We're in the middle of September here in the Kansas City area and the weather is starting to noticeably get nicer. Depending on when you're reading this, it might be a great day to enjoy the great outdoors while browsing the pre-owned inventory at Bob Sight Ford in Lee's Summit! Okay, that was meant to be a joke. On the other hand, Bob Sight Ford's pre-owned lot is packed with a diverse selection of vehicles, and if you happen to be looking for a car, you're going to find the perfect one there that will suit your needs.
What makes Bob Sight Ford's pre-owned vehicles so great, you might ask?
Variety: Their pre-owned inventory has a wide array of makes and models, guaranteeing that you're going to find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a sleek sedan, a spacious SUV, or something a bit faster and high-performance, their variety of options allows you to make a choice that aligns perfectly with your lifestyle.
Quality Assurance: Bob Sight Ford's pre-owned vehicles are inspected for top-notch quality and certified. Not only that, with any Ford Blue Advantage pre-owned vehicles, they'll help take the stress out of used car buying with their 14-Day/1,000-Mile Money Back Guarantee. Simply return your Ford Blue Advantage used vehicle to Bob Sight, and they'll work with you to find the perfect ride. You can't beat that!
Competitive Pricing: Bob Sight Ford has a wide selection of reliable pre-owned cars under $15,000. Not only that, they have a team of auto finance experts that will work with you to find the right monthly payments and interest rates to fit your needs. It's a no-hassle, pressure-free environment.
Visit Bob Sight Ford and take a leisurely stroll through their pre-owned lot. Your dream car might just be there waiting for you!
Finding your next car, truck or SUV is rarely an easy process. If you feel like you're ready to take the leap on a vehicle that's located on on of our Bob Sight Ford or Kia lots, congratulations! We're happy to assist you in every step of the buying process for you. Buying a car is a big investment regardless of your budget, and it's a big commitment: chances are you'll be using it almost every day. So how do you know that it's the right one for you? At Bob Sight, our teams are ready to answer any question you might have about any the vehicles on our lots, but we also wanted to outline some of the most important questions to ask before buying a car from us.
What Will I Be Using It For?We all have individual requirements in our day-to-day lives, and this can inform you decision quite a bit about what car you need. If you like a certain style or know that four-wheel drive is needed where you're at, that can help narrow things down. Keeping in mind the reasons why you want a new car in the first place will help you not getting swept up in potential pitfalls, such as a fancy info and entertainment center that could post a distraction from getting the vehicle with a reputation for being reliable, and in line with what you really need. Whether that vehicle is a shiny new Ford or Kia, or a great pre-owned model from our inventory, we want to make sure it's everything you want and need.
What Can't I Live Without?
Everyone has "must-haves", and if a model doesn’t have all of your must-haves, you should keep looking. These are helpful in many scenarios to help you narrow down from a selection of models. But if you need a vehicle right away and it doesn't fit, is it a deal breaker? Understand what's most important to you and your vehicle search, and if you don't mind a model that hits every one of the things you want, remember, you can always custom order your Ford or Kia through us, where you can choose everything right down to the color of your drink holder, if that's what you want.
What Can I Afford?
For a lot of us, this the first question. Your budget is undeniably important, and we at Bob Sight Ford and Bob Sight Independence Kia are aware of that. It's like that for us, too. If you tell us your budget, we will always show you our inventory that will work with what you tell us. However, if your budget is more in the pre-owned category, and if a new and beautiful Ford has caught you eye, making sure you can afford it is obviously very important. Budgeting is crucial to the buying process, and with that in mind, we're proud to provide new and used car specials for our Ford and Kia models, so you can feel good about your purchase with us.
Can I See The Car's History?
Even if you don't buy a pre-owned vehicle from us, always ask where your next car comes from. If they refuse to show you, go somewhere else! The answer to this question at Bob Sight Ford and Bob Sight Kia will always be YES YOU CAN. While there isn't a history for new models, we do offer a history report for every car that's on our lot. That's the difference with Bob Sight: we drive cars too, and we too want the best deal for our money.
When it comes time to part ways with your trusty (or maybe not-so-trusty) old car and upgrade to a new one, getting the best trade-in value is a top priority. By taking a few simple steps to prepare your car, you can significantly increase the amount you receive for it. At Bob Sight, we wanted to four essential car preparation steps that will help you rev up your trade-in value and ensure you get the best deal possible.
Step 1: Clean and Detail Inside and Out
First impressions matter, and the appearance of your car is no exception here. Before you take it to the dealership, give your car a thorough cleaning and detailing. A clean car not only has more appeal but also suggests that you've taken good care of it...and is more likely to fetch a higher trade-in value. Here's a quick rundown of what you should do:
- Wash the exterior, including the tires and rims.
- Vacuum and clean the interior, including the seats, carpets, and dashboard.
- Remove any personal items and clutter.
- Consider a professional detailing service for an extra shine.
Step 2: Deal With Minor Repairs
Next, take a close look at your car to identify any minor issues that can be easily fixed. Addressing these problems can make a significant difference in your car's trade-in value, boosting its appeal to potential buyers. Some common issues to check and consider fixing include:
- Replace burnt-out bulbs and fuses.
- Fix minor dents and scratches.
- Repair or replace worn-out tires.
- Make sure that oil changes and fluid top ups are all up to date.
