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What Makes the 2018 Ford Explorer Great?

Attention Ford lovers! The 2018 Explorer is here! Come down and take a look at this vehicle right away. This SUV can fit up to seven passengers comfortably and has oodles of cargo space in the rear. Not only is this SUV practical, but it is versatile and sturdy. What does that mean? It means the 2018 Explorer is rugged enough to take on off-roading adventures on rough terrain. You and your pals will have tons of fun going camping or exploring the countryside with it.


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Ford's SYNC 3: What It Can Do for You

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system allows you to do various tasks all while driving with hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road. Whether you are driving through the snow or smoothly sailing on a bright, breezy day, SYNC 3 is built to respond to your voice instantly. You can command the SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link® to get turn-by-turn directions, and talk to the system to navigate some mobile apps also.

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Philpott Gives Back to Local Schools

If there are two things every Texan can agree on, it's the importance of education and community!

That's why at Philpott, we know that we can help make a difference in both by giving to our local schools.

On Friday, November 10, 2017, Philpott management and staff made special presentations of $1,000 donations to Hamshire Fannett ISD, East Chambers ISD, Port Neches Groves ISD, and Nederland ISD at halftime of their high school football games. Win or lose, the lessons these young people learn playing football, cheering, performing in the band, or watching the game will follow…

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MotorWeek Pundits Pleased by 2017 Ford Explorer

If you're seeking a full-size SUV for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Philpott Ford think you might like to give ours, the 2017 Explorer, a go.

Why, though?

Find out from the good folks at MotorWeek; their critique of the Explorer is as follows:

No bones about it -- Ford delivered a doozy with the Explorer's top-tier engine option, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.

The default offering on the Sport and Platinum trims, the turbo-V6 is complemented by a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It generates a glorious 365 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque.


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Philpott Hosts Special Breakfast to Honor Local Breast Cancer Survivors

Philpott Ford Breast Cancer Breakfast 2017

Every October, we partner with the Gift of Life Program to host a breast cancer survivor breakfast recognizing the courage, strength, and spirit of breast cancer survivors. Harvey has caused so much devastation in our community recently but these women and men have a hope that remains strong. We believe that a minor setback is the setup for a major comeback. Let's help this comeback together!

This year's event was full of love and hope. We captured some of the event on video, which you can view here.

Since 2013, we've supported the Gift of Life's…

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Be the Hero Your Neighbors Need in the 2018 Ford Mustang

Be the type of neighbor anyone would want to live next to when you choose the 2018 Ford Mustang from Philpott Ford. A new Quiet Exhaust mode and a Quiet Start mode enable you to purr like a kitten when you’re rolling out of your driveway and then roar like a lion once you hit the open road. Does this sound almost too good to be true? See the new features in action:

When and how you choose to use the Quiet Start and Quiet Exhaust features are totally up to you.

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Dirty Oil is Bad Oil

Oil in your vehicle can become full of gunk and debris over time, and it's not enough to keep it topped up. You need to change it regularly to make sure that dirt particles don't begin to clog up the moving parts of your car.

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The Relief for Hurricane Harvey is Only Just Beginning

When Hurricane Harvey struck Houston on August 24, 2017 no one was expecting what was to come. This turned out to be one of the most devastating natural disasters to make landfall on U.S. soil in more than 12 years. While the outcome was overwhelming we here at Philpott Ford in Nederland, TX and the entire Sonic Automotive Group is proving that Houston and the surrounding area will be able to come back stronger.

Our dealership and the entire staff within Sonic Automotive is working hard to bring some calm after the storm. Our courageous executive vice president Jeff…

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