Packing the Car for Football Season

Packing the Car for Football SeasonIt’s that time of year: football season! As we get ready for busy weekends at the football field – whether you’re headed to the little league field, watching college ball, or scoring seats to see the Titans at home – keep these suggestions in mind as you’re packing the car for football season.

As you get ready to leave the house, be sure to check the weather. Should you go all-out and paint up for the game, or pack your umbrella and poncho so you can stay the whole game like the die-hard fan you are?

We at Mountain View Ford recommend you keep a blanket handy. It can keep you warm in cooler weather or add welcome padding for your keester on those hard stadium seats. Speaking of seating, if you aren’t sure about the seating situation, keep a folding chair in your vehicle’s trunk. It’s much easier to run back to the car for a chair than to stand the entire game or sit with the ants.

Food is an absolute necessity. If you’ll be making a whole day of the trip, consider letting your tailgate down and whipping up some of your favorite football snacks. Before you do, check the location’s rules for parking and tailgating. There’s no worse party foul than a tailgate that incurs hefty parking fees or gets shut down to unknown stadium rules.

Wherever you’re headed this weekend to catch the big game, a little preparation will make for a more enjoyable day. After all, that’s what it’s all about, right?

Ford Fiesta ST Power Rating Earns it the Title of Fastest Vehicle in its Class

The Fiesta ST power rating earns it the title fastest vehicle in its class!

The Fiesta ST power rating earns it the title fastest vehicle in its class!

The tiny Ford Fiesta ST may be more powerful than we originally thought. Its standard 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine packs a wallop while remaining environmentally friendly. Just look at the subcompact Fiesta ST power rating!

Bold Ride reports that the car’s 197 horsepower is matched by the ability to achieve a speedy “Zero to 60 mph is handled in around 6.9 seconds, easily making it one of the fastest cars in the segment.” The electric power allows the Fiesta to have excellent steering and handling that is hard to match. The six-speed manual is just as fun to drive, offering a smooth but powerful ride that can easily be compared to that of a sports car.

The interior includes the high-tech MyFord Touch entertainment console, along with chrome detailing and leather, making it feel like a true high-end car. Earning an impressive 26 mpg when zipping around the city and 35 mpg on the highway, the Fiesta ST goes for an affordable $21,400. Your own Fiesta is waiting for you at Mountain View Ford!

The 2015 Ford Mustang Design Inspires the Fashion Industry

If you’ve had an opportunity to see the new 2015 Ford Mustang design, you’ll notice it has a fresh, sleek look. The Mustang is a classic part of Americana which has a profound influence in the design field due to its unique style. Recently, Ford announced it’s pairing with Parsons: The New School for Design to release capsule collections.

While the fashion industry and automotive industry may seem at odds with each other, Ford and Parsons: The New School for Design have are generating groundbreaking new styles.

“Mustang embraces passion, freedom, innovation and personalization, and by bringing together the very best of today’s designers and our next-generation talent, we are blending the parallels between the worlds of fashion and automotive like never before,” said Kim Cape, Ford group marketing manager. “The Mustang Unleashed collections celebrate the iconic pony car and its influence on culture and design over the last five decades and in the years to come.”

Curious about the designs? Visit Ford Media. Curious about the 2015 Ford Mustang that inspired them? Visit Mountain View Ford.

The New 2015 Ford Taurus is a Real Powerhouse

2015 Ford TaurusThe new 2015 Ford Taurus is more powerful than ever. As a full-size sedan that is constantly growing, the vehicle now offers multiple engine choices. This also includes EcoBoost, which is rapidly growing in popularity and popping up in many of Ford’s new models.

PR Newswire reports that there are three engines “that range from a best-in-class fuel efficient four-cylinder to a performance-based EcoBoost V6 in the SHO trim…Base models employ a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 that provides a fun-to-drive 288 horsepower.”

The EcoBoost is definitely a winner for drivers that want to be fuel efficient, cost effective, and have a little extra muscle. “Drivers interested in saving some money at the pump will appreciate the availability of a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder power core that receives an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined while maintaining a healthy 240 horsepower,” says PR Newswire.  “Power mongers will flock to the Ford Taurus SHO that has a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 in the nose for dominating performance.”

The new 2015 Ford Taurus is available now for an affordable $26,790. Get behind the wheel of your own Taurus at Mountain View Ford now!

Ford Green Zone to Help Make Cars Most Efficient

Ford Green Zone

2014 Ford Fusion Energi at Chicago Auto Show

How would you like car that can improve its own fuel efficiency? For us here at Mountain View Ford, that sounds great. And, with the new Ford Green Zone, that’s exactly what will happen.

 

Ford’s Green Zone system is currently under development. It will be offered on plug-in hybrids to start and will eventually be available in all Ford vehicles. The system helps cars perform more efficiently based on where they are.

 

The Green Zone takes in information from all kinds of sources to let you, the driver, know when to be in all-electric mode and when to switch to gas mode. For example, plug-in hybrids work best in electric mode when they are at low speeds, like in city driving, and are not as efficient in highway travel.

 

Using this information, the Green Zone will suggest to you where to use your electric capabilities. Once you establish a regular route, you can set up your own personal green zones on your navigation screen in your car.  But, if there are bad street conditions, like traffic or rough roads, Green Zone will factor those in to help you find your best, most fuel-efficient route.

