Saturday, October 06, 2007

Thank You Employees, Friends and Customers

Due to market conditions and recent downsizing at Ford Motor Company, Central Ford Lincoln Mercury has recently closed its doors.

I would like to personally thank all valued employees for your hard work and dedication throughout my tenure at the dealership. Also, I wish to thank the community, local businesses, friends and customers for your support and patronage.

In an effort to assist all my customers in servicing your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles, I am referring you to these quality Ford dealerships listed below.

Lincoln and Mercury owners, please be advised that any Ford dealership can perform authorized warranty services on your vehicle.

Factory Authorized Ford Dealers

Tom Peck Ford

Anderson's Rock River Ford

Bryden Ford

Gordie Boucher Ford Lincoln Mercury

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Central Ford of South Beloit Sponsors Southern Wisconsin Airfest

Central Ford Lincoln Mercury Saleen is proud to announce that we are a participating sponsor of Southern Wisconsin Airfest 2007. The much anticipated air show will take place this weekend, August 5th and 6th at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport located on Hwy. 51 between Beloit and Janesville. Proceeds from the Airfest benefit the Wisconsin Aviation Academy whose mission is providing aviation education, career exploration, academic support, and flight training to Southern Wisconsin youth at no cost.

Hope to see you there!

Photo: Central Ford owner Jerry Ramirez aboard a Red Baron vintage biplane with Pilot Ryan Mohr.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Special Deals on Ford Cars, Trucks SUVs and Crossovers

Shoppers can now take advantage of special deals on Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles in stock at Central Ford Lincoln Mercury Saleen in South Beloit, Illinois. Stop in for a test drive today. We're easy to find; just west of I-90 on the Northwest corner of Gardner St. and Willowbrook Rd. Get directions >>

You can also shop online or contact us regarding fleet sales, certified pre-owned vehicles, financing, service and more.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

2007 Mercury Summer Sales Drive

There's no better time to purchase a Mercury vehicle than right now! Central Ford Lincoln Mercury is offering 0% financing and $2007 cash back on Montego, Grand Marquis and Milan. Plus, the same 0% financing $2007 cash back deal on select Mountaineer and Mariner models. Mercury is also featuring an incredible Red Carpet Lease on the Milan I-4.

Don't wait, the 2007 Mercury Summer Sales Drive ends soon!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ford Cars for 2008

From the sporty and economical to the powerful and luxurious, Ford’s car lineup for 2008 offers a model to meet virtually any customer’s needs.

Younger, first-time buyers are drawn to Focus, while the all-new Taurus attracts those seeking an outstanding luxury sedan. A true American icon, Mustang — in tandem with its big brother the Shelby GT500 — fills a void in the hearts of American hot rodders everywhere. Add to the list Fusion, the epitome of midsize comfort and convenience. The result is a lineup that's sure to please.

Check back often or subscribe to the Central Ford Lincoln Mercury Saleen blog feed to find out when your favorite 2008 model arrives in the showroom.

Now in the showroom; 2008 Mercury Mariner, Ford Super Duty trucks, Ford Escape and Escape Hybrids.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ford Excels in JD Powers and Associates Survey

From Ford Motor Company...

June 6, 2007

Ford Motor Company Vehicle Quality Soars in 2007 J.D. Power and Associates Customer Survey

Ford Motor Company wins 14 vehicle honors, more than any other automaker. Five Ford Motor Company vehicles are top segment performers: Mercury Milan, Ford Mustang, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Mark LT and Mazda MX-5 Miata swept their vehicle segments for top honors. Ford's recently launched vehicles are among industry's best performers. Four brands – Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar – place in top 10, all significantly above industry average.

Ford Motor Company has the most top-quality vehicles in the industry, according to a customer-based initial quality survey released today by J.D. Power and Associates. In the research firm's 2007 Initial Quality Study (IQS), Ford Mustang, Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Mark LT and Mazda MX-5 Miata swept their vehicle segments for top honors.

"We are designing and building world-class vehicles, and it's great to have this affirmation from the customers who drive our cars and trucks every day," said Mark Fields, president of the Americas, Ford Motor Company. "While we're pleased that our internal focus on quality is receiving this kind of recognition from J.D. Power and Associates, we will not let up. We will continue to deliver even more high-quality products that customers want."

Overall, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury nameplates placed among the top 10 nameplates, with Lincoln in 3rd place, Mercury in 8th place and Ford brand in 10th. Jaguar ranked 6th.

Ford Motor Company received 14 total vehicle honors, more than any other automaker. In addition to the five first-place winners, the following vehicles also were recognized:
Second-place winners:
  • Ford F-150 LD: Large pickup
  • Lincoln MKX: Midsize premium MAV
  • Lincoln Navigator: Large premium MAV
  • Third-place winners:
  • Ford Fusion: Midsize car
  • Ford Econoline: Van
  • Ford Five Hundred: Large car
  • Mercury Montego: Large car (tied with Five Hundred)
  • Mercury Mountaineer: Midsize MAV
  • Volvo S80: Midsize premium car

The company's overall ranking in the survey climbed to 4th place from last year's 7th, helped in part by the performance of Ford's recently launched vehicles. Crossovers Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge received high marks, as did the new Lincoln Navigator. Fusion, Milan and MKZ continue building quality momentum. Edge ranked 4th in its segment, midsize MAV, just behind Mountaineer.

Wixom Assembly Plant received a Platinum Award, recognizing it as the industry's best-quality performing plant worldwide. This marks the first time since 1999 that a North American assembly plant has received J.D. Power's top award for producing vehicles yielding the fewest defects.

Wixom Assembly Plant, which ended production and was idled on May 31 as part of the company's plan to align capacity with demand, produced the Lincoln Town Car. The large premium car ranked 4 th in its segment.

Bennie Fowler, vice president of Global Quality, Ford Motor Company, said Wixom's performance underlines the fact that Ford's UAW-represented employees are dedicated to producing quality vehicles, even as they face change.

"This is a testament to a committed and focused workforce," Fowler said. "They raised their game even as they prepared to idle their plant."

Ford's Premier Automotive Group brands ranked as follows: Jaguar placed 6th, Volvo placed 15th, Mazda placed 34th and Land Rover placed 35th while also becoming the most-improved brand in this year's study.

J.D. Power & Associates 2007 IQS report measures problems per 100 vehicles as reported by customers after having driven their new vehicles for three months. The report is the most recent third party to validate Ford's significant quality improvements.

In April 2006, RDA Group of Bloomfield, Mich., released the Global Quality Research System report (GQRS) showing Ford in a statistical dead heat with Toyota and just behind Honda.

That report, an analysis of "things gone wrong" (TGW) in new vehicles as measured by customers, is commissioned quarterly by Ford to study customer feedback. Ford improved its TGW rate by eight percent, besting the industry average improvement of 2 percent.

"Our vehicle quality is showing such dramatic improvement because Ford Motor Company employees are committed to delivering world-class vehicles to our customers," Fowler said. "Quality at Ford is the ultimate team sport. We're playing hard, and we'll continue playing to win."

© Copyright 2007, Ford Motor Company

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Huge Memorial Day Sale

Join us for our annual Memorial Day Sale! We have hundreds of cars, great deals and fun for the entire family. Now in progress until the close of business on Monday May 28th. Stop by or call today for more details.