New Focus RS


Exhilaration. By Design.

After burning up Europe for years, this best-in-class 350-horsepower hatchback has taken its 2.3L EcoBoost® engine to another level. Beefed up where it counts, the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System intelligently distributes power for maximum benefit, both front and rear as well as left and right. And with four different driving modes, including “Track” and “Drift”, you can dominate the course no matter the mood you’re in.

Suspension doesn’t tame power. It sets it free.

We didn’t just stick best-in-class 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque under the hood and pat ourselves on the back. Those numbers don’t count for anything without control. So the 2017 Focus RS has an advanced Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System that precisely distributes the power where you need it, as well as driver-selectable suspension settings that let you tune the ride to suit your style.

Performance and Technology

From the tires up, Ford engineers composed a masterpiece of moving pieces, each working in precise synchrony with all of the others. The result is more than the sum of its parts. Focus RS is a machine intended to produce pure exhilaration behind the wheel.


Thanks to enhanced aerodynamic redesigns of the front grille and the rear diffuser and the unique spoiler, the Focus RS maximizes downforce while creating zero lift for optimum high-speed handling.

Even the interior offers high performance.

The 2017 Focus RS certainly has the chops to create all kinds of driving adventure. But you’re its master and the interior proves it. You can adjust its all-wheel drive and the suspension to your exact needs and wants. And, it offers the stay-connected technology you need to stay on top of just about everything.

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Leasing a New Car


How Does a Car Lease Work?

Generally when you lease a car, you will need to make a down payment on the lease. This is like paying a portion of the lease in advance. Then you will make monthly payments for the length of the lease. Usually these payments are lower than they would be if you were purchasing the car. The lease will have requirements that you need to meet in order to avoid additional charge at the end of your lease. Once of these is mileage charge. In the lease it will specify the number of miles that you can go during the lease. If you go over, you will be assessed an additional fee. Bumps and dings to the car may also have you paying additional fees or to get the damage repaired. You will also need to keep up the regular maintenance on the car. At the end of the lease, you will have the option to purchase the car and buy out the lease or turn it in.

What Are the Benefits of Leasing a Car?

A car lease may have lower monthly payments than if you were purchasing the car.

If you feel like you always need a new car, this is a way to move up to a new model every few years. Usually, you need to just do maintenance in the first three years of owning a car, which means you should not have to deal with major car repairs. This may end up with a lower monthly payment, but you will constantly have a monthly payment.

Why Is It Dangerous to Lease a Car?

Leasing a car is a bad idea for many reasons. The first reason is at the end of the lease you have nothing to show for all the money that you spent. You either must turn the car into the dealer (where they try to convince you to trade up to a new lease) or you must purchase the car at the end of the lease. There are also hidden fees associated with leasing a car. Often the mileage limits are difficult to stay under, and you may find yourself paying over mileage charges at the end of your lease.

How Can I Save Money on a Car?

The way to save the most money on car is to purchase with cash. You need to be sure that you can afford any payments that you choose. Imagine what you could do with your money if you didn’t have car payments to worry about. This would give you extra money to save or to have fun with. You will save money by buying a good reliable used car and by taking proper care of the car. When you purchase a used car, take it to a mechanic you trust and have it inspected so that you know you are buying a sound car.

If you can’t pay with cash make sure you don’t take out car payments you can’t afford. Generally, you need to be able to pay off the car within three years.

Your total monthly debt should be less than twenty five percent of your current income. If you stick within these parameters you will be in a much better situation financially. If you do not qualify for a car loan, you may have to buy with cash, which can limit your purchasing power. You must meet the same credit qualifications if you lease or buy. You may want to consider joining a car share while you save up cash to purchase your car.

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Pricing for the Highly Anticipated 2017 F-150 Raptor

2017_raptor_1News about the reinvented 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor has drivers in and around the Waukesha, WI area clamoring for more information. Ford recently announced pricing details on the long-awaited F-150 Raptor pickup truck, which is said to start at $49,520 MSRP for the SuperCab trim package, and $52,505 MSRP for the SuperCrew. Based on the aluminum-bodied F-150, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor includes the light-duty pickup truck segment’s first 10-speed automatic transmission that was designed to provide seamless shifting on Waukesha, WI roads. While engine horsepower and torque specs have not yet been released, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will come with a 3.5L V6 engine that will produce more horsepower than 6.2L V8 engine that came with the 2014 model year.

