Our dream is to earn the Triple Crown for the 9th year in a row by the end of 2014!

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Dream Big – because we are!

Our dream is to earn the Triple Crown for the 9th year in a row.

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There are over 4,000 Ford dealerships in the nation. Of these, just over 10 in the country have received the President’s Award 14 times or more; and only 8 dealerships nationally have earned the Triple Crown 8 or more times.

With the 2014 President’s Award already locked in, which is one part of the Triple Crown,we’re just a few vehicles short of being in the Top 100 Ford Sales of the Year.  This is the third criteria to make up 2014 Triple Crown Award, which would be the 9th consecutive Triple Crown Award for Waldorf Ford.

We are racing to the finish by offering winning deals on our entire inventory!  Aggressive deals on every NEW FORD in stock, means you can get the vehicle of your dream at a dreamy price.

So Dream Big because we are in the CHASE FOR THE CROWN at Waldorf Ford – which means BIG savings for you!

Call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601

Ford Motor Company Delivers Best Sales Year Since 2006; Ford Is Top Brand with Records for Fiesta, Fusion, Escape

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  • Ford brand 2013 retail sales up 14 percent, with cars up 12 percent, utilities up 13 percent, trucks up 17 percent; Ford is best-selling brand for fourth consecutive year
  • Ford Motor Company total December sales up 2 percent, with retail sales up 3 percent for best December since 2005
  • Ford Fusion sales up 27 percent for a record December; both Ford Fusion and Ford Fiesta hit annual sales records in 2013
  • Ford Escape sales up 22 percent, helping the vehicle to an annual sales record in 2013
  • Ford F-Series tops 70,000 sales following eight straight months of sales above 60,000 vehicles; F-Series now best-selling truck for 37 years and best-selling vehicle for 32 years

Waldorf, Maryland, 2014 – Ford reigns as America’s best-selling vehicle brand in 2013 for a fourth consecutive year, with annual sales records set for Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Escape, and F-Series continuing as the country’s best-selling truck and vehicle for another straight year.

Ford Motor Company 2013 U.S. sales totaled 2,493,918 vehicles. For December, total sales are 218,058 vehicles up 2 percent – with retail up 3 percent.

Ford brand U.S. retail sales are up 14 percent for the year. Overall, the Ford brand closes out 2013 with 2,412,224 vehicles sold. Ford produced double-digit annual retail gains across its lineup – cars up 12, utilities up 13 percent, and trucks are up 17 percent – with higher average transaction prices. Retail sales gains for the Ford brand are strongest in the West, where sales are up 21 percent, and the Southeast, with sales up 17 percent for the year.

“December was a strong close to an even better year for Ford Motor Company,” said Greg Basiliko of Waldorf Ford. “We saw strong growth across the entire Ford lineup and made significant gains in the import-dominated coastal markets.

“Strong demand for our new cars, utilities, hybrids and trucks provided Ford with the largest share point gain of any full-line automaker in 2013,” Felice continued.

Ford Fusion December performance is up 27 percent with 24,408 sales, setting a record for the month. Fusion sales of 295,280 vehicles in 2013 represent a 22 percent increase, setting an annual record.Fusion continues to be a significant driver to the company’s growth in the U.S. western and southeastern regions, where retail sales are up 61 percent and 29 percent, respectively in 2013.

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Ford Fiesta sales of 71,073 vehicles for the year mark a record, as well – and up 25 percent over 2012.

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Ford Escape sales are up 22 percent for the month, with 24,462 vehicles sold. For the year, Escape sales of 295,993 vehicles represent a 13 percent gain, setting an annual record.

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December sales of 74,592 Ford F-Series vehicles extend the truck’s string of selling more than 60,000 units a month to eight. Sales of 763,402 F-Series vehicles in 2013 represent the truck’s highest level since 2006. F-Series remains America’s best-selling truck for 37 straight years and the country’s best-selling vehicle for 32 consecutive years.

Lincoln MKZ December sales increase 73 percent, with 2,823 cars sold, providing the Lincoln brand with an overall increase of 8 percent.

