Compared to some of the other notable cities in Michigan and across the United States, Ionia is a place that represents those small-town values and wholesomeness that are harder and harder to find. One location where you'll find these values being practiced and adhered to is right here at Pauli Ford. We're not just any Ford dealership; we're a Ford dealer Ionia drivers have trusted with their transportation and service needs for almost 40 years.
We call this area home and believe that lending a neighbor a helping hand is part and parcel of the experience of living in Ionia. At Pauli Ford, you'll find that help isn't just an action; it's the cornerstone of the service we extend to our customers. No matter your particular needs, we can help. We've worked with countless people to find the ideal vehicle that's perfect for their situation and circumstances. This means taking the time to listen to your questions and addressing any concerns you might have. That is how we've helped people in the community not just find a vehicle agreeable to them but also elevate their quality of life.
Founded in 1903, Ford has long been a cornerstone of not just the automotive industry but traditional Americana. It was the postwar economic boom of the 1950s that would help establish nearby Detroit as the "Motor City." The number of people who would go and work for Ford during this time of economic prosperity would number in the hundreds of thousands. Throughout the same time period, Ford continued to push the envelope and challenge the limits of design and performance. Ford is notable for introducing the pony car, redefining the pickup truck as the premier occupational workhorse, and streamlining production to meet the growing needs of consumers.
Because Ford and Michigan are so intrinsically linked with one another, choosing to drive a Ford puts you behind the wheel of a part of our great state. You're helping to support domestic manufacturing jobs and the local economy. Most importantly, you're writing your own chapter in the ever-growing history of Ford. You're joining a long line of Michigan residents who have taken it upon themselves to support one of the best-known names not just in our state but the entire world. The unsurpassed quality and innovation that Ford continues to place in its vehicles are why it's the most trusted brand in the entire industry.
In recent years, Ford has placed a great deal of emphasis on developing new trucks and SUVs that carry on the legacy of innovation and performance established by the brand during its formative years. With exceptional quality vehicles comes the need for service and inventory to match. At Pauli Ford, we think of ourselves as representatives and an extension of the Blue Oval brand, and you'll see that quality in our inventory. Aside from carrying the options that are a part of the current Ford fleet, we have a wide variety of used models that are held to the same high standard of quality.
With a legacy of celebrated vehicles stretching back well over a century, it's easy to see why so many people choose Ford and rely upon the brand every day to get them to where they need to be, safe and sound. The used vehicles we have on our lot exemplify the high standards of quality that Ford has maintained for generations. Here are a few popular models to keep an eye out for the next time you pay us a visit.
For the family-oriented consumer, the one who has to carry groceries, children, and science fair projects about town, we recommend the Ford Escape. The SUV has become the ideal family vehicle, and the Escape is perfectly sized to allow for decent cargo room and maneuverability around the streets of Ionia. If you're in the market for a reliable workhorse, we recommend utilizing the Ford F-150. As the most popular truck in America for decades, the F-150 has received consistently high marks from critics and consumers alike.
Look no further than the Ford Mustang if you're in the market for performance and style. It was back in the 1960s when Ford introduced the original pony car to the world, single-handedly shifting the paradigm and beginning the golden age of the muscle car. That greatness has never dwindled or diminished over time, and through seven generations, it remains the vehicle that represents personality and individual freedom. On the other hand, if you're seeking practicality and cost-effectiveness, then a used Ford Fusion can certainly appeal to both of these sensibilities. Although the model ceased production in 2020, there are still plenty of used examples available. During its original production run, the Fusion received high safety ratings and gave consumers the bonus of efficient fuel consumption.
There are over 600 franchised dealerships in the state of Michigan, and that's before you start counting small used car lots and national internet retailers. Think about that for just a moment. With so many options available to residents all over the state, it takes a great deal of drive and determination to be the best. However, that has never stopped us. Here at Pauli Ford, you'll find a family-owned small-town dealership that believes in community and putting people before profits.
If you've ever felt like owning a new vehicle is impossible, think again. We believe in helping people get ahead, and our inventory and expertise are only the beginning of the advantages offered by Pauli Ford. We have a vehicle financing center on site, and we believe in putting your finances first. We'll work with you to help design a payment plan to get you behind the wheel without breaking your budget.
At every step of the way, we believe in going the extra mile for you. We even make it easy for you to return for the routine service that will keep your Ford running strong and lasting long. Our convenient Ford service center hours and our friendly technicians mean that maintaining your vehicle won't be a chore when you work with us. That's the difference you'll find here at Pauli Ford. And it's one that you won't find anywhere else.