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Leasing has big benefits, but also major drawbacks


Many people looking to acquire their next car often quickly realize that the amount of cash needed to buy a new car is far more than they could afford. Many of these people will turn to leasing as a viable option to acquire a new car when they discover that the amount of cash they have saved is simply not enough to make a down payment on a loan.

But it is also important to be completely aware of the risks and drawbacks of leasing a vehicle. For example, most leases only allow a certain number of miles to be…
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Man’s Best Friend Riding Shotgun

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​Okay, so it’s actually not safe for your fur-buddy to ride shotgun because dogs can be killed by the airbag or seriously injured by hitting the dashboard. Pet parents are just as concerned for their fur babies while traveling as they are their human children.

How do you keep your dog safe in the car?

Pets should always be restrained in the car in a crate that is safely attached by a seatbelt or strap made specifically for this purpose, and make sure when choosing a crate that it is crash-certified and the right size.

Also, not all dogs…
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Ford's New CEO Jim Hackett Dials Back on His Predecessor's Enthusiasm for Autonomous Cars

In 2016, under the direction of CEO Mark Fields, Ford launched the industry's largest fleet of self-driving cars, and performed the industry's first public test of a self-driving car in the snow. Like the majority of automakers, Ford had its eyes locked on the goal of being the first to launch a successful driverless car.

But this single-minded dedication to autonomous vehicles may be a little na…

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AutoGuide.com Sings Praises of Sensational 2017 Ford Fusion

If you've yet to meet our beloved American brand's midsize sedan, the 2017 Fusion, we here at Boggus Ford Harlingen hate to be the ones to break it to you, but ...

You quite likely are missing out.

Not to worry, though, as AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai is here to get you up to speed. Tag along with her in the clip below:

The Fusion's entry-level trim -- the S -- is, simply put, stunning.

Standard features on this model include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillamps, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding…

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Embrace the final days of summer with the Ford Escape

We're not wishing away the summer months just yet, that's for sure. Here at Boggus Ford we're looking to embrace them, and we know you can too, especially if you take the wheel of the 2017 Ford Escape.

 

No matter where you go, the Intelligent 4WD in the #FordEscape will help you get there.

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The Ford Escape delivers a most pleasant and comfortable ride, no matter how far you're traveling. This vehicle moves smoothly over all kinds of terrain and…

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A Better Ride Every Time in the 2017 Ford Fusion

Everyone's got a different idea of what makes for a perfect vehicle and, for Lisa Arnesan in the video below, its onw that answers the needs of her and her children. She's chosen the 2017 Ford Fusion, specifically the SE trim, because of the convenience of the rotary gear knob, the comfort of the dual-zone climate control, the safety of hands-free calling and texting, and the spacious satisfaction of a cabin that's tall enough to comfortably seat her 6'2" tall sons.

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Harlingen Drivers Learning the Joy of SUVs

When you imagine the quintessential American car, what comes to mind? For an increasing number of drivers, the answer is "SUV."

SUVs have been rising in popularity over the years and this popularity is now translating into loyalty. As reported by AutoNews.com, 66 percent of SUV owners buying new cars this year, purchased new SUVs. That’s a 14 point jump in consumer loyalty from 2012, when only 52 percent of SUV-owning car consumers did the same.

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Autotrader Provides 'Real World Review' for 2017 Ford Explorer

Might you be considering the full-size crossover class for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Boggus Ford Harligen would be eager to introduce you to ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what is it that this big-bodied beaut brings to the table? Tag along with the car critics from Autotrader in the clip below; they're here to fill you in on this Ford's finer details:

An altogether brilliant base engine, the Explorer's 3.5-liter V6 is one worth a closer look. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level V6 makes a healthy 290…

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