Web Site: http://www.capitalfordlincoln.ca
Bio: Hey! I'm Mitch, resident Habs fan and huge RoughRider supporter. I've worked with Capital/Percival since 07' and love being a part of our team. I've worked for our sales team as a Product Specialist and now that I take care of our Internet presence I love to share info about our vehicles. If you ever have a question you can't find an answer to, email me at mitchg@ CapitalFordlincoln.ca and I'll be happy to help!
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The 2013 Ford Focus ST with 2.0L EcoBoost engine beats out the MazdaSpeed3 and the Jetta TDI with best fuel economy all bundled up in a 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft, 154MPH wrapper!
Cool story bro – what else?
Well, let’s take a look at the EcoBoost engine powering this rocket. The 2013 Ford Focus ST is the first four-cylinder performance EcoBoost engine and it’s a helluva lot of fun! The EcoBoost powertrains are now a mainstay in our lineup and putting this engine in a Focus adds an amazing amount of performance, but the best part is you can rationalize it because this technology doesn’t kill you at the pump.
If you’re not in love with hair raising, mind blowing, tire melting performance, that’s cool, we don’t judge. EcoBoost should still be on your radar, the 1L EcoBoost was the engine of the year and will be making an appearance in the next year or so and can really take your fuel efficiency to the next level!
There’s no debating that the F-150 is a linchpin for the Ford Motor Company. Here in Saskatchewan, in the heart of the prairies, pick up trucks sell faster then anything else – and it’s a pretty big gap. When the best selling vehicle in all of Canada, the F-150, makes some noise announcing a new concept like the Atlas, it makes everyone step back and take a look. If you’re like me, when you look at the Atlas, you REALLY like what you see! Read the rest of this entry “
At Capital Ford we try our best to make buying a car a fun experience that is filled with respect and transparency. If you ask anyone of our employees we understand how big of a purchase it is, and we appreciate your decision to consider us. When it comes to buying a new car we take treat your consideration with respect by pricing our vehicles in a way that gives you peace of mind.
How do we do that? Every vehcile is consistently priced at $1 over our invoice cost. Check out this quick video of Ken, our General Sales Manager as he explains how we make it happen.
Want to get more information on our invoice pricing or have a vehicle in mind that you’d like an invoice price for? Let us know.
I’m a bit of an audio geek. I’m that guy with big clunky headphones. I’ll never forget the first time I listened to music on a great set of headphones. It was clarity and bass like I’d never experienced before. I got hooked and I have a few pair of nice headphones and even bought some for my wife. I can confidently say that I love the experience of listening to music on high quality headphones and that there’s a noticeable difference between the headphones you get with your iPhone and a high end pair of cans. What does this have to do with automobiles, Capital Lincoln in particular? Read the rest of this entry “
Ford’s next-generation 2013 Ford Escape, is now available at a local Ford Dealer near you. Canada’s best-selling SUV for over 8 years running has been totally revamped for 2013, following Ford’s new “Kinetic” design.
The new design is aesthetically pleasing. If you’re a dancing with the stars fan the new look is like an elegant and spunky Latin dance where the predecessor was more of a break dancing popper and locker. The new look comes chock-full of new technology and upgrades.
Not a single body panel survived our 2013 re-design – Nick Lacasse, Ford of Canada
Among the new upgrades are a new Ford exclusive EcoBoost engine, MyFord Touch system, industry exclusive hands-free liftgate and active park assist just to name a few. So let’s get into some of the nuts and bolts of our buying guide.
2013 Canadian Price Guide
Shipping and handling (freight), air tax and block heaters INCLUDED in all prices. Read the rest of this entry “
The other day, the driver of a “microcar” (or w/e you want to call them) made his way through the chapters parking lot, out on South Albert. If you’ve been in this parking lot on a busy day you know it’s a different level of crazy, especially this time of year when folks go out to use the big ditch as a sliding hill. It can be a gong show, and this guy was in a world of his own.
He was south bound in one of the rows headed towards the front of Chapters and I was in the lane driving past Sport Check and about to head to the far lane to do a loop in search of any gap wide enough to park my Ford. As I approached the front doors of Chapters I kept a watchful eye because of icy conditions. It was without caution this guy in his egg sized four wheeler pulled right out in front of me without even touching the breaks. I locked up my breaks just in time for the driver to look over and realize what just happened. As I approached the road rage zone where I shake my fist and yell unkind words at my new enemy, as cool as a cucumber, he gave me the peace sign like he was some hippy in the 70′s. Surprisingly – I had to laugh.
