Another Customer Satisfied with Ford Trucks

November 22nd, 2016


Vinnie, from Hassett’s Truck Division, delivered a new Ford F150 to his customer Ben’s General Contracting business in Freeport. Congratulations Ben & Tony!

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Check Out These Safe Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Busy Holiday Roads

November 20th, 2016

safe Thanksgiving travelBetween the hazardous weather conditions, the many families on the highway headed to Grandma’s, and more, holiday travelling can become quite dangerous. You can practice safe Thanksgiving travel by following these tips:

  • Take care of any due maintenance ahead of time, such as oil changes. You won’t want to find your car struggling on the highway.
  • Be sure to have a good idea in your head of the route you are taking and consider bringing a map, instead of purely relying on a GPS system.
  • Pack plenty of fresh water and healthy snacks, to avoid the temptation to stop for fast food, which can cause fatigue.
  • If you are driving with children, be sure to address any of their health needs, with any medication, etc. they may require on hand.
  • Map out a few emergency stops ahead of time, such as hospitals or even just larger rest stops, so you will know where to go if an emergency should occur.
  • Lastly, be patient. There are many factors that contribute to traffic during the holiday season, and the loss of your temper certainly won’t get you anywhere faster!

For more driving safety tips or to check out a new vehicle – just in time for the holiday season – contact us or visit us any time, here at Hassett Pre-Owned.

Pictures From Our 2016 Tailgate Party

November 14th, 2016

Our tailgate party was a huge success on Saturday. Sean Landeta, two-time Superbowl Champion and former NY Giants Pro Bowl Punter, was on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with the customers. They even got to try on his Superbowl ring! We also had the Forgotten Friends of Long Island, who rescue and rehabilitate animals,  with cute kittens waiting for a new home. B103 was rockin the tunes and there was delicious tailgate food supplied by The Garage.  Check out the pictures.

Creature Comforts Define the Ultimate Driving Sensation of the Newly Designed 2017 Lincoln Continental.

November 11th, 2016

In this stunningly distinctive makeover, Lincoln has introduced a bevy of comfort features that will surely tickle the imagination, and indulge the senses. The 2017 Continental is guaranteed to make the most discriminating of luxury car connoisseurs smile with appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »

Popular Apple CarPlay Features Bring Your iPhone to the Driver’s Seat

November 9th, 2016

Apple CarPlay With Apple CarPlay, it is easier and safer than ever to make phone calls, access your personal music collection, navigate with your preferred GPS app, and much more, all from the driver’s seat of your vehicle.

The Apple CarPlay pitch is quite simple: when you install Apple CarPlay, the display screen of your vehicle is swapped with that of your iPhone. Even on the road, your iPhone will never be out of reach.

While your car won’t be able to access every single app, an overwhelming amount of popular apps transfer seamlessly with Apple CarPlay, such as Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. Apple CarPlay features also include touch screen access and voice recognition, via Siri.

This not only makes life much more convenient for drivers, it also decreases the likelihood for drivers to text while driving or engage in other dangerous activities while behind the wheel.

Many newer GM models have Apple CarPlay capability, as well as Android Auto, and for the 2017 model year, all Ford and Lincoln models will be available with this game-changing technology.

Want to learn more about which cars have Apple CarPlay, or check out one of those cars in person? Contact us or visit us any time at Hassett Pre-Owned.

Ultimate Tailgate Party Sales Event

November 8th, 2016


Hassett’s pumped up, and ready to rock their Ultimate Tailgate Party
with lots of Pro bowl grub, giveaways, and special guests.

If you missed last year’s gridiron blowout, don’t fumble this year’s invitation to party with the superstars… right here in Wantagh… at Long Island’s greatest dealership. Our all-star lineup of Fords, Lincolns and Subarus is ready to roll, and our sales team is psyched to offer some incredible deals. So put it on your schedule— Saturday, November 12th… from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.— and swing by for a great afternoon of fun, food, football… and fabulous savings on a brand-new set of wheels.

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The History of the Lincoln Continental: An American Icon

October 18th, 2016
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William Clay Ford with a 1965 Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Continental is an American classic. The history of the Lincoln Continental began in 1939, making it one of the oldest cars still in production. Beginning as a personal vehicle for Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor Company and son of Henry Ford, the Continental has come to be known as the premier luxury vehicle.

The first generation of Continentals had a classic design that was shared with the Lincoln Zephyr, according to Fortune. This included a long body, squared fenders, and, of course, white-wall tires. Under the hood was a powerful 4.8-liter engine, and the two-door model also came with a soft suspension to allow for a smooth ride. After the start of the Second World War, however, production halted until the 1950s.

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New Ford F-150 Raptor Pushes Truck Design to New Extremes

October 6th, 2016

Ford F-150 Raptor

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is a new take on this American classic. The new model shows just what you can do with the F-150, pushing this pickup to the limit. Great new features include a rigid off-road suspension, a rugged exterior, and added power. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this reinvented F-150.

According to Ford, the new Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a 500-pound weight reduction to improve handling and performance, not to mention fuel economy. A 3.5-liter high-output engine generates up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a 10-speed transmission for better acceleration both on and off the track.

“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add 39 horsepower and 76 lb.-ft. of torque for today’s Raptor.”

Naturally, this model has the same high-strength aluminum alloy body that it has had for the past few years, as well as some new additions. The off-road suspension can handle virtually any terrain, while skid plates and prominent badging add appeal. A dual-mode transfer case is perfect for off-roading, while a dual exhaust and oil-cooled pistons increase power. Discover your love of driving in the new Ford F-150 Raptor.

The Ultimate “Fusion” of Mid-Size Value— and Luxury-Sedan Style and Performance!

October 4th, 2016

The 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium is the whole package— the sexy looks, dynamic road presence, brilliant, built-in technology, and top-tier, comfort and safety features— that make driving this mid-size such a pure pleasure. For connoisseurs of fine cars, and prudent buyers, who celebrate unexpected extras, Fusion test drives often become eye-opening, “love-at-first-sight” experiences— and the start of long, and loving, relationships. As matchmakers go, Hassett has a special knack for pairing great customers with great cars.

Check out the exterior makeover of the new Ford Fusion Titanium. Impressive!

From the luxurious slope of its sleek bodylines, to its sophisticated chrome accents and elegant finishing touches, Fusion has the look of an upscale luxury sedan. You can’t take your eyes off this design package. Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, rear spoiler panel, automatic sunroof— and those sexy-and-streamlined, LED lighting elements— just take your breath away. And, it gets even better on the inside.

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2017 Lincoln Continental Is At Hassett!

September 29th, 2016


Let anticipation give way to elation….The 2017 Lincoln Continental has arrived at Hassett! Come check it out today or click here