Hassett Automotive

Be The King Of The Road Driving A F-150 King Ranch, America’s Best Selling Truck

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August 7, 2013

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When you think about reliability, capability, high performance and fuel economy, you think about Ford Trucks.  Don’t you?Well you should.  The new F150 Series is quicker, quieter, and more refined than its previous models and is backed by decades of Ford’s innovative breakthroughs.  It’s no wonder why the F-150 King Ranch is becoming America’s Best Selling Truck with so many new improvements and features.

Designed with the best combination of torque, capability and fuel economy, this new series is one you can trust and depend on. Offering a choice of engines, the 5.0L V8 gas motor or the 3.5L twin turbo EcoBoost with 365 horsepower and 420 lbs of torque, either engine won’t disappoint.   This high performance motor is built to be the best in its class.  As Ford’s premier motor, the EcoBoost has more horsepower and more torque than any other V8 motors on the market today.  The F150 King Ranch outperforms any other truck second to none.


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September 28, 2012

It fits in perfectly on Manhattan’s busiest streets. And is equally at home on a distant back country road. Best of all, the new Subaru 2013 XV Crosstrek is just what planet Earth ordered.

The latest crossover from Subaru, the 2013 Crosstrek is a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle that has already earned the distinction of being the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive (AWD) crossover in America. Having already impressed European audiences at last year’s Frankfort Auto Show, as well as the thousands who attended the 2012 New York Auto Show, this amazing vehicle is ready to make its Long Island debut at Hassett Subaru of Wantagh on Monday, October 1st.

“Customers and staff alike are excited about the Crosstrek’s arrival,” states Hassett Subaru Manager Matt Fusco. “We’ve already had a lot of people place pre-orders for one, and are still accepting them daily. I think the excitement stems from there being so many things to like about the Crosstrek, from its 25 city/33 highway mileage and low emissions to the responsive steering and AWD. Then there’s the fact that it’s made in a zero landfill plant. The more you know about the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, the better it looks.”

Under the hood, the XV Crosstrek features a 148hp, 2.0-liter “Boxer®-four” engine, which gives it a low center of gravity for quick response. Then there’s the enhanced 8.7 inches of ground clearance, integrated roof rails, and “Lineatronic Continuous End” technology that transmits power to all four wheels simultaneously for superior traction and handling. And even a perfunctory study of the interior reveals an abundance of rear-seat legroom and convenient storage compartments, Fold down the rear seats and the XV Crosstrek reveals a flat-load surface with over 50 cubic feet of space. Finally, a standard cargo cover allows owners to keep valuables hidden when the back seat is in place.

According to Fusco, Subaru is offering the 2013 XV Crosstrek in two models: Premium and Limited Trim. Both possess a wealth of exciting features including a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls; Bluetooth phone integration and audio streaming; power doors, locks, and windows; security system; iPod control; and USB/auxiliary in-jacks. Additionally, while the Premium model is characterized by a multi-functional screen to display information on fuel economy and an advanced security system with engine immobilizer, the Limited Trim version will provide leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a camera that can record behind the vehicle and display what it sees on a 4.3 “screen, and automatic lights.

“Whichever model a customer prefers, buying a new Subaru XV CrossTrek from Hassett of Wantagh is the fast track to being a happy driver,” adds Fusco. “That’s because we’re the only dealer that includes the ‘Hassett Advantage’ with every purchase. From our huge inventory of Subarus to highly-competitive pricing and expert service, we make sure Hassett Subaru owners have it all.”

The benefits of the “Hassett Advantage Program” include:

• Free initial service for all new and pre-owned vehicles
• Every fifth oil change free (excludes diesel)
• Free 30-day car washes
• Saturday service hours
• 24-hour roadside assistance for new vehicles
• Courtesy shuttle service
• Three-year/36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty for new Subaru and Ford vehicles
• Free loaner cars for new vehicles
• Five percent rebate on all parts and service

Remember…the first models are arriving Monday, October 1st, so plan to be at Hassett Subaru on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh early to be one of the first to greet these amazing new crossovers.

To learn more about both models, click here


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February 16, 2012

In 2007, Hassett Automotive of Wantagh became a Ford dealership for the first time. Just four short years later, Hassett has become the #1 Volume Ford Dealer on Long Island…and a leader in the New York tri-state region.

It’s important to remember that during that four year period, Hassett had the distinction of being Long Island’s #1 Volume Ford-Lincoln dealer. All four years! However, 2011 was the first year Ford sales volume alone led all Long Island dealerships to make Hassett numero uno. So what’s the big secret to Hassett’s extraordinary success?

“If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore,” states General Sales Manager Lou Evans with a wry grin. “Actually, there’s no big mystery here. And it’s not one single factor that put us on top. But if I had to pick just one, our dedication to total customer satisfaction would get my vote. Everything we do at Hassett revolves around that simple principle.”

So what is the dealership’s winning formula? Well, you start with experience…more than 30 years in one location providing the complete automotive needs of two generations. Few others have this level of competence and stability when it comes to delivering the leasing and buying experience every driver deserves. “Uncompromised satisfaction in sales and service…that’s the biggest component,” Lou continues. “You can’t win the coveted Ford President’s Award nine times without it. Of course, one component alone isn’t enough. But you have to take care of customers first, otherwise the rest of the equation won’t work.”

Another important reason for Hassett’s excellence and longevity is their exclusive “Owner Advantage Program”, which makes owning a Hassett vehicle pure pleasure from the instant it leaves the lot to the moment it comes back as a trade-in. This remarkable program provides numerous benefits that enhance the entire ownership experience, including complimentary oil changes, loaner cars during service visits, 24-hour roadside assistance, and much more for all new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Only Hassett Automotive of Wantagh gives its customers ‘The Hassett Advantage’: the advantage of having it all!

“Naturally, it also helps a little to have a tremendous inventory of among the most innovative, highest quality precision-manufactured vehicles in the world,” notes Lou. “The latest Ford models feature advanced performance capabilities and cutting-edge technology that are revolutionizing the way our customers drive around the block, and across the country. When you’re offering cars, SUVs, and trucks like those Ford is building — especially with Hassett’s affordable pricing and low financing rates — it’s a lot easier to make customers happy.”

The fact that Hassett is a nine-time Ford President’s Award winner is certainly proof that its people aren’t the type to rest on their laurels. So while their new designation as Long Island’s #1 Volume Ford Dealer is one of which every Hassett employee is rightfully proud, complacency is a word none of them understands. “Being a one-time winner is not our style,” Lou asserts. “Becoming number one is a great achievement, but staying number one is the true measure of a winner. From our point of view, this year is simply the first of many as the Island’s Ford leader.”