Step 3: Get Together the Maintenance Records
Documentation helps a lot to demonstrating the history of your well-maintained car. Gather all your maintenance records, service receipts, and any warranties you have for the car. This includes records of regular maintenance, repairs, and any upgrades or improvements you've made. These documents provide a clear picture of how well the car has been taken care of and can give you more leverage in your trade.
Step 4: Research the Market
Do your homework before going to the dealership. Research the current market value of your car's make and model. Various online resources and tools can help you estimate your car's worth based on factors like its age, mileage, and condition. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be in a better position to negotiate a fair trade-in value with the dealer.
In conclusion, preparing your car for a trade-in doesn't have to be a complicated process. Making the extra effort to prepare your car will not only maximize its value but also provide you with a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you've presented a well-cared-for vehicle to its next owner.
The race to lead the EV market in America stretches on, and Kia is doing its best to claim a top spot. With the launch of the EV6 crossover in 2022, Kia America held the second-place spot for EV sales during most of the year. It’s no coincidence that in 2022, 60% of Kia customers were new to the brand. “People are surprised when they get into a Kia vehicle because it’s not the Kia they remember,” said Kia America President and CEO SeungKyu (Sean) Yoon.
The next step in Kia’s efforts to become a dominant player in the EV market is to bring 15 new models to the lineup by 2027. Kia is also planning to build its newest EV, the EV9 SUV in West Point, Georgia starting next year. This move follows last summer’s Inflation Reduction Act requiring EVs to be assembled in North America in order to qualify for tax credits.
In a recent interview with TIME, Yoon spoke about Kia’s recent moves in the EV space.
TIME: The EV transition is changing perceptions around different automakers and potentially offering room for reorientation. How do you think that people in the U.S. have seen Kia before the EV transition, and how do you want that to change?
Yoon: “Before EVs, I’d say that our focus was very much on the introduction of our rugged SUVs and the sporty segments. That was our brand strategy, and it has been well-received by the market, and we’ve been doing a great job with our [gasoline-powered] vehicles. But in terms of a transition in the EV world, actually we started our EV business even before EV6, a decade ago, and this gave us and our dealers valuable experience in the space. The EV6 is Kia’s new dedicated electric vehicle, which is something really new and different. Kia had one of the most recognized brands for quality and reliability, and with the EV6 Kia had the opportunity to combine all of those positive traits in beautifully designed and technologically advanced offerings, better to help us push Kia in the United States. We had high expectations which were actually exceeded when the EV6 went on sale.”
TIME: There have been new proposed emissions mandates in the U.S. that are likely to spur EV adoption, but there have also been the restrictions in the Inflation Reduction Act, which have made it clear that U.S. policymakers want the EV transition to be strongly centered on U.S. resources and U.S. jobs. As a foreign automaker, how are you dealing with all that?
Yoon: “In terms of EVs, inevitably the opportunity is really to localize everything. The U.S. is Kia’s most important global market for sales and production, and we are managing our business aggressively as we move toward all-electrics according to our consistent planet strategy. Kia has and continues to invest in the United States, with the EV9 production starting in West Point, Georgia, next year and the Kia EVs being built near Savannah, Georgia, starting the first half of 2025. We’d like to be one of the most respected leaders in the EV world, and in order to accomplish that target we are going to make all the necessary investments in the United States.
The IRA has negatively impacted our business. But thanks to the tax credit offered for leasing, I think that we are gradually overcoming the negative challenge and getting back to the targeted path. And once we start the production of EVs here in the U.S., our brand position will improve to be as competitive as any other [manufacturer] in the United States.
TIME: Which EV model do you think is ultimately going to be the most successful in the U.S.?
Yoon: “The most important vehicle in the United States, no doubt about it, is the EV9. The EV9 is actually the perfect example of what’s to come from Kia as the first three-row mass-market EV SUV. It will be available in showrooms in the later part of this year. It combines Kia’s proven success in building SUVs that customers love like the Telluride, with the design and technology leadership of EV6.”
TIME: What do you think is the greatest challenge to EV adoption in the U.S.?
Yoon: “Actually, there is a unique element of the American car-buying personality, according to my understanding. Americans love the freedom of the road. There’s a sense that they may want to load up their vehicle with the family, friends, and belongings and head out on new adventures at any time. Therefore, adoption of EVs will need to be aligned with this desire. Technology and charging times will continue to improve, and customers’ demand for EVs will grow. But we know that many existing EV owners are not satisfied with public charging stations and infrastructure. This is considering the fact that the vast majority of owners charge on a regular basis at home or place of work.”
“To achieve the goals set by the federal government, the most important thing is building up enough infrastructure, meaning a charging network and upgrading the grid. The [Biden Administration’s] EV sales goals, given the current industry situation, I predict it will be very challenging to everybody. To accomplish those very challenging goals, only developing very attractive EVs will not be enough. Grid upgrades and comfort in charging, as comfortable as with gasoline cars, all those infrastructure improvements will be very necessary to reach the target.”
If you're in the market for a new vehicle, you've probably heard a variety of myths and misconceptions about the car-buying process. Don't worry; you're not alone. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we believe in transparency and want to help you separate fact from fiction. Let's debunk some common car shopping myths and empower you to make the best decision for your needs.