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If you want to make the switch and discover why America’s #1 Brand is Ford visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com or call 301-843-2400!

Ford Focus Remains Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate in the World, Bolstered by Strong Sales in First-Quarter 2013

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  • Based on Ford’s analysis of Polk’s latest global vehicle registration data, Ford Focuscontinues to be the world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate
  • Focus global retail registrations up 18 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year
  • Focus now produced in nine plants worldwide, giving Ford capacity to build more than two Focus vehicles every minute

WALDORF, MD, September 2013 – Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, retains that ranking through the first quarter of 2013 with global vehicle registrations up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

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Focus remains one of our most popular vehicles,” said Greg Basiliko. “It’s a fit for those who seek fuel efficiency, great styling and versatility. We encourage anyone who would like to test drive a Focus or just learn more to visit our dealership any time.”

Based on analysis of Polk’s latest global registration to date, 288,724 Focus vehicles were registered in the quarter ending March 31 – the most recent figures available.

Growth was also seen at Waldorf Ford over the last six months with 162 vehicles sold.

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Globally, strong demand in key markets such as China and Brazil fueled the growth. Focus registrations in China reached 104,065 vehicles, up 153 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012. In Brazil, demand rose 18 percent, with 7,227 vehicles registered during the period.

Focus is available in a range of models depending on market, including sedan, hatchback, wagon, an electric-powered model and the high-performance Focus ST.

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Visit Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601 and http://www.waldorfford.com to learn more.

Are you a Commercial Fleet Customer? Ford’s new hybrids can you as much as 45 percent in operational costs!

Ford Fusion, C-MAX Hybrids Attracting New Companies Searching for Savings at the Fuel Pump

