Thursday, April 30, 2009

Alan Mulally is one of Time's 100

Alan Mulally is on the "The 2009 Time 100"

Today "The 2009 Time 100" were announced and Alan Mulally made the list. The piece on Mr. Mulally was written by Steve Ballmer, a veteran Time reporter. At one point he writes:

"I'm rooting for him. My support is both emotional and rational. My father worked at Ford for more than 30 years. On the business side, the auto industry is an important customer and partner for Microsoft, with a long track record of shared technological innovation."

I think that this is a lot of people's sentiment. At Thoroughbred Ford we are seeing more and more people in the Midwest looking at Ford for the first time, or coming back to Ford. A lot of that has to do with the leadership at the helm.

Congratulations Mr. Mulally, we are rooting for you too!

The 2009 Time 100

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fusion Hybrid Averages 81.5 MPG, Sets World Record with 1,445 Miles on Single Tank of Gas - Yahoo! Finance

The Fusion Hybrid 1,445 Miles on one tank of Gas

Over the Weekend Ford ran a test to see how far they could go on one tank of gas. They were trying to go over 1,000 miles. Well they did that and then some.

Yesterday I was discussing this with one of our Escape Hybrid owners, and she told me that twice she got 50+ MPG to the tank and is averaging just shy of 40 MPG.


Fusion Hybrid Averages 81.5 MPG, Sets World Record with 1,445 Miles on Single Tank of Gas - Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kansas City's Deal of the Week

Deal of the Week

You can buy this brand new 2008 Shelby GT500 for $44,450, but buy it before May 1st and take an additional $1,000 off.

Call 816-746-7567 or email

Ford Shelby GT500 Shelby GT500
Thoroughbred Ford 8501 North Boardwalk Avenue Kansas City, MO 64154 - (816) 746-7567

Stock #: 81670
VIN #: 1ZVHT88S485197314
Engine: 8 Cyl.
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Odometer Miles: 15
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Coal

AM/FM Stereo Radio
Accent Stripes
Air Conditioning
Alloy Wheels
Center Arm Rest
Child-Proof Locks
Courtesy Lights
Cruise Control
Driver Side Air Bag
Driver Side Remote Mirror
Fold Down Rear Seat
Front Bucket Seats
Gauge Cluster
Interval Wipers
Keyless Entry
Leather Upholstery
Multi CD Player
Passenger Side Air Bag
Power Brakes
Power Door Locks
Power Driver's Seat
Power Steering
Power Windows
Radial Tires
Rear Defroster
Rear Spoiler
Reclining Seats
Tilt Steering Wheel
Trip Odometer
City MPG:

Highway MPG:

EPA mileage estimates are for newly manufactured vehicles. Actual mileage may vary with driving habits, road and vehicle conditions and vehicle age.

Vehicle Price does not include any state, local, dealer fees or taxes. Any buyer must address errors or omissions before purchase. Dealer and Information Provider disclaim any warranty as to any errors or omissions.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ford Is Going To Drive a 2010 Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas

You can follow this on FORD's Twitter Account

Ford Set To Drive 2010 Fusion Hybrid 1,000 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas

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Take Test Drive and We Donate to Breat Cancer

Ford Gives $20 and Thoroughbred Ford Gives $20

Ford has just announced a Test Drive drive program to raise money for Breast Cancer research. For every registered customer that takes a test drive Ford will donate $20 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation. Along with Ford's donation, Thoroughbred Ford is announcing a matching donation of $20 for every test drive taken between now and June 1, 2009.

You must register at bring in your registration and we will fill it out for you.

Help Thoroughbred Ford and Ford give back to the Community.

This is from


In times like these, there’s never been a better time to give back. So when you test-drive any Ford vehicle between April 21, 2009, and June 1, 2009, Ford will donate $20 on your behalf to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, as part of their ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer.

When you test-drive a Ford, you’ll see a real difference. While others tell you there’s no credit available, Ford Credit is ready to help you finance your Ford vehicle. With the Ford Advantage Plan, you can buy or lease a new Ford vehicle and we’ll cover your payments for up to 12 months if you lose your paycheck.* Drive one today.

*Customer must be employed for 30 days after purchase. Must be employed full-time for 90 continuous days before job loss. Not available to self-employed, part-time or seasonal workers. Maximum monthly payment $700. Not available on E/F-450 and higher models. Program subject to change. Take new delivery from dealer stock by 6/1/09. See dealer for full program details and qualifications.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Give Back

In times like these, giving back to the community is more important than ever. So when you test-drive a Ford vehicle between April 21 and June 1, Ford will donate $20 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® on your behalf – to the Komen affiliate in the city of your choice.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ford Reports $1.4B Loss, Beat Estimates

Although Ford Reported a loss this quarter they beat the streets estimate by 50%. The prediction was that Ford would report a loss of approximately $1.23 per share, however the loss was $0.60 per share.

Ford Reports

$1.4B Loss,

Beat Estimates -

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2010 Ford Fusion

If you haven't seen this car yet WOW!

2010 Ford Fusion

At Thoroughbred Ford, Kansas City's Premier Ford Dealer, we have several 2010 Ford Fusion's on our lot at the moment. If you liked the 2006-2009 Fusion, you will love this one. The handling is better, the engines are re-tuned, the look is more refined and the interior appointments are sharper. All around this car is a great vehicle. Come on by and take one for a spin.

2010 Ford Fusion


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