Responsible Parenting Award Ceremony

Every year, we at Leif Johnson Ford have the honor of partnering up with Child Inc. to join in on the Responsible Parenting Awards. What are the Responsible Parenting Awards, you might ask?


The Responsible Parenting Responsible Relationship Awards is a project of Child Inc. in which members of the local community including businesses, faith-based, civic and neighbourhood groups, recognize and reward parents for their commitment to responsible parenting and responsible relationships. Parents are recognized for their effort in raising their children responsibly, taking an active role in their child’s early education, and working towards strengthening their relationships.” (Child Inc.)

For the past thirteen years, Leif Johnson Ford has refurbished vehicles and gifted them to deserving families at the Responsible Parenting Award ceremony. It’s ceremony is full of laughter, love and happy tears and is an absolute joy to be part of.Santa even pays a visit to the kiddos, bringing them extra goodies along with their new vehicle. Our team couldn’t have been more excited to participate in another year of this joy at yesterday’s ceremony.















Leif Johnson Anniversaries

At Leif Johnson, we are so happy to have such hardworking and loyal team members, many who have been with us for decades. Celebrating their work anniversaries is a just a small way of saying thank you for all of they do for our Ford family.


Meet Paul . He has worked with us for an amazing forty years, and is an asset to our Parts team. When asked what his favorite part about working at Leif is, he definitely has more than one thing to say. “All of the comradery, all of the friends. They’re all good people. I meet a lot of customers, and enjoy the public.” And when asked what he’s learned in his forty years with us he shares this, ” (I’ve learned) how to get along with people really well, how to treat people nicely. All changes for the better.” We couldn’t be more pleased to hear that he appreciates us in the same way that we appreciate him!


Meet Gerard, Gerry for short. He has worked on our team for nearly as long as Paul, at an incredibly thirty-seven years. He too has nothing but nice things to say about working on our team. “I’ve learned a lot about life, about people. I’ve learned a lot about patience.” He also tells us his favorite thing about working with us is his fellow employees, and that he has a lot of fun being a part of the Part’s team practical jokes. At this, the team starts laughing, sharing stories about phones trapped in Jello and various other pranks they’ve pulled on one another. They work hard, but they can play hard too. It is clear, looking at the laughter and smiles that fill this room, that this is a team that loves, respects and enjoys one another.

We are so proud to call this team our own, and so thankful to have such a committed, fun-loving staff. They are what make Leif Johnson Ford the strong, friendly and long-withstanding Austin dealership that it is.

Responsible Parenting Key Ceremony 2014

Each year, Leif Johnson Ford proudly teams up with Child Inc. to give deserving families newly refurbished vehicles. Parents that stand out for raising their children responsibly and for actively taking part in their child’s education are sought out and brought to the Child Inc. key ceremony. On the day they believe they’re coming in for yet another interview, they are surprised with flowers, a giant cardboard key and the knowledge that they will soon own their very own reliable vehicle. On November 19th of this year, the Leif Johnson Ford team was ecstatic to once again be a part of countless happy tears as these families signed their vehicle paperwork. Next month our Fords will be given to these families, and we absolutely can’t wait to be a part of that special day!

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serviceOur team loves taking part in such a life-changing program, and we are so happy to make the holiday season an even brighter one for these shining stars.

“Drive the Future Of Tough” Ford F-150 Tour

Have you recently dreamed of sugarplums and driving the new 2015 F-150? Well, we’re here to make your dreams come true. Well, the F-150 part anyway. You’ll have to find your own sugarplums.

That’s right, y’all. It’s the official Ford tour, and it’s coming to Austin. More specifically, it’s coming to Leif Johnson Ford. On December 11th 2014, 5:30-8:30 pm at our Central location, you will have the chance to check out the 2015 F-150 before its official release date. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and not one that you’re going to want to miss.

As if all of this isn’t great enough, we’re also going to provide you with free drinks and snacks. Food, refreshments AND the newest F-150? It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Think of it as an early Christmas present from our Leif Johnson Ford family, to you.

Eduardo’s 13 Years at Leif Johnson

Eduardo Luna has worked with us at Leif Johnson Ford for thirteen years now. When asked what his favorite thing about working with us is, he happily lists a handful of things. “Everybody gets along really well. It’s a family sort of environment” he tells us.


He also says that he loves everything from his coworkers to his bosses, and that, put simply “Everybody is cool.” He goes on to say that every year he feels more and more comfortable as part of our team, but at the same time he is always striving to “keep improving.” This is the type of attitude we love and look for at Leif Johnson Ford, and just part of what makes our team such a great one.

Mr. Luna has been doing everything from tinting to graphics for us for more than a decade, and we absolutely love having him as part of our crew. Our Leif Johnson Ford family definitely wouldn’t be the same without him.

Earning By Learning

Leif Johnson Ford has been a part of the Earning by Learning program at a local Austin elementary school for twenty years now! For those wondering what exactly Earning by Learning entails, we would love to take a minute to explain. Created by a small group of Dallas citizens who recognized a need for reading in their community, this program teaches kids to work hard and dream big. Earning by Learning is a program that inspires young kids to learn to love reading. By earning a dollar for each book they read, these kiddos are finding a joy for the books and getting rewarded for their efforts. Each school year, Leif Johnson Ford volunteers make their way to their local elementary school to listen to the children read, and hear all about the books they’ve read the previous week. Not only is it an exciting journey for these kids, it is also a fun and inspiring way for us at Leif Johnson Ford to give back to our community. Helping the younger generation love to read, one book at a time!


“Get children reading and reading as early as possible. Help them to understand the benefits that it offers.” - The Earning by Learning goal

2015 2.3 EcoBoost Mustang at Leif Johnson Frd

Great news, folks! The 2015 Mustang has officially arrived at Leif Johnson Ford! We are currently offering the 2.3 Ecoboost model in the colors white and blue. Needless to say, they are both beauties to behold.


Here is a quick rundown of this particular model’s features:

  • 5500 Horsepower
  • The 60-mph mark runs at 5.2 seconds, the quarter-mile covered in 13.9 seconds at 98 mph.
  • 320 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway!
  • Downshifts quickly and gets the 2.3-liter spinning when you want a quick departure.
  • The cabin isolation, stiffness of the structure, body control, and the finish quality are huge improvements over the 2014 Mustang.
  • Did we mention it’s really, really pretty?
  • Bumpy roads are nothing for the Mustang. Smooth drives ahead for anyone who purchases this beauty.
  • Overall- More horsepower, lower weight and better fuel economy than that of Mustang’s past. Wahoo!

Salesmen Spencer took this (as he puts it) “bad boy” out for a spin and says he was “blown away.” The internet is giving it all the hype it deserves too, and you’re likely to see many 5 star reviews if you check your Google search engine.

Come out for a 2015 Mustang test drive and see what all of the fuss is about!