Myth #1: Dealerships Are Always Out to Get You
One prevailing myth is that car dealerships are solely interested in making a profit at the expense of the customer. While this may be true for some unscrupulous dealerships, at Bob Sight Auto Group, we prioritize customer satisfaction over everything else. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients, and that means ensuring you drive away in a vehicle that meets your needs and budget.
Myth #2: The Best Deals Are Found Online
Sure, the internet is a valuable resource for research, but the best deals aren't always found online. Websites can provide a general idea of pricing, but they might not account for your specific needs or current promotions. Visiting our dealership allows you to explore a variety of options, take test drives, and benefit from our expertise in finding the perfect vehicle for you.
Myth #3: Cash is King
Contrary to popular belief, using cash doesn't always guarantee a better deal. Many dealerships, including Bob Sight Auto Group, offer attractive financing options with low-interest rates. Financing can be a strategic choice, especially when interest rates are favorable. It also allows you to keep your cash for other investments or unexpected expenses.
Myth #4: Trade-Ins Are a Bad Deal
Some people believe that trading in their current vehicle at a dealership will result in a lower value compared to selling it privately. However, this is not always the case. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we offer competitive trade-in values and make the process seamless. Plus, trading in your vehicle can simplify the overall transaction and save you time and effort.
Myth #5: You Must Haggle to Get a Good Deal
While negotiation has been a traditional aspect of car buying, it's not always necessary. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we offer transparent pricing, and our sales team is committed to finding the best deal for you upfront. We believe in a straightforward and honest approach to make your car-buying experience stress-free.
In conclusion, the car-buying process doesn't have to be shrouded in mystery or anxiety. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we're here to debunk these common myths and ensure you have a positive and informed experience. Visit our dealership, explore our extensive inventory, and let us help you find the perfect vehicle without falling prey to these misconceptions. Happy car shopping!
Shopping for a car can sometimes feel like entering a new world with its own language. Fear not! In this blog post, we're here to decode the mysterious jargon often associated with car shopping. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned car enthusiast, understanding the terminology will empower you to make informed decisions.
1. MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)
The MSRP is the recommended price set by the manufacturer for a new vehicle. While this price provides a baseline, it's essential to note that the actual sale price can vary based on factors such as market demand, dealer incentives, and negotiations.
2. APR (Annual Percentage Rate)
APR represents the yearly cost of financing a vehicle, including interest and fees, expressed as a percentage. A lower APR typically means lower overall financing costs. At Bob Sight Auto Group, our financing experts are here to help you secure the most favorable rates for your budget.
3. Down Payment
This is the initial amount of money you pay upfront when purchasing a vehicle. A larger down payment can often lead to lower monthly payments and may improve your financing terms.
4. Trade-In Value
The trade-in value is the amount a dealership is willing to offer for your current vehicle when you decide to trade it in for a new one. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we provide fair and competitive trade-in values to make the process convenient for you.
Depreciation refers to the decrease in a vehicle's value over time. Understanding how different models hold their value can impact your decision when considering the long-term costs of ownership.
6. Extended Warranty
An extended warranty is additional coverage beyond the standard manufacturer warranty. It can provide peace of mind by covering repairs and maintenance for an extended period. Our team can help you explore the available options and find the right level of coverage for your needs.
7. Invoice Price
The invoice price is the amount the dealer pays the manufacturer for a vehicle. While it's useful to know this figure, dealerships have additional costs, such as advertising and overhead, which may impact the final sale price.
8. Test Drive
This is the exciting part of the car-buying process where you get behind the wheel to experience how a vehicle handles. A test drive is crucial for assessing comfort, performance, and features.
9. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)
CPO vehicles are used cars that have undergone a thorough inspection and meet specific criteria set by the manufacturer. Choosing a CPO vehicle from Bob Sight Auto Group can offer the reliability of a new car at a more affordable price.
Understanding these terms will help demystify the car shopping process. At Bob Sight Auto Group, our team is committed to ensuring you have a seamless and enjoyable experience. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, and happy car shopping!
Car insurance is a financial safeguard that provides protection and peace of mind for drivers around the world. However, the world of car insurance can be complex and often confusing. From coverage types to premium calculations, navigating the nuances of auto insurance requires a bit of demystification. In this blog entry from Bob Sight Auto Group, we'll break down the key components of car insurance, helping you better understand the ins and outs of this essential aspect of responsible vehicle ownership.
Understanding the Basics: Types of Coverage
Car insurance typically consists of several types of coverage, each serving a specific purpose. These include:
Liability Coverage: This is the most basic form of car insurance and covers damages and injuries you cause to others in an accident.
Collision Coverage: This type of coverage pays for damages to your vehicle resulting from a collision with another vehicle or object.
Comprehensive Coverage: Comprehensive insurance covers non-collision related damages, such as theft, vandalism, or natural disasters.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP): PIP covers medical expenses for you and your passengers, regardless of fault, in case of an accident.
Factors Affecting Premiums: Decoding the Cost Puzzle
The cost of car insurance is influenced by various factors, and understanding these can help you manage your premiums effectively. Key factors include:
Driving Record: A clean driving record often leads to lower premiums, while accidents and traffic violations can increase costs.
Vehicle Type: The make, model, and year of your car can affect insurance rates. High-performance or luxury cars generally have higher premiums.
Coverage Limits: The more coverage you choose, the higher your premiums. Balancing coverage and affordability is crucial.
