I took some time to think about the purchase. Robert followed up with me but was not at all "pushy" which is something I value when dealing with a seller. I found him friendly and very easy to deal with. Robert really knows his products and had an answer for every question I had. I would recommend Robert and Key West Ford to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle.
I also had an excellent experience setting up my financing with Michelle Kellough. Michelle went through all of the options and set me up with a finance plan that worked perfectly for me. Michelle is also very friendly and professional and I was quite happy with the service.
Allan was extremely patient and professional with me , showing me the best match to my needs . I am really happy with my choice so I do recommend you ask for him.
Very Happy With My Purchase
Robert Antoniak was professional, courteous, and answered all of my questions honestly. After having researched a few suitable vehicles on AutoTrader, I found a great car at Key West. Robert was eager to have me test-drive the vehicle, and I walked out with new (lightly used) car that afternoon. Very pleased with my purchase. Thanks to Michelle too!
Easy, breezy and pleasant experience re purchase of a 201...
Nothing but praise for the car; the service and the dealership and its culture. I have never had so painless and enjoyable experience at purchasing a car. Typically, it has been a somewhat anxiety-laden, somewhat pressured experience. Utterly different at Key West. Best experience ever in a car dealership. This will sound odd, but they seemed like friends.
JDF and ALA - New West
Thanks for your help!
Had great deal with you ,thanks for your help. I’m highly recommend this dealership because for the great service. Hope deal with u agin !
A very friendly and welcoming dealership!
This dealership was very friendly and welcoming. All the associates were very helpful. We selected a vehicle and left a deposit and returned the next day and drive away as very happy car owners! Definitely recommend key west ford to anyone looking into buying a new or used vehicle!
Found Allan and rest of ground very good to deal with. He wasn't pushing and prepared to what was needed to get the sale. thanks
First time working with Key West - really enjoyed it
I came to Key West Ford looking at a very specific vehicle, hoping to trade out of a sedan into a small SUV. Ian was the sales guy on deck, and was very friendly and helpful. He understood that although a deal was possible, it wasn't guaranteed as I had appointments to see other vehicles.
We test drove the vehicle I was there to see (2017 Nissan Rogue), and he was very patient with the bad traffic on a Friday afternoon. He wasn't pushy or in a rush to get out of the car. We talked trade in potential on my old car, and about a possibility of a deal. I reviewed what he offered, and said I'd keep him in mind as I finished my other test drives.
Once those were done the next day, I selected the Key West Rogue as my car of choice. Ian was kind enough to come in on his Saturday off to help secure the offer he'd made me the day before, prepare the paperwork, and walk me through the process. I was never left alone, and never felt lost in the shuffle.
He also went to work scrambling to find me replacement floor mats (which had gone missing from the car) and a gas card to make up for the partially emptied tank.
It's worth mentioning too, every other employee I dealt with - every single one - was friendly. Whether it was another sales person taking two seconds to tell me where Ian was, the ladies at the front desk giving me directions, or dealing with the finance (Michelle was also awesome!), I didn't meet a single person at Key West that gave me a bad feeling.
Ian was a pro - dealt well, listened well, showed patience in asking for and landing the deal, and made me feel valued as a customer before moving on to any other business. I had a great experience dealing with him, and would do so again.
This has been the easiest car purchase I've ever made. Thanks Ian!
Thanks Allan for helping me find my next family vehicle.
I came in to the dealership looking to move up from a five seater sedan into a 7 seater SUV. Allan greeted me shortly after arriving and I let him know what I was looking for. I'm glad I didn't have to search all over for someone to help me like I've run in to at a few other dealerships. He fought through the cold weather to show me vehicle after vehicle till we found one that worked. We didn't end up doing the deal that day since it was a little more than what I had budgeted. Allan being the great guy that he is, called me a couple days later to let me know of more options that would be available for me from a new shipment that was coming in. I was happy that he kept working to help me well after I had left that day. Not every sales guy would go above and beyond like that. That's why I think he deserves 5 stars. The dealership did a great job making their vehicles available and did a fantastic detailing job on the slighty used vehicle that i purchased. I would have given Key West Ford 5 stars but I only received a half tank of gas when I left. I figured after giving them tens of thousands of dollars in business a full tank would have left a nice impression on their customer. It would have been completely empty if it wasn't for Allan seeing it before I left and he was quick to get it up to at least half for me. Overall a pretty good experience.
