Monday, December 26, 2011

Ford hits 100,000 truck sales with V-6 EcoBoost engine

Ford Motor Co.'s gamble that consumers would embrace a fuel-efficient V-6 in their F-150 full-size pickup hit a milestone Wednesday with confirmation that 100,000 trucks with the smaller EcoBoost engine have been sold this year.
The last time Ford sold that many pickups with a V-6 was in 1985, according to Doug Scott, group marketing manager for F-Series trucks.
In recent months, about 40 percent of F-150 buyers have been paying an $895 premium for a turbocharged, direct-injection 3.5-liter V-6 that was designed to deliver the power of a V-8 but fuel efficiency of a V-6.
Ford also offers the truck with a conventional 3.7-liter V-6.
The first pickups with the EcoBoost V-6 were sold in late February. The take-rate hit 40 percent by May and has remained that high ever since.
Demand prompted Ford to increase production a couple months ago of the truck with the EcoBoost engine.
Total sales of the pickup with one of the two V-6s offered are more than half of all the trucks sold.
Ford makes the F-150 at the Dearborn Truck and Kansas City assembly plants.

The Biggest and The Baddest!

The Rose Bowl – The Grandaddy Of Them All, as they say – is one of the most storied bowl games in college football, and the pre-game parade is a big part of the pageantry of the event. Last year, Natural Balance broke the record for the world's largest float with an 84,300-pound rolling display, but the pet food company seems thirsty for more world-record glory.

For 2012, Natural Balance is building a 100,000-pound monstrosity that is 116 feet long and contains a 65-foot wave pool built specifically for one Tillman the Dog. Tillman will be surfing the waves on the float, which sounds impressive if you didn't already know that this super dog is also an avid skateboarder.

To tow this massive float, the folks at Natural Balance are counting on power from the tried-and-true Ford 6.8-liter V10. The 362 horsepower mill, which boasts 457 pound-feet of torque, is completely stock. The same can be said for the six-speed automatic transmission, save for a custom gear reduction setup behind the output shaft to get the float moving. The beefy 10-pot was pulled directly from an F-650, but we're guessing the 28-foot long truck won't be getting a 100,000-pound tow rating anytime soon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Four-Time Winner-Motor Trend 2012 Truck Of The Year!!

If you own a Ford F-150, it won’t surprise you that it was just awarded the Motor Trend 2012 Truck of the Year®. In fact, the F-150 has won that honor four times – the most awards for any truck since Motor Trend began presenting the Truck of the Year award in 1989! And, with more than a half-million sales through November and a lead of almost 150,000 sales versus the nearest competitor this year, the Ford F-Series is on track to extend its streak of truck leadership to 35 straight years.
Motor Trend editors applauded F-150 because, they said, “F-150s are built to work and felt better the more they were challenged. Ford offers an enormous variety of configurations and designs, making the truck tailorable to just about any need. It’s the combination of advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and the performance of intended function that has earned the Ford F-150 the title of Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year.”
Do you have your own reasons why you think the Ford F-150 should be your personal truck of the year?
Helping spark the truck’s continued success is the powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ engine, which now accounts for more than 40 percent of F-150 retail sales and is on pace to exceed 100,000 sales in less than a full year on the market.

Monday, November 28, 2011

"The Lights-Out Showroom Of Trees Event"

"The Lights-Out Showroom Of Trees" Event is an after hours Open house here at the dealership. We have over 16 Christmas Trees on display. All lit up and many with themes!
These trees have been purchased over the years by Randy and Ann Anderson from "The Festival Of Trees", a fundraiser for The Baby Fold in Normal Illinois.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00pm.

Please join us for a night among the trees!
Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Don't just drive...Drive Smarter!

If you're going to drive a 'High Performance Vehicle", you need a High Performance Radar Detector.
Anderson Ford is proud to announce that we are now carrying the full line of ESCORT radar detectors.


