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Driving a Ford Sports Car Around West Michigan Is Fun, And Science Proves It

January 26th, 2018

Photo of the rear wheels of a New Ford Mustang performing a burnout - illustrating research showing that driving an exciting car can be good for your health

Ford Studies Emotions While Driving Ford Performance Vehicles

Ask any sports car owner in West Michigan and they’ll tell you – driving a performance car like the New Ford Mustang or the Ford Focus RS is an absolute joy, and Borgman agrees. The on-demand power and responsive handling add a little thrill to something as ordinary or mundane your morning commute.

However, did you know that there is research showing it’s good for you? This article recently published by Ford will go over what they call “buzz moments,” or small periods of excitement that contribute to our overall wellbeing. They also worked with some neuroscientists and vehicle designers to produce a “Buzz Car” which syncs the passengers’ emotions to a stunning LED light show. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Know If Your Vehicle Needs An Alignment

January 23rd, 2018

How to check your wheel alignment to drive safely in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Now that we’ve made it about halfway through the winter season in West Michigan, it’s probably a good time to know where you stand in terms of your vehicle’s alignment. I don’t think anyone was surprised to find the roads an absolute horror show after the latest thaw, as we were reunited with our old friend the pothole. These gaps, pits, or large craters in the asphalt are formed when water seeps into cracks and expands when it re-freezes. While your vehicle will eventually need an alignment from normal driving, if you hit a pothole or a curb it may need one sooner. Read the rest of this entry »

Four New Ford Vehicles Revealed at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

January 22nd, 2018

Borgman Ford has been keeping an eye on the 2018 Detroit Auto Show for any exciting announcements to share with West Michigan Ford fans. This year, Ford did not disappoint with the unveiling of four new and exciting vehicles: The 2019 Ford Edge ST, The 2019 Ford Ranger, The 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Bullitt, and the All-New Mustang Shelby GT500 – the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever!

Below, we’ve rounded up some information about each of the four vehicles revealed or teased at the Detroit Auto Show, as well as some fun videos from Ford to show them in action. Read the rest of this entry »

First Look at the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger

January 15th, 2018

Photo of the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger - coming next spring to Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI

The All-New 2019 Ford Ranger Arrives At Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI Next Spring

Borgman Ford has some very exciting news for West Michigan Truck Fans: Ford has just unveiled the All-New 2019 Ford Ranger! This mighty mid-sized pickup will arrive at our dealership in the Spring of 2019 and will include a number of high-tech features and advances similar to those found in the Ford F-150 – many of which are class-exclusive.

The 2019 Ford Ranger will sport the highly-capable 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, which features turbocharging and direct injection for maximum efficiency and power. This engine also connects to the class-exclusive Ford 10-speed transmission – popularized by the Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang.

There are even more features to explore on the All-New Ford Ranger, including a built-in WiFi Hotspot, FX-4 Off-Road Package, Driver Assist Technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane-Keeping Assist, Ford SYNC 3 with FordPass, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Build The Perfect 2018 Ford Expedition For Your Adventures Across West Michigan

January 12th, 2018

Photo of a 2018 Ford Expedition on an adventure in West Michigan

Start Your Journey in a New 2018 Ford Expedition from Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

One of the most sought-after vehicles on the Borgman lot is the New Ford Expedition, and it’s no wonder. Families in West Michigan love the spacious and luxurious interior, the integrated tech for entertaining the kids, rugged on and offroad capability, towing power, and more. In addition to seating 8, the Ford Expedition also features enough space for whatever else you need to bring with you on your adventures, such as camping gear, sports equipment, or family luggage.

In this article, we’ll cover some key features of the 2018 Ford Expedition SUV,  showing that it’s just as capable of going on grand adventures through West Michigan as it is keeping up with the needs of a busy family. If you’re looking for a top-tier SUV in Grand Rapids, we invite you to visit our showroom where we can help you specify your made-to-order 2018 Ford Expedition. Visit our Expedition Options Page or Contact Us to start building yours today.

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West Michigan Businesses & Truck Fans: Pre-Order Your Ford F-150 Diesel at Borgman Ford!

January 10th, 2018

A 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel easily towing a heavy trailer in West Michigan

New 2018 Ford F-150 with 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine Coming Soon to Grand Rapids, MI

West Michigan truck fans rejoice! Borgman Ford is pleased to announce that the hotly-anticipated New 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel will be available for pre-order this month! The trucks will start arriving at our dealership in Grand Rapids this spring, so whether you need some powerful new pickups for your business, or you want to reap the benefits of a diesel engine for your personal truck, don’t delay and come talk to us now. We can help you build and order the exact truck you want, and seeing us early means you’d be among the first in West Michigan to drive one this spring! Read the rest of this entry »

Visit Borgman Ford at the Upcoming Auto Show in Grand Rapids!

