Saturday, December 29, 2012

New for 2013 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450

Here is a list of the changes on Ford Super Duties from 2012 to 2013:

Model Lineup

• 2013 model lineup includes:
– XL
– Lariat
– King Ranch
– Platinum

Performance and Handling

• Extra heavy-duty alternator (200 amp) standard on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, available with 6.2L V8 on XL and XLT
• Larger brakes for increased capability and confidence


• One-touch-up/-down driver and passenger windows standard on XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum
• 17" 6-spoke cast-aluminum wheel standard on XLT, optional on XL (SRW only)
• 18" chrome-clad cast aluminum wheel included in Chrome Package
• 20" wheels available with 6.2L V8 engine
– 20" chrome-clad cast aluminum wheel requires Chrome Package or King Ranch with Chrome Package (SRW only)
– 20" premium cast aluminum with bright hub covers and center ornaments available on Lariat and King Ranch (4x4 only)
• Chrome Package available on XLT (SuperCab and Crew Cab only; limited to first 90 days of production)
• Pecan interior available on Platinum
• Drop-in bedliner available
• Exterior colors added:
– Blue Jeans Metallic Clearcoat (N1)
– Kodiak Brown Metallic Clearcoat (J1)
– Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (RR)
• Exterior colors deleted:
– Autumn Red Metallic Clearcoat
– Dark Blue Pearl Metallic Clearcoat
– Golden Bronze Metallic Clearcoat
• Heated rear seats (available on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum [Crew Cab]; requires front heated/cooled seats)
• Platinum model available (Crew Cab only) and includes:
– 6" angular step
– Body-color front and rear bumpers
– Bright chrome door and tailgate handles with body-color surround
– Chrome exhaust tip
– Chrome box tie-downs; replaced with black tie hooks when ordered with spray-in bedliner
– Chrome tow hooks
– Premium leather-wrapped steering wheel with heated wood
– Raised chrome lettering on box sides
– Unique Platinum, premium leather seating
– Second-row armrest
– Tailgate step
– Unique chrome tailgate trim
– Unique satin chrome grille with bright chrome “C-clamps”
– 20" cast aluminum wheels with painted pockets (SRW)
• Premium audio system from Sony®(1) standard on Lariat Crew Cab, King Ranch and Platinum and includes:
– Sony®(1) subwoofer, amplifier and additional center speaker
– Sony®(1) sail panel speaker grille
• Premium non-Sony® audio system standard on Lariat SuperCab
• SYNC — voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report standard on XLT, optional on XL
• SYNC with MyFord Touch and SYNC Services standard on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum and includes:
– Voice-activated communications and entertainment with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report
– SYNC Services with Traffic, Directions and Information, Send to SYNC from MapQuest®, news, sports, weather and horoscopes
NOTE: SYNC Services receive a complimentary 3-year prepaid subscription.
– 8" color LCD touch screen in center stack with climate and radio controls plus real control buttons under LCD screen for control of climate and radio functions
– Instrument panel-mounted AC outlet (110-volt/150-watt), upper closable media hub with USB ports (2), SD card reader, audio/video input jacks and 12-volt powerpoint
– 5-way control switch on steering wheel
– 4.2" driver configurable LCD productivity screen with menus for gauge setup, trip computer, fuel economy and towing/off-road applications (SRW only)
• Wheel well liner (SRW only)

(1) Sony® is a registered trademark of Sony® Corporation.
NOTE: See the latest Dealer Ordering Guide for feature availability.

• 5th-wheel hitch kit, 18K rated for SRW only

Packages Changed

• Crew Chief telematics available with SYNC
• Navigation system includes HD Radio™, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, standard on King Ranch and Platinum
• Rear view camera lens moved from tailgate handle to Ford oval; standard on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum

NOTE: See the latest Dealer Ordering Guide for feature availability.

Packages Deleted

• Premium audio system, non-Sony®, not available on Lariat (Crew Cab), King Ranch and Platinum
NOTE: See the latest Dealer Ordering Guide for feature availability.

