Lincoln Picks up Honors at Chicago Auto Show

February 27, 2015

We’re excited to announce that the entire Lincoln lineup received prestigious recognition by well-respected Kelley Blue Book:

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Kelley Blue Book (KBB) passed out its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and Lincoln snagged the award for “Best Luxury Brand.”  The awards are designed to recognize brands that demonstrate excellent long-term value relative to their respective competition.  

KBB referred to Lincoln as “a surprise winner” in this year’s luxury category.  

Here’s what else KBB had to say about Lincoln:  
“Lincoln bested all luxury competitors on the basis of highly competitive pricing and a resurgent product line with interesting new vehicles like the Lincoln MKX midsize SUV, a winner in its class, and the smaller MKC compact crossover. Those well-equipped, nicely priced luxury SUVs, aided by help from the venerable Lincoln Navigator, were among the reasons the Lincoln Motor Company emerged as the 5-Year Cost-to-Own leader as a luxury brand for 2015.”

Refer a Friend for Service, Get $20!

February 12, 2015

At our Fayetteville location only, we are pleased to introduce our new service referral program. For each friend you refer for a service visit at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, $20 will be loaded onto your Owner’s Advantage Card. The money on your Owner’s Advantage Card works just like a gift card, and can be redeemed at any time for service, parts, or new vehicle purchases at Allan Vigil. The money remains valid on your card for one year from the date of issue.

The referral offer is only valid for first-time visitors, meaning your friend you refer cannot be a current or past customer of Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville.

Plus, when your friend brings in the referral card, they will receive 10% off their first visit as well! Ready to get started?

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CLICK HERE to download and print your referral cards.

Just fill it out, hand it to a friend, and we’ll take it from there!

Sneak Peek: The New, Redesigned 2015 Ford Edge

February 12, 2015

The 2015 Ford Edge has undergone a redesign. We got to take a tour of the new vehicle, which took a pit stop on our showroom floor yesterday. We expect our first delivery of the 2015 Edges, available for sale to the public, in March 2015. But until then, here’s a peek at what to expect:

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A front-view camera helps ensure the safety of you and your family.

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With 12 sensors located around the perimeter of the vehicle, enhanced park assist helps park your vehicle safely in parallel parking spots. Not only that, but sensors warn you if you’re ever coming too close to an object.

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The SYNC MyFord Touch program includes all of the latest technology, available at the sound of your voice or the touch of your fingertips.

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Need to open the rear hatch? As long as your key-fob is in your pocket, all you need is a free foot. Just kick under the bumper, and the trunk opens on its own.

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Available “smart doorhandles” on ALL handles. Including the rear seats.

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Meet Lesa: Our Own State Champion

February 11, 2015

If you’ve ever visited our Fayetteville dealership location, you’ve probably seen Lesa Camp. She may be petite, but she is full of drive, determination, and is one of the most hard-working people we know.

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On the job, Lesa is in charge of the fleet sales department. That means it’s her responsibility to work directly with companies and businesses, placing bids to sell Ford vehicles for their company use. From fast food restaurants to catering companies to state vehicles to police departments, Lesa works with everyone! She has placed bids – and sold fleet vehicles – to business across the entire state of Georgia.

While Lesa is very successful at her job, her successes only amplify outside of work. Born in Columbus, Georgia, Lesa’s life passion lies with horses.

Lesa’s day begins at 5am, feeding her three horses, cleaning stalls, and taking care of she and her husband’s 22 acres of land. Married for 28 years, she and her husband are true outdoorsmen. Her husbands hunts, Lesa rides horses, and they go fishing together.

Lesa began riding at age 12, and instantly fell in love. She began participating in barrel racing speed competitions around age 15 or 16 and hasn’t stopped since. While it will take a little probing for her to admit her accomplishments, Lesa has more-than-excelled in her riding. She has won the State Championship many times.

“Riding is really a good, family-oriented event,” Lesa says. “You can bring your whole family and everybody rides. You always know where your kids are. It’s really a good, fun thing. And it’s a big, secondary family.”

Next time you visit Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, pop your head into Lesa’s office and ask her a bit about her riding. She has some great stories to share.

Introducing the All New 2015 Ford F-150

January 15, 2015

We’re excited to announce we’ve received our first of the new, redesigned 2015 Ford F-150s. Not only has the F-150 received a makeover in the body style, but it has also received an internal makeover as well. Highlights of the new 2015 F-150 include:

  • New alluminum-alloy body (high-strength, military grade)
  • Same steel frame
  • New F-150s have shed up to 700 lbs
  • Up to 20% fuel savings compared to last year’s model
  • New 2.7L EcoBoost delivers the best F-150 fuel economy in a V6
  • 2.7L ExoBoost delivers 8500 lb. max towing and 2250 lb. max payload – best in class!