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Luxury no longer demands a compromise of power - with Ford ensuring that its 2017 Explorer Platinum impresses on every terrain. This SUV has been engineered for far more than sophistication, embracing an off-road sensibility with every mile.
According to Top Speed, the 2017 Explorer Platinum proves that appearances can be deceiving. Though tailored for the upscale market - utilizing premium leather panels and chrome accents - this SUV is an absolute beast on the road. Bolstered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, it can accommodate loads of up to 5,000 pounds. Integrated Trailer Sway Control creates a smooth ride, while seven-pin wiring connections ensure seamless hook-ups. The extended 112.8-inch wheelbase is mated to both an AWD and a six-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to rev through every incline with ease; and mounted roof rails provide an extra 500 pounds of storage.
When these elements combine, they allow the Explorer Platinum to rush past the competition - promising best-in-class trailering and dynamic all-terrain handling. This SUV proves ideal for every summer adventure.
Want to experience premium half-ton hauling? Visit our dealership today and request a test-drive in the 2017 Explorer Platinum. Be sure to enquire about our ongoing Employee Pricing event as well to secure B.C.’s best savings.
The Big Blue Oval sits upon a foundation of pony-power and F-Series performance. Every year convertibles and pick-ups propel it to the top of the charts - earning acclaim from drivers and critics alike. The release of the 2017 Explorer, however, showcases an unexpected (but certainly not unwelcome) consumer shift.
According to the NWI Times, the cornerstone of Ford’s success now rests on all-terrain capability. The 2017 Explorer has earned a staggering 20.7% year-to-year increase, resulting in the brand’s best sales in 13 years. In May alone, approximately 23,000 units were sold. This shatters all previous records and emphasizes the transition from sedans to SUVs.
With this transition comes incredible profits for Ford. The NWI Times notes that its overall margins have increased by 2.2% from 2016, and this trend should continue throughout the rest of the year - with the new Explorer bolstering every quarter.
The Key West team recognizes the value of SUV performance. The 2017 Explorer - which pairs a 2.3L EcoBoost engine with Intelligent 4WD - allows drivers to experience every mile with power and precision. Class III Trailer technology delivers up to 5,000 pounds of off-road hauling; while AdvanceTrac Stability Control creates a seamless ride. This is the platform for adventurers, families, and everyone in between.
Want to test it for yourself? Visit our dealership today to learn more!
Sport utility fans, rejoice! The 2019 Ford Explorer has been revealed... and it promises exceptional performance for the Lower Mainland.
Auto World News reports that Ford has begun testing the 2019 Explorer prototype, sending the SUV to its beloved Michigan proving grounds. Through downtown streets it growled - delivering both a new powertrain and a fresh fascia. Among the most notable improvements were:
Extended Wheelbase - while no official specs have been released for the Explorer, critics note that this platform is longer than its predecessors, promising a more comfortable tri-row interior.
Aluminum Paneling - though heavily camouflaged, this platform’s use of high-strength aluminum was still visible to quick-fingered photographers. The Explorer will share a similar construction to the F-150, delivering a lighter, more nimble chassis.
Enlarged Grille - the front grille has been widened, creating a sportier front.
Engine Options - Ford has confirmed that it’s considering adopting a new powertrain for the Explorer, replacing its current naturally-aspirated motor with either a 2.3L four-cylinder or a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Based upon the SUV’s performance in Michigan, many critics believe it will be the latter.