Friday, December 28, 2012

What's important on the all new 2013 Ford Escape

The 2013 Ford Escape has been completely redesigned and has many new features. Here are some highlights of whats important to know about these changes:

Model Lineup

• All-new four-model lineup for 2013
– S
– SE
– Titanium

Safety and Security

• Next-generation Ford airbag technology
• Driver knee airbag
• Safety Canopy System with rollover sensor
• Front-seat side airbags
• New seat and head restraint design
• Instrument panel designed to reduce knee damage
• LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
• MyKey

Comfort and Convenience

• Hill start assist
• Forward Sensing System
• Reverse Sensing System
• Rain-sensing windshield wipers
• Active park assist
• Rear view camera
• BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert
• Hands-free power liftgate
• Heated front seats
• Media hub
• 110-volt AC outlet
• HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging capability
• Sony®-branded audio system
• SYNC with MyFord and SYNC with MyFord Touch
• Power panoramic Vista Roof
• Wi-Fi® connectivity
• Intelligent Access with push-button start
• Adjustable two-position load floor

• Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor
• Suspension enhancements
• Durability testing
• NVH enhancements

Design and Styling
• All-new exterior styling 
– Power dome hood
– Wraparound headlamps
– Upper grille with chrome bar
– Large trapezoidal lower grille
– Angled beltline and lower rocker panels
– Smooth, low-profile roof rails
– Large wheel well openings surround all-new wheel and tire combinations
– Wraparound rear glass
– Large central tailgate grab handle
• All-new interior styling 
– Command seating 
– New material/finish combinations on seats, door trim, center stack and instrument panel
– Ambient lighting
– Built-in storage includes covered floor storage bin, map pockets and cupholders with cutouts designed to accommodate juice boxes
• New exterior colors 
– New Deep Impact Blue Metallic (J4)
– New Frosted Glass Metallic (P9)
– New Ginger Ale Metallic (JY)
– New Kodiak Brown Metallic (J1)
– New Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (RR)
– New White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat (UG)

2013 Escape Class Exclusive Features
• Active Grille Shutter System
• Active park assist
• Hands-free power liftgate
• MyKey

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Intelligent 4WD System in 2013 Ford Escape

There are many different types of 4 wheel drive systems on vehicles now a days (and many ways to spell and abbreviate 4 wheel drive like 4WD, 4x4, Four-Wheel Drive, four-by-four, AWD, all-wheel drive ) , but the 2013 Ford Escape features one of Ford's most innovative 4WD systems yet. Here is a little about how it works:

• The all-new Ford-engineered 4WD system utilizes software that preemptively reassesses road conditions every 16 milliseconds – about 20 times faster than it takes to blink an eye – and adjusts the power split from front wheels to back to give drivers a precise blend of handling and traction at all times
• The all-new system splits torque produced by the powertrain between the front and rear axles for a key advantage: seamless power transfers that help keep the vehicle on the driver’s intended path, helping to minimize understeer or oversteer conditions
• The system measures actual directional input from wheel sensors, lateral acceleration and yaw rates, and compares it to driver responses via the steering wheel and accelerator, and then prompts the system to react accordingly
• During snowy and wet conditions that cause excess wheelslip, the intelligent “torque on demand” 4WD system on Escape can send up to 100% of available drivetrain power to the front or rear axles, and determines the power distribution by measuring wheel speed differences in correlation with driver steering input and requested powertrain torque
• In constant-speed highway conditions, Escape operates in 2WD mode, providing 100% of the power to the front wheels. The 4WD controller will determine how much torque should be sent to the front and rear axles, but it goes one step further than most stability control systems – it anticipates how much torque will be required by analyzing up to 25 inputs every 16 milliseconds
• At speeds below approximately 20 mph, the system provides high levels of torque to the rear axle with a focus on traction maximization
• At speeds above approximately 20 mph, the system is tuned for balanced torque distribution to improve driving feel, handling, cornering and response
• Available on SE, SEL and Titanium

Intelligent 4WD System - How It Works

The system measures:
• All four wheel speeds to determine if there is a speed difference between the front and rear wheels
• Actual speed and driver-requested torque to maximize low-speed traction
• Steering wheel angle to determine the driver’s intended direction
• Lateral acceleration to determine the appropriate torque distribution while cornering
• Yaw rate to determine the vehicle’s rotation about its vertical axis

Key Driver Benefits
• Understeer and oversteer can be controlled more quickly
• Torque steer is virtually eliminated
• Activates more intelligently than previous-generation automatic systems
• Improves vehicle dynamics, ride and handling

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Whats important on the all new 2013 Ford Fusion