Live Up the Last Days of Summer!

summerThe kids might be in school, and the weather is becoming a bit let oppressive, but summer doesn’t officially end until later this month! Check out these great events coming up in Chattanooga and get outside to soak up the last of summer fun!

Chocolate Festival: The Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga is hosting a Chocolate Festival on Saturday, September 13th from 12-4! Admission is free with a paid museum ticket, and you’ll learn all about the different types of chocolate and how it’s made.

USS LST 325: The historic USS LST 325, which is from the World War II Era, will be in Chattanooga from September 11th-17th. Visit the ship and see what it was like to serve on one of these vessels! On Friday and Saturday (Sept 12-13), the Tri-State Military Club will also be on hand with military vehicles to check out.

‘Damn Yankees’: If you’re a fan of musical theater, head to Crossville to check out the Cumberland County Playhouse’s production of ‘Damn Yankees’.

Polo Matches: You might know polo as a type of shirt or a particular brand, but what about the sport itself? It’s played on horseback, and some of the best players will be in the area this month! Check out the matches going on at Bendabout Farm the weekend of September 13-14 and September 20-21.

For more information on each event, check out the links in each listing. For more information about the fun going on in Chattanooga, visit Chattanooga Now.

2015 Ford Mustang Production Begins

You’ve been hearing about the new 2015 Ford Mustang for months. On December 5th, 2013, the new generation of this classic car was unveiled to the world. With a new body and a special edition to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the hype was understandable for us Ford fans.

We’re happy to announce that the first Ford Mustangs for the 2015 model year are being built right now! This American ride is being assembled in Flat Rock Michigan, and production is also being prepared to build the car for sale in Europe and overseas and for a convertible version of the popular car to go on sale later this year. For more information, visit the complete story on the Detroit Free Press’ website.

It is estimated that the 2015 Ford Mustang should be arriving in dealerships by November. Will you come test drive the new model? Stop on by Mountain View Ford today for more information about this  great car, or to check out the other great models in the Ford lineup.

’32 Ford Highboy Hotrod Could Be Yours

This '32 Ford Coupe is not the car on the stamp, but  you can only imagine how cool the '32 Ford Highboy hotrod looks on the stamp!

This ’32 Ford Coupe is not the car on the stamp, but you can only imagine how cool the ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod looks on the stamp!

Not everyone has the opportunity to see an iconic hot rod.  That is no longer the case!  You can see a ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod every single day if you want to.  And it will not cost you thousands of dollars; it will only cost you 49 cents!

For those who do not know, 49 cents is the cost of a stamp.  That’s right; the ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod is featured on a stamp.  The particular ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod that can be found on a U.S. stamp can also be found in the Peterson Automotive Museum.  And it can be found on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage!

The ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod is beyond iconic.  It is one of the cars that started hotrods.  It was on the cover of the fourth ever issue of the hotrod magazine.  And even though it was on the fourth cover, it is actually the first hot rod to grace the cover.

You can be a proud owner of this ’32 Ford Highboy hotrod, on paper that is!  We don’t think the owner will ever let it out of his sight, and we here at Mountain View Ford in Chattanooga, TN do not blame him for that!

2015 Ford Mustang: Going in the RIGHT Direction

The 2015 Ford Mustang will have a right-hand drive option for Europe!

The 2015 Ford Mustang will have a right-hand drive option for Europe!

Imagine going to a Ford dealership where the legendary Mustang was not one of the vehicles you were able to purchase. How odd it would be to have one of Ford’s most iconic cars missing from the lot? This is commonplace in Britain and many other European countries; not because there is no market for the car or because it is too expensive, but merely due to the fact that it is only available in left-hand drive (meaning left hand is on steering wheel and the right hand on the shift). Having the wheel on the wrong side of the automobile makes it a hard sell to the people in the countries, and any Ford Mustang you do see are always imported from the US.

But now Ford is doing something that it hasn’t done in 50 years; manufacturing right-hand drive Mustangs for the rest of the world to enjoy. Ford is designing two different trim models of the 2015 Ford Mustang: one carrying a 5.0L V8 producing 305 horsepower and another with a more environment-friendly 2.3L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new design has a retro appearance (without going too overboard), while maintaining the sleek, muscle look that makes the Ford Mustang such a recognizable car.

Ford is going to be using the white, cabriolet Mustang for the right-hand drive development, and plans to market this car in the UK, Australia, and South Africa. There have been no press-releases as to what price the new 2015 Ford Mustang will demand thus far.

Britain may not have any Ford Mustangs on their lots, but they are available at Mountain View Ford in Chattanooga, TN along with a wide selection of other Ford makes and models. Visit us today!

First Model T Defines History

Model T in 1912 to celebrate the first Model T!

Model T in 1912 to celebrate the first Model T!

When you think of one of the most iconic American cars ever, what is the first car that comes to mind?  For many people this is the Ford Model T.  Today is the anniversary of the first Model T being built!

The first Model T was built on August 12, 1908.  The builder of this unforgettable car is none other than Henry Ford.  While the Model T is an iconic car, Ford was an iconic man.  Henry Ford is representative of the American Dream.

Ford worked hard and had to try and try again, but he eventually built the first Model T and made history!  Not only that, but this video that can be found on the History website, describes how Ford redefined the assembly line and made sure to always give his employees a fair wage.

Henry Ford changed America when he built the first Model T, and we here at Mountain View Ford want you to experience the line of cars that changed the world, so come test drive a new Ford today!