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Click here to check out the new 2015 Ford F-150 online and stop by our Morrow location to check it out for yourself.

Dave Gosdin: Parts Manager Meets Country Musician

December 9, 2014

At Allan Vigil Dealerships, we strive to treat each customer – and every member of our team – like they are a member of our family. We’re incredibly proud of our team and would like to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about who we are and how our staff is helping make an impact in our community.

Dave Gosdin has been a part of the Allan Vigil family since 1989. He started as a driver at Allan Vigil in 1989 and has grown with the company, now holding the position of Parts Manager at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville. Dave’s passion for the automotive industry started at a young age. Growing up, Dave worked on vehicles with his father and his admiration of the craft only grew.

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Outside of work, Dave’s passion lies with music. He is the lead singer for a country music band, playing primarily for the VFW and American Legion in the Fayetteville, GA area. While his band plays cover songs at their monthly shows, Dave also enjoys writing his own songs. Dave enjoys the fact that his music brings people out of their homes and onto the dance floor.

The next time you bring your vehicle in for service at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, keep your eyes open for Dave and pick his brain on all-things music.

 

Introducing the New 2016 Ford Explorer

November 21, 2014

We’re pleased to give you a sneak peek at the brand new, 2016 Ford Explorer, which will be hitting showroom floors in 2015.

Notable new features include front and rear cameras, new Platinum trim level, an optional EcoBoost 2.3L engine, USB ports in front and rear, and a foot-activated lift gate. Check out some photos below:

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Honoring Veteran Dave Davis

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day has a special meaning to the team here at Allan Vigil Dealerships. With Mr. Vigil having served in the military himself, and many Veterans on staff, we strongly believe that Veterans are America’s true heroes. We applaud any man or woman who has made a conscious decision to sacrifice their safety and time spent with family in order to serve our country and make it a safer place for us all.

We’re pleased to introduce you to Dave Davis, a Business Development Center Manager at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, and a Veteran of the Army, where he served our country for 23 years.

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July 21, 1955. I was wide-eyed and didn’t really know what it was about or how I was going to do there. So I had to learn a lot, in a hurry. 

Tell us a little about your experience with the Army
It was very interesting. Most of my military career, I was in field artillery. My job there was in operations and intelligence. And my job, specifically, was to analyze pictures and photos, and lift objects off of a photo and put those locations on a grid or chart. And then I came up with range deflection and plotted information on how, if necessary, to deliver an artillery round from 7-9 miles away onto a target. I was a computer. Because we didn’t have computers back then. We also had to analyze wind speed, wind direction, and things like that, and transfer them into numbers to add in to the final range and deflection.

What happened when computers were invented to do your job?
When computers came in, my job was to check the computers and monitor the generators we used in the field. If the generators malfunctioned, the numbers it would produce would be off. That’s why they still needed people like me to monitor the errors of the computer. 

Have you gotten to do anything special in honor of Veterans Day this year?
The dealership provided a vehicle for the Veterans Day parade. Myself and another co-worker, who is also a Vietnam Veteran, are going to ride around town. I take it very seriously, because we are honoring the Veterans of the Korean war. It’s often called The Forgotton War. I like the idea of it and hope that it becomes an annual tradition.

Mr. Vigil is a Veteran as well, correct?
Yes, Mr. Vigil and I both served in Vietnam at the same time. We were in different places, but that’s something we have in common. I am honored to work for him now here at Allan Vigil Ford. This job has really kept me in touch with a lot of people. Because of a lot of my job revolves around the internet, I get to be in touch with a whole world of intelligent people. I really like that about my job.

We are grateful for the service of Dave Davis, and all of the other Veterans on our staff.

Introducing the 2016 Ford Edge Concept Car

October 9, 2014

It’s no surprise to us that the Ford Edge is one of the most popular vehicles in its class. On the market since 2007, the 2016 Ford Edge is set for a slight makeover on the exterior and interior styling. Check out the pictures of the Concept vehicle below and let us know your thoughts.

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In addition, for the first time ever, Ford plans to sell the Edge in European and Asian markets. The Edge will be sold directly by Ford, alongside the European-only Ford vehicles: Galaxy and S-Max.

Tailgating to Help Children in Need

September 30, 2014

As part of this month’s Great American Tailgate event, our team at Allan Vigil Dealerships donned our favorite team jerseys, fired up the grill, and sold freshly-grilled lunches with 100% of the sales benefiting two local children’s shelters: Rainbow House and Promise Place. The sales of these lunches resulted in more than $500 donated to the cause.

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In addition, each dealership held a drive for new and gently-used children’s and teen clothing, as well as duffle bags and non-perishable food. Our staff and customers were incredibly generous with their donations and we were pleased to donate boxes full of supplies to each organization.

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To learn more about how you can support these two deserving charities, click below.

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Promise Place


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