There are many changes to the newly redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Here is a list of what's important with the changes:

Model Lineup

• All-new 3-model lineup
– S
– SE
– Titanium

Performance and Handling

• 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 engine
• 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine
• 2.5L i-VCT I-4 engine
• Active Grille Shutter System
• All-new multilink rear suspension
• Auto Start-Stop
• Electric parking brake
• MacPherson strut front suspension
• Torque Vectoring Control
• Transmissions
– 6-speed manual
– 6-speed SelectShift Automatic
– 6-speed SelectShift Automatic with Auto Start-Stop
• Trailer tow capable
– 1.6L I-4 EcoBoost (1000 lbs.)
– 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost (2000 lbs.)
– 2.5L iVCT I-4 (1000 lbs.)

Safety and Security
• Eight standard airbags

Comfort and Convenience

• Active park assist with Forward Sensing System
• Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support
• Auto high-beam headlamps
• Electrochromic auto-dimming driver-side exterior mirror
• Hill start assist
• Intelligent Access with push-button start
• Lane-Keeping System
– Driver Alert
– Lane-keeping alert
– Lane-keeping aid
• Packages
– Luxury Package
– SE Luxury Driver Assist Package
– SE MyFord Touch Technology Package
– Titanium Driver Assist Package
• Remote Start System
• SYNC with MyFord and SYNC with MyFord Touch


• NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) improvements

• All-new contemporary exterior design
• All-new interior styling
• New interior colors 
– Dune
– Earth
• Deleted interior colors 
– Ginger
– Medium Light Stone
• Appearance Package
• All-new wheel designs
• New exterior colors 
– Deep Impact Blue Metallic (J4)
– Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (RR)
– Oxford White (YZ)
• Deleted exterior colors 
– Blue Flame Metallic
– Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
– Steel Blue Metallic
– White Suede

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The End Is Nigh!

So this is it huh? The end of the world. Seems like there would be more fanfare or fireworks or something. From what I'm told I guess I am expected to be here at work tomorrow too... I thought I would take a moment and debate with you reasons that tomorrow very well could be the end of the world. For the record, I intend this to be light-hearted in the wake of so many bad things that have actually transpired in recent weeks... Without further ado, here are Trevor's reasons that the world will end tomorrow.

1.) The Mayan calendar ends tomorrow, 12/21/2011. Who am I to question the knowledge of a race so advanced they sacrificed virgins and used technologically advanced tools also known as stones? It should also be noted that while the Mayan's could see hundreds of years into the future, they couldn't foresee the coming of the Spanish Conquistadors and their near apocalyptic diseases.

2.) Dick Clark died this year! How are we supposed to ring in the new year without Dick Clark? We're not supposed to, that's how.

3.) Death of the Twinkie. The company that makes the abnormally yellow cream filled abomination went bankrupt. A company south of the boarder made a late attempt to purchase the confectionery concoction but seems as though the deal fell through. Surely the world can not continue without Ho Ho's!

4.) Nicki Minaj. 'Nuff said.

5.) George Lucas sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney! Who wants to face a world that may one day see Jar Jar Binx get his own movie? The Ewoks will be mass marketed to death. It will be like Teddy Ruxpin version 2.0

6.) Tomorrow is the winter solstice which means it is the beginning of winter. It also means that tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. So let me get this right. As winter starts the world is supposed to end, and it's going to be the shortest day of the year. What a ripoff!

What is your evidence that tomorrow is the end of the world? We would love to hear!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mobility Device Truck Top Automatic Lift

Ed Koehn Ford teams up with Clock Mobility to offer "Access A Top" on all of our new and used trucks. Access A Top automatically lifts and lowers your truck top allowing the electric crane to lift your mobility device into the truck bed...which in return protects your mobility device from weather elements. This top is available on GM full size pickup trucks, Ford full size pickup trucks, Dodge full size pickup trucks and Toyota full size pickup trucks.

