Archive for the ‘Awards and Special Recognition’ Category

Hassett Subaru Supports Local Charity, Pet Peeves, During The Share The Love Event

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

On March 30th, once again animal rescue groups, non-profit shelters, corporate sponsors, and animal lovers in general, joined together to raise some needed dollars in support of pet-rescue organizations across Long Island.

This time there were over 300 businesses were in attendance held at The Crest Hollow Country Club, where attendees were treated to a fun event and the opportunity to meet all the wonderful recipients of Subaru’s Share The Love donation.


Long Islanders Glam Up, and Divvy Up Generously, in Support Of Pet Rescue

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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On September 16th, Miami chic ruled the evening at the Crest Hollow Country Club for the “Pet Peeves” 2015 South Beach Soiree— “Unleashed at the Beach”— benefitting one of Long Island’s premier pet-rescue fundraisers. Pet Peeves is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that raises funds and creates awareness for the work of numerous local animal shelters and rescue groups in both Nassau and Suffolk. Hassett Subaru is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of their mission on behalf of homeless and abused animals (more…)

2016 Ford Fiesta Named Among Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

best back-to-school carsThe 2016 Ford Fiesta has been named among Kelley Blue Book’s’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015, thanks to its convenience, affordability, and fun-to-drive attitude.

Every year,’s experts hand-pick a selection of new cars they recommend for students, each of which are available around $20,000 or less according to Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price.

“The Fiesta is responsive and handles well, but also nets up to 43 highway mpg,” said the editors. “This car may be small, but it’s filled with safety and connectivity tech, including the newest version of SYNC, called SYNC3, with an available swipe and pinch-to-zoom touch screen.”

The 2016 Fiesta got major points for its balance of high tech features, enjoyable driving dynamics, and outstanding fuel economy. Combine that with the new and improved SYNC 3 enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, and the Fiesta isn’t just a great back-to-school car: it’s easily one of our best deals at Hassett too!

Ford F-150 Wins Altair Enlighten Award for Weight Reduction

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Ford is on a diet. The American carmaker recently reduced the weight of the 2015 Ford F-150 significantly, thanks to the use of lightweight materials. So much weight, in fact, that Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) have named the Ford Motor Company the winner of the 3rd annual Altair Enlighten Award.

“We are happy to congratulate Ford for winning the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award,” said Dave Mason, Vice President of Global Automotive at Altair. “It’s encouraging to see Ford implementing a holistic lightweighting strategy, which resulted in impressive weight savings that were incredibly significant to the judging panel.”

The pickup truck was recognized for its total weight reduction of up to 700 pounds, while still being able to maintain its best-in-class towing, payload, and EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy—not to mention five-star government crash test ratings for every cab configuration!

Much of the 700 pounds were saved by using high-strength, aerospace-grade aluminum alloys throughout the F-150 body, not only reducing weight but also improving dent and ding resistance. Ford also increased the use of high-strength 70,000-psi steel from 23 percent to 77 percent of the frame, improving stiffness and durability while saving about 60 pounds. No wonder they’re selling like hotcakes at Hassett!

Subaru Named Most Trusted Brand in America

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Most Trusted Brand in America

The 2015 Kelly Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study came to a close not long ago. The study tracked over 12,000 new vehicle shoppers via the Kelly Blue Book comparison and research site. On the chopping block was brand and model perception. Well, the results are in.

The outcome was interesting to say the least. Subaru took both Most Trusted Brand in America and Best Performance Brand. Models from across Subaru’s lineup drove the automaker to victory. The Impreza, Outback, Forester, and the BRZ sports coupe all played major roles in the double win.

“[New Vehicle Buyers] voiced their opinions about today’s automakers to determine this year’s award winners”, said Hwei-Lin Oetken, Kelly Blue Book vice president of market intelligence.

The Most Trusted Brand was taken from Honda who held the title for years. On Subaru itself, Kelly Blue Book raves, “Purveyors of long-lasting vehicles that can go more places with more confidence, it’s easy to see why visitors named Subaru this year’s Most Trusted Brand. With all-wheel drive included as standard equipment on every Subaru except its BRZ sports car, enhanced all-weather traction isn’t just a feature of Subaru cars but an integral part of the brand itself.”

You can trust on finding a reliable vehicle at Hassett Automotive!

2015 Ford Mustang Earns Vincentric Best Value in America Award

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Vincentric Best Value in America Award

The 2015 Ford Mustang is continuing its hot streak. Since the Mustang went on sale in September, Ford’s iconic pony car has been raking in industry awards right and left. Now, the 2015 Mustang has earned yet another trophy to add to its trophy shelf—the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for the Sports Car segment.

This is the sixth year in a row the ‘Stang has earned this honor from Vincentric, showing that the pony car isn’t just a powerhouse—it’s also value-oriented. To determine the winner of the Best Value in America awards, Vincentric analyzed each vehicle’s cost of ownership, including insurance, financing, maintenance, and depreciation.

Along with this new award, the 2015 Ford Mustang has also earned recognition as the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year, Shoppers’ Choice Award, Kiplinger’s Best New/Redesign Car, and many other accolades. For a full list of the Mustang’s awards, click here.

If you are interested in seeing this award-winning icon in person, visit Hassett Automotive.

Chicago Auto Show Awards Prove Great Success for Subaru

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Chicago Auto Show awardsThe Chicago Auto Show awards were recently presented and Subaru vehicles cleaned house. Claiming awards from Kelley Blue Book, Motorweek, US News and World Report, as well as Consumer Guide Automotive, Subaru’s success was noticed by all.