And that, everyone, was when I discovered the cure for road rage. Simple as it sounds, it’s courtesy wave (or stupid peace sign) and some consideration for others, regardless of how inconsiderate you may have accidentally been.
In the past year, I can’t count the number of times I’ve cruised from one end of the city to the other on ring road. The cars that drive slow in the left lane drive me bananas. This causes bro trucks and impatient drivers to cut in and out of traffic to get around them. It’s rare to go from one end to to the other without at least gritting your teeth with rage or getting into a close call. It’s a sad truth; bad drivers are everywhere, and they make the roads less then safe, let alone fun.
Sometimes one has to wonder if we’re not only forgetting the meaning of courtesy, but also how to acknowledge it. Most of us on the road don’t deliberately try to be a nuisance, but if you do inadvertently interfere with another driver, a polite gesture to apologize or show appreciation for their patience is the least you can do. If you’re not paying attention because you’re on your phone… we need to talk. You’re 50 shades of cray! Get a new Ford vehicle or a good used car with handsfree bluetooth so you can keep your eyes where they should be!
It’s the small things that count, and as I learned, can set the tone to how you approach the rest of your day.
For the longest time, when customers thought about wheels, they were only thinking about whether to pick 15-inch or 16-inch versions. Color usually didn’t even enter into the equation. But the flowing together of several trends in car design has meant more folks are turning towards black wheels as a way to stand out, no matter what model they drive. And for 2013, these trendy black wheels are available at Capital Ford on; Mustang, F-150, Focus, Edge Sport, Explorer Sport, Taurus SHO and Flex models.
Black is the new chrome
Part of the appeal of black wheels involves another trend in car sales: the growth in wheel size. No one even bats an eye at the mention of 20-inch wheels anymore, but the most popular choice for 2012 was still just 16′s. Read the rest of this entry “
You heard us talk about the 1.0L eco-boost Ford Formula 1 car and how it’s lap time at the Nurburgring was faster then the Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Zonda and the Aventador LP700-4. Yes, this was all powered by the same engine that in tests has pushed the Fiesta to the limits of 81 empirical MPG. For these reasons, among many other, Popular Mechanics has included the new 1L EcoBoost among it’s top 10 tech breakthrough’s.
Just a few years ago the thought a 3 cylinder 1L engine being held in such high esteem was unrealistic. Everyone is pushing the limits for fuel efficiency but no one I talk to ever though it would be such a small displacement engine to take us there. The limitations on power and torque are just to large. So we thought…
What’s amazing is this engine puts out more torque then conventional 4 cylinder engines that power todays small cars. When Ford was asked how they where able to pack such a dynamic punch the powertrain team jumped up and said “The team responded to this seemingly impossible challenge with some really exciting innovation,” - Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president, Global Powertrain “We are thrilled Popular Mechanics has recognized the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine for a Breakthrough Award.”
Earlier this year the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named “International Engine of the Year” by a jury of 76 journalists from 35 countries. For our customers, all the hype around Ford and our new EcoBoost lineup is resulting in amazing vehicles. It’s truly amazing that they don’t kill you at the gas pump and still maintain a fun driving experience. That duo was once a holy grail, now it’s becoming the status quo and Ford is leading the way.
If you haven’t driven a Ford in Regina lately it’s time to take a look at what you’re missing. There’s no pressure from our non-commission sales team and they’re always excited to discuss our great lineup. Our vehicles have never been better and the prices will knock your socks off. (In a good way, I promise) Have a question or comment? Make sure to leave it below. If you want to know more reach out on Facebook or Twitter! We’re always around and love discussing how we can help fit a new vehicle into your families budget.
Ford’s newest marketing stunt, ‘Random Acts of Fusion‘ is putting the 2013 Ford Fusion in front of millions, even before it hits sales floors this fall. The program is similar to what Ford’s done in the past with the Fiesta Movement and Escape Routes, but with limey twist. Check out the intro video.
It’s no question that when you’re buying a car, you want a trusted dealership to purchase from! At Capital Ford, we know you want to deal with a knowledgeable, likeable and trusted product specialist when you’re purchasing your vehicle. As the #1 rated car dealership in all of Saskatchewan we feel we are a trusted auto dealer in Regina. We also know that having a business tell you this, isn’t enough. That’s why we have customers leave us their feedback, you can see all the good, bad and indifferent feedback from our customers by clicking here. Read the rest of this entry “