All Star Automotive: Car Stories

Floyd PullinWe at All Star Automotive understand that the vehicle you drive is so much more than a machine that gets you from A to B, it’s a part of your family. After all, you do wash it, care for it with routine maintenance, and feed it all of the gas it needs so that it never runs out of energy. Let’s face it, if anything were to happen to our precious vehicles, we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves! We love knowing that our customers leave our dealership with a vehicle they are sure to bond with for years to come. We also love hearing stories about the special relationship between a car and its driver. When we stumbled upon this heart-warming story about Floyd Pullin and his years of loyalty to Ford Trucks, we had to share. Continue reading

Ford Online Owner Center Makes Driving a Ford Even Better

Ford Online OwnerOwning a Ford keeps getting better and better! The benefits of driving and owning a Ford are pretty apparent when sitting in the driver’s seat, but now the benefits keep rolling even after you step out of the driver’s seat with Ford Online Owner Center. Ford is now offering a comprehensive online owner center —and all of its advanced features and enhanced benefits are waiting for you!

This online owner center is a one-stop resource that allows interaction with Ford and keeps important vehicle specific information in one place. The owner center features:

  • Owner Manuals, Guides, & How-to Videos
  • Schedule Service
  • Service History Records
  • Your Warranty Information
  • Access to Your Open Recalls
  • Download Coupons
  • Get Owner Advice

Setting up an account only takes a moment and then you can enjoy all the owner center has to offer! Click the link below to get started:

Register my Ford vehicle

Come and see why All Star’s integrity and extraordinary customer service will prove to be second to none. Whether you’re looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle, we look forward to sharing our vast knowledge of the automotive industry with you, your family and friends.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive!

Celebrate 2013 with Ford Bonus Cash

All Star Automotive

2013 has finally arrived! With the beginning of a new year comes the closing of one, and a fresh start. What better way to get your fresh start in 2013 than with a new Ford from All Star Automotive? All Star Automotive wants to help you start the new year off right by offering Ford Bonus Cash. If you’re currently in the market for a new vehicle, look no further than All Star’s incredible selection of Fords. Continue reading

1964 1/2 Mustang

Ponycar Revolution

In 1961 Lee Iacocca had a vision to create a sports car which would seat 4 people, weigh less than 2500 lbs and be no longer than 180 inches.  This vision would become reality and would become one of the hottest selling cars on the market.  On March 9, 1964 the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line and was introduced to the world on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair.  The Mustang sold over 22,000 units and a revolution had begun.

The truth is that there is no 1964 1/2 Mustang, but that term was coined by Mustang enthusiast.  This model was produced for 6 months before refinements were made, the ones produced within the next 6 months are considered to be 1965.  But technically they are all 1965 Mustangs, I will  still call it a 1964 1/2.   Besides knowing the date it was manufactured, how can you tell if it is a 1964 1/2?  It  has to be factory-equipped with a generator charging system, a 170ci six (U-code), a 260 2V (F-code), or a 289 4V (D-code) low-compression, large horns mounted down on the frame behind the radiator, a brake light pressure switch on the master cylinder, a center “off” heater fan switch, and a generator charge light, just to name the basics. These are features exclusive to Mustangs built between early March and July 31, 1964.  There was never a fastback made in those early production units, so if you find a ’65 fastback it is not a ’64 1/2.

The pony interior was added in the ’65 production group featuring  special seat covers with running horses across the back, exclusive interior door panels with integral armrests and pistol-grip door handles, a five-gauge instrument panel, wood-grain steering wheel, and appliques on the instrument cluster, glove-box, and center console (if equipped).

 

Hottest Selling Cars

What are the hottest selling cars on the market right now? The 2011 Toyota Camry ranks 13 out of 19 affordable midsize cars according to US News.  It seems that Americans like the spaciousness of the Camry and the smooth ride, but it’s 4 cylinder engine on the base model isn’t the fastest car.   Motor Trend calls it, “The Wal-Mart of family cars,” But it remains a top seller.

The Chevy Cruze is also a big seller and the Ford F-Series is holding its spot at the top.  It seems people purchase more based on gas prices now.  The rising cost doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon and it will probably never be as low as it was just 5  or even 3 years ago.   

In March 2011, Ford captured 3 of the top 10 spots for top sellers, and Toyota followed with two of those spots.

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Chevy Silverado
  4. Nissan Altima
  5. Toyota Camry
  6. Honda Civic
  7. Toyota Corolla                                                     
  8. Ford Fusion
  9. Ford Escape
  10. Hyundai Sonata

In April 2011  Chevy had 3 of those top 10 positions and Hyundai came in 2nd with 2 of the top 10 spots.  The Ford F-Series still remained the top seller for both months. 

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Chevy Silverado
  5. Honda Civic
  6. Chevy Cruze
  7. Chevy Malibu
  8. Toyota Corolla
  9. Hyundai Elantra
  10. Hyundai Sonata