For more information on this or other mobility devices contact your sales representative at Ed Koehn Ford. 616-754-4689.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Credit Repair

Here at Ed Koehn Ford we want to help get your credit back on track so you are able to purchase a car. We know that life can throw some difficult hurdles in the way at the worst possible times. In those times we have to make sacrifices to take care of what is important in life. Those choices can sometimes lead to dropping your credit score. This doesn't mean we are going to treat you any different then the person with perfect credit. Instead we want to help you more by offering affordable, quick and easy resources to help get your credit back on track and attractive to a conventional bank rather then a "buy here pay here" bank that will never get you out of that buying cycle.
Finn Law Group has helped us with many customers through their Lighthouse Credit Repair Program. This is what they would like to say to you:
Let us help you with your credit!
Credit repair is possible! We've helped people get bankruptcies, judgments, collections, late payments, charge offs, liens and more removed from their credit reports permanently! We dispute information directly with the three major credit bureaus. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the credit bureaus have 30 days to fully prove that their information is correct...or else they must delete it! Dealing with the credit bureaus is very difficult, but we have a proven system that works!
-Normally takes 4-6 months for maximum effectiveness.
-70-90% of negative items removed on average.
-Average credit score increase of 60-190 points.
-Money back guarantee.
To find out if credit repair is right for you, please contact me by filling out this form. Don't delay, better credit is right around the corner!
Amanda Lehman
Legal Assistant
Cell: 616-835-2693

100 Hour Sales Event

Ford Motor Company is pleased to announce the Year End Celebration 100 Hour Sales Event: You will have a "last chance" to get great deals on America's freshest lineups during the "100 Hour" sales event. Qualifying customers will receive $500 "Year End Celebration Customer Cash" on all Ford Cars (excludes Focus Electric), SUV's and Trucks (through F550).

Eligible Vehicles

$500 Enhancement
12MY Fiesta
12MY Focus
12MY CMAX Hybrid
12MY Fusion
12MY Fusion Hybrid
12MY Escape
12MY Edge
12MY/13MY Flex
12MY/13MY F150
2012 Focus, 2013 Edge, Flex and F-150 will be nationally funded programs that replace current FDAF prgrams.

$500 Converted Cash
13MY Fiesta
13MY Focus
13MY CMAX Hybrid
13MY Fusion
13MY Fusion Hybrid
13MY Fusion Energi
13MY Taurus
13MY Mustang
13MY Explorer
13MY Expedition
13MY/12MY Super Duty
12MY Transit Connect
13MY Econoline

Why is everybody in such a hurry? Because its the final 100 hours of the Ford Year End Celebration. Last chance to get the best deals of the year on America's freshest lineup. Hurry in for the great mileage. Hurry in for the latest technology. The clock is ticking. So hurry to the final 100 hours of Ford's Year End Celebration. Before everything's gone. And one more thing....Hurry.


Friday, December 14, 2012

New for 2013 Ford F-150

Here are some of the changes from the 2012 Ford F-150 to the 2013 Ford F-150.
2013 Ford F-150
2012 Ford F-150

Model Lineup

• Harley-Davidson no longer available
• 2013 model lineup includes: 
– XL
– FX2/FX4
– Lariat
– King Ranch
– Platinum
– All-new Limited
– SVT Raptor (see SVT Raptor section)


• 3.55 electronic locking rear axle standard in Off-Road Package
• Hill Descent Control standard on FX4, included in Off-Road Package
• 3.5L EcoBoost V6 available on XL SuperCrew
• 6.2L V8 engine optional on XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat and Platinum (does not require Max. Trailer Package)


• 4.2" LCD audio and climate control screen in instrument panel center stack standard on FX2/FX4; available on XLT 
– Includes oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
• 8" LCD MyFord Touch screen in instrument panel center stack standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 
– Includes oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
• Audio system from Sony®(1) with single-CD player and HD Radio™ standard on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 and Lariat
• PowerScope power-folding, power-telescoping trailer tow mirrors included in Max. Trailer Tow Package — Power, Telescoping; available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A) Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum
• Hill start assist standard on all models
• High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps standard on Platinum and Limited; available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A), Lariat (Equipment Group 502A) and King Ranch
• SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system standard on XLT; available on XL (Equipment Group 101A) and STX (Equipment Group 201A) 
– Includes 911 Assist, AppLink and Vehicle Health Report, audio/video input jack, USB port and instrument cluster compass
– For a $60 annual subscription fee, SYNC can be upgraded to include SYNC Services like Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SYNC with MyFord system is standard on FX2/FX4 and available on XLT and includes all SYNC features, plus: 
– A 4.2" LCD audio and climate control screen in instrument panel center stack for audio/entertainment/phone information
– Oversized control buttons below the screen that can be used while wearing gloves
– Recognition of approximately 1,000 spoken commands
– Audio input jack and USB port
– For a $60 annual subscription fee, SYNC can be upgraded to include SYNC Services like Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SYNC with MyFord Touch system is standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited, available on FX2/FX4 (Equipment Group 402A) and includes all the features of SYNC with MyFord, plus: 
– An 8" LCD color touch screen located in the center stack with color-coded tabs for Phone (yellow), Entertainment (red), Climate (blue) and SYNC Services or Navigation (green)
– Redundant oversized buttons and knobs below the screen allow users to access audio and climate control functions
– Recognition of approximately 10,000 spoken commands
– Wi-Fi® capability(2)
– Includes a 3-year complimentary subscription to SYNC Services including Traffic, Directions and Information (with Operator Assist), Send to SYNC and more
• SecuriCode keyless entry keypad standard on XLT models