Deductibles: The deductible is the amount you pay out of pocket before insurance kicks in. Higher deductibles usually result in lower premiums.
The Road to Affordable Coverage
Car insurance providers offer various discounts that can significantly reduce your premiums. Common discounts include:
Safe Driver Discounts: Rewards for maintaining a clean driving record.
Multi-Policy Discounts: Bundling car insurance with other policies, such as home insurance, can lead to savings.
Good Student Discounts: Students with good academic records often qualify for lower rates.
Anti-Theft Devices: Installing security features in your car may result in discounts.
What to Do After an Accident
In the unfortunate event of an accident, understanding the claims process is vital. Take the following steps:
1. Contact Your Insurer: Report the incident to your insurance company promptly.
2. Document the Scene: Take photos, gather witness information, and exchange details with the other party involved.
3. File a Police Report: In some cases, a police report may be required for the claims process.
4. Follow Your Policy: Adhere to the guidelines outlined in your policy to ensure a smooth claims process.
Car insurance doesn't have to be a perplexing maze. By understanding the different types of coverage, the factors influencing premiums, and how to make the most of discounts, you can approach car insurance with confidence. Remember, being an informed and responsible driver not only ensures your safety on the road but also helps you make the most of your car insurance coverage. Demystifying car insurance is the key to navigating the road to understanding and securing the best protection for you and your vehicle.
As winter descends upon us, blanketing the landscape in a serene layer of snow (hopefully), it's time to ensure that your vehicle is prepared to navigate the challenges that the season brings. At the Bob Sight Auto Group, with Ford and Kia dealerships in Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Independence, we understand the importance of winter car care. We get our share of it around here! With that said, let's walk you through the essential steps to ensure your Ford, Kia, or any other car for that matter, is ready for safe and smooth journeys throughout the colder months.
Winter Tires: The Foundation of Safety
The first line of defense against slippery winter roads is a set of reliable winter tires. Staying on the road is usually important, probably more so in the winter. Unlike all-season tires, winter tires are specifically designed to provide better traction on icy and snow-covered surfaces. Our dealerships offer a range of tire options suitable for your Ford or Kia, ensuring that your vehicle stays firmly planted on the road, no matter the conditions.
Battery Health: Don't Let the Cold Leave You Stranded
Cold temperatures can take a toll on your car's battery. Before winter sets in, have your battery tested to ensure it's in good condition. If it's nearing the end of its lifespan, consider replacing it proactively to avoid the frustration of a dead battery on a chilly morning. Our expert technicians at Bob Sight Ford and Bob Sight Independence Kia can assess your battery's health and recommend the best course of action.
Fluid Check: Keep Things Running Smoothly
Various fluids in your vehicle play an important role in tackling winter weather. Make sure that your engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and coolant are at appropriate levels and in good condition. Using winter-grade oil can also improve engine performance in colder temperatures. Our service centers at both Ford and Kia dealerships are equipped to perform comprehensive fluid checks and replacements.
Lighting and Visibility: See and Be Seen
Winter days are shorter, and visibility is often compromised by snow and ice. Check all exterior lights, including headlights, taillights, and turn signals, to ensure they are functioning correctly. Consider upgrading to brighter bulbs for improved visibility. Also, replace worn wiper blades and fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir with a winter-grade solution to enhance visibility during wintry conditions.
Brake Inspection: Stopping Power Matters Most
Your brakes are your vehicle's most critical safety feature. Have your brakes inspected to ensure they are in good working condition. Icy roads require responsive braking, and our skilled technicians can assess your brake system to guarantee optimal performance.
Emergency Kit: Prepare for the Unexpected
Assemble a winter emergency kit to keep in your vehicle. Include essentials such as a blanket, flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, and non-perishable snacks. Being prepared for unexpected situations is essential for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
Professional Winterization Services: Let Us Handle the Details
For a comprehensive winter readiness check, consider our professional winterization services. Our skilled technicians at Bob Sight Ford and Bob Sight Independence Kia can perform a thorough inspection of your Ford or Kia, addressing any potential issues and ensuring your vehicle is equipped to handle winter's challenges.
In conclusion, winter car care is not just a routine; it's a necessity for safe and stress-free winter driving. At Bob Sight Auto Group, we are committed to helping you navigate the winter roads with confidence. Schedule a service appointment at our Ford dealership in Lee's Summit or our Kia dealership in Independence, and let us ensure that your vehicle is prepared to embrace the beauty of winter while keeping you and yours safe on the road.
The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and, for many, a long drive or a long flight back home to be with loved ones. Whether you're embarking on a cross-country road trip or navigating through local festivities, the importance of traveling in comfort and style cannot be overstated. At the Bob Sight Auto Group, we understand the significance of making every journey memorable. In this blog post, discover how Kia and Ford vehicles redefine the meaning of "home for the holidays" with their unparalleled comfort, advanced features, and road-trip-ready capabilities.
Spacious Interiors: Room for Holiday Cheer
The holiday season often means traveling with family and friends. Kia and Ford vehicles excel in providing ample space for everyone to travel comfortably. Whether you're driving the Kia Sorento with its versatile seating options or the Ford Expedition with its cavernous interior, you can be sure that your passengers will have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the journey.
