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Only At Borgman: Every New Mazda Gets a FREE 20-Year 200,000 Mile Warranty

April 7th, 2017

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How Would It Feel To Drive Your New Mazda Vehicle Completely Free From Worry?

Borgman Mazda has some exciting news for our customers in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Only at Borgman, Every New Mazda Vehicle we sell will include a FREE 20-Year, 200,000 Mile Warranty! If you’ve been thinking about buying a new Mazda or making a trade, there’s never been a better time to visit Borgman – West Michigan’s Exclusive Mazda Dealer.

The B-Free Borgman Mazda Warranty is backed by an “A” rated insurance company and administrator, and is provided by Nationwide Warranty Services. It covers the engine, transmission and other critical parts such as the axle shafts, wheel bearings, All-Wheel Drive components and more.

The best part (besides being completely free) is that no extra maintenance is required. All you have to do is follow Mazda’s recommended maintenance schedule and hang on to your records. You can have your maintenance done or make a claim at the Borgman Mazda Service Center, or at any other licensed repair shop in the U.S. and Canada.

“We’re more than happy to provide this warranty to our Mazda customers at no cost to them. We do this because we firmly believe that taking care of people after the sale is much more important than the sale itself,” says Matt Borgman, General Manager. “People in West Michigan choose Mazda vehicles because they’re very dependable and a lot of fun to drive. We want to make sure that they will always have that experience with their vehicle.”

For complete details on the new warranty program, check out the video below, Click Here, or visit the Borgman Mazda showroom and we’ll be happy to assist you. To see our full lineup of New Mazda Vehicles, Click Here.

Be free from worry, be free from repair bills, and enjoy your New Mazda Vehicle for years to come. We offer a FREE 20-Year 200,000 Mile warranty with every New Mazda because putting the customer first is a Borgman family tradition. Come see why Borgman is West Michigan’s Exclusive Mazda Dealer!


New 2017 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS “Top Safety Pick+”

August 11th, 2017

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Joins The Rest Of The 2017 Mazda Lineup: All Top Safety Pick+ Recipients

Borgman Mazda is pleased to announce that the newly-redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 was named as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick+” for 2017, confirming that it’s one of the safest SUVs you could drive in West Michigan. This is the highest designation for safety given by the IIHS, and the Mazda CX-5 has earned it every year since its launch in 2012.

However, the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s achievement carries some extra weight. Mazda is now the only full-line automaker with every vehicle in their 2017 lineup being rated as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and that’s also something Borgman Mazda is incredibly proud of. In this article below, Inside Mazda tells more about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. Read the rest of this entry »


Meet The Highly-Custom F-22 Raptor-Inspired Ford F-150 Raptor Pickup

August 9th, 2017

F-22_Ford_F-150_RaptorBorgman Ford is always pleased to share the unique and highly-customized vehicles Ford produces with fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. These vehicles are usually sold at charity auctions to benefit relevant causes, and this latest one, an F-22-inspired Ford F-150 Raptor, raised $300,000 for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.

This totally tricked-out Ford F-150 Raptor pickup was inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet and features a number of customizations from Ford Performance Design Team. Some of the modifications were purely aesthetic or thematic, such as the red and green position lights on the mirror skull caps, and others were to push the truck’s capabilities to the limit, like the Whipple-intercooled, high-output 3.5l twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, which delivers 545 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque. Read the rest of this entry »


Be a Good Neighbor with The New 2018 Ford Mustang GT’s Quiet Mode

August 4th, 2017

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The team at Borgman Ford is more than excited for the launch of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, which arrives in Grand Rapids later this year! Although the sweet, glorious sound of a Mustang GT’s powerful V8 engine is something Mustang fans savor, their neighbors in quiet West Michigan suburbs might not feel the same way about it – especially in the mornings and evenings.

Because respecting your neighbors is the right thing to do, and loud engine noises have made Ranker.com’s list of “Most annoying noises neighbors make,” Ford has introduced Quiet Start – an available feature on the New 2018 Ford Mustang GT. This allows drivers to set their Mustang GT’s V8 engine to a schedule of when it will roar and when it will merely purr. This article below describes the feature in greater detail, along with a video showing the new feature in action. Read the rest of this entry »


Borgman Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Trucks

July 28th, 2017

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Borgman Ford is celebrating the 100th Birthday of the Ford Truck, which has been delivering packages, hauling supplies, and doing other tough jobs in Grand Rapids and West Michigan since 1917. Starting with the Model TT, Ford has made many different types of trucks over the past century, with lessons being learned with each iteration – whether they be from listening to the needs of customers, building the toughest trucks possible for the pre-war military and bomber engines during WWII. Today, the Ford F-Series reigns as the best-selling truck in America for 40 straight years.