January 5th, 2018

Michigan International Auto Show LogoCheck Out New Fords at DeVos Place: February 1-4 2018

The 20th Annual Michigan International Auto Show is right around the corner, and Borgman Ford can’t wait to share new features of the Ford lineup with auto enthusiasts in West Michigan! Mark your calendars for February 1st through the 4th and come see us at the DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids.

There will be plenty of New Ford Vehicles on display, including the mighty New 2018 Ford F-150 and the hot New 2018 Ford Mustang, as well as many other SUVs and Cars from the 2018 lineup. While you’re there, be sure to check out all of the impressive New Mazda Cars & SUVs on display too!

This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Michigan International Auto Show, and there will be many other fun activities and exhibits to enjoy! Check out the popular Million Dollar Motorway, explore a selection of vintage cars from the Gilmore Car Museum, and be on the lookout for Gizmo the Robot wandering the show floor! For more information and to get a $2 Off Coupon, visit We hope we see you at the show and stay tuned for more updates!

Check Out Ford Drive 4 UR School’s Oversized Slot Car Track at Westfield WTC

January 3rd, 2018

Overhead photo of the oversized Ford slot car track at the Westfield World Trade Center, where participants helped raise $10,000 for New York City Public Schools.

Slot Car Racers Helped Raise $10,000 For New York City Public Schools

Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids would like to congratulate the Ford Drive 4 UR School program on their 10th anniversary! This program has given us the opportunity to help the Grandville Band Boosters year after year, with members of the community test driving New Ford Vehicles to raise up to $6,000.

To celebrate 10 years and helping schools raise over $30 million to date, Ford decided to go big Read the rest of this entry »

Enter To Win A New 2018 Ford F-150 & Hang With Toby Keith in Cabo!

December 29th, 2017


Register To Win Toby Keith’s “Stays In Mexico” Sweepstakes!

It’s not every day someone hands you the keys to a new truck and introduces you to a country music star. However, one lucky Ford fan this summer will get a New 2018 Ford F-150 to call their own and a spend a weekend in Cabo with Toby Keith!

The winner of Toby Keith’s “Stays In Mexico” Sweepstakes will be able to take three friends with them on a VIP trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they’ll get to hang out with Toby at his beachfront hideaway. This means round-trip plane tickets, four days/three nights accommodations at an all-inclusive resort, local ground transportation, and be sure to pack your swimwear because there’ll be a pool party at Toby Keith’s place too!

When you get back, you’ll have a beautiful New 2018 Ford F-150 pickup waiting for you to commemorate the trip!

Click Here To Enter The Sweepstakes!

The New 2018 Ford EcoSport: Coming Soon to Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids!

December 26th, 2017

2018 Ford EcoSport compact SUV  in Grand Rapids, MI

The New 2018 Ford EcoSport: Coming Soon to Borgman Ford in West Michigan!

Very soon, drivers in West Michigan that want to go small and live large in 2018 will be able to drive home a New Ford EcoSport from Borgman! Ford’s newest addition to their growing SUV lineup is packed with features from two capable engines, Intelligent 4WD, onboard WiFi Hotspot, and more! Explore a few of the New 2018 Ford EcoSport’s features below, or visit our showroom when it arrives to take one out for a test drive!

2018 Ford EcoSport Engines & Driveline

The 2018 Ford EcoBoost will come available with two capable engines: a standard 1.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged engine, and a naturally-aspirated direct-injected 2.0L TiVCT engine, which is paired with Ford Intelligent Four-Wheel drive system. Both engines feature Auto Start-Stop Technology to help you save fuel too!

2018 Ford EcoSport SUV high-tech interior

What’s Inside The 2018 Ford EcoSport

The interior of the 2018 Ford EcoSport is a surprising treat, with available amenities which include an 8″ Touch Screen, remote start via your smartphone and FordPass, a built-n WiFi Hotspot, Bang & Olufsen sound system, and more! There’s plenty of leg room in the rear seats for your passengers, and the rear cargo hatch offers plenty of space for whatever you’ll need on your adventures around West Michigan. Have more cargo than passengers? The 60/40 rear seats fold flat for even more space!


There’s More To Explore at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

Anxious to test drive the New 2018 Ford EcoSport? We don’t blame you, and the good news is that the wait is almost over! Keep an eye on our New 2018 Ford EcoSport inventory and head on over to take one for a spin when they arrive. If you want to go small and live large in West Michigan your way, talk to one of our experienced and friendly sales associates and we’ll order the exact Ford EcoSport you want! Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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