Advanced Safety Features: Arrive Safely and Securely
Safety is paramount, especially during the winter months when road conditions can be unpredictable. Kia and Ford prioritize safety with advanced driver-assistance features designed to keep you and your loved ones protected. From Ford's Co-Pilot360™ technology to Kia's Drive Wise suite, you can trust that your vehicle is equipped with the latest safety innovations for a worry-free journey.
Entertainment Options: Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive
Long drives and holiday travel can be made much more enjoyable with top-notch entertainment options. Kia and Ford vehicles come equipped with advanced infotainment systems, ensuring that the holiday spirit stays alive throughout the journey. Sync your favorite holiday playlists, enjoy hands-free calling, and keep the kids entertained with rear-seat entertainment options available in select models.
Comfortable Seating: Relax and Unwind
The holidays are a time for relaxation, and what better way to unwind than in the comfortable seating of a Kia or Ford vehicle? Whether it's the supportive seats of the Ford Explorer or the luxurious interiors of the Kia Telluride, you can count on a comfortable ride that lets you focus on the joy of the season.
Cargo Space: Bringing Home the Holiday Goodies
Whether you're transporting gifts, holiday decorations, or a load of delicious homemade treats, Kia and Ford vehicles offer generous cargo space to accommodate all your holiday goodies. From fold-flat seats for added versatility to available power liftgates for convenient access, these vehicles are designed with your holiday cargo needs in mind.
A Smooth and Quiet Ride: Enjoy the Journey
The holidays are about creating memories, and the journey is just as important as the destination. Kia and Ford vehicles are engineered for a smooth and quiet ride, ensuring that every mile is a moment to cherish. With features like sound-deadening materials and sophisticated suspension systems, you'll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate.
Holiday Deals at Bob Sight Auto Group: Your Home for Exceptional Vehicles
This holiday season, make Bob Sight Ford in Lee's Summit and Bob Sight Independence Kia your destination for finding the perfect Kia or Ford vehicle to make your travels extra special. Explore our dealerships in Lee's Summit and Independence to take advantage of exclusive holiday deals, special financing options, and promotions that make driving home for the holidays even more delightful.
In conclusion, traveling in comfort with Kia and Ford is not just about reaching your destination; it's about enjoying the journey and creating lasting memories along the way. Visit Bob Sight Auto Group to discover the joy of holiday travel in vehicles that prioritize your comfort, safety, and overall driving experience. Home for the holidays has never been more inviting.
As we bid farewell to another year and eagerly anticipate the possibilities of the next, many of us find ourselves reflecting on personal resolutions and aspirations for the future. If your list includes upgrading your ride or experiencing the latest in automotive innovation, the Bob Sight Auto Group's Ford and Kia dealerships have just the resolution for you – a new car for 2024.
Embrace Change with Cutting-Edge Technology:
As we step into the new year, Ford and Kia are at the forefront of automotive technology, bringing you vehicles that seamlessly blend performance, safety, and connectivity. Ford's lineup, renowned for its toughness and innovation, features cutting-edge tech like the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite, offering advanced driver-assistance features for enhanced safety on the road. Meanwhile, Kia dazzles with its UVO link system, providing intuitive infotainment, remote start capabilities, and more.
Efficiency Meets Excitement:
Say goodbye to compromises as you explore Ford and Kia models designed to deliver both efficiency and excitement. Ford's EcoBoost® engines strike the perfect balance between power and fuel economy, while Kia's lineup boasts an impressive range of hybrid and electric vehicles, contributing to a more sustainable driving experience. From the eco-conscious Ford Escape to the sleek Kia Niro EV, there's a model to suit every preference.
As the winter chill sets in, driving conditions can become unpredictable. Ford and Kia understand the importance of staying in control, which is why many models offer all-wheel-drive capabilities. Whether you're navigating snowy streets or tackling wet roads, these vehicles are engineered to provide stability and confidence, ensuring a safe journey through the winter months.
Celebrate Style and Comfort:
Start the new year in style with the refined interiors of Ford and Kia vehicles. The Ford Explorer boasts spacious seating and a wealth of high-tech features, making every journey a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Kia, on the other hand, elevates elegance with models like the Kia Telluride, combining luxury with functionality to redefine your driving experience.
Your Journey, Your Way:
Make 2024 the year you take control of your automotive destiny. Ford and Kia offer a diverse range of models, each catering to different lifestyles and preferences. From the rugged Ford F-150, a staple for those who demand power and capability, to the nimble and stylish Kia Sportage, find a vehicle that complements your personality and ambitions.
New Year, New Deals:
At Bob Sight Auto Group, we understand that a new car is a significant investment. That's why we're excited to offer special promotions and financing options to kickstart your automotive journey in 2024. Explore our dealerships in Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Independence, Missouri, to discover exclusive deals on the latest Ford and Kia models. Whether you're looking to buy or lease, our team is dedicated to making your automotive resolutions a reality.
Schedule Your Test Drive:
There's no better way to welcome the new year than with the thrill of a test drive. Visit our Ford dealership in Lee's Summit or our Kia dealership in Independence to experience firsthand the features and performance that set these vehicles apart. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle to drive you into 2024 with style, comfort, and confidence.
Make this new year memorable by embracing the resolution of a new ride. Upgrade your driving experience with Bob Sight Auto Group, where your automotive aspirations become a reality. Cheers to a year filled with exciting journeys and unforgettable moments on the road!
