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Be The King Of The Road Driving A F-150 King Ranch, America’s Best Selling Truck

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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When you think about reliability, capability, high performance and fuel economy, you think about Ford Trucks.  Don’t you?Well you should.  The new F150 Series is quicker, quieter, and more refined than its previous models and is backed by decades of Ford’s innovative breakthroughs.  It’s no wonder why the F-150 King Ranch is becoming America’s Best Selling Truck with so many new improvements and features.

Designed with the best combination of torque, capability and fuel economy, this new series is one you can trust and depend on. Offering a choice of engines, the 5.0L V8 gas motor or the 3.5L twin turbo EcoBoost with 365 horsepower and 420 lbs of torque, either engine won’t disappoint.   This high performance motor is built to be the best in its class.  As Ford’s premier motor, the EcoBoost has more horsepower and more torque than any other V8 motors on the market today.  The F150 King Ranch outperforms any other truck second to none.



Friday, September 28th, 2012

It fits in perfectly on Manhattan’s busiest streets. And is equally at home on a distant back country road. Best of all, the new Subaru 2013 XV Crosstrek is just what planet Earth ordered.

The latest crossover from Subaru, the 2013 Crosstrek is a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle that has already earned the distinction of being the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive (AWD) crossover in America. Having already impressed European audiences at last year’s Frankfort Auto Show, as well as the thousands who attended the 2012 New York Auto Show, this amazing vehicle is ready to make its Long Island debut at Hassett Subaru of Wantagh on Monday, October 1st.

“Customers and staff alike are excited about the Crosstrek’s arrival,” states Hassett Subaru Manager Matt Fusco. “We’ve already had a lot of people place pre-orders for one, and are still accepting them daily. I think the excitement stems from there being so many things to like about the Crosstrek, from its 25 city/33 highway mileage and low emissions to the responsive steering and AWD. Then there’s the fact that it’s made in a zero landfill plant. The more you know about the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, the better it looks.”

Under the hood, the XV Crosstrek features a 148hp, 2.0-liter “Boxer®-four” engine, which gives it a low center of gravity for quick response. Then there’s the enhanced 8.7 inches of ground clearance, integrated roof rails, and “Lineatronic Continuous End” technology that transmits power to all four wheels simultaneously for superior traction and handling. And even a perfunctory study of the interior reveals an abundance of rear-seat legroom and convenient storage compartments, Fold down the rear seats and the XV Crosstrek reveals a flat-load surface with over 50 cubic feet of space. Finally, a standard cargo cover allows owners to keep valuables hidden when the back seat is in place.

According to Fusco, Subaru is offering the 2013 XV Crosstrek in two models: Premium and Limited Trim. Both possess a wealth of exciting features including a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls; Bluetooth phone integration and audio streaming; power doors, locks, and windows; security system; iPod control; and USB/auxiliary in-jacks. Additionally, while the Premium model is characterized by a multi-functional screen to display information on fuel economy and an advanced security system with engine immobilizer, the Limited Trim version will provide leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a camera that can record behind the vehicle and display what it sees on a 4.3 “screen, and automatic lights.

“Whichever model a customer prefers, buying a new Subaru XV CrossTrek from Hassett of Wantagh is the fast track to being a happy driver,” adds Fusco. “That’s because we’re the only dealer that includes the ‘Hassett Advantage’ with every purchase. From our huge inventory of Subarus to highly-competitive pricing and expert service, we make sure Hassett Subaru owners have it all.”

The benefits of the “Hassett Advantage Program” include:

• Free initial service for all new and pre-owned vehicles
• Every fifth oil change free (excludes diesel)
• Free 30-day car washes
• Saturday service hours
• 24-hour roadside assistance for new vehicles
• Courtesy shuttle service
• Three-year/36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty for new Subaru and Ford vehicles
• Free loaner cars for new vehicles
• Five percent rebate on all parts and service

Remember…the first models are arriving Monday, October 1st, so plan to be at Hassett Subaru on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh early to be one of the first to greet these amazing new crossovers.

To learn more about both models, click here


Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In 2007, Hassett Automotive of Wantagh became a Ford dealership for the first time. Just four short years later, Hassett has become the #1 Volume Ford Dealer on Long Island…and a leader in the New York tri-state region.

It’s important to remember that during that four year period, Hassett had the distinction of being Long Island’s #1 Volume Ford-Lincoln dealer. All four years! However, 2011 was the first year Ford sales volume alone led all Long Island dealerships to make Hassett numero uno. So what’s the big secret to Hassett’s extraordinary success?

“If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore,” states General Sales Manager Lou Evans with a wry grin. “Actually, there’s no big mystery here. And it’s not one single factor that put us on top. But if I had to pick just one, our dedication to total customer satisfaction would get my vote. Everything we do at Hassett revolves around that simple principle.”

