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Great All-Wheel Drive Vehicles for the Winter

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January 11, 2016
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Is your car ready for the winter? All-wheel drive is an important feature to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. You may be wondering if it’s even necessary. But when winter comes along and hazardous conditions like slippery roads come your way, having a little extra traction and evenly-distributed power goes a long way.
The Ford Taurus is a great option for an All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

All-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels individually, so that if one wheel slips, the car still has three wheels to rely on – unlike front- or rear-wheel vehicles, which are unfortunately stuck if the only two moving tires get incapacitated. But there are a lot of cars on the market with all-wheel drive. What are some of the most recommended AWD vehicles?

Ford EcoBoost Sales Hit 500,000 V6 Engines Sold

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May 12, 2014

Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.

Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.

“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”

Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!

Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost combines power and efficiency like never before.

 

Subaru WRX Owner Lends a Helping Hand

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March 31, 2014

We know a little something about snow up here in Wantagh, don’t we? We know how hard it can be to get around in snowy conditions and we know that even the best of us can find ourselves stranded on the side of the road sometimes. Well, thank goodness for helpful people and Subaru WRX’s. See, a police car recently got stuck in a snow storm, and it wasn’t a big tow truck that came to bail the officer out, no – it was a Subaru WRX. Check out the video for yourself below:

http://youtu.be/0cxgVxUFcKo

Have you ever done anything like this in your Subaru? Leave us a comment with your experience below!

And remember, if you’re interesting in adding one of these powerful Subaru’s to your own personal collection, be sure to stop by Hassett Ford Lincoln Subaru of Wantagh. Any one of our friendly sales team members would love to help you find the right car for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!