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January 8, 2016 - Spradley Ford Can Help You with Buying a Car with Your Tax Refund

Are you getting a big tax refund this year?  Tax season can be extremely stressful for some taxpayers, but for those that will be receiving a large refund, it can feel like winning the lottery!  When deciding what you are going to do with this financial windfall, have you considered buying a used car?  If not, perhaps you should.

Buying a used car with a tax refund is a smart choice if you have been considering making a car purchase in the New Year.  For many people, the tax refund is like free money and it can be tempting to splurge on non-essential items or a vacation.  While this is all well and good, putting that money toward a used car is probably a wiser investment for the long term.  And Spradley Ford Lincoln can help you chose wisely.

We even have 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Call (719) 545-3673 and ask for Larry Mondragon.

 



December 1, 2015 - Spradley Christmas Coloring Contest

Your child could be the lucky $200 gift card winner for our #ChristmasColoringContest going on until the 19th!


All children 12 and under are welcome to participate!

Simply print off the Christmas coloring sheet and get creative!  Once your child has created their masterpiece, take a picture of it and post it on the Spradley Ford Lincoln Facebook page.  After reviewing the submissions, we will post your picture to the event page and then the rest is up to you!  Share it with friends and family as many times as you can.  The coloring sheet with the most Facebook "likes" by December 19, 2015 will be the contest winner.  One winner per dealership Facebook page.  Each winner will receive a $200 gift card.
 


August 8, 2015 - Ford Fiesta Named KBB.com's 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015 List  

 

Spradley Ford Lincoln knows that going to school is expensive.  Tuition, books, supplies, room and board, the cost cost for an education keeps going up.  We are here to help you drive away in a reliable and economical new car.

So luckily, when it comes to going back to school in a new car, there are some affordable and reliable options out there and Spradley Ford in Pueblo can help.  Recently, Kelly Blue Book named the Ford Fiesta as one of the "10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015" and for good reason.  

Priced at a extremely reasonable starting MSRP of $14,880, the Ford Fiesta comes in as the 2nd best price on the list.  The 2015 Ford Fiesta is available at Spradley Ford features a 1.6 L I-4 120HP engine, a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 15" steel wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability and power mirrors.

College students and recent graduates are also eligible for a $500 incentive, plus great rates through Ford Credit at Spradley Ford Lincoln in Pueblo when they purchase or lease a new Ford vehicle.

Spradley Ford LIncoln, located in Pueblo, CO is proud to be Colorado Springs, Fountain, Canon City and Lamar's Ford Dealer!  We serve all of Southwest, Southeast and Southern Colorado.  Stop by and test drive as many used Ford vehicles as you like and we will do everything we can to get you financed quickly and easily with our 100% guaranteed credit approval.

Spradley Ford Lincoln, 2828 Hwy 50 West - (719) 289-7429


July 30, 2015 - The 2015 Ford Escape

 

For several years now, the Ford Escape has been a top-selling compact crossover vehicle, and after reading this, you'll know why so many people are choosing this SUV over a number of similar vehicles on the market.

History of the Ford Escape

The first generation Ford Escape was released in 2000 for the 2001 model year. It was developed jointly with Mazda, in which Ford owned a controlling interest, and it was released at the same time as the Mazda Tribute. If you're shopping around for a high quality used Ford at an affordable price, you'll find it here at Spradley Ford in Pueblo, Colorado.

The second generation Ford Escape debuted at the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show, and a new concept version for the Asian market, called the Ford Escape Adventure Concept, was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show; it featured a redesigned front and rear fascia which incorporated Ford's three-bar grille system and redesigned LED tail lamps.

The current generation of the Ford Focus (2012 to present), was revealed at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and is based on the new Global C platform by the Ford company. What does that mean, exactly? Recent models offer Two EcoBoost® inline four-cylinder turbocharged engines, and the Escape is the first Ford vehicle to offer a 1.6-liter engine. Ford states that the fuel efficiency of the new 1.6L EcoBoost® engine matches that of the previous Ford Escape Hybrid, while the new 2.0-liter engine produces more horsepower than the current V6 unit. The transmission is a six-speed automatic, and the new generation Escape is 10% more aerodynamic than previous years.

