Customer And Employee Love

At Leif Johnson Ford, we truly value both our customers and our employees.

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Take Larry Kirbo, for instance. He is celebrating thirty-five years of working with us in the Parts Department. It is always a joy to walk into the Parts Department. There are many long term employees who are always smiling, joking and laughing with one another, and it is clear to see how much they value their fellow team members. It is no surprise then that Larry tells us his favorite part about working with us is “the people” and the “comradery” built around our team at Leif Johnson Ford. We love learning about our employees too, and loved hearing that in his spare time, Larry is a talented guitar player. He will even be playing for SXSW this year!

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As for our customers, we’re pretty fond of them and their stories too. For instance–Angelica and Philip Rivera. These two are happy, and for lots of reasons. Philip has been deployed for about a year now, and him and Angelica just tied the knot about a month ago. Next on the list is buying a brand new vehicle, and that’s where we come in. These two lovebirds bought a 2015 Ford Escape from us, and we couldn’t be happier to play a part in their beautiful story.

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At Leif Johnson Ford, our customers and our employees matter. That’s why our dealership is Built Ford Tough, y’all.

His and Hers F150s

Another day, another happy customer story. Michael and Megan couldn’t be more delighted with their brand new 2015 F-150s from Leif Johnson Ford. They bought their his and hers vehicles last week, appropriately purchased on the day of L-O-V-E. Talk about a perfect Valentine’s day gift!

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This isn’t Megan’s first time cruising around with Leif Johnson Ford. When asked about her experience, she couldn’t say enough good things about our dealership.

“I had a wonderful experience. Tom Bobb was so good that he sold us two brand new trucks!! I have purchased 6 vehicles from Leif Johnson Ford and have loved my experience every time. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!”

We are so thankful to have so many wonderful repeat customers, and couldn’t be happier for Megan and Michael on their exciting new purchases!

Retiring in Style (With a little help from Leif Johnson Ford)

Imagine selling your house, getting rid of your vehicles and quitting your job. All at the same time. Sounds a little crazy, eh?

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But this is exactly what Doug and Doris Henderson are in the process of doing. They are “right in the middle” of retirement, and even though Doris half-jokes that they are “homeless and jobless”,their future is actually looking pretty darn awesome.

These two are getting ready to forget about all of that work stuff and move to the beaches of Corpus Christi. They also needed vehicles more suitable for their new adventures. That’s where we come in. A new Ford Edge and F-150 later, this sweet couple is ready to start a new chapter of their lives. And it looks like it’s going to be full of relaxation, sand, sun and plenty of smooth sailing. (Or driving.)

Leif Johnson Ford couldn’t be happier to help the Hendersons retire in style.

Employee of the Month at Truck City Ford

“How did you break your leg?”, we asked our current Truck City Ford employee of the month.

He replied with, “There was a donkey in the road.”

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Employees at all of our locations have unique stories to tell, and we want to hear all of them. Knowing and valuing our amazing team is part of what puts our dealership a notch about the rest.

DeWayne has been working for us as a technician for over twenty years, and tells us that he enjoys the “good people” he works with. And the trucks, of course.

As for us, we appreciate his hard work and dedication to our dealership.

In his spare time, DeWayne loves to practice his woodworking skills.

He does not so much enjoy accidental encounters with donkeys. But that’s a story for another day.

Early Valentine’s At Leif Johnson Ford

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Ismael and Yolanda Nunez are in love. With each other, and with their brand new F-150 purchased at Leif Johnson Ford. They are also committed to the good things in life. They have been married for 43 years and have been choosing our dealership for 15 years. They bought their first Ford from us back in 2000! (Is it just me or it a little scary that this was fifteen years ago?!) The couple chuckled over the fact that not once but twice they have come in for a simple oil change and have left with a new vehicle. When asked what their favorite thing was about Leif, they complimented their sales lady Sonya for never being pushy and always taking time to explain details. As for our dealership, they love the fact that we “always work with you.”

Yolanda gushed that their newest buy was an early Valentine’s Day present from her hubby. This adorable duo was clearly smitten with each other, their new F-150 and their dealership of choice—A beautiful couple and a wonderful Valentine’s Day indeed!

F-150 Test Drive At Leif Johnson Ford

The 2015 F-150 has gotten a lot of deserving hype for being made from aluminum, delivering a more fuel-efficient driving experience and still being built Ford tough as ever.

These are reasons us Leif Johnson Forders love the F-150 too, but this is just the start of the list. I took a test drive with our knowledgeable salesman Wesley, and he definitely won this 25-year-old-not-usually-truck-loving-chick over to the beauty of this truck.

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A few examples for you Ford (but maybe not truck) lovers:

-Heated AND massaging front seats. You’ll actually look forward to traffic.
- If you’re known for running into inanimate objects (like me) the F-150’s rearview camera system is a lifesaver (or a curb-saver, or a tree-saver….)

– Hate parallel parking as much as I do? Now you have a truck to do it for you. This bad boy parallel parks itself, y’all.

– Charge your phone, laptop, GoPro and even medical devices (Though Wesley doesn’t recommend this last one) while you drive with the F150’s 12 volt accessory outlet.

– Hitching a trailer isn’t usually a fun gig. With the Ford F-150 Dynamic Hitch Assist, I think I could even hitch a trailer. It’s that easy.

-The seatbelts in the back are inflatable. This help keep your family and friends safe, while also giving backseat drivers a fun rollercoaster-esque feel during the drive.

– The drive is so smooth, you’ll almost forget you’re driving. (No worries, you’ll remember as soon as you start thinking about how madly in love you are with your truck) Turn on some nature sounds and your massaging seat, and driving home will almost feel like your own personal spa day.

I could go on all day, but maybe it’s time you stop daydreaming about owning your own F-150 and come out for your own test drive today!

Ford Performance Lineup

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Big news for 2015 and beyond, y’all. Ford is bringing more than 12 new performance vehicles from now and until 2020!

Included in this lineup are the all-new Ford GT (shown for the first time at the 2015 North American International Auto Show) new Shelby GT350R Mustang and new F-150 Raptor.

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Coming sooner than later will be the 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang,featuring Ford’s first-ever production V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft, also offers an incredible 500-horsepower naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8. Also included is a new frontend that uses Ford Racing innovations to better the downforce in the car/cooling.

Next comes the 2017 Raptor. Following in the F-150s steps, it will weigh about 500 pounds less but be much more powerful than Raptors of previous years. It is claiming the title of the “toughest, smartest, most capable” truck on the road and will be yours to buy in fall 2016.

The new GT will be manufactured in late 2016. It will feature the next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that will provide over 600 horsepower. Also part of the package is impressive acceleration, better than ever efficiency, advanced active aerodynamics and the brand new, easier to use Sync system.

Says Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development: “Our new global Ford Performance team ties together racing, performance vehicles and parts. It will allow us to more quickly introduce products and accessories that meet the needs of customers around the world on-road and on the track…

Ford still races for the same reasons Henry Ford did in 1901 – to prove out our products and technologies against the very best in the world. The Ford Performance team will continue to pursue performance innovation, ensuring we can deliver even more coveted performance.”

And we will continue to be on the edge of our seats (and updating all of you, of course) waiting for all of the Ford perfection that comes next.

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