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What Should You Do When Your Ford Lease Ends?

Make a smart and informed decision when lease-end time comes. Once a year term ends, a driver needs to make a decision about what to do next. Rushing into a decision won't be helpful. You want to make the best decision so you go forward with the most desirable Ford car.

Did you know you can buy the car once the lease ends? The dealer puts the car up for sale once returned. Why shouldn't the new owner be you if you like the car? You already paid the depreciation on the vehicle. Make a decent offer and…

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Ford 2020 Lineup

Ford has decided to completely revamp their vehicle lineup for the 2020 manufacture year. The market has been somewhat stale the past couple of years. A lack of improvements and announcements have caused Ford to step up and take a chance. They will be replacing or revamping up to 75 percent of their current lineup. Four new trucks and SUVs are coming as well. As a consumer you can expect to see all kinds of new technology that will advance connectivity to a whole new level. There are also new engine options coming along that will increase power as well…
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Discover the 2018 Ford Expedition's Continuously Controlled Dampening

Recent advances in automotive technology haven't just focused on driver safety. They've also delivered enhanced performance by leveraging today's computer processor power to harness the latest sensor technology. One example of this is Ford's Continuously Controlled Damping technology.

The Expedition's Continuously Controlled Damping system monitors an array of over 40 different motion sensors to adjust the SUV's suspension and powertrain to road conditions. Using real-time computer processing, the system can respond to road conditions within a few milliseconds. 

 

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Do You Understand Your Truck's Payload and Towing Capacity?

Knowing the difference between payload and towing capacity can help you determine if you have too much weight in your truck. Excess weight in the cab and bed of a truck can overload the frame, suspension, and chassis, causing damage that may need expensive and extensive repairs to fix.

Both the payload and towing capacity are based on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, but they are two completely different numbers. Since a truck can generally tow much more weight than it can carry, the towing capacity will be much more than the payload capacity. Mixing up the two numbers can…

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Ford Mustang Performance Features

The all-new 2019 Mustang is one of the top vehicles in the sports car class. This is due to a combination of performance modes and new adaptive suspension, that includes a better active valve performance. You truly get to have amazing control over the latest Mustang with all new trims. There are three different engines to choose from, including the Shelby GT V8 that can put out over 500-horsepower.

There are also new performance modes that are built in for convenience, such as the Quiet Start and sport mode, or the Track mode. Any of these can be used to…
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Ford Fusion: Technology Makes Driving Efficient and Fun


The Ford Fusion is a popular midsize car that is packed with technology. Some of the systems are the Brake Coach and the fuel selection platform.

Regenerative braking captures energy. The Fusion uses this science to save the power created by braking, and it sends the power back to the battery to be saved for later. A Brake Coach teaches the driver how to use the system most effectively. The Coach monitors and tracks how much power you are saving.

The Fusion Plug-In Hybrid with EV Mode allows the driver to choose either gas or plug-in power. The Now mode…
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The Ford Expedition FX4 Off-Road Package

SUVs are known for not only being able to carry large loads but also for carrying a numerous amount of passengers as well. One of the most popular full-size SUVs on the market right now is the Ford Expedition. While offering a plethora of features, it also has some cool packages that could grab one's attention as well.

The FX4 Off-Road Package has everything you could ever need for your next off-road journey. It comes with high-quality off-road shocks, an electronic limited-slip differential, a radiator, two-speed automatic four-wheel drive...

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Explore what’s new with the 2018 Fiesta

When selecting a new vehicle, finding the right set of features can be an important decision. Our team here at NorthStar Ford want to make that process simpler and are here to help.

When you step inside this popular subcompact car, you can create a personalized and comfortable interior. The available ambient lighting can help set the mood with different colors to choose from at a touch of a button.

Sedan or hatchback? You can choose between two different styles that can match your needs. Both options give ample storage space and can add additional storage with the 60/40…

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Explore what’s new with the 2018 Fiesta

When selecting a new vehicle, finding the right set of features can be an important decision. Our team here at NorthStar Ford want to make that process simpler and are here to help.

When you step inside this popular subcompact car, you can create a personalized and comfortable interior. The available ambient lighting can help set the mood with different colors to choose from at a touch of a button.

Sedan or hatchback? You can choose between two different styles that can match your needs. Both options give ample storage space and can add additional storage with the 60/40…

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The Ford F-150 Gives You the Technology Features You Seek

If the technology features of a vehicle affect how you like that vehicle, you will love the Ford F-150 for the features that it gives you. NorthStar Ford is here to show you how this popular full-size truck will work for you and to help you understand just what you can do with the technology that it offers.

The Ford F-150 helps you stay safe through the technology that it gives to you. One of its features is a lane-keeping system. The FordPass app that you are given access to when you purchase the Ford F-150 allows you to lock…
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