  • Ford’s new hybrids can save business customers as much as 45 percent in operational costs
  • Ford expects to double hybrid vehicle production as companies procure Fusion and C-MAX for their company fleets, and as model year market share, according to R.L. Polk, has grown 13 percent since 2012
  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid have been purchased by a variety of companies including Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T for fleet use since their introductions last fall
  • Fleet operations teams can put an average of 24,000 miles annually on a vehicle throughout its service; durability, resale value, technology and cost savings are all major factors in purchase decisions for companies as they evaluate fleet options
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DEARBORN, Mich., April 29, 2013 – Ford’s fuel-saving Fusion and C-MAX hybrids are attracting new commercial buyers searching for ways to save money at the pump.
Con-way, Esurance, Quest Diagnostics and AT&T are among the newest companies to purchase Ford hybrid vehicles for their national fleets. Many of their regional employees drive more than 24,000 miles annually.
“New commercial fleet customers are turning to Ford as they look for fuel-efficient, durable vehicles that can withstand the daily use and duty cycles of their businesses,” said Jon Coleman, Ford commercial fleet sustainability and technology manager. “Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid give them the tools they need to get the job done, including leading EPA-estimated fuel economy, technology, great quality and durability.”
Many companies are seeing the value in replacing gas fleets with new offerings from Ford’s hybrid lineup, and the savings can be significant – cutting total operational costs by as much as 45 percent. At the same time, hybrid vehicles typically retain higher resale values than their gas counterparts. Resale value is an important factor when companies calculate total operating costs for their business fleets.
Ford has seen rising demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, especially hybrids among fleet customers. These buyers are increasingly choosing Ford’s Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid – both introduced last fall – as they look to further their sustainability efforts and reduce operating costs in their national fleets.
Con-way, a transportation and logistics services company with nearly 500 locations in North America, is adding just more than 1,000 Fusion Hybrids to its national fleet this year. The cars are deployed with operations and sales personnel at the company’s Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics operating units. Collectively, Con-way expects to save more than 1 million gallons of gas annually while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 45 percent using Fusion Hybrid as its primary fleet car.
After an extensive selection process, San Francisco-based Esurance chose 50 Fusion Hybrids for its national claims fleet to provide the latest technology, while also saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions. Esurance expects to save more than 69,000 gallons of gas over the next few years, which translates to a savings of more than $255,000, at a national average of $3.71 a gallon.
Commercial fleet customers continue to move toward more environmentally responsible vehicles to support their sustainability efforts, while providing the latest technology and safety features for their drivers. Ford technology such as SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides valuable hybrid driving information, including the amount of energy captured through regenerative braking, most efficient trip suggestions for frequently traveled routes, and instant feedback on a driver’s green score via leaves earned for each segment driven.
“Besides the obvious benefits of improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, the advanced technologies in Fusion Hybrid are just as important,” said Mitch Plaat, Con-way vice president of procurement. “Ford’s technology suite – which includes lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, navigation system and the SYNC® hands-free system – helps Con-way reduce accidents and improve highway safety for employees, their families and other motorists.
“The hybrids’ reduced carbon emissions also complement our sustainability mission and contribute to our efforts to be a good steward of the environment,” Plaat added.
Randy Mullett, Con-way vice president of government relations and public affairs, selected the 2013 Fusion Hybrid for his company car. Mullett is impressed by its fuel economy and advanced safety features. “My Fusion’s advanced technology features, lower emissions, reduced fuel consumption and superb styling all combine for a great car that is inexpensive to operate and embodies the professional image we want to present for our customers,” he says. “It serves as a tangible sign of Con-way’s commitment to sustainability.”
Quest Diagnostics recently added 150 C-MAX Hybrids to support its national logistics requirements. “As the leading diagnostic information services company, we maintain a significant national logistics operation for transporting millions of patient specimens each year for testing at our clinical laboratories,” said Clete Lewis, director, environmental, health and safety, Quest Diagnostics. “Given our scale, the type of vehicles in our fleet can really make a difference to the environment and our business costs.
“The environmentally conscious C-MAX Hybrid is much more fuel efficient and produces less pollution than standard automobiles,” Lewis added. “It is a smart addition to our fleet because it will promote lower fuel costs while also helping us to empower better health in the communities we serve.”
Ford now offers five electrified vehicles:
  • C-MAX Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined – up to 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v – plus 50 more horsepower and 12 class-exclusive technologies
  • C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid: Best EPA-estimated combined miles per gallon equivalency of any plug-in hybrid, Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid vehicle has an EPA-estimated city rating of 108 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range – more than triple Prius plug-in’s six miles – and an EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles. C-MAX Energi’s “real car” performance includes 195 horsepower (versus Prius plug-in at 134 horsepower), engaging driving dynamics and a quiet interior – all with a leading electric-only speed of 85 mph, more than 20 mph above the Prius
  • Fusion Hybrid: EPA-estimated rating of 47 mpg city, highway and combined, up to 6 mpg better than the Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: EPA-estimated gas plus electric range of 620 miles, electric-only range of up to 21 miles, and EPA-estimated rating of 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined
  • Focus Electric: One of America’s most fuel-efficient compact cars, with an EPA-estimated rating of 110 MPGe city, 99 MPGe highway and 105 MPGe combined
More information about Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup can be found at Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com.  1-888-284-1463

The National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20th – April 14th, 2013

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Erik Abel has been named Official Artist for the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nations Greatest Springtime Celebration

Looking for something to do to Celebrate Spring?  Why not visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

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“Today’s National Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from modest beginnings into the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. Over the years, millions have participated in Festival events and viewed the flowering cherry trees.  In 2012, the Festival expanded to five weeks (from 16 days in recent previous years) to provide a grand tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the gift of trees.  Today, more than 1.5 million people visit Washington, DC each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees and participate in diverse programming that heralds spring in the nation’s capital. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.  Events are primarily free and open to the public.” – http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

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Visit us at Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Or Visit us at http://www.waldorfford.com!