What do you think of these new details? Will the 2019 Explorer prove impossible for you to resist? Share your thoughts with us today!
A demand for safety defines the highway experience - with drivers seeking to counter uncertain traffic patterns and unsteady terrains. Each mile brings a new challenge, and too often do sedans and hatchbacks fail to meet those challenges.
According to AutoMoBlog, the 2018 Explorer should deliver secure roadways - with Ford offering a variety of advanced features to North America. This utility platform will boast:
Pre-Collision Warnings - with on-board radar sensors scanning the surrounding environment and detecting obstacles. Real-time alerts will be given and, should drivers fail to promptly respond, automatic braking and speed reduction technologies will then be applied.
Traffic Monitoring - with a blind-spot system assessing passing cars to determine whether they pose a potential concern.
Lane Departures - with a frontal camera observing marker positions and warning drivers through a series of steering wheel vibrations if they stray too far from the path.
These features - when paired with cross-traffic alerts and automatic high-beams - will ensure safety on the highway. Ford has created an SUV that accommodates every road condition, helping to negate the chance of collision.
To learn more about the 2018 Explorer contact us today!
Across North America comes a convoy - with the world’s leading engineers revving their latest platforms to Manhattan. There they’ll claim space at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, launching a series of New York Auto Show debuts. Showings from Toyota, Chevrolet, and Dodge are expected.
Ford, however, isn’t content to wait for the Auto Show. Instead it’s offering drivers an early peek at its 2019 Explorer - taking to the streets of Colorado and proving (once again) why it dominates the SUV market.
According to OPP Trends, the 2019 Explorer was recently revealed. This platform - which boasts an elongated wheelbase and heightened roof-line - should appeal to a wide demographic, delivering a seven-passenger configuration and best-in-class cabin space. Though heavily camouflaged, its new body features lean side panels and a refined hood, suggesting a use of aluminum materials; and spy photos of the interior hint at a new nine-speed automatic transmission. This will ensure smooth handling on every road.
We’re certainly impressed.
The 2019 Explorer will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show - but, until then, drivers can take advantage of these exclusive images to study every angle.
To learn more about this and other Explorer models contact us today.
In 2011 Ford introduced drivers to a refreshed Explorer - blending uni-body construction with streamlined A-pillars. The result was a sleeker, leaner SUV that could more efficiently compete with the expanding crossover market.
Now Ford seeks to once again reinvent its popular platform, with spy photos of a new Explorer revealed.
According to Motor Authority, the 2019 Explorer has been spotted. This platform - though heavily camouflaged - mirrors the sleek construction of its predecessor, delivering an elongated wheelbase and slimmer fenders; and a hint of aluminum paneling can be seen along the front, promising a lightframe weight (which should increase the overall MPG ratios and acceleration capabilities).
The most exciting change, however, is the inclusion of a new 9-speed automatic transmission. This will replace the current 6-speed and will provide drivers with more fluid responses, especially when paired with the available AWD. The 2019 Explorer should prove a surprisingly nimble SUV.
Though no official release date has been offered, this Ford model should arrive in 2018 (production should begin in the spring, with a tentative launch scheduled for the fall). Drivers won’t have to wait too long, therefore, to Go Further.
To learn more about the 2019 Explorer contact us today!
The road is ever-changing. With every mile drivers find themselves combatting dizzying steppes and endless flatlands. The terrains are always new and always challenging, testing the limits of every SUV; and some powertrains simply fail to deliver the necessary performance.
Ford deems this unacceptable - which is why it’s bolstered its 2017 Explorer with a series of engine options. Each can effortlessly accommodate North America’s shifting environments, ensuring smooth handling from the suburbs to the great unknown.
The Lowell Sun reports that the 2017 Explorer now features three distinct powertrains:
The 3.5L V6 - this entry-level engine yields 290 HP and 255 lb.-ft of torque. It’s well-suited for everyday activities and light-duty hauling.
