Parking is a necessary but unloved part of the driving experience, and when it comes to the dreaded parallel parking, often actively avoided. But there’s no avoiding parking completely, which is why Ford automakers have worked hard to make the whole experience easier, safer, and better for everyone involved.
Editors at Autotrader have spent months test driving almost every new vehicle on the market, in situations from off-roading to daily carpools. After their testing, they considered which models they would declare a “Must Test Drive” option for consumers. Their criteria was not just the excellence of the vehicle – they also considered the unexpected, and what each model offered that would change how you thought of the vehicle or the brand. When the team eventually narrowed it down to 12 unanimous picks, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor was declared a “Must Test Drive” truck for 2017. Continue Reading
For many of us, our dogs are our best friends. And of course, we want to take our best friends with us when we travel, hit the park, or while visiting friends and family. Here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville, we want to make sure you and your pooch are safe and comfortable for however long you’re in the car together. Luckily, we’ve got a great selection of models on our lot that can do just that! Continue Reading
You may have noticed over the past few years that SUVs on the market have been increasingly varied in size and capabilities with compact SUVs and crossover vehicles becoming more popular. But what about those of us with large families, or pets, or equipment who still need the real-deal, full-size SUV? Don’t worry, here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we’ll have you covered with the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. Not only will this full-size SUV provide the space you need, but it’s also the smartest, most capable, and most adaptable version of the SUV ever, with all the technology and flexibility to take the SUV market into the future. Continue Reading
If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve probably heard us talk about things like how the advanced technology in the 2017 Ford F-150 makes it the smartest version of the truck ever, or the advanced safety features in family vehicles like the 2017 Ford Escape, or all the Ford models that come with the available SYNC3 system that can keep drivers connected and entertained. Today we thought we’d go a little more in-depth about some of these elements. Continue Reading
When editors from the car-buying website Edmunds.com sat down to select the Most Wanted cars from 2016, there was a lot to consider. Editors had to weigh their own opinions about their favorites with the models that car buyers loved in order to choose the best and most desired vehicles on the market. But how to even determine which cars that buyers were choosing? Editors analyzed data from 10 months of 2016, looking at driver consideration on the Edmunds.com website, along with sales, days spent in dealership inventory before being sold, and more. Then editors contributed their own rankings, averaged everything out, and finally, the “most wanted” cars of the last year were selected. Continue Reading
If you’ve decided the time has come for a new, or new-to-you car truck, or SUV, you may be facing a tough decision about whether to lease or buy your new ride. Here at your Shelbyville Ford dealership, we know there’s a lot to think about, but we’re hoping to make that decision a little bit easier for you. Only you know what your life looks like, but we’re confident you’ll be able to make a decision if you consider a few key factors. Continue Reading
When drivers go searching for a truck, there are a few key elements to finding the perfect vehicle. Of course, power and toughness are critical, as are hauling and towing capacity. But as it turns out, truck buyers are looking for more than just the ability to do tough jobs—they are also looking for the ability to do their work in comfort. And that’s where the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty comes into play. Continue Reading
It’s no secret that the 2017 Ford Focus boasts a powerful, efficient engine under the hood. After all, the Ford Focus has contributed directly to the rise in sales of Ford performance vehicles, even while overall sales of performance vehicles have fallen. And it takes an impressive engine to take a car from a daily commute vehicle to an exciting performance car and back again, but the 2017 Ford Focus can do just that. And we’re not the only ones to take note of the Ford model and its engine—the editors at WardsAuto were so impressed that they named the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine to their 2017 list of the 10 Best Engines.
Last month, Ford made a big announcement in a unique way. In the first Snapchat vehicle reveal the world has ever seen, the automaker introduced the all-new Ford EcoSport. The unusual introduction was a great teaser for all the ways the Ford EcoSport will stand out from the rest of the SUV market when it arrives in early 2018. The Ford EcoSport promises a vehicle that will be versatile, fun, highly capable, and as the name implies, feature an outstanding EcoBoost engine. But, of course, most of those qualities could describe any Ford truck, car, or SUV, so what makes the EcoSport really stand out? Continue Reading
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