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Learn Why AutoGuide.com Fancies the 2017 Ford Fusion

If the search for your next daily driver has brought you to the midsize sedan class, we here at Don Gasgarth's Charlotte Country Ford feel you should make a point to give ours, the 2017 Fusion, a go.

And what makes us say that, you wonder?

AutoGuide.com Managing Editor Jodi Lai is here to deliver the need-to-know details; link up with her in the clip below:

While we've appreciation for every model across the Fusion lineup, we found ourselves especially enamored by its mid-level offering, the Titanium.

Standard amenities on this iteration include a 240-horsepower turbo-four engine…

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We're Open & Ready to Get You Back on the Road After Hurricane Irma

Like many places in Florida, Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford isn't far from the water. We were prepared for the worst with Hurricane Irma. Once the storm passed, we were pleased to find our dealership intact and ready for business.

We know not all our neighbors were as fortunate. If your vehicle was damaged during the hurricane, our service center is open, and our technicians are standing by to assess the problem, and make repairs—many of which may be covered by your insurance.

If your vehicle was subject to flood damage, however, it may be declared a…

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Keep it good under your hood: schedule a service appointment today

Is there anything worse than running into unforeseen car trouble on a gorgeous summer day? We can't think of much here at Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford. We'd love to make sure all your summer traveling goes as smoothly as possible with the help of our expert service center.

 

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Whatever your service needs are, you can rely on our team of technicians to exceed your expectations and then some. We'll paway.

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Make your summer getaway with the Ford Escape

Summertime is a special time of year and it prompts us to get outside and enjoy some much deserved rest and relaxation. If you've still got a few more places on your bucket list this season, be sure you and your loved ones travel safely and comfortably with a dependable vehicle like the 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 is waiting patiently for your arrival here at Don…

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2017 Ford Explorer: a Full-Size Crossover a Cut Above the Rest

Has your new-car search led you to the full-size crossover class? Well, if so, we here at Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford have a funny feeling you may well meet your match in ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why, though?

Get the inside scoop from our friends over at MotorWeek; their assessment of the Explorer is as follows:

Ford seemingly spared no expense in building the latest Explorer. In fact, even its Base trim is altogether brilliant.

Standard features on this model include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding second-row seat, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an…

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SUV Loyalty Growing in Charlotte

SUV loyalty is growing across America. In 2012, SUV loyalty was found to be at around 53 percent. This year, however, a full 66 percent of SUV owners bought new SUVs when shopping for cars.

When you test out a car like the 2017 Ford Explorer, you figure out why people love for SUVs. Packing a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine under its hood, the Explorer has 290 horsepower at its disposal and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

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carwow Heralds the Head-Turning 2017 Ford Mustang

If you're on the hunt for a new high-octane hauler, we at Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford would be quick to set you up with our standout sports car, the 2017 Mustang.

Wondering what, in particular, makes this model a must-see? If so, we invite you to check the clip below. carwow critic Mat Watson is here to highlight some of the Mustang's many winning qualities:

A trio of engine types comprise the Mustang catalog. On base trims, a 3.7-liter V6 does the heavy lifting, turning out a terrific 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque…

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Can Ford & Bamboo Save Port Charlotte Homes & Wildlife?

Many of our homes in Port Charlotte are built barely above sea level. The town is criss-crossed with canals, and neighborhoods on the southern fringes are laid out like boating piers. Naturally, the community has a vested interest in preventing sea-level rise, which could threaten both human populations and sensitive wildlife habitat, like the Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve.

It's not always easy knowing where to start fighting climate change, but fortunately, companies like Ford are changing the industry by creating eco-friendly new cars.

In our new inventory at Don Gasgarth's...

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Road Trip: Planned or Spontaneous?

People may wonder if taking a spontaneous or planned road trip is better. Both can be adventurous and fun. A spontaneous day trip might cure whatever ills you have. A planned trip might also be the most relaxing way to spend a few days. Both are great ideas just to get out of the house and see different areas. You can visit mountains, parks, waterfalls and other nature related areas. You might go for a long drive just to see the views. You might visit a different city.

It's all good fun on a beautiful day. The only hitch…
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Practical Fuel Economy Tips

Whether your car is brand new or you've had it for a few years, there's a good chance you're trying to figure out how to save on fuel. Luckily, there are a few things you can do every day to make sure that you don't use unnecessary fuel.

One of the first things you can do is to reduce your speed while driving. When you drive too fast too often, you can burn the fuel in your car too quickly. It's also a good idea not to slam on the gas or brakes, since this…
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