2015 Ford Escape Features

Key features of the 2015 Ford Escape include:

?    Foot-activated power rear lift gate
?    Panoramic moon roof
?    Choice of two turbo-charged engines
?    Available EcoBoost® engine with an impressive 240-horsepower
?    Available smaller 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine with performance that's still a cut above the rest

Numerous optional features help to make the Ford Escape a top choice amongst car enthusiasts:

?    Fully-loaded Ford Escape Titanium has a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
?    4-wheel drive
?    Leather seats
?    Panoramic moon roof
?    Blind-spot warning
?    Automatic parallel parking
?    8-inch touch screen
?    Navigation
?    SYNC with MyFord Touch®
?    Lift gate that opens with a wave of your foot

These are just a few of the amazing features you get when you choose a used Ford Escape from Spradley Ford, serving Colorado Springs, Canon City, Lamar, Trinidad, Alamosa, Colorado and all of Southwest, Southeast and Southern Colorado's surrounding communities. Stop by and test drive as many used Ford vehicles as you like, and we'll do everything in our power to get you financed quickly and easily, so you can drive off the lot in the very popular 2015 Ford Escape today. 

Spradley Ford, 2828 Hwy 50 West (719) 289-7429



July 22, 2015 - The New 2016 Ford Explorer in Pueblo, CO
 
The Ford Explorer is one of the best-selling models in the Ford Lineup and not surprising, it has been around for 25 years.  Fans of the Ford Explorer have been patiently waiting for the highly anticipated model redesign for the new 2016 model year.  Spradley Ford is happy to announce that the new 2016 Ford Explorer in Pueblo, CO has officially been released and is available now at Spradley Ford.  

Ford has completely redesigned the Ford Explorer for the new 2016 model year and this new model builds upon 25 years of expertise.  The new 2016 Ford Explorer is by far the best version of this iconic mid-size SUV that has ever been released.

The most obvious way that Ford updated the Explorer for the new 2016 model year is by upgrading its appearance.  The new sheet metal features bold lines that flow from bumper-to-bumper, a sporty looking grille and more.  All of these design changes give the 2016 Ford Explorer more style and class than ever.

Ford is also offering an all-new engine option for the 2016 model year.  This new 2.3-liter, four-cylinder, EcoBoost engine option is replacing the 2.0-liter, EcoBoost from the previous generation.  It offers more power without sacrificing on fuel economy at all, which is very impressive.

Finally, Ford is also offing an all-new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum trim level.  The new high-end luxury Explorer is by far the most expensive version of this mid-size family crossover that has ever been built.  This model will feature premium upgrades such as Nirvana leather, chrome, real-wood accents and much more.

According to Ford Group Vice President, Raj Nair, "Explorer is the centerpiece of Ford's global utility vehicle lineup because it delivers an ideal combination of form and function.  And with well over 7 million already sold, nearly everyone has an Explorer story."

Spradley Ford Lincoln, located in Pueblo, CO is proud to be Colorado Springs, Fountain, Canon City and Lamar's Ford Dealer!  We serve Southwest, Southeast and all of Southern Colorado.


July 15, 2015 - Ford:  The Most Popular, the Most Searched For, the Most Purchased and the Most Brand Loyalty.  

In 2014, Ford was the most-searched auto brand on Google1.  Number 1, not number 2, not one of the most, Number 1, Ford was the most searched auto brand.  Going beyond search, Ford is also the best selling brand.  In fact, more people have chosen Ford than any other auto brand for five years straight1!  And best of all, more people are staying with Ford than any other automaker.  

These achievements are a team effort and something that we can all be proud of. We are honored that you, our customers and fans keep coming back. You are all an integral part of the story and you always have been and will continue to be.  We owe our success to you.
 
EcoBoost, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, SYNC® and eye-catching design inside and out are just some of the reasons that Ford is gaining momentum.  Have a look at the advanced design and technology showcased in the all-new Ford F-150, Mustang, Fusion, Edge and Explorer.  If a new Ford is calling your name, you will definitely want to make a visit to Spradley Ford to see the current special pricing.

Moving forward, we are poised to keep the momentum going. With the recent reveal of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor2, the Shelby® GT350R3 and the Ford GT4.  Ford has set a new standard for innovation and they are just getting started!

1According to Google 2014 Year in Search. According to 2014 CY sales data.  According to IHS Automotive U.S. owner loyalty analysis, Ford had the greatest percentage of owners who returned to market and purchased or leased another Ford vehicle in the 2014 model year. 
2Available Fall 2016. 
3Available later this year. 
4Coming in 2016.

Spradley Ford Lincoln, located in Pueblo, CO is proud to be Colorado Springs, Fountain, Canon City and Lamar's Ford Dealer!