The 3.5L EcoBoost: this V6 option generates 365 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque, delivering twin-turbocharged performance and rugged off-road responses.
The 2.3L EcoBoost: boasting 280 HP and 310 lb.-ft of torque, this four-cylinder engine blends turbocharged capability with available four-wheel-drive to ensure premium power.
With each mile, the 2017 Explorer can seamlessly shift from family platform to all-terrain beast - and drivers will no longer endure the frustration of weak revs and slow handling. Go Further with ease.
To learn more about the new Explorer (as well as other Ford SUVs) contact us today.
Time proves slow for Ford Explorer fans - with every day stretched across an eternity and every season crawling. Two years separate drivers from this SUV; and, though spy photos of the 2019 platform have been released, no specs have followed. The anticipating seems impossible to bear.
Key West Ford is pleased to announce that this anticipation can now turn into satisfaction.
A recent Auto Guide article offers insights into the 2019 Explorer. This platform will deliver a series of new options, ensuring easy all-terrain handling through:
A D6 Drivetrain - which will offer both front-wheel and all-wheel performance to promote rugged responses.
A New V6 Engine - with the current naturally-aspirated V6 replaced by a more powerful option (exact HP ratios have yet to be released). The 2.3L four-cylinder and 3.5L EcoBoost engines will, respectively, remain available.
Aluminum Construction - with much of the original steel framing replaced by high-grade aluminum to ensure greater efficiency and speed. No MPG ratings have been revealed, but many critics expect a 10% increase in total performance.
Through these features, the 2019 Explorer will provide superior power - making it an ideal option for families and adventurers alike.
To learn more about this and other Ford SUVs contact us today.
Bold design shapes the 2017 Explorer. Ford - in its perpetual quest to Go Further - is redefining SUV style, offering drivers a series of fascia upgrades to customize every mile.
The LA Scope Press reports that Ford is transforming its beloved Explorer. The 2017 platform (which has already received critical acclaim for its responsive 3.5L engine and Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive) will now feature a class-exclusive Sport Package. This will deliver a variety of exterior enhancements, fusing the big-bodied SUV with:
A Black Roof Rack.
Magnetic Gray Wheels.
Magnetic Gray Appliqués and Mirror Caps.
Custom Body Cladding.
These details will combine to emphasize the Explorer’s strong lines - with the extended wheelbase (198-inches) and oversized front track (67-inches) creating an aggressive all-terrain look. The Sport Package will complement this perfectly.
Those complements will extend beyond the fascia. The LA Scope Press also notes that Ford is tweaking the Explorer’s interior as well, offering bespoke leather trim (Dark Earth Gray) and custom contrast stitching. This will add a touch of sophistication to every backroad ride.
The Sport Package will launch in the late spring. To learn more about this and other Explorer add-ons contact us today.
Comfort defines the future - with Ford promising spacious seven-passenger configurations and extended wheelbases, ensuring family-friendly styling with every mile. The 2019 Explorer is on the way!
According to Cars Lane, the 2019 Explorer has been spotted in Michigan (Ford’s signature proving grounds). Despite being camouflaged in dizzying print, this SUV still managed to make an impression on passing drivers - with its black-painted tires illuminated by dozens of camera flashes. Spy photos have flooded the Internet, and critics are already scrutinizing every detail. Spec rumors run wild.
A Revised Interior - leather seating, a high-definition satellite radio, and automatic climate controls will now be provided across all trims.
A New Exterior - LED headlamps and a larger grille will add visual flair to the fascia.
Enhanced Safety Features - adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and lane departure warnings will now be available.
Through these upgrades (along with the already-confirmed 3.5L six-cylinder engine), the Explorer will serve as a perfect counterpoint to tiny hatchbacks and small sedans - offering drivers the space, safety, and style they crave.
To learn more about the 2019 Explorer contact us today!