So what is the dealership’s winning formula? Well, you start with experience…more than 30 years in one location providing the complete automotive needs of two generations. Few others have this level of competence and stability when it comes to delivering the leasing and buying experience every driver deserves. “Uncompromised satisfaction in sales and service…that’s the biggest component,” Lou continues. “You can’t win the coveted Ford President’s Award nine times without it. Of course, one component alone isn’t enough. But you have to take care of customers first, otherwise the rest of the equation won’t work.”

Another important reason for Hassett’s excellence and longevity is their exclusive “Owner Advantage Program”, which makes owning a Hassett vehicle pure pleasure from the instant it leaves the lot to the moment it comes back as a trade-in. This remarkable program provides numerous benefits that enhance the entire ownership experience, including complimentary oil changes, loaner cars during service visits, 24-hour roadside assistance, and much more for all new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Only Hassett Automotive of Wantagh gives its customers ‘The Hassett Advantage’: the advantage of having it all!

“Naturally, it also helps a little to have a tremendous inventory of among the most innovative, highest quality precision-manufactured vehicles in the world,” notes Lou. “The latest Ford models feature advanced performance capabilities and cutting-edge technology that are revolutionizing the way our customers drive around the block, and across the country. When you’re offering cars, SUVs, and trucks like those Ford is building — especially with Hassett’s affordable pricing and low financing rates — it’s a lot easier to make customers happy.”

The fact that Hassett is a nine-time Ford President’s Award winner is certainly proof that its people aren’t the type to rest on their laurels. So while their new designation as Long Island’s #1 Volume Ford Dealer is one of which every Hassett employee is rightfully proud, complacency is a word none of them understands. “Being a one-time winner is not our style,” Lou asserts. “Becoming number one is a great achievement, but staying number one is the true measure of a winner. From our point of view, this year is simply the first of many as the Island’s Ford leader.”

First You Save On A Brand New Subaru…Then You Ski For Free!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Being America’s most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles, Subaru has always been the best way to get to the slopes. During its 2012 Annual Ski Event — going on throughout  February — Hassett Subaru is making the best an even better choice!

That’s because this year, in addition to the huge selection Hassett Subaru always offers, this year’s Event will feature an exciting new addition: the Hassett-exclusive 2012 Forester Ski Edition. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Hassett Annual Ski Event without free lift tickets for a day of phenomenal skiing at Shawnee Mountain — often referred to as “the Poconos favorite ski resort” — with every new car lease or purchase.

“Everyone at Hassett looks forward to our Annual Ski Event,” says Matt Fusco, Hassett’s Subaru Manager. “We get to give our customers incredible deals on every Subaru in our huge inventory, plus two free lift tickets for a fantastic day of downhilling at Shawnee Mountain. However, this year, with our new ‘Edition’, we’ve definitely upped the excitement. A lot.”

The ideal vehicle for ski enthusiasts, Hassett’s 2012 Subaru Forester Ski Edition comes with the comfort and function that makes getting to the mountain almost as enjoyable as being there, not the least of which being the heated leather seats. Unsurpassed safety and handling are provided by Subaru’s legendary all-wheel-drive technology along with front and rear 3M bumper protection, as well as invisible door edge guards. Then, to “top it off”, this special Edition gives skiers the ease and convenience of a generous luggage rack with cross bars, and a deluxe ski rack.

But as value-packed as this new 2012 Forester is, there’s still a lot more to be had during this once-a-year sales event. This remarkable new vehicle is available with 1.9% financing for up to 63 months to qualified buyers. Actually,  the same 1.9% is good on every Outback, Impreza, Legacy, and Tribeca for 36 months. And along with these great low prices and financing, every new Subaru owner receives the exclusive Hassett Advantage with a world of benefits to make his or her driving experience a daily pleasure, including:

• Award-winning automotive repair and service that guarantees you’ll never worry about caring for your vehicle again.

• An expansive inventory of auto parts and accessories that are manufacturer-approved and priced as low as possible.

• A broad arrayof value-added services such as getting your vehicle’s first service and every fifth oil change free, and complimentary 30-day car washes.

To add to the savings and skiing excitement, Hassett will also be running a special advertising campaign for its Annual Ski Event on YouTube, as well as a special live remote radio broadcast on Saturday, February 25th in its showroom from 10:00am-Noon with WBZO (B-103FM), Long Island’s classic hits station.

“We’ve been having this special promotion with Shawnee Mountain for a number of years now, and each has been a big hit with customers,” remarks Fusco. “Yet our 2012 Annual Ski Event is our biggest ever, one I’m sure will be our most successful, too. For anyone who loves the thrills of driving excellence and downhill skiing, Hassett is definitely the place to find the best of both this February.”

The All-New 2013 Escape Gives A Whole New Meaning To SUV!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Already this country’s best-selling utility vehicle, Ford wasn’t content to let its renowned Escape rest on its laurels. When the company introduced the all-new 2013 model in Los Angeles recently, it was clear this Escape resets the bar in the SUV category.