November 5, 2015 - FORD FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS EVENT OFFERS HUGE SAVINGS!!

NOW is the perfect time to buy a new Ford here at Spradley Ford in Pueblo, thanks to the innovative new Ford Friends and Neighbors Sales Event that launched on November 3rd and runs to January 4, 2016. With our one price solution there is no haggling and no hassles.

WHAT IS THE FORD FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS PROMOTION?

The Ford Friends and Neighbors Promotion offers huge discounts on new Ford vehicles, like the F-150, Edge, Fiesta, Fusion and Escape just to name a few. The prices available at this time will be at the level of the discounts that Ford employees enjoy all the time.

This isn't a 2015 clearance, or a special discount on select vehicles, but rather a sweeping price cut of all new 2014, 2015, and even 2016 model year Fords!

Call or stop into Spradley Ford LIncoln, located in Pueblo, CO at 2828 Hwy 50 West or call (719) 289-7429 to schedule an appointment today.  Spradley Ford Lincoln is proud to be the premier dealership in all of Southwest, Southeast and Southern Colorado.  Stop by and test drive as many used Ford vehicles as you like and we will do everything we can to get you financed quickly and easily with our 100% guaranteed credit approval.


June 19, 2015 - Dads and Fords just go together

Father's Day is this Sunday! What are you planning on doing with your dad?

 


June 9, 2015 - The 2015 Ford Fiesta

Spradley Ford has the 2015 Ford Fiesta available in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, CO, from Spradley Ford Lincoln.

Contact Spradley Ford Lincoln for all information regarding the 2015 Ford Fiesta, from interior, exterior, mechanical, powertrain, and safety or financing options. Spradley Ford Lincoln is ready to help you get into your new 2015 Ford Fiesta serving Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado today. Just give us a call at (719) 545-3673.

When you see the Fiesta, you love it. With slick and finely detailed good looks, amazing fuel economy and it always fun-to-drive, well-tuned chassis, the 2015 Ford Fiesta gives no quarter to any other subcompact in its class. With loads of standard features the competition calls optional, the 2015 Ford Fiesta boasts a well-trimmed cabin filled with all the latest connectivity features. Available as a 4-door sedan or a hatchback, in three trim level models, the 2015 Ford Fiesta remains the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid in its' class on the market.


Interior

The 2015 Ford Fiesta subcompact available as either a sedan or a five-door hatchback, the Fiesta is offered in three trim level models: S, SE and Titanium. The base S trim level model of the 2015 Ford Fiesta comes with standard interior equipment that includes air-conditioning, height-adjustable driver seat, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity and voice controls. SE trim level models of the 2015 Ford Fiesta add power windows, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, trip computer, front center console with armrest, leather-wrapped steering wheel and multicolor ambient lighting. The top-of-the-line Titanium trim level model brings on board leather seats, heated front seats and driver seat lumbar adjustment.


Exterior

The 2015 Ford Fiesta subcompact can be configured in either a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback, both of which carry the Ford blessings of function and form with strong lines and a redesigned front and rear. Exterior features of the base S trim level model include 15-inch steel wheels and power locks and mirrors. The 2015 Ford Fiesta SE trim level model adds 15-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry while the Titanium trim level model brings on board16-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim and a black grille. Opt for the 2015 Ford Fiesta ST hatchback to receive unique bodywork, fog lamps and dual exhaust tips.


Powertrain

It's the 2015 Ford Fiesta's honest and purely fun-to-drive chassis and suspension tuning that set it apart from other subcompacts in its class. With renowned responsive steering and sharp handling, the 2015 is at home cornering downhill on those steep mountain curves, moving with great agility amid even the craziest highway traffic or just making a run to the corner grocer. It's just part of the 2015 Ford Fiesta's powertrain that works with whatever engine is under the hood to provide great performance, acceleration and great fuel economy that all make the Fiesta so much fun to drive.


Mechanical

There's plenty of power in the 2015 Ford Fiesta. The base 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 120 horsepower and 112 pounds per foot torque. This engine can be mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission is standard or the optional six-speed "Powershift" automatic transmission is optional. This engine can achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 37 miles per gallon. There's also the optional "EcoBoost" 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that puts out 123 horsepower and 125 pounds per foot of torque. Mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the engine can achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 43 miles per gallon. There's also the 2015 Ford Fiesta ST's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 197 horsepower and 202 pounds per foot of torque.