As the automotive industry embraces electric vehicle (EV) technology, Ford has
risen to prominence, offering a variety of electric cars to suit a broad range of
preferences and requirements. Whether you're searching for a compact electric
crossover or a versatile electric truck, Ford has something for you.
In this blog post, we'll look at the four best Ford electric cars currently on
the market. We'll examine each car's features, performance, and pricing, so you
can choose the best one for you.
1. Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a stylish and powerful electric crossover that is perfect for drivers who want a fun and exciting driving experience. It comes with a choice of two electric motors, one or two battery packs, and a range of up to 305 miles. The Mach-E starts at $42,895.
The Mach-E is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, which provide all-wheel drive and plenty of power. The base model has a rear-mounted motor and a single battery pack that provides a range of up to 230 miles. The extended-range model has a front-mounted motor and a larger battery pack that provides a range of up to 305 miles.
The Mach-E is a stylish crossover with a sleek and aerodynamic design. It features a long hood, a sloping roofline, and a wide stance. The interior is also stylish and comfortable, with a large touchscreen infotainment system and plenty of passenger space.
The Mach-E is a fun and exciting car to drive. The electric motors provide instant torque, which makes the car feel very responsive. The Mach-E also handles well, with a tight turning radius and a comfortable ride.
The Mach-E is a great choice for drivers who want a stylish, powerful, and fun electric crossover. It is perfect for drivers who want a car that is both practical and exciting to drive.
2. Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a powerful and hardworking electric pickup truck that is perfect for drivers who need a versatile and capable vehicle. It comes with a choice of two electric motors, one or two battery packs, and a range of up to 320 miles. The F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974.
The F-150 Lightning is available in two trim levels: Pro and XLT. The Pro starts at $39,974 and comes standard with a single electric motor, a 98.0-kWh battery pack, and a range of up to 230 miles. The XLT starts at $52,974 and comes standard with a dual electric motor, a 131.0-kWh battery pack, and a range of up to 320 miles.
Both trim levels of the F-150 Lightning come with a variety of standard features, including a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a rearview camera. The XLT also comes standard with heated front seats, a power tailgate, and a 360-degree camera system.
The F-150 Lightning is a capable off-roader, thanks to its four-wheel drive system and underbody skid plates. It also has a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 2,000 pounds.
The F-150 Lightning is a great option for drivers who need a powerful and hardworking electric pickup truck. It's versatile, capable, and efficient.
3. Ford E-Transit
The Ford E-Transit is a commercial electric van that is perfect for businesses that need a reliable and efficient vehicle. It comes with a choice of two electric motors, one or two battery packs, and a range of up to 260 miles. The E-Transit starts at $43,274.
The E-Transit is available in two trim levels: XL and XLT. The XL comes standard with a 67-kWh battery pack and a single electric motor that produces 198 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain provides a range of up to 126 miles. The XLT comes standard with an 88-kWh battery pack and a dual electric motor that produces 276 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain provides a range of up to 260 miles.
Both trim levels of the E-Transit come standard with a variety of features, including a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. The XLT also comes standard with a heated steering wheel, a power driver's seat, and a SYNC 4A infotainment system.
The E-Transit is a great option for businesses that need a reliable and efficient electric van. It offers a variety of features and a range of up to 260 miles. The E-Transit starts at $43,274.
4. Ford Transit Connect Electric
A compact electric van, the Ford Transit Connect Electric is ideal for businesses that require a small and maneuverable vehicle. It has a single electric motor and a battery pack that provides a range of up to 126 miles. The Transit Connect Electric starts at $34,995.
These are just a few of the many great Ford electric cars available on the market today. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect Ford electric car for your needs. Have more questions? We know the folks at Bob Sight Ford in Lee's Summit can answer anything you have for them when it comes to all things electric. Why not contact them today?
The 2024 Kia EV9 is an exciting new electric vehicle that offers a variety of trims to choose from, each with its own unique set of features and capabilities. With a range of up to 300 miles, this crossover is a great option for drivers who want an electric vehicle that can go the distance. And with its powerful performance and stylish design, the EV9 is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
What Trims Can I Get For The 2024 Kia EV9?
The entry-level Kia EV9 Light model has a 76.1-kWh battery pack and a single rear-wheel-drive motor. It can go 223 miles on a full charge and has 215 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The Light Long Range has a 99.8-kWh battery pack and a single rear-wheel-drive motor. It can go 300 miles on a full charge and has 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The Wind trim level has a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system with a combined output of 379 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It can go 270 miles on a full charge with the standard 19-inch wheels and 253 miles with the optional 20-inch wheels.
The Land and Wind trims have identical power output specifications. However, the Land trim comes with standard 20-inch wheels, which limit its range to 253 miles. The GT-Line trim has 21-inch wheels and a higher torque of 516 pound-feet, resulting in an estimated range of 243 miles. The GT-Line trim is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds, making it faster than the Land and Wind trims.
Regardless of what trim you like for the EV9, they will all have the same technology and standard features, including over 24 inches of screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, digital key compatibility, and DC fast charging. The latter supports 800V, and Kia claims the EV9 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in less than 25 minutes.
Okay, I’m Convinced. So Now What?
