Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We Have a New MPG Baby

Maximum commitment.  We go further for you.  The all-new Ford C-Max Hybrid :reduced carbon footprint with real car performance.  Ford Motor Company is introducing its first hybrid-only model vehicle.  The C-Max wagon , a vehicle Ford brought from Europe and equipped with a gasoline-electric propulsion system, arrived in showrooms last month.  The C-Max Hybrid joins an award winning family of Ford electrified vehicles that have been delighting eco-conscious drivers for more than 10 years.  You will find a lengthy list of smart standards on every C-Max Hybrid.  CEO Alan Mulally has made fuel economy a cornerstone of his turnaround plan.  The C-Max is rated at 47 MPG both in the city and the highway.  Our next-generation smartgauge with ecoguide, standard on every C-Max Hybrid, innovatively coaches you to get the most from every ride.  The C-Max can generate 188 horsepower.  Vibrant green leaves growing on a virtual vine provide visual feedback on your fuel efficiency.  The higher your mpg, the more lush your vine will be.

And remember if you don't see what you're looking for in our inventory, no problem.  The Gresham Ford Locating Service is here to save you time and money.

Ford has also priced the C-Max to start below the competitors base price according to researchers at  THis new baby arrived at Gresham Ford October 1st 2012, call for more details or to schedule your personalized test drive with a Eco-Specialist 503-665-0101.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ford Customer Viewpoint

Dear Sirs,

I received the standard Ford Customer after Sales Survey for response concerning my recent purchase of a 2013 For Explorer.

I completed this survey as besst possible, but feel the survey alone does not outline the experience I had in terms of dealing with Gresham Ford. Each sub category listed requires a much more detailed response in my opinion. As the Survey simply does not allow or provide for comments and "Checking a blcok" just seems impersonal when dealing with real people like those of Gresham Ford.

I'm a "Life Long Ford Guy"... over the past 50 years I've bought, traded, owned and sold a multitude of Ford Motor Vehicles. My family members and off spring are also dedicated Ford Folks. As a retired Military Family, we'be literally purchased Ford's around the globe and all over the United States.

Sub Categories: "How Satisfied am I; your Ariveal; my Salesperson' Paying for the Vehicle; Delivery' Sync' Dealer follow up; Recommendation; My Vehicle and finally... About myself".

My "X's"are all in the positive column. I simply am a satisfied customer and Ford Owner. First, from my perspective, the Product sells itself... but the capper is having a Local Dealership like "Gresham Ford" to deal with. Gresham Ford represents the Ford Motor Company, the Product, the Sale and Services Ford Motor Company offers in the best possible light, manner and total professionalism. Gresham Ford is a bit more than a Car dealership. They are an integral part of our community at every level; supporting families, jobs, schools, civic activities, sporting events, scouting and social programs. The staff; from ouwner to lot boys stand prepared to meet and accommodate customer services way beyond the nowm. As for The "Salesperson" ... Mr. Larry Bishop, over the years has sold many vehicles to me and family members... he is not a Car Salesman, but a Ford Representative, who is knowledgeable about every aspect of the Dealership, Products, Services and without question routinely goes way above the norm exceeding all epectations in providing for the sale. Larry is the "Go To Guy" in this Shop and does it all. As stated, over the many years, he has simply become a good Friend. The Service Staff... Russ, Cher, Ryan, John and all the many folks involved in facilitating sales, maintenance, services and products just cannot be found elsewhere. Gresham Ford has a "Team Concept" that works... clearly Bess Wills has surrounded herself with a personable, professional and dedicated staff. "Everyoneinawhile" a good thing comes together... that I think is a great summary of Gresham Ford.

Taking deliver: The last two vehicles I've bought a Gresham Ford were found in another State, picked up by Gresham Staff, driven to Gresham and delivered to me personally. (Service). Telephone calls and status updates of these vehicles were provided during the entire trip. This last vehcile posed a question of "Tow Capabilities", the Sales Staff "Brought a similar vehicle to my home, hooked up my Travel Trailer and we did a Test Ride" with Trailer in tow to ensure its workability... (Service). Teaching an old dog new trickes... yup, they gave a formal Class on "How to " work all the new Computerized Wizardry in my new Ford.

My Vehicle: Love it. Meets and exceeds all that we wanted when shopping for a new Ford.

About me: Retired Command Sergeant Major, US Army. Do I have "Large Expectations, with No BS in the Mix": Yes Sir! My expectations in my dealings with this Dealership over the past 20 years have always been met within the standard of pervious owners. Without reservation, the current management has held this Dealership to a new and high standard of excellence. Without question, Gresham Ford and its current "Team" meet and exceed all my expectations. I think their bottom line is "Service" and everyone on staff is "On Board" with that concept. Services are provided without demand, but rather simply a part of the package. It is a genuine pleasure to deal with the staff of "Gresham Ford", to the person, they are simply the best.

Ford Motor Company would be better served looking at this Dealership as a Model for a "Cookie Cutter Ford Dealerships" around the country.


Sincere Thanks

Please accept the sincere thanks of Ambleside and Rockwood Meals on wheels People staff, clients, and volunteers for you generous donation of the use of that amazing truck for the Teddy Bear Parade! We had a big teddy bear waving to the kids, and it was a great hit!

Thank you very much for your continued support of the community. Feel free to check out Teddy Bear Parade pictures at Facebook, at Meals on Wheels People Rockwood Center!

Thank you,

Friday, October 5, 2012

Adventist Health Foundation Celebrates Cmmunity Philanthropy Heroes

Adventist Health Foundation will honor community heroes on Thursday, October 25 at the Heroes of the Heart Gala at The Nines Hotel.

2012 Heroes of the Heart winners are:

Sue Piazza, creator of the Fabulous Fifty Project, wanted to do something meaningful for children in her community and began a mission that led to the "Fabulous Fifty Project" where she raised $10,0000 gifts for 5 organizations serving kids to celebrate her 50th birthday.

Wendell White, chairman of Generations LLC, has provided 60 years of service to seniors, their families, employees, and the communities in which he has lived and worked. His outstanding leadership as chair of Adventist Health's chaplain department.

Bess Wills, general manager of Gresham Ford is passionate about giving to her community, and helping small organizations all over the city is her obsession. Wills is legendary for her service t the community serving on numberous non-profit, professional and community service organization boards.

The inaugural Heroes of the Heart Gala will benefit Adventist Medical Center's new and innovative Heart to Home Transitional Care program, designed to support patients through their recovery by providing meaningful, personal support when they return home from their hospital stay.

God Bless

Thank you for supporting our Run for the Fallen 2012!

God Bless,
Blue Star Mother's of Oregon - OR1

Gresham Ford Team

Thank you so much for your excellent service!

We are so happy with the pre-owned 2008 F350 truck we purchased at the price we could afford!
It runs smooth and easily pulls our 5th wheel trailer. Don and Bess worked hard to find the right truck
for us. We appreciate the solid team approach.

Thank you, again.