“Ford refers to the 2013 Escape as the ‘Smarter Utility Vehicle’,” says Lou Evans, General Sales Manager for Hassett of Wantagh, Long Island’s #1 volume Ford Lincoln dealer; “and it really is. It offers improved fuel efficiency, greater versatility, and a host of technological features that make it the extremely intelligent driving machine that doesn’t forget how to be fun. And it does all this in a sleeker, stylish new design.”

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All the details aren’t yet available, but Ford has said the 2013 Escape comes standard with 11 features no other small SUV offers. Its fuel economy is also the best of any compact SUV, beating the brand’s own previous benchmark by up to five miles per gallon. Add to this Ford’s new Intelligent 4WD system that delivers even better off-road traction, and the 2013 Escape is extremely impressive. Then the amazing technology designed into this all-new model makes it obvious why Ford considers it’s so smart.

The first example of this is the remarkable hands-free power liftgate Ford offers that’s operated by motion technology utilized in advanced video game systems. Quick and easy access to the cargo area is provided by a gentle kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper, which activates, unlocks, and raises the liftgate when the driver has the Escape key fob.  Just as simple, it closes the same way. So when you say hello to the 2013 Ford Escape, you instantly bid farewell to every having to dig out keys from your pocket, or free packages from your hand just to open the rear hatch. Together with the redesigned rear seats that fold down and lift with a simple handle tug — plus the available two-position load floor that allows owners to choose between maximum luggage volume or flat load floor — this new Escape is clearly a no-brainer for those with busy lifestyles.

Hate parallel parking? The Escape’s “Active Park Assist” feature makes it practically worry-free with the mere touch of a button. Advanced evolution has also given it a sensor-based “Blind Spot Information System” (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert, which warns a driver when traffic is detected approaching from either side, making both highways and parking lots a lot safer to navigate. The 2013 Escape is also the first Ford SUV to combine class-exclusive technology that delivers “Curve Control” that automatically slows down when it’s cornering too fast, and “Torque Vectoring Control” to help accelerate through turns. And, of course, all this operates alongside a new highly-intelligent four-wheel-drive system that delivers outstanding handling in good weather or bad, on-road or off.

Not to be overlooked in this sea of exciting features is the leading-edge SYNC® with MyFord Touch® that takes driving efficiency, comfort, and convenience to an all-new plateau.

There are numerous other safety, performance, and design features that make the 2013 Ford Escape one of the most anticipated new vehicles in many years. “Maybe ‘Smarter’ isn’t the best way to describe it,” queries Evans. “I’d go with ‘Absolutely Brilliant Utility Vehicle’ instead.”

For updates on the new 2013 Ford Escape, and when it will be available, keep checking this blog site regularly or visit


Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Hassett of Wantagh is nominated in two categories: Best domestic auto dealership and Best Truck Dealership

At Hassett of Wantagh, we strongly believe in the power — and importance — of voting. From local school boards and judges to national elections, every citizen has a civic duty and social responsibility to express their opinions and ideals at the polls. (more…)


Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Once again exemplifying their deserved reputations for innovation and leadership, Ford and Hassett of Wantagh are about to celebrate two exciting — and historic — firsts.

This November, Ford will be debuting the all-new, all-electric 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the first of five new electric vehicles the company plans to introduce over the next two years. And as one of the tri-state area’s sales and satisfaction leaders, Hassett is one of only four dealerships on Long Island chosen to carry this amazing new vehicle. (more…)


Monday, July 25th, 2011

Today’s amazing technologies have transformed the driving experience. Where once power windows were considered a high-tech marvel, the current wave of innovations is taking the modern driver in a whole new direction.

Nothing illustrates this better than the revolutionary Ford MyTouch™ & Lincoln MyTouch™, both offered as part of the SYNC®  connectivity system. With these remarkable additions, it’s now possible to access numerous electronic devices more easily and safely with leading-edge hands-free capability. (more…)


Friday, July 15th, 2011

Summer means many things to different people: barbeques, ballgames, cool breezes, and one always hot sale: Hassett’s 10th Annual “Groove Car/Credit Union” Auto Event from July 15th through the 24th. And after 10 years, anyone’s who ever attended will tell you, when Long Island’s #1 Volume Ford-Lincoln dealer (based on 2009/2010 calendar year retail sales for LI from the Ford sales report) throws a summer sales party, it’s a sizzler! (more…)


Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

They’re incredibly strong. Good-looking. Total workhorses. Yet remarkably easy on the ears.

Are we talking about a professional sports team or new entertainment phenomenon? No, something a lot more exciting…the new line of 2011 Super Duty trucks from Ford, a company that has been around for over 100 years!

What makes these vehicles so extraordinary certainly goes beyond a single factor. However, among the numerous reasons, the foremost is the new breakthrough 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel engine, an engineering marvel and yet another milestone for the venerable auto manufacturer whose name is synonymous with innovation. (more…)