If you're interested in learning more about the 2024 Kia EV9, or if you'd like to take one for a test drive, come down to Bob Sight Independence Kia today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the perfect EV9 for your needs.
As the now seventh generation of the classic model, the new 2024 Ford Mustang has a lot to live to. This new incarnation promises an overhauled appearance, enhanced performance, and a wealth of cutting-edge technology. If you're looking forward to taking the new Mustang for a spin around Kansas City, continue reading as our Bob Sight team examines everything new with the 2024 model.
Let’s talk about engines, because since it’s Mustang we’re talking about, that’s probably why you’re here. An upgraded turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost is the new standard for the 2024 model. Thanks to its modular power cylinder, it will generate 315 horsepower, five more horses than its predecessor's base model motor.
For the GT or the “Dark Horse” model, a new 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 is available either with the GT, or standard with the Dark Horse. This is Ford's most powerful engine in this class, and it produces 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque in the GT and 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft in the Dark Horse. With the performance exhaust, the GT's stats climb to an astonishing 486 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. This makes the previous Coyote V-8, which had 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, look puny in comparison.
Next, let’s talk about the exterior. The 2024 is easily recognizable as its own, but it’s still a Mustang. It has revised versions of the Mustang headlights, taillights, and a hexagonal grille, giving it a more appropriately contemporary feel. Vapor Blue and Yellow Splash are new paint colors available exclusively with the 2024 model. The new optional Bronze Design Series appearance package, with stylish bronze badging and Sinister Bronze-painted aluminum wheels, lets you further customize its look.
As for the interior, Ford offers six unique “environments”, each with their own accent-color seatbelts and stitching, so you can select the one that fits you best: just a few are the Black Onyx, Space Gray, and Carmine Red. As you can imagine, there's a style to suit everyone. The materials of the upholstery vary from cloth, to microsuede, and leather.
The steering wheel has also had a style makeover this time. The most striking difference is the flat bottom, which encourages more precise hand placement. Ford has also simplified the design with fewer buttons, making it more user-friendly.
And what about the technology? A 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster and 13.2-inch infotainment screen are the new Mustang’s main features. You can customize the display with your preferred colors and gauges. You can also choose a calm screen that only shows key details. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and you can use voice commands to control your car with Amazon Alexa and Ford Streaming connectivity. You can also add a wireless smartphone charger to reduce cord clutter.
Ford has added new overhead USB ports for dash cameras to meet the growing demand for this technology. The new Remote Rev function on the key fob is a lot of fun, even though it's not essential technology. This clever feature lets you rev up the engine with the touch of a button to impress your friends from outside the Mustang. Ford Power-Up software capability helps you keep your Mustang's technology up to date.
If you're interested in taking a closer look at the 2024 Mustang, we invite you to come see us at Bob Sight Ford in Lee's Summit. We have a variety of models in stock, and our knowledgeable staff would be happy to answer any questions you have. You can also schedule a test drive to experience the Mustang's power and performance firsthand.
Lawrence, Kansas, a city known for its vibrant culture and historic charm, is now home to the newest member of the Bob Sight Auto Group family - the Bob Sight Honda dealership. This recent acquisition marks a significant expansion for the family-owned Kansas City auto group, which has been a reputable name in the automotive industry for a century.
Previously owned by Dale Willey Automotive, this dealership, along with its Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram counterparts, represents a new era for both the Bob Sight Auto Group and car enthusiasts in Lawrence. Located on South Iowa Street, the dealership is ideally situated to serve the diverse automotive needs of the Lawrence community.
The Sight family, celebrating their 100th anniversary in the Kansas City auto market, brings a legacy of trust, quality, and customer satisfaction. With existing Ford and Kia dealerships in Lee's Summit and Independence, Missouri, the addition of the Lawrence Honda and Chrysler dealerships is not just an expansion but a commitment to continue their tradition of excellent service and community engagement.
This acquisition is more than just a change of ownership; it's a promise to invigorate the local automotive market. The Bob Sight Auto Group plans to increase vehicle sales by boosting the inventory at these new locations. This means more options for customers, ranging from the latest Honda models renowned for their reliability and innovation, to a diverse selection of used vehicles.
But it's not just about selling cars. The Sight family believes in building relationships with the community. Customers can expect the same level of personalized service that has been a hallmark of the Bob Sight Auto Group for generations. Whether it's purchasing a new vehicle, getting a routine service, or seeking advice, the staff at Bob Sight Honda are more than just employees; they are automotive enthusiasts committed to ensuring the best experience for every visitor.
The Bob Sight Honda dealership isn't just a place to buy a car; it's a part of the community. Involvement in local events, sponsorships, and community service initiatives are on the horizon, as the Sight family deeply values giving back to the communities that support them.
For those in Lawrence and the surrounding areas, the opening of Bob Sight Honda is an exciting development. Not only does it bring new options and opportunities for car buyers and owners, but it also signifies the growth and vibrancy of the local economy. The Bob Sight Auto Group's century-long legacy of quality service, combined with the dynamic spirit of Lawrence, is a recipe for success.
In conclusion, the arrival of the Bob Sight Honda dealership in Lawrence is more than just a new business opening; it's a beacon of continued growth, community engagement, and automotive excellence. We welcome Bob Sight Honda to Lawrence and look forward to the journey ahead.