Borgman Ford first opened their doors in 1960, and soon after, Ford released the 4th generation of the Ford F-Series. It was around this time Ford also released the Ford Falcon Ranchero, a combination of a sedan and a pickup, which performed well enough to spawn a competitor. Since then, we’ve continued to offer the latest and greatest Ford Trucks to Grand Rapids and West Michigan families, farmers, businesses, or anyone looking for the best deal on a quality Ford Truck.

To explore the full story of Ford Trucks in America, this article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells the tale. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

One hundred years ago, Ford introduced its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT, forever changing the auto industry – and the very nature of work itself.

Henry Ford marketed his early trucks heavily in rural areas, according to Bob Kreipke, Ford historian. “Model AA trucks, in particular, had a certain class to them,” he said. “Customers could use them on the farm, yet still take them to church on Sunday.”

A century later, Ford trucks are among the most iconic vehicles in the world. F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years. In Canada, Ford F-Series has enjoyed 51 consecutive years as best-selling pickup and now marks seven straight years as best-selling vehicle.

Throughout this rich history, Ford continuously has worked to improve its trucks by listening to truck owners and developing new innovations that improve their ability to get the job done. These innovations give today’s Ford truck owners greater towing and hauling capability, advanced engines for improved efficiency, and driver-assist technologies that make it easier and more convenient to operate.

Henry Ford’s vision to create a vehicle with a cab and work-duty frame capable of accommodating cargo beds and third-party upfit equipment proudly endures a century later in the Built Ford Tough F-Series lineup – from F-150 to F-750 Super Duty

Ford is credited with putting the world on wheels, and Ford trucks helped build America. “Ford trucks carried the loads, the people, and the products necessary to get the job done,” Kreipke said.

You can continue reading this article by visiting Media.Ford.com

Borgman Ford has been your home for quality Ford trucks in Grand Rapids since 1960. Customers from all over West Michigan have come to us seeking high-quality and dependable vehicles, and keep coming back because of our unparalleled Redcoat Service and our fair-and-square deals. Feel free to browse our current lineup of New Ford F-Series Trucks, and visit us anytime for a test drive!


2018 Ford Mustang Pony Appearance Package Announced

July 26th, 2017

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West Michigan Mustang Fans: Pony Appearance Package Announced

Borgman Ford is pleased to share a fun bit of news with eagle-eyed Ford Mustang fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. The recently-announced Pony Appearance Package for the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang will include a neat little throwback to the Mustang’s roots: an enclosed Mustang badge on the front grille. This logo was first used back in the sixties when the Mustang was still a concept car, and has occasionally been used in various special editions of the car.

If you missed the last version of the Ford Mustang that featured the enclosed pony badge: The 50th Anniversary Edition, you’re in luck this October when the 2018 Ford Mustang Arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids! This article from the Ford Media Center lists other features of the new appearance package:

New Appearance Package for 2018 Mustang Puts Pony Logo Back in Chrome Corral

The pony is going back into the corral. An available Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang – offered with EcoBoost®-equipped cars – gives a nod to the nameplate heritage with its grille-mounted pony-in-corral badge design.

The pony-in-corral grille badge is one of numerous appearance updates included with the Pony Package. Other features include:

  • 19-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Bright beltline and window trim for fastback model
  • Premium carpeted floor mats with Ebony embroidered pony logo
  • Side stripes on lower body sides
  • Tri-bar pony badge on rear decklid appliqué

You can read the full article over on Media.Ford.com.

Visit Borgman Ford: Your Home For New Ford Mustangs in Grand Rapids, MI

Whether you’re looking for a New or Used Ford Mustang for your adventures around West Michigan, Borgman Ford has one of the best selections in town. Stop by today to view our selection of New Ford Mustangs and take one out for a test drive!


What Jobs Can The Ford Transit Be Customized To Do in West Michigan?

July 12th, 2017

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Build & Configure a Ford Transit as Unique as Your Business

One of the most customizable vehicles that Borgman Ford Commercial offers to businesses in West Michigan is easily the New 2017 Ford Transit. Saying that it serves as a utility vehicle or a passenger van is a gross oversimplification, as the choice of three roof heights, three lengths, three engines, two wheelbases, and the sheer number of upfitting options allow it to be dialed right into whatever job you need it to do.

Below, we’ve pre-configured three Ford Transits to suit three distinctly different jobs that need doing around Grand Rapids and West Michigan: a Utility Van, a Shuttle, and a Delivery Van. Scroll down to see some of the features we selected to help you get started:

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2017 Ford Transit Utility Van

This type of configuration is ideal for Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Cooling, Telecom, and more. Here’s what we put together:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase and 3.7L V6 Engine – The emphasis here was creating a van that’s large enough and powerful enough to haul all of the tools, parts, and other equipment from one job site to the next.