(1) Sony® is a registered trademark of the Sony® Corporation.
(2) Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®.


• New grille surround and inserts for all models except SVT Raptor
• Wheels: 
– Polished 22" aluminum wheels with unique center cap standard on Limited
– 18" and 20" chrome-clad wheels included or available in XLT Chrome Package and Lariat Chrome Package
• Black interior environment available on King Ranch
• Seats: 
– Black or Pecan leather-trimmed seats available on Platinum
– Steel Gray leather-trimmed seats available on Lariat
• FX Appearance Package includes Alcantara® seat inserts and hood graphics
• King Ranch Luxury Package (61K) available
• King Ranch Chrome Package (66K) available 
– Includes 20" chrome-clad aluminum wheels
– Requires King Ranch Luxury Package (61)
• King Ranch Monochromatic Paint Package (61M) 
– Requires King Ranch Chrome Package
• Colors added: 
– Blue Jeans Metallic (N1)
– Kodiak Brown Metallic (J1)
– Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (RR)

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Best Pre-Owned Vehicles For Your Money

On Thursday, December 6th released an article titled "The best used cars for your money". In the article Forbes places an emphasis on value and dependability in vehicles that often have a somewhat less expensive retail than their competition. Two pre-owned Ford vehicles made the list, with the Ford taking the title for "Large Pickup" and the Ford Fusion taking top honors in the competitive "Midsized Car" segment.

Large Pickup: Ford F-150

Ford’s popular full-size truck was redesigned for 2009 with bolder styling and added capabilities, and you’ll find used examples in myriad cab styles and cargo bed sizes to suit a wide range of needs. Power comes from a choice of a 320-horsepower 5.4-liter V8 engine (recommended) or two less-powerful 4.6-liter V8s. While the 2009 Toyota Tundra beats out the F-150 in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, the Ford takes top marks in initial quality and design/performance rankings, and Kelley Blue Book estimates its retail prices will be considerably lower than the Toyota as well. However, since trucks are typically driven hard and are often close to being abused in the course of their workman-like duties, it’s imperative you have any pickup under your consideration given a full checkup by a good mechanic.

Midsize Car: Ford Fusion

This is essentially the non-luxury version of the Lincoln MKZ, which can be found with a 2.3-liter 160-horsepower four-cylinder engine and either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission or a more-willing 3.0-liter 221-horsepower V6 and a six-speed automatic. It remains a roomy and comfortable ride and can be found with myriad high-tech options. The Fusion gets top marks for reliability from J.D. Power and an above average rating for design/performance; this not only beats the Toyota Camry in both regards, Kelley Blue book estimates a 2009 Fusion will cost between $2,250 and over $4,000 less at retail value than will a comparable Toyota Camry, depending on the version.

Also making the list was the Dodge Grand Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country. Stop by Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greenville and see our impressive selection of these pre-owned affordable values that are sure to help fill your needs.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Extended Incentives on 2012 Ford F-150

Extended one more month! We started out November with over sixty 2012 Ford F-150's and because of the huge discounts and incentives we are down to a dozen! Ford is helping us sell the rest by extending everything until December 31st. Ed Koehn is also extending the FREE STIHL CHAINSAW along with it! Select F-150's have up to $11,000 in rebates and discounts and/or 0% APR for 60 months or 1.9% APR for 72 months. You can get both, a great out the door price and a good payment on the 2012 Ford F-150. Print the coupon off below and present to your salesman for you chainsaw.

Check out our 2012 Ford F-150 selection.