Four separate awards were given and we have listed all below:

  1. 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Award – Kelley Blue Book
  2. Subaru Legacy, 2015 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Family Sedan – Motorweek
  3. Subaru Outback, 2015 Best Wagon for the Money – US News and World Report
  4. Subaru BRZ, Best Buy Award in Sporty/Performance Car Category – Consumer Guide Automotive

Subaru vehicles are gaining more popularity as awards continue to pour in. Not only has Subaru claimed the above recognitions, but the Subaru Legacy has had a shining year and received even more praise. It is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was named “Best Car to Buy 2015” by The Car Connection. In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Top Picks for 2015, the Legacy was named “Best New/Redesigned Car: $25,000-$30,000” as well.

The award-winning Subaru lineup—including the Legacy—is available now at Hassett Automotive for you to come and test-drive.

Hassett Offers Costco Shoppers A Great Deal On New Subaru Cars

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Costco shoppers have proven that they value getting great deals. Hassett of Wantagh is currently inviting all Costco members to come and check out our selection of new Subaru vehicles like the 2012 Subaru Forester, 2012 Subaru Legacy, and more. Right now when a Costco club member buy or lease a new Subaru vehicle (excluding the BRZ and WRX), they will receive a $500 Costco gift card from Hassett. You can’t beat this opportunity to get even more great savings when you choose Long Island’s  number one volume Ford/Lincoln dealer, Hassett of Wantagh.

Add this Costco gift card and Subaru’s standard symmetrical all-wheel-drive for an incredible deal for smart shoppers. The 2012 Subaru Impreza, which is now available at Hassett, has outstanding handling, a roomy interior with room for cargo, and an impressive 36 miles per gallon on the highway while still using AWD.

Right now is the time to buy or lease a Subaru from Hassett and gain $500 in Costco giftcards but hurry because this deal will only be available until June 15th, 2012. Visit and “like” us on Facebook to get more information.


Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Sure, you’ve heard it before. But when Hassett  of Wantagh tells you they’re going to treat you the same way they do their family and friends, you can take it to the bank. Literally!

All during May, Hassett’s incredible “Friends & Family Sales Event” is your chance to get any new Ford, Lincoln, Subaru  — or pre-owned vehicle — you’ve always wanted at the same low prices normally reserved for our family members and closest friends. Even if you’ve never set foot in Hassett before, you’ll save like best buds and kin-folk all month long at Hassett.

But the values go way beyond the “relatively” insane low prices. After all, as Long Island’s #1 Ford/Lincoln dealership, and a nine-time consecutive winner of Ford Motor Company’s prestigious President’s Award for sales, service, and customer satisfaction, Hassett is anything but your ordinary automotive dealer. So on top of the big money you’ll save, zero-percent financing is available on select models. Want more? You got it…come in during May, and get top dollar for your trade-in, plus Hassett will take care of any remaining payments.


Seriously, whether you see yourself in a sporty, economical Ford Fiesta, luxurious eight-passenger Lincoln Navigator, high-performance four-wheel-drive Subaru, or anything in-between, it’s never been more affordable than now during Hassett’s “Family & Friends Sales Event”. And with one of Long Island’s most extensive inventories, finding the exact make, model, and color your heart is set on is a virtual certainty.

Of course, Hassett isn’t just the areas largest new vehicle dealer, they’re also Long Island’s #1 certified pre-owned (CPO) volume dealer for two years running, with the largest selection you’ll find from Montauk to Manhattan. Add those credentials to the amazing low prices at this event, and you need not be a rocket scientist to know this is the time to consider yourself one of the Hassett family, and get the super deal you deserve.

As always, when you come to Hassett of Wantagh on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh during the month-long “Friends & Family Sales Event”, you’ll experience the many qualities that have made them a Long Island institution for over 35 years. For starters, you’ll never find any hidden fees when you buy from Hassett, or need to haggle for the best price…it’s always right there from the moment you walk in. You’ll be taken care of by friendly, knowledgeable salespeople who won’t ever pressure you, or try to intimidate you into making a decision that’s not in your best interest. Instead, they’ll take the time to educate you about all the factors you need to know so you’ll enjoy your choice for years to come.  In case you’ve never been given this kind of service before, it’s what a car-buying experience is supposed to be.

This May’s “Friends & Family Sales Event” is the best time to discover a world of great values Hassett has to ensure your total, long-term satisfaction. From “Early Bird” discounts and Lease Conquest incentives to their Ford “Swap Your Ride” and “Lincoln Exchange” programs, you’ll get the biggest payoff for your trade-in, and the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing no other dealer does more to make you happy when you purchase…and way down the road, too.

So don’t miss this “once-in-a-blue-moon” opportunity to get the new or pre-owned vehicle you don’t want to live without at the same super-low prices as a you would from an uncle or your closest BFF during the Hassett “Friends & Family Sales Event”.

The deal of the decade on the car, truck, or SUV or your dreams. Oh yeah…Hassett has it!


Friday, March 30th, 2012


C’mon…it’s happened to you. Or at least to someone you know. You see an advertised pre-owned price in an ad, head to the dealership, then find that ‘great low price’ in the newspaper is a sham. The dealer has a whole carload of hidden fees, and before you know it, the actual price is a lot higher.

That can’t happen when you buy a pre-owned car, light truck, or SUV from Hassett of Wantagh. There are no hidden fees. None. “Hassett takes a lot of pride in doing business the right way,” asserts Pre-Owned Manager Sal Rivela. “For over 40 years, this dealership has maintained a reputation for honesty and respect for our customers. When we give you a price on a high-quality pre-owned vehicle at Hassett, that’s the price you pay. No hidden fees…no unwanted surprises.”

Knowing this, it’s easy to understand why Hassett has been Long Island’s #1 certified pre-owned (CPO) volume dealer for the past two years, as well as a nine-time winner of Ford’s prestigious President’s Award. What this all means to you is a worry-free buying experience with whichever pre-owned vehicle you desire.