The holiday shopping season is here!
So are the best holiday offers.
If you’re looking for a new way to drive into the new year, we have your vehicle.
It’s the Year End Celebration at Anderson Ford, where you’ll find the newest technology
in our fuel-efficient cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers.
Find out for yourself why Ford is the best-selling brand in America.
We invite you to come in, take a look and drive one.
You’ll have a very happy new year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

For Sale ~ 2009 Roush Sport Stage

Very Nice, GREAT MILES 15,347! "An American success story." -newCarTestDrive.com, Consumer Guide Recommended Car, Multi-CD Changer, Aluminum Wheels, iPod/MP3 Input, Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio.

KEY FEATURES: Leather Seats,Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Multi-CD Changer
Aluminum Wheels. Rear Spoiler,MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Bucket Seats. GT Premium,  with Ebony exterior and Dark Charcoal Leather Seats, features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 300 HP at 5750 RPM*.

Consumer Guide Recommended Car. Edmunds.com's review says "More than just a show pony, the Ford Mustang offers enthusiasts on a budget a tempting combination of potent performance and timeless styling.". 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating.

The ROUSH Sport exhilarates your senses.

The ROUSH Sport Mustang package sends an immediate signal that this is no ordinary Mustang.  ROUSH's dramatic Aero Body Kit and signature graphics grab your attention, providing an exciting enhancement to the ageless appeal of this Ford classic.

Available options, including interior, suspension, brake, and wheel upgrades, provide serious comfort and handling enhancements to complement the ROUSH Sport’s exhilarating appearance.  With over 250 victories in motorsports events, there's no disputing that Jack Roush knows speed.  The ROUSH Sport Mustang demonstrates that ROUSH and his ROUSH Industries team of engineers also know styling, precision and superior handling.

2009 Roush Sport Stage in Black

Ford Factory Hood Scoop and Quarter Window Louvers.

Dark Charcoal Leather Interior

After market dash Applique

Roush White Face Gauge cluster w/ Illuminated Jack Roush Signature.

4.6L V-8 producing an exhilarating 300HP.

2012 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT

Factory Prerunner - Built Ford Tough!
The Ford Truck Special Vehicle Team (SVT) takes performance supremacy off-road with the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor. New this year, a standard TORSEN front differential & optional front view camera expand its already extreme capabilities.The rugged 17" painted aluminum wheels & optional Interior Color Accent, Bodyside Graphics & Hood Graphics Packages all feature new designs for 2012.
 Under its hood, the potent 6.2L SOHC V8 engine churns out a MASSIVE 411 HP & 434 lb.-ft of torque. To help boost your confidence over challenging terrain, the electronic-locking rear differential, Hill  Descent Control & Ford SVT-tuned BFGoodrich 35: T/A KO all-terrain tires are all standard equipment.
Take control of this beast at our dealership soon!
A. New Interior Color Accent Package adds touches of blue and real brushed aluminum throughout.
B. New class-exclusive front view camera - complete with its own washer - helps you navigate tough trails.
C. New Hood Graphics Package is available with all exterior colors. 

D. New TORSEN front differential with 4.10:1
axle ratio gives you serious low-speed
rock-crawling prowess.

E. Cast-aluminum SVT front control arms provide extra strength & track width. F-150 SVT RAPTOR-specific FOX Racing Shox, the only triple-bupass shocks available on a production truck, help control 11.2" of front suspension travel.
F. Center console houses switches for Hill Descent Control & off-road mode. Auxiliary switches can control additional lighting & accessories.

OPTIONS INCLUDE: Navigation System, Power Moonroof, Front View Camera, Stowable Bed Extender, Tailgate Step, Bodyside Graphics Package, Hood Graphics Package, Interior Color Accent Package. RAPTOR Luxury Package, RAPTOR Plus Package. Some ordering restrictions may apply. See the sales team at Anderson Ford for complete details.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ford designer creates special Parnelli Jones Mustang Boss 302 for charity

Eleven years ago, Ford designer Melvin Betancourt suffered a serious heart problem and had to undergo intense open-heart surgery at the Henry Ford Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. The surgery was a total success, with Betancourt crediting Henry Ford's doctors with saving his life. Now, the designer uses his expertise as a way to give back to the medical field that helped give him a second lease on life.