Though the list of standard equipment is not yet available, we are privy to the major option packages that will be available with the Ford F-150 Raptor. Costing an additional $3,158, the currently unnamed mid-level trim package available with the F-150 Raptor includes 10-way power heated leather seats, power adjustable acceleration and brake pedals, and next-generation SYNC® 3 infotainment technology. The luxury trim package available with the 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor costs an additional $9,345 and includes everything that comes with the mid-level package with the addition of cooled seats with memory, a 360-degree camera, a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, five years of SYNC Connect Telematics, and an automatic reverse steering system for trailers.

Can’t wait for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor to roll off the production line? That won’t be a problem here at Griffin Ford. We have a multitude of high-performance pickup truck models at our Ford dealership in Waukesha, WI. For more information on how you can schedule your test-drive appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our online form or by calling us at (262) 542-5781.

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Vehicle Theft Prevention


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2010 Chevrolet Aveo5

Comfort, Style, AND a great price?!
How can you say no?
Stop by Griffin Ford to drive this stunning 2010 Chevrolet Aveo5 home with you today!
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2008 Ford Fusion

Power Windows, Alloy Wheels, Speed-Sensing Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Security System, Speed Control, and much much more.

Head over to our website to check out everything this 2008 Ford Fusion has to offer today!

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Picking Your Teen’s First Car

Is your son or daughter’s sweet sixteen coming up? What about a high school graduation or other major milestone? All of these are great times to give your teen their very first car. If you’re in the market for the first time in a while, or if you’ve never shopped for a car for a younger driver, there are some special things to keep in mind while you’re looking around at your options.

Consider a New, Used Car teen_03
Purchasing a car that’s brand new leads to higher car payments along with higher insurance premiums. You can often find the same vehicle two to three years older for a fraction of the cost of the new model. Of course you don’t want to spend a lot on a car that’s decades old, but picking one that was made within the last five years or so is a great way to save some serious cash. As long as the car is still relatively new and has a reasonable number of miles on it, it should run perfectly fine for years to come.

Stay Subtle
Once you have a new driver on your policy, your insurance rates are going to climb– there’s no avoiding that. You can, however, soften the blow to your wallet by buying smart. Don’t purchase a sports car or sports edition of an ordinary sedan, as these types of vehicles automatically carry higher premiums regardless of the age of the driver. Stick with a sub-compact cteen_01ar or small truck, and you’ll find yourself paying less.

Bonus: if your child has his heart set on that Mustang, tell him that he can drive the first car while he goes to school, and in a few years when he has an income of his own, he can help purchase the new car and pay for his insurance. He’ll become a responsible car owner in the process.

Think Practically
Does your son really need a brand new king cab truck for his sixteenth birthday? Young drivers are naturally more prone to wrecks and other accidents, so it’s not the best idea to entrust them with high-dollar vehicles. Consider the things that your child needs most from their car: reliability, fuel economy, etc. Don’t feel bad or guilty if you can’t afford a brand new or luxury vehicle– it’s smarter to get a less flashy car for their first one anyway, as we mentioned earlier. Your child mainly needs a reliable method of transportation, so focus on finding that. Your options are nearly limitless.

Shop Smart
Don’t buy from the first lot you visit. Some dealers are notorious for trying to send their customers home with a less-than-great deal. Shop around and test drive a variety of teen_02vehicles, and always check CarFax for the history of any cars you’re considering. Talk cautiously with dealers, and don’t get pressured into spending more than you can afford or bringing home a car you don’t love. Visiting multiple locations will ensure that you find the perfect car at the perfect price.

Having a teen old enough to get behind the wheel isn’t going to be an easy transition. Make the car buying process an easy one with these tips to avoid even more stress on you. Have your child test drive the vehicle and make sure they’re comfortable with handling the vehicle you choose. You don’t want something that’s too big for them or not comfortable to drive.

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