Safety

With all the performance, comfort and great fuel economy in the 2015 Ford Fiesta also comes Ford's commitment to vehicle, driver and passenger safety. The 2015 Ford Fiesta comes standard with a long list of safety features that include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, hill launch assist, integrated blind-spot mirror, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. The standard Sync feature in the 2015 Ford Fiesta includes a 911 Assist function. The Titanium trim level model of the 2015 Ford Fiesta includes a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.

 

Contact Spradley Ford Lincoln with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.

May 28, 2015 - There is still time to get your ticket to the 43rd Anniversary Gala!

Celebrate Opening Night of Colors of the Southwest

The Contemporary Southwestern Art Collection of Charles A. & Jeanette Gilchrist White


6 PM| Exhibition Viewing & Cocktail Hour with performance by Tom Munch
7:30 PM| Dinner by Rosario's followed by performance by Soul X

Enjoy works by the brightest contemporary artist from the region

Savor southwestern inspired cuisine & cocktails

Don your best southwestern colors (black tie optional)

Dance the night away under a desert sky with the band Soul X

Become an art hero during the live & silent auction

Tickets $125 | Corporate tables also available
RSVP by May 29, 2015 by calling (719) 295-7200.

 




May 26, 2015 - The 2015 Ford F-150


The new 2015 Ford F-150 was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. When you hear that a vehicle has been redesigned, you might think of some new body lines thrown into the mix, sometimes the redesign is much more drastic like that of Ford several years back, but with the new 2015 Ford F-150 the new design is bigger than anything you have ever seen before. The F-150 design team didn't created a whole new look for pickup trucks. Everything we love about the F-150 design are still there with a few more styling cues than before. The difference in the F-150 model is in its use of a high strength steel frame and aluminum body panels. This is the first truck to make extensive use of the panels and the effect is making a huge difference.

Interior - 2015 Ford F-150

The interior of the F-150 is still what you might be used to from the previous models. You can have your choice of interiors that match your style and the amount of work vs play that you intend to do in your F-150. The base models which are the typical choice of those who plan to use their F-150 primarily for getting to, from and around the work-site are designed to be cost effective while still maintaining a stylish appeal and good durable quality. Of course for those who are more interested in the F-150 for weekend trips to the lake, some of the higher trim levels offer you the kind of interior that is more likely to make you think that you are behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle rather than a tough pickup truck. We have all trims levels available at Spradley Ford.

Exterior - 2015 Ford F-150

You will notice that the exterior of the F-150 hasn't changed all that much. Most of the design cues that have made the F-150 America's most popular truck is still much the same. You will still find the front end bestowed with the extra large grille and the hood lines that flow directly from the grille peak to make a performance looking machine. The changes in the exterior styling are a bit of a wider stance which, again, adds to the aggressive look of the F-150 and keeps the rugged purpose of a pickup truck firmly in your mind no matter what you plan to use your F-150 to accomplish. The cabin also has a couple of extra inches of space thanks to the more narrow doors.

Powertrain - 2015 Ford F-150

As far as its power and performance, you can get a whole lot more with a whole lot less in the new 2015 Ford F-150. While the base engine has been downsized to a 3.5 liter V6 which is more efficient than the current 3.7 liter you will still enjoy enhanced acceleration and plenty of power thanks to the lighter body and frame which take a whole lot of strain off of the engine. For those who are really looking for the ultimate in performance and power you can go even smaller. Yes that's right, the engine that Ford is putting up as the competitor for the other guys V8 engines is a 2.7 liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6. Smart engineering will always beat out the "throw more displacement at it" philosophy when it comes to modern trucks.

Mechanically - 2015 Ford F-150

Mechanically the performance of the 2015 F-150 is one of the most improved areas that you will find in the new design. While there have certainly been some changes under the sheet metal, perhaps the biggest change of all that will affect the mechanical performance of the new F-150 is the sheet metal itself. The new F-150 is the first truck to be manufactured with an aluminum body. When you take this aluminum body and place it on a lighter weight yet ultra strong high strength steel frame you get one of the lightest trucks that you could imagine. Some models have lost more than 700 pounds from last years models. This light weight not only helps to make the new F-150 one of the most fuel efficient full size trucks ever, it also keeps the workload of the suspension much lighter. 

Safety - 2015 Ford F-150

All this hype about lighter body panels and frames might get some people questioning whether the 2015 Ford F-150 will be able to hold its own when it comes to crash worthiness. The short answer is, of course it will. You don't have to be a structural engineer to understand that a string material requires much less actual material to achieve the same types of strength that a weaker material offers. That's where the usage of advanced structural aluminum and ultra high strength steels giving the F-150 the kind of strength that you would expect from a truck of this pedigree and still the kind of light weight that the modern fuel economy expects. Of course, the F-150 will still offer you all of the active and passive safety features that you could want as well. 

 

Contact Spradley Ford for F-150 specials in Pueblo, Colorado.  Serving Canon City, Lamar, Trinidad, Colorado Springs and Alamosa.  New Ford Truck customers, contact Spradley Ford for more information on the new 2015 Ford F-150.





May 20, 2015 - Five Reasons to Care About Worn Shocks & Struts

Don't let the weather wreak havoc on your car's suspension.

Winter can be rough on your car's suspension, and spring (hello, potholes!) can make it even worse. Here's what can happen if you ignore some key warning signs-and tips on when to have your shocks and struts replaced, to help keep you cruising into summer.

1. REDUCED BRAKING ABILITY
When your shocks or struts become worn down, your vehicle "jounces" more over bumps, which means it bounces up and down. This makes braking more difficult and could significantly increase your stopping distance. So take note: If your vehicle is taking longer than usual to stop, or if it is nose-diving when you do so (another sign of decreased traction), have your vehicle checked at Spradley Ford Lincoln.  A suspension check is part of the Multi-Point Inspection included in The Works package; during the inspection Ford technicians will ensure that all possible pothole-related damage is assessed, and you'll have less to worry about.

2. LESS CONTROL ON CORNERS
Watch out for an exaggerated "body roll" when you turn corners-this is when you feel yourself and your vehicle tilting a bit more than normal, which can be a sign of damaged shocks or struts. If that's happening to you, take your vehicle in for a suspension check right away, because excessive body roll can affect your ability to safely steer around obstructions in the road.

3. ROUGHER RIDE
Getting jostled on your journey is not only uncomfortable, it can affect your ability to safely control your vehicle. Try a quick bounce test at home by pushing down firmly on the front and rear of your vehicle. If the car moves up and down more than once or twice, have your shocks and struts checked at Spradley Ford Lincoln.

4. TIRE WEAR
When struts or shocks are worn out, your tires wear out faster. A damaged strut or shock can also contribute to quicker wear on the other steering components of the vehicle, like rods and wheel bearings. If you notice a rumbling or increased vibrations at higher speeds, have a Ford auto technician look for "cupping" on your tires, which is a type of scalloped wear pattern associated with struts and shocks. Cupping happens when your car jounces up and down, leaving indented scuff marks on the tires, and is a big red flag that your suspension needs repairing.

5. MORE HYDROPLANING & SKIDDING
Worn shocks and struts can affect the way your wheels engage with the road, especially when roads are slick. If your vehicle is sliding or hydroplaning frequently, get your suspension checked at Spradley Ford Lincoln now.

Contact the Spradley Ford Service Department for more information and/or to schedule a service appointment at (719) 545-3673.  We also have a QuickLane where there is no appointment neccesary.  Ask about all of our Ford service specials.  Spradley Ford, in Pueblo, Colorado, we can service any make and model.




May 14, 2015 - The Recycled Truck 

Here at Spradley Ford in Pueblo, Colorado, we realize that businesses and consumers alike are becoming more and more eco-conscious in every aspect of their day to day lives and that reducing fuel consumption and emissions is one of the first thing many of us think of when trying to become more environmentally friendly with our vehicles. However, for many people, a small electric or hybrid car is simply not an option. There's a reason the Ford F-150 is the best selling vehicle in America. Some absolutely need a truck for work and other simply can't make it the places they want to go, like many Colorado residents who enjoy spending time in the mountains, in a 2wd hybrid.

Thankfully, there are other ways to become more sensitive to our impact on the environment and still get behind the wheel of a full sized truck. Ford recognized the environmental problems they were contributing to, so they committed themselves to reducing the weight of the F-150 by constructing the body with aluminum rather than steel. A lighter truck means significantly boosted fuel economy. An aluminum truck means more recycling. Although aluminum is more expensive than steel, it is 95% recyclable, so more recycled materials are used instead of mining for raw ore to produce more. Additionally, every bit of scrap that is left over from making the body panels is recycled again and returned to the plant, reducing waste a second time around.

So be sure you always recycle your household aluminum. There's a chance it could end up in your next truck!  Spradley Ford has a good selection of the new 2015 Ford F-150's available with a variety of options, in the regular cab, extended cab and crew cab.  

 

                    

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