This special edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca has been done up as a modern interpretation of the famed coupe Parnelli Jones raced to victory in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship. Painted in School Bus Yellow and complete with black accents and number decals, the Boss will be auctioned off at the Get Your Heart Racing benefit on October 15. The benefit is sponsored by Ford Motor Company and the Henry Ford Health System and raises money for cardiovascular care, research and education.

Friday, October 7, 2011

New UAW deal confirms 2013 Shelby GT500 will get 5.8-liter SC V8

Today Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers agreed to a new four-year contract that will add $6.2 billion of investment to U.S. factories, and a close look at the details reveals some news about the upcoming 2013 Shelby GT500.
There has been much speculation about what engine will be used in the next generation Shelby. Back in March Car and Driver reported that the new GT500 would pack more than 600 horsepower to one-up the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. At the time it was thought the increase in horsepower would come via an increase in displacement to 5.8-liters and that the Eaton M112 supercharger would be replaced with the newer and larger TVS2300 unit. A few months later a batch of photos of a GT500 test mule with an extra larger intercooler testing at the Nürburgring in Germany sparked speculation that a twin-turbo V8 would possibly be the new power plant.
Now Ford’s new agreement with the UAW shows that the initial report of a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 was indeed correct. The contract states that the Romeo Engine Assembly Plant will receive a $50 million investment and start production of a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 when the 2013 Shelby GT500 goes into production next year. The plant will also continue the production of the 6.2-liter V8 found in the Ford F-150.
In other news, the contract also shows that the AutoAlliance International Assembly Plant, which produces the Mustang, will receive a $555 million investment and take on production of the next generation Ford Fusion in place of the Mazda6.

2009 Shelby GT500 For Sale

Performance White with custom painted gray stripes.
Carbon Fiber front splitter.
Front and rear corner marker lamps have been
replaced with after market clear lenses.

2011 Shelby GT500 Mustang
2389 miles
Charcoal Black Leather
HID Headlamps
Custom paint under the hood with stainless steel
replacement bolts and Shelby fluid caps.
Shaker 1000w Stereo
Custom paint includes 'Shelby' and 'GT500'
ghosted into hood stripes.
Full Car Cover


2011 Shelby GT500 Dyno Pull After Mods!

Kooks Long Tube Healers
Catted 'Y' Pipe
Ford Racing 2.6" SC Pulley
Resonator Eliminator
Anderson Ford Motorsport Custom Tune
547 RWHP / 546.7 lb-ft Torque

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2012 Roush RS3 Hyper Series Mustangs

Lively. Tireless. Active. Fierce. Excited. The vehicle design team at ROUSH Performance continues to build on their theme of DETROIT MUSCLE | REDEFINED by launching a limited quantity of ROUSH Stage 3 (RS3) Mustangs aptly defined as the Hyper-Series.

The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is powered by a 50-state legal TVS 2.3L ROUSHcharger® system that delivers over 540HP and 465 ft/lbs of torque. The powertrain works in concert with the ROUSH-calibrated suspension that lowers the Mustang by almost an inch, and enables the vehicle to pull over 1G of lateral force on a dry skid pad. The ROUSH-tuned performance exhaust delivers a throaty growl that let's everyone know that you're piloting some Detroit Muscle.

The Hyper-Series builds on the ROUSH Stage 3's horsepower and handling by offering a set of four limited edition appearance packages. "The 2012 RS3 Mustang has been a big hit with our customers and enthusiasts. Not just because of the RS3's power and handling performance, but also because of the 288 graphics and paint color combinations that can be selected," says Gary Jurick, VP and General Manager of ROUSH Performance. "The Hyper-Series introduces four spectacular and unique graphics and interior colors that provide a customized appearance to the RS3."

