November 15, 2014
ALL-NEW 2015 MUSTANG ARRIVALS… UPDATE!
Last week the 2nd all-new 2015 Mustang arrived at Bob Thomas Ford! This time it was the anxiously awaited 2015 Mustang GT Premium Fastback with the 50 Year Anniversary Appearance Package in Oxford White. An American icon for 50 years, we have a steady stream of 2015 Mustangs in transit, in production and scheduled to ensure that we’ll have a 2015 Mustang in stock that meets your specifications. And if you have specific requirements for your next generation 2015 Mustang we’ll be pleased to place your special order for expedited scheduling and delivery from the Flat Rock Assembly Plant!
November 4, 2014
JUST ARRIVED… THE ALL-NEW 2015 MUSTANG
At last… The All-New 2015 Mustang arrives here at Bob Thomas Ford in Hamden, CT! This 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Coupe is equipped with 2.3L Ti-VCT I4 EcoBoost Engine, 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission, Raven Black Leather Seats, 50th Anniversary Appearance Package and More! And coming soon… Two 2015 Mustang GT Premium Coupes!
October 31, 2014 ONE CUSTOMER… 11 NEW VEHICLES DELIVERED TODAY!!!
Congratulations to our very own NancyLee Dishereits, Business Development Manager for negotiating, closing the deal and delivering 11 new Ford vehicles (3 Escapes & 8 Fusions) today! The deal came together quickly and Bob Thomas Ford had 9 or the required vehicles meeting the customer’s specifications in stock and immediately acquired the other 2 vehicles from other dealers before the deal was finalized!
NancyLee started as our Internet Sales Manager and was our Sales Manager before moving into the newly created position of Business Development Manager. As our BDC Manager, she runs our Internet sales operation as well as managing our fleet and corporate accounts which have grown substantially due to NancyLee’s professionalism and commitment to providing our customers with the Ford vehicles they require.
Every department at the dealership sprang to action to assist NancyLee in delivering all the vehicles at one time today. Internal work orders were generated so that the service department could “Prep” all the vehicles and have them cleaned and detailed for delivery. In addition, all the vehicles had to have a full tank of gas as part of our delivery process so someone had to fill the tanks prior to delivery. Plus, contracts had to be prepared and reviewed and all the vehicle registrations had to be processed and a whole lot more.
A lot of staff members were involved in assisting NancyLee prior to the vehicle deliveries and as a thank you to everyone, she catered lunch at the dealership today to thank everyone for their assistance. Now that’s what I call a “class act” and professional! Thank you NancyLee for all that you do to help make Bob Thomas Ford the leader in the Market!
October 29, 2014
THE NEW & IMPROVED DEALERSHIP
The above photo shows the Bob Thomas Ford exterior after the reconstruction a number of years ago that included the new showroom and offices. Located across from the Hamden Plaza & Hamden Mart shopping centers, the dealership renovation also included all-new Service & Parts Departments including a large service customer lounge with a 55" flat panel TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, a customer PC with Internet access and more! At Bob Thomas Ford, our first priority is to make our customers feel comfortable whether their visit is sales, service, parts or body shop related. Since the major renovation, additional offices have been added to support our constantly expanding Internet operation and even more changes are in the works!
October 23, 2014
DID YOU KNOW?
That Bob Thomas Ford’s location on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT was for many years known as Bradford Ford. Bradford Ford was owned and operated by Lou Somers, who also owned Somers Pontiac on Whalley Avenue in New Haven. For decades, Whalley Avenue was known as “Automobile Row” as every new car franchise was located there. Lou Somers met a young Bob Thomas, who was then General Manager for Mark Ford and Scott Lincoln-Mercury in Madison, CT (Now known as Hammonasset Ford) at a meeting and was impressed with his ambitious attitude and desire to become a Dealer on his own. Lou was getting ready to retire and no one in his family was either involved in the Ford dealership or interested in taking over its operation. Lou went to Ford and let them know how impressed he was with Bob Thomas and asked if when he retired that the franchise could be offered to Bob. Well, not surprisingly, Bob got the call offering him the franchise in Hamden if he could come up with the Ford franchise fee within a matter of days. Bob made the seemingly impossible happen and became the Ford dealer in Hamden, rebranded as Bob Thomas Ford now for 35 years!
The photo above is the front of the showroom at the beginning of reconstruction about 15 years ago. The showroom at the time had floor to ceiling glass and was like an oven during the summer months!
October 22, 2014
Ford Focus Electric Gets $6,000 Price Drop...
Now Starts At $29,995!
A few days ago Ford announced a $6,000 drop in the price of both the 2014 Ford Focus Electric as well as the 2015 Focus Electric that will be arriving on dealer lots soon! The 2015 Focus Electric will now start at $29,995!
October 18, 2014
Did You Know?Depending on your new or pre-owned Ford model, your new Ford may include the latest technology from to help keep you connected. Features like the SYNC® Voice Activated Systems, SYNC® Services, Voice Activated Navigation, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, MyFord®, MyFord Touch® and more! To help you get the most from these services, Joe Furino, our Technology Specialist, conducts classes on the 2nd & 3rd Saturday each month at 9:00am to help show you how to get the most out of your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle.