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What Makes the 2017 Ford Fusion Such a Superb Sedan?

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Bob Thomas Ford West flat-out floored, our esteemed American automaker's latest -- the 2017 Fusion -- would have to be it.

Wondering what makes it so?

Then, check the clip below. Here with more on all things Fusion is AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Arguably our favorite engine across the Fusion lineup, its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an absolute delight.

Optional on the SE trim -- and standard with the Titanium and Platinum -- the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a potent 240 ...

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Embrace summer with the Ford Escape

Pretty soon the dog days of summer will be a mere memory. Until then, why not embrace these months accordingly? Take the wheel of a 2017 Ford Escape from Bob Ridings Taylorville and make memories that will keep you warm all winter long.


No matter where you go, the Intelligent 4WD in the #FordEscape will help you get there.

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Gas Prices Dropping? A New Ford Truck is Waiting.

When you imagine the quintessential America car, what comes to mind? For an increasing number of American drivers, the answer is "SUV."

SUVs have been rising in popularity over the years and this popularity is now translating into loyalty. As reported by AutoNews.com, 66 percent of SUV owners buying new cars earlier this year, bought new SUVs. That’s a 14 point jump in consumer loyalty from 2012, when only 52 percent of SUV-owning car consumers did the same.

Why are so many SUV owners investing in these cars? A look at the 2017 Ford Explorer can help answer…

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Gas Prices Dropping? A New Ford Truck is Waiting.

Have you been pining for a long summer drive? Gas prices have been slipping recently, giving many drivers the perfect excuse to take a second look at a new truck.

New trucks like the 2017 Ford F-150.

What makes the F-150 worth your while? Variety. No matter what you're looking for in a truck, there's a version of the F-150 to suit you. Do you need a truck to help you work? An F-150 with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine has 375 horsepower and can tow more than 12,000 pounds of cargo.

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Ford Has the Right Ride for Your Life

getting the right ride for your wants and needs is important and, if you're on the lookout for your next vehicle, we have no doubt that something from our favorite American automaker will do the trick, In the video below, a woman named Lisa Arnesan talks about how much she loves her 2017 Ford Fusion SE and how it fits perfectly into her life thanks to the spacious cabin that easily fits her two tall sons, the convenience of the rotary gear shift, the comfort of dual zone climate control, and much more.


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Ford Has One Hot-to-Trot Hatch in the 2017 Focus RS

Are you seeking a hot hatchback for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Bob Thomas Ford West feel you're bound to match up rather nicely with ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And what, exactly, makes us say that?

The clip below should help spell it out. Tag along with AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to learn of the Focus RS's choicest qualities:

Tremendously appointed, the sole trim of the Focus RS definitely doesn't disappoint.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension settings, automatic xenon ...

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Controlling Braking Saves You Money at the Pump

Saving money at the fuel pump is something that all drivers strive for. Not everyone is as knowledgeable as they should be on the habits that allow for this. One of the best methods that drivers who save money use is to control their braking.

Frequent braking and hard braking cause your engine to work harder. When your engine works harder, it is burning more gas faster. This causes you to burn gas faster and therefore spend more money on gas. Instead of using your brake to slow down, you should try letting of the gas if possible when coming…
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