Each 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang comes standard with black body paint as the base. The Hyper-Series palette includes these four color options: "Mat It Mango", "Gas It Green", "Punch It Purple", and "Launch It Lemon". For the 2012 model year, ROUSH Performance will only build twenty-five vehicles of each color. Vehicles will be serialized as ROUSH certified builds, and will be numbered as per their production spot for each Hyper-Series color (ie: "Vehicle #12 of 25 – Mat It Mango").

"The materials used in the Hyper-Series graphics really allow these unique colors to pop and dance in the changing sunlight," continues Gary Jurick. "The primary graphic color is hyper black, to compliment the hyper black wheels, and then the graphics accent stripe appears in the selected Hyper-Series color." This color is then applied to the exterior graphics, badges, and rear faux gas cap. The dynamic accent color also carries through the interior on the suede door panels, leather seating, and the shift boot stitching.

Each 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series Mustang comes with two shifter balls that are easily swapped out depending on the mood of the driver. "The Hyper-Series shifter ball color really 'pops' as you view the interior of one of these Hyper-Series RS3's!" says Jurick. "We decided to include a second shifter ball that’s a bit more conservative, if preferred."

The 2012 RS3 Hyper-Series includes a suede-wrapped steering wheel to add a comfortable feel while driving a performance car. Finally, each new RS3 Hyper-Series owner will receive a unique accessories package including ROUSH apparel and display items to commemorate their serialized Hyper-Series vehicle.

The Hyper-Series RS3 is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and is currently available with a 6-speed manual transmission only.

1988 Fox Body Mustang Dyno Pull

How To Do A Proper Burnout~Roush Performance

2011 Roush Sport Stage Base Line Dyno

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The ALL-NEW 3.5L V-6 ECOBOOST From Ford

With its powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the 365-horsepower Ford F-150 EcoBoost® is outselling all other competitive six-cylinder trucks combined.
The new EcoBoost V6 is one of four new fuel-efficient engines Ford introduced in the F-150 for 2011. Another of those new engines – a 3.7-liter, 302-horsepower V6 – also outsells all other competitive V6 engines in full-sized trucks from Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Toyota.
According to sales data from J.D. Power and Associates, both new Ford truck V6 engines accounted for 79.5 percent market share of V6 full-sized trucks sold in July.
The Chevrolet Silverado takes second place with 12.1 percent market share, followed by the GMC Sierra with 4.0 percent, the Dodge Ram with 3.5 percent and the Toyota Tundra with 0.9 percent. Nissan does not offer a V6 in its Titan pickup.
In July, Ford sold 49,104 F-Series trucks. The EcoBoost V6 accounted for 40 percent of the mix, while the 3.7-liter took 16 percent of sales. This is the third consecutive month that V6s have outsold V8s in the F-Series. The last time the V6 outsold the V8 in America’s most popular truck was 1985. Year to date, the F-Series has sold 313,183 units, 8 percent higher than a year ago.
“Both of our new V6 powerplants are changing the way customers think about truck engines,” said Doug Scott, Ford’s truck group marketing manager. “The 3.7-liter has more horsepower than two of the three V8 engines we offered in last year’s F-150. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, at 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. torque, is in a class of its own – no one has anything even remotely close to this engine, which can tow as much as 11,300 pounds and deliver 22 mpg.”
Fuel efficiency, along with best-in-class performance, is another reason the two new Ford F-150 engines are rewriting the book on V6 truck sales. The 3.7-liter F-150 carries an EPA rating of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, while the F-150 EcoBoost is EPA certified at 16 mpg city and 22 mg highway, making it the most fuel-efficient truck with more than 350 horsepower on the market.
The hot-selling F-150 EcoBoost is now the highest volume vehicle in Ford’s growing global family of cars, trucks and SUVs available with the company’s patented fuel-saving technology.
EcoBoost combines engine downsizing with turbocharging, direct injection and other technologies to deliver both performance and fuel efficiency gains as high as 20 percent over the larger engines they replace. Ford holds more than 125 patents on its EcoBoost technology and has launched a family of EcoBoost engines globally in sizes ranging from 1.6 liters to 3.5 liters.
The next two models scheduled to receive EcoBoost engines are two of the company’s top-selling utility vehicles, the Edge crossover and the Explorer SUV. Both will offer a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and deliver class-leading fuel efficiency of 30 mpg and 28 mpg highway, respectively. Edge and Explorer EcoBoost go on sale this fall.
Overseas, Ford EcoBoost engines are also a hit, with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder optional in the European C-MAX multi-activity vehicle virtually sold out. Sales volume is nearly 50 percent higher than projections

