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Ford Tested its Aluminum Truck for Two Years in Secret

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June 12, 2014

Back in 2011, Ford sent out six prototype F-150 trucks to three of its best industrial customers. Ford gave the companies these trucks for free and told them to put these trucks to work. What these customers didn’t know is that the beds were made of aluminum.

“We wanted to test the truck outside, in the harshest conditions and in the hands of real customers, with no limits,” Ford stated in a release. “So when we gave them the prototype vehicles, we told them to use the trucks like their other…trucks, and we would be back to follow their progress.”

Over the course of two and half years, Ford checked in every three months to see how the trucks were holding up and to get any customer feedback. The results were very good. The beds didn’t crack and could take a pounding and keep working. However, the customers did notice a couple oddities: magnets wouldn’t stick to the bed and scratches didn’t rust.

Based on the feedback, Ford made a few changes, it made the aluminum floor thicker, altered the aluminum alloy to make it stronger, and modified the tailgate design.

The testers finally learned the secret along with the rest of the world at the 2015 F-150’s reveal this past January.

Want to put the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 to the test yourself? It will be rolling into Hassett Automotive later this year.

2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150’s aluminum beds were tested in secret

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.

HASSETT’S GROWTH MEANS HUGE SAVINGS DURING THEIR CONSTRUCTION SUPER SALE EVENT!

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May 10, 2013

When homeowners need room to build a bigger house, they often have a backyard or garage sale. Everything is marked down to rock-bottom prices in an effort to ‘clean house’.

When it’s Hassett of Wantagh — Long Island’s #1 volume Ford Lincoln dealer — that’s building a bigger, better dealership, that means a Construction Super Sale to move out as many vehicles as possible. It means pulling out all the stops. Sacrificing now for the future. Giving groundbreaking deals on every car, truck, and SUV in Hassett’s tremendous inventory.

Sure, dealerships regularly run sales…but not like this one. Hundreds of beautiful, brand-new Fords, Lincolns, and Subarus have to go, so Hassett is cutting prices to record lows. Prices have also been slashed on every high-quality certified pre-owned vehicle on their lots. And remarkable lease deals are also being offered, with competitive lessees (non-Ford Motor Company) receiving up to an additional $1000 when they lease or buy a new Ford vehicle.

e“It’s really a dual-powered event,” explains Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett Ford of Wantagh. “We do need to make room for all the improvements we’ve planned and are currently building, but just as important, we want to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding during our rebuilding period. All of us here know it hasn’t always been easy — or pretty — but the good people of this Island have stood by us the whole time. So our ‘Super Construction Sale’ is our way of thanking everyone for their support while clearing space for the ‘new and improved’ Hassett. And we’re not holding anything back!”

When Lou Evans says everything has to go, no matter what, you can count on remarkable one-of-a-kind values on whichever vehicle gets your motor running. Want a beautiful new 2013 Ford? How about a Mustang Convertible for just $29,999? Or a Focus for under $17,000? If you prefer to lease, a 2013 Ford Edge SE is yours at the ridiculously low price of $149 per month for 24 months. An extra $10 a month lets you lease a new Ford Explorer. Want more? The new Ford Escape SE or Fusion SE is available for just $119 per month for 24 months. And select 2012-2013 models are available at zero percent financing for up to 5 years!

Subaru enthusiasts will find a lot to love, too. The 36mpg 2013 Impreza 2.0i can be purchased for the low price of $19,488, or leased for a mere $99 a month for 36 months. Subaru’s 2013 Outback 2.5i with automatic transmission, and Legacy 2.5i are also available at outstanding savings. And if you thought the 2014 Forester 2.5i — with automatic transmission and 32mpg — wouldn’t be included in this sale, think again: with a sale price of only $23,444 and 36-month lease with payments of just $109, you may never see these kind of savings again!

Luxury driving has never been more affordable with outstanding deals on all the magnificent new Lincolns during Hassett’s “Super Construction Sale”. Now’s the time to get the all-new redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKZ or MKX — both featuring all-wheel-drive — for a 24-month lease of only $299. Just $389 a month for 24 months lets you lease the amazing new Lincoln MKS all-wheel-drive, with similar deals available on the Lincoln MKT & Navigator, as well.

Huge savings are being given on every Hassett certified pre-owned during their “Super Construction Sale”, and, of course, come with many benefits, including include the “Hassett Advantage” with all its perks.

So that you know the tremendous value and savings waiting for you at Hassett’s “Super Construction Sale”, it’s time to get yours! Because even with Hassett’s huge inventory, these deals can’t last long. Hurry in now, and get the thanks and super-low prices you’ve earned by sticking with us while we’re building your better Hassett of Wantagh.