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Blog Sings Praises of Powerful 2017 Ford Focus RS

If you're seeking a hot hatchback that's every bit as easy on the eyes as it is fun to drive, we here at Midwest Ford would be quick to couple you up with ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

Why, though?

Receive the need-to-know info from Road Test Editor Dan Ilika; his appraisal of the Focus RS is as follows:

Rife with refinement, the sole trim level of the Focus RS is sure to tick most every box on your short list.

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension settings, automatic xenon…

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The 2018 Ford F-150: Engine Options For Every Driver

The 2018 Ford F-150 will release with a wide range of models and options available from day one. Included among these will be a slew of engine options that will help you tailor your driving experience to your individual wishes and needs.

For instance, if you're interested in better fuel economy, the new F-150 will have options to help with that. Its 3.3-liter V6 (the replacement to the 2017 truck's 3.5-liter engine) has been rated for 19/22/25 MPG. The second generation 2.7-liter MPG will also deliver 20/26/22 MPG.

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Check Out Three Reasons to Make the Ford Fusion Your Next Family Car

Well, it happened. Your teenager learned to drive.

This is an exciting time, but as a parent, you probably have a pretty sizable amount of anxiety mixed in there with all those thrills.

No worries. We get it. That's why we think the 2017 Ford Fusion is the perfect next step if you're looking to put your teen behind the wheel of something reliable.

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Could the 2017 Ford Fusion be a Good Fit for You and Yours?

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Midwest Ford flat-out floored, our esteemed American automaker's latest -- the 2017 Fusion -- would have to be it.

Wondering what makes it so?

Then, check the clip below. Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Arguably our favorite engine across the Fusion lineup, its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an absolute delight.

Optional on the SE trim -- and standard with the Titanium and Platinum -- the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a potent 240 ...

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The Ford Focus ST is Where It’s At

You might recall in our recent blog post that we discussed the exciting new updates to the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST, and today we’re talking about another favorite of ours. The Ford Focus ST is rumored to offer 350 horsepower for the 2018 model year, but other than that, there’s not a lot of information out there. What know about the Focus ST in the current model year is that it offers 252 horsepower, a 2.0-liter I-4 EcoBoost engine, and the latest technology inside.

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Create A New Destination In The Ford Fiesta

Finding someplace interesting to go is never difficult for our Hutchinson area customers, and with help from our new Ford model inventory you can even get to where you’re going in style. When you consider a model like the Ford Fiesta that is affordable, offers great fuel economy, and has the latest technology that you desire, you can’t go wrong.

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How Do I Know My Car Battery Should Be Replaced?

If you can identify the warning signs of a failing car battery, you will be able to lessen the chances you are stuck somewhere with a car that will not start. Be on the lookout for the following warning signs your car battery is about to fail.
  • The car is running yet the check-engine light will not go out.
  • When you look closely at the car battery it appears to be swollen.
  • You need to get the car jump-started to get going some days.
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Road Trip Failures

What can happen on a road trip? The answer is plenty. Everything and anything can go wrong. That's why it's important to get your car checked out before you leave. You need to have a game plan before you go, too. You need an emergency kit. That emergency kit should include necessities like flashlights, jumper cables, batteries and road side flares. You don't want to be caught in the middle of the road without these items.

You can also visit our service center before you leave to get a pre-road-trip check-up. It's the only true way…
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Is Your Emergency Kit Up to Par?

If your vehicle doesn't have an emergency roadside kit, then you need to get one. There is no universal kit, because you can really tailor it to your specific needs. Every kit should include a few basics though, like a First-aid kit, nonperishable food items, bottled water, a tow rope, and jumper cables.

Depending on where you live and travel, you may also want to bring "extra" items like a rain poncho, snake bite kit, or warm blankets, hand and foot warmers, and sunscreen/sun protection. You should also have a multipurpose tool, matches or lighter and a flashlight…
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You Want To Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Car

It is no secret that we are all 'creatures of habit' as people sometimes say. That is sort of true. We develop habits, and some of them are not really wise. They are not destructive, just not wise. One of the favorite bad habits that people have is taking off like a race car driver when the light turns green. That is a real waste of gasoline, is bad for your engine, and can even get you a traffic ticket. The best way is to develop the habit of taking off courteously and steadily, pressing the gas pedal until you…
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