Lawrence, Kansas, a city that seamlessly blends its rich historical roots with a forward-thinking spirit, welcomes not just our new Honda dealership, but also the new Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership. This new and exciting addition to the Lawrence automotive landscape is part of the recent acquisition by the family-owned Bob Sight Auto Group, a name that's become synonymous with quality and service in the Kansas City area for over a century niw.
The dealership, formerly part of Dale Willey Automotive, joins the Bob Sight family along with its Honda counterpart. Located on the bustling South Iowa Street, Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is poised to become a pivotal automotive destination for residents of Lawrence and beyond.
With a century-long legacy in the auto industry, the Sight family's expansion into Lawrence is more than a business move; it's a commitment to uphold and elevate the standards of customer service and community involvement. Known for their successful Ford and Kia dealerships in Missouri, the family brings their expertise and passion for cars to the heart of Lawrence.
Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is not just a dealership; it's a gateway to a world of automotive possibilities. The showroom is set to feature the latest models from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM - each brand offering its unique blend of style, performance, and innovation. Whether it's the rugged charm of a Jeep, the refined strength of a RAM truck, the sporty allure of a Dodge, or the sophisticated elegance of a Chrysler, the dealership promises a vehicle for every taste and need.
But the experience at Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM extends beyond the showroom. Understanding that buying a car is just the beginning, the dealership is equipped to provide top-notch maintenance and repair services. With a team of skilled technicians and state-of-the-art facilities, they ensure that every vehicle continues to perform at its best.
The Sight family's approach to business is deeply rooted in community engagement. They believe in building lasting relationships with their customers and contributing positively to the community. This means participating in local events, supporting charitable causes, and being a proactive member of the Lawrence community.
The opening of Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM marks a new chapter in Lawrence's automotive story. It's a chapter that promises to bring new energy, diverse vehicle options, and a commitment to excellence in customer service. For those in Lawrence, the dealership is more than a place to buy a car; it's a partner in their automotive journey.
In conclusion, Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is not just a new business in town; it's a symbol of Lawrence's growing and vibrant community. It represents the fusion of a century-old family legacy in the auto industry with the dynamic spirit of Lawrence. We warmly welcome Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to our city and look forward to the exciting road ahead.
The story of the Sight family's legacy in the automotive industry is one of innovation, commitment, and community woven through the heart of Kansas City for over a century. It's a tale that begins in the roaring twenties and extends into the present, marking not only the growth of a family business but the evolution of a community's relationship with the automobile.
The Early Years: Foundations of Excellence
The journey started in 1923 when Jack Sight, an ambitious young man with a passion for cars and a knack for business, opened Sight Brothers Chevrolet with his brother, the first Chevrolet franchise in Kansas City. This marked the beginning of what would become a deeply-rooted family tradition in the auto industry. Jack Sight's dealership was not just a business; it became a community staple, a place where trust and customer service were as important as the cars sold.
Transition and Expansion: The Second Generation
After Jack's passing in 1957, the torch was passed to his sons, Bob and Bill Sight. They inherited not just a business, but a legacy. Bob and Bill, understanding the foundation laid by their father, continued to cultivate the dealership's reputation for quality and integrity. However, in 1966, Bob Sight took a bold step, leaving the Chevrolet store to acquire Village Mercury in Overland Park, Kansas. This move was more than a change in brand; it was a testament to Bob's foresight and adaptability, qualities that would come to define the Sight family's approach to business.
Bob Sight later added Lincoln to the dealership, creating Bob Sight Lincoln Mercury, a name that would become synonymous with luxury and excellence in the Kansas City area. Meanwhile, Bill Sight continued to helm the original Sight Brothers Chevrolet dealership, ensuring that the family's presence in the Chevrolet market remained strong and consistent.
A Legacy of Innovation and Community Involvement
The Sight family's business approach has always been about more than just selling cars. It's been about building relationships, about being a trustworthy and dependable presence in the community. This philosophy is evident not only in their customer service practices but in their involvement in local events and charities. The Sight name is not just a brand; it's a part of the Kansas City community's fabric.
The New Chapter: Expansion into Lawrence, Kansas
In a move that marks both a continuation and an evolution of the family legacy, the family has expanded their automotive reach into Lawrence, Kansas. This expansion is not just a business venture; it's a step into a new community, with a commitment to bring the same level of service, quality, and community involvement that has been their hallmark in Kansas City for over a century.
The Sight family's arrival in Lawrence is headlined by the acquisition of the Bob Sight Honda and Bob Sight Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealerships. This expansion is a clear signal of the family's ongoing commitment to growth and adaptation, always looking forward while staying true to the values that have defined their success.
A Century-Long Journey: Reflecting and Looking Forward
As we look back on the Sight family's journey through the automotive landscape of Kansas City, and now Lawrence, we see more than a business history; we see a story of resilience, adaptability, and a deep-seated commitment to community. From the first Chevrolet franchise in Kansas City to the newest expansions in Lawrence, the Sight family has navigated changes in the automotive industry, economic landscapes, and consumer needs with a steady hand and a clear vision.
Their legacy is not just in the cars they've sold or the dealerships they've opened; it's in the relationships they've built, the trust they've earned, and the community they've served. As the Sight family enters this new chapter in Lawrence, they carry with them a century of lessons, experiences, and successes, ready to be a part of a new community, to build new relationships, and to continue a journey that began over 100 years ago in Kansas City.