If you live and work in Saint Johns, Michigan, then you know the benefit of having a reliable vehicle that fits your personal needs. Michigan has one of the most diverse climates, with snowy winters, hot summers, and temperate springs and autumns in between. That is why you need a Ford, and you should make Pauli Ford your Ford Dealer in Saint Johns. No other automaker has a longer record of building quality cars, trucks, and SUVs than Ford. Going back to 1903, Ford has been making reliable and affordable vehicles for drivers all over America, each designed for a different driver. This has continued to today, with Ford now on the cutting edge of the hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) revolution, giving you incredible fuel economy in some truly powerful models.
When you come to Pauli Ford, you will be working with a team of professionals who are dedicated to getting you the right Ford model for your lifestyle. We are a family-owned and operated Ford dealer, so you will get the hands-on experience that you can only find in a dealership that is part of your Saint Johns community. We are conveniently located at 2380 Old U.S. 27, so we are right in town for all your Ford automotive needs.
The history of Ford began with a car race. Henry Ford designed a 26-horsepower Sweepstakes that beat a more powerful car in a 10-lap race around a one-mile oval in Detroit in 1901. With that victory, Henry Ford established himself as a man who could design and build quality cars with efficient engines that were small but effective. Trading on this expertise, Ford Motor Company was incorporated in Detroit in 1903, producing its first car, the Model A. By the end of the year, the fledgling automaker was already turning a profit. The name Ford would soon become synonymous with Detroit.
Not willing to rest on success, Ford expanded to Canada in 1904 and Europe by 1908, the same year it introduced the Model T, the car that would dominate the first quarter-century. This simple but effective model was the first mass-produced car that was affordable for most Americans, achieving Henry Ford’s goal of making cars something for everyone. This was due in large part to the introduction of the integrated moving assembly line. Where other automakers still made all their cars by hand in a static process, Ford created teams of specialists who worked on specific parts of the car as it moved down a line. This reduced the time it took to assemble a Model T from 12.5 hours to 1.5 hours. It also reduced the cost, allowing Ford to continue to reduce the price of a Model T. By the time Ford ceased production of the Model T in 1927, it had sold over 15 million vehicles, making it one of the best-selling vehicles of all time. Moreover, the Model T is still one of the most famous cars ever built.
In 1917, Ford opened its River Rouge Complex, the largest integrated factory in the world. At the same time, it introduced its first pickup truck, the Model TT, built on a Model T frame with a reinforced chassis and rear axle. By 1928, Ford was building its next great car, the Model A, while using its industry dominance to acquire the luxury Lincoln brand in 1922 and start the mid-priced Mercury brand in 1938. With the outbreak of World War II, Ford ceased production of passenger cars until the end of the decade. However, when it came time to re-enter the civilian market, Ford hit the ground running, introducing such legendary models as the F-Series line of trucks in 1948, the Thunderbird in 1954, and the Mustang in 1964. The F-Series continues today with the F-150 and Super Duty pickup truck, as well as the Mustang, which is not just a great muscle car but also one of the coolest EVs on the road, the Mustang Mach-E.
Ford also continued to innovate for the benefit of its customers. Just as the assembly line significantly reduced the price of the Model T, Ford’s crash testing of its vehicles beginning in 1954 worked to make them increasingly safer over time. Keep in mind that this was almost 25 years before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began requiring frontal crash tests for all passenger vehicles. Ford continued this dedication to passenger safety with the introduction of three-point, self-adjusting seat belts. Ford also established Ford Credit in 1959 to offer loans and leases to customers buying Ford vehicles. This made acquiring a new Ford vehicle easier and more affordable for many drivers.
Today, Ford builds many of the most popular vehicles on the road. The Ford Explorer SUV was launched in 1990, helping start a popular move towards the SUV class among drivers that has continued unabated. In 2020, the manufacturer brought back the Ford Bronco as a purpose-built off-road model. The company has also dedicated itself to a greener and cleaner future of EVs, with the Mustang Mach-E SUV model and the F-150 Lightning pickup truck leading the way. Both of these models give you incredible fuel economy and unrivaled performance in an EV, while the Mustang Mach-E provides you with the luxury of an SUV and the F-150 Lightning capability of a pickup truck. With these and other models, it is clear that Ford’s legacy of automotive innovation remains strong.
Ford has built a legacy for building great vehicles at an affordable price, with enough variations and options that they are able to meet the needs of different drivers. We offer you a vast inventory of these Ford models, whether you are looking to buy one new or prefer to buy a used or Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. Just like Henry Ford himself, we aim to give every driver the opportunity to be able to afford one of these safe and exceptional cars, trucks, EVs, or SUVs.
We achieve this in part through the work of our dedicated vehicle financing team. Our staff understands that many folks will need to finance their next Ford, which is why we will work with you to get a deal that fits your budget. Not only do we offer loan and lease options under the Ford Credit programs, we also offer drivers other options, all on competitive terms that will work best for your specific financial situation.
Pauli Ford is also dedicated to helping you keep your Ford maintained during your term of ownership. This is why we offer drivers our state-of-the-art Ford service center. Whether you need a routine tire rotation or oil change, or you require something more involved like an engine repair, our team of trained technicians is standing by to address all of your automotive needs. We will help you get your Ford back on the road in no time.
Ford makes some amazing vehicles that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations, no matter what they may be. For example, if you are looking for a safe, affordable means to commute to and from school or work, then you should consider the Ford EcoSport or Escape. These two compact SUVs will give you excellent fuel economy without skimping on the creature comforts that make driving a Ford so much fun. If you are looking for a larger SUV to fit your whole family, then you should consider such three-row models as the Explorer and Expedition. Each of these has room for the whole family, as well as all their stuff. For those drivers who love adventure at the many parks near Saint Johns, you should consider a Ford Bronco or Bronco Sport. These two purpose-built off-road models have all the features you need to hit the trail running.
Some drivers love a good truck for business, pleasure, or a little of both. The Ford F-150 is one of the most versatile trucks on the road today, with so many engine and trim options that you can find a model for any purpose you can dream of. There is even the F-150 Lightning, an all-electric truck that will save you gas money while giving you unrivaled acceleration. If you need to get a tough job done, then you should consider a Ford Super Duty, a line of heavy-duty pickup trucks that cannot be matched by any other automaker. Whether you need to tow a large trailer or haul a heavy load, the Ford Super Duty can get it done right.