AAA Auto Buying Experts Choose Ford Fusion and Flex Among Top Vehicles for Commuters

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WALDORF, Maryland, 4/2/13– After evaluating hundreds of vehicles each year for fuel efficiency, comfort and overall performance, AAA Auto Buying experts have selected their 2013 top vehicle picks for commuters. Both the 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford Flex have been honored with being chosen by AAA in their respective categories of top sedans and crossovers. With an average commute of 25 minutes each way and gas prices hovering about $3.50 per gallon since February, selecting the right vehicle can make a commute more enjoyable and lower expenses.

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“We’re proud to have made AAA’s list with two great picks in the Ford Fusion and Ford Flex,” said Greg Basiliko. “We welcome the community to experience these wonderful products first-hand by stopping by our dealership for a test drive anytime.”

To learn more about AAA’s top commuter picks, please follow the link below: http://newsroom.aaa.com/2013/03/aaa-auto-buying-experts-select-top-vehicles-for-commuters/

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Hwy,  Waldorf MD 20601.  Phone: 888-284-1463 and http://www.waldorfford.com.

Benefits of Buying Used Vehicles – Guest Blogger Eric M. Carter

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Editor’s Note: Welcome our guest blogger Eric M. Carter!  He is a Sales Consultant here at the Waldorf Ford & Dodge Pre-Owned Center, located in Waldorf, Maryland. He has been with us for since 2002.  He is originally from Washington, DC and graduated from Largo High School in Largo, Maryland.  Mr. Carter stays very busy with this family. His youngest daughter is a national celebrity!  If you are familiar with the 2013 Super Bowl Champions – The Baltimore Ravens and our much-loved retired linebacker Ray Lewis, you may remember this VISA credit card commercial titled Visa NFL: Ray Lewis’s Toughest Interview Yet.” The little girl interviewing “Ray Ray” is Mr. Carter’s daughter.  He shows true dedication and heart in everything he does.  From being a beloved father of five children (4 girls and 1 boy) and devoted husband, to informing and supporting all of his customers throughout their buying process; Eric prides himself on providing his customers with the Best Sales Experience. Eric has been in the automotive industry for 11 years and his knowledge is expansive. Please make sure to stop by to see him for help. He enjoys exceeding all of his customer’s expectations!  

Benefits of Buying Used vs. New

1st reason: Used cars cost less.

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They’ve got a few miles on them and they’ve been around the block a few times but for the money you’ll save, that’s no big deal!

When buying used, prices are often softer than new and that means you you’ll be able to stretch your dollar further. If you need a big car for your family, or want a lot of options like a top of the line stereo but can’t afford that option in a new car, you’ll likely be able to afford it in the used car market even among newer used cars that are less than three years old.

2nd reason:  Save on insurance.

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Usually, insurance costs are higher for a new car of the same model sold used.  Buy used and get a lower quote – it is as simple as that!

3rd Reason: Less depreciation.

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The moment you drive a new car off the lot it loses value.  A car doesn’t offer the same kind of investment a home does, it will continue to lose value over time.  But if you’ve purchased a used car, then you’re already paying less and your loss over time will be less.

The reason for this is that the original owner has already absorbed the largest depreciation hit, so you don’t have to.  Finally, another reason there is less depreciation is that you didn’t start at the higher brand new price like in a new vehicle.

4th Reason: Reliability.

Consider the value of a used car between one and three years old.  It still may run like a new car or even better since all the bugs from the manufacturer most likely have been worked out.

For example, a slightly used car has had all those little things fixed from recalls, or for air conditioner components, to a lemon of a stereo of which otherwise is a great car.  Also, a slightly used car will have plenty of life and will run well for many years to come just so that it is properly maintained just like a new car.

Finally: Making the choice to buy.

So, if your still debating on whether to buy a used vehicle start with asking questions. Begin comparing prices and inquiring about the financing opportunities.  But whatever you do, it is always best to buy used from a dealer verse an individual seller.  Buying from a dealer is better because if you ever have any further questions you have a place to go back to!

Visit Waldorf Ford & Dodge Pre-Owned for more information on this story.  Waldorf Ford & Dodge Pre-Owned is located at 2430 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call toll-free at (800) 883-2818.