We added an ABS plastic partition between the cabin and the rear bay and included a lightweight, modular and smart shelving system from Knapheide called ShelfStaxx. They also make handy interchangeable boxes that lock into Shelf Staxx, helping with efficient equipment and tool organization. Hooks, lashing rails, shelf dividers, cable reel and hose holders further customize the space for better productivity. Beyond this, you can add ladder racks, roof racks for things like extra pipes, folding shelves, and more.

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2017 Ford Transit Shuttle

Whether you’re providing a shuttle service across town or across the country, the 2017 Ford Transit performs admirably. Here’s how we built this one:

2017 Ford Transit Wagon with tall roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 264″. This is the largest configuration available for the Ford Transit which allows for up to 14 passengers plus a driver to stand comfortably inside the vehicle. It also provides best-in-class 100.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row, side curtain airbags, and standard aisle seating. We also added Ford SYNC 3 for intuitive navigation, connectivity, and entertainment for your passengers.

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2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van

If you’re in the business of moving cargo or making deliveries, the 2017 Ford Transit does sterling service with ample space, power, and efficiency. See how we achieved this below:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 238″. We equipped the van with the Ford 3.2L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine for added power and efficiency and chose the sliding side door for easy loading and unloading.

Adding a partition is a smart move for safety reasons, but it also reduces noise and isolates the climate control to just the cabin. Other handy upfits for cargo include collapsible shelving, non-slip flooring, cargo nets, hanging racks, bins, and more. We also added Ford Telematics by Telogis to help fleet managers monitor logistics, efficiency, and more.

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Build Your Perfect Transit & Put It To Work in West Michigan

What role can a well-equipped Ford Transit fill in your motor pool? Whether one of the configurations above meets your needs, or simply gave you an idea of where to start, contact the experts at Borgman Ford Commercial to get started. We’ll work closely with you to build the ideal vehicle for your business at a price you’ll love. Come see why so many businesses in Grand Rapids and West Michigan choose Borgman Ford Commercial for all of their work truck and fleet vehicle needs!


7 Tips For Driving Your Ford Through a Severe West Michigan Thunderstorm

July 7th, 2017

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So the saying goes in West Michigan: if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes. Sometimes it can be pretty funny, but when you’re driving along I-96 and some severe weather develops right over your head – not so much.

Because the beautiful weather in West Michigan can sometimes turn ugly out of nowhere, Borgman Ford has put together a list of driving tips from MyFordMag.com that can help. The best thing you can do in heavy rain is to pull over and wait it out, but just in case that’s not an option, here are 7 driving tips for navigating a bad rainstorm: Read the rest of this entry »


Head to Head: The 2017 Ford Escape vs. The 2017 Mazda CX-5

June 29th, 2017

The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUVs go head-to-head in this comparison by Borgman Ford MazdaBorgman Ford Mazda in Grand Rapids has been providing high-quality New and Used vehicles to West Michigan since 1960. An important part of what makes our service the Best in the West is making sure you get matched with the perfect auto for your lifestyle and needs. In order to help our West Michigan SUV shoppers make an informed decision, Borgman Ford Mazda is putting two of the most versatile SUVs on our lot head to head: the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Both of these Light SUVs are well-equipped to meet the needs of the average Michigan adventurer and can handle the role of a family car without breaking a sweat. They both seat 5, have ample cargo space, and hold their own in West Michigan’s treacherous winter weather. Read on below to see how they stack up against each other and feel free to visit our showroom in Grand Rapids to compare them yourself! Read the rest of this entry »


Ford helps Michigan students build a 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe

June 12th, 2017

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Inspiring Future Innovators in Michigan

Borgman Ford is proud to represent a company that puts so much effort into inspiring Michigan’s next generation of innovators. Recently, the Ford Motor Company Fund collaborated with Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation to help students with the ultimate science project: building their own working 1965 Ford Daytona Coupe.

The objective was to get kids involved with STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and give them the confidence to pursue careers in those fields. Students built the iconic racecar from almost 1,000 parts and inside of a span of 18 weeks. Read the rest of this entry »


The New Mazda CX-9 comes equipped for West Michigan’s crazy weather

June 12th, 2017

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Drive confidently in a capable Mazda CX-9 SUV from Borgman

Borgman Mazda knows how unpredictable the weather can be in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. That’s why we’re proud to offer the capable Mazda CX-9, packed with features that help drivers all over go confidently into the ever-changing weather.

This article written on InsideMazda describes four of the many features you’ll find inside a New Mazda CX-9 SUV, and showcases them against the typical weather conditions of the four seasons. Read the rest of this entry »


 

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