The sexiest Mustang of all has to be the 2011 convertible.

Talk about staying power. It's 2011, and who'da thunk Harrison Ford would still be sexy now that Star Wars is fading history. Or graying but eternally hunky George Clooney. Or Charlie Sheen, who defies being categorized anywhere. (Undoubtedly Steve McQueen would be dean of them all if he'd been around longer.) We recall these examples of seasoned male magnificence to make a point. Like the Ford Mustang, the supreme, most iconic muscle car of them all, they've never left the spotlight. Now the 2011 Ford Mustang convertible proves it's more than perception, as it shows up as fresh and defiant as ever.

Consider this legendary rear-drive pony car that burst on the scene decades ago to be idolized in sporty car circles. Unlike rivals from Dodge and Chevrolet and their subsequent resurrections, it never entered retirement. Instead, a few costume changes ensued before it emerged in pure muscle car mode and hasn't looked back since.

The sexiest Mustang of all has to be the 2011 convertible. There's a whole lot of fire under the hood, spiked by a new 3.7-liter V-6 powerplant that just loves to growl when you throw the six-speed trans into gear. Having the brass to blow the chrome off of dual exhaust tips might not come easy for some vehicles. The "Stang's" 305 HP rating and impressive 280 ft.-lb of torque make that talent a given. But lest you think it's an uncultured beast, it balances that impressive power with refined handling, road-hugging finesse and the coolest profile around.

In the "oops" department, there's one entry. Like most four-seat sports cars, using the rear for anyone taller than doll-size is iffy. For someone "bootylicious," like Beyonce or Scary Movie star Regina Hall, trying to get back there could be really scary. There's something called the law of physics that even Ford can't overcome.

Pricewise, the basic soft top (only) Stang comes in a squeak under $30K. The 19/30 mileage numbers (automatic) or 19/29 (manual) thrive on regular. Adding fuel, like other Ford vehicles, is simple with no filler cap to replace, like a race car. If you've stopped for a big slurp, you and your car can get a fillup a few seconds faster so there's less time for that annoying Camaro or Challenger you passed earlier to play catch up.

Can we envision a Ford, a Clooney, a Sheen mesmerizing Malibu in a sizzling 2011 Mustang? You bet. We think these leading men have the smarts and sophistication to know a true classic when they see one. And one afterthought. Take heart, Justin Bieber, it takes time to become seasoned. With a little luck you can get there too.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


ROUSH is proud to introduce the 540hp 2012 Stage 3™ Mustang. The powertrain of this vehicle features the 5.0L 4-valve DOHC TiVCT engine further enhanced by the R2300 ROUSH supercharger, feeding 10psi of intercooled energy to the already robust Coyote engine. The ROUSHcharger increases the base horsepower from 412HP to an impressive 540HP. ROUSH stands behind this system with an impressive 3 year/36,000 mile full powertrain warranty.

The RS3 comes fully-loaded with body styling upgrades, including the ROUSH front fascia with driving lights, chin spoiler, side rocker splitters, rear valence, rear deck-lid spoiler, and newly designed square exhaust tips. Interior enhancements include ROUSH leather seats with an embroidered Stage 3 logo, four-piece performance pedals, ROUSH illuminated sill plates, newly designed shifter ball in either black or white, and a new interior Stage 3 badge with the car's serial number engraved.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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