2010 Ford Master/Senior Master Technicians


Dick’s MacKenzie Ford is proud to acknowledge the training accomplishments of our technicians for 2010. Several members of our service family have achieved Master Certification for the first time. Many hours of training and commitment go into this achievement and we are all very proud of their dedication to excellence.

Allan Honc – Chassis Master

Justin Steves – Chassis Master and Drive Train Master

Marc Molitor – Chassis Master

Andrew Dewald – Chassis Master and Engine Master

Technicians who have gone to the greatest lengths to complete Ford training are designated as “Senior Master Technicians”.  Since this award’s inception in 1999, only a small percentage of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury technicians in the United States have achieved this level of accomplishment.  This achievement represents hundreds of hours of training and years of commitment by both the technicians who achieve it and the dealerships that employ them.

Ford Motor Company and Dick’s MacKenzie Ford are proud to recognize the accomplishments of the 2010 Senior Masters.

Darryl Becker – 2nd year Senior Master

Dave Kalsch – 1st year Senior Master

We have a new Facebook Page

Dick’s Auto Group invites you to find us on Facebook. We will have announcements from Dick’s Mackenzie Ford, Dick’s Collision Center and Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Featuring updates from sales, service and bodyshop along with company and current events.  We look forward to interacting with our customers in this new venue.

March Markdown Mania and $10 Car Sale

Dick's Mackenzie Ford

March Markdown Mania is here.  Dick’s Mackenzie Ford says they can sell these used cars to auctions and other dealers but that they had rather sell them to their customers.  To promote this event, they are even selling some as low as $10 each.  These are not junkers.  They are good cars that have passed the shop inspection and are ready to transport you and your family to work tomorrow.

All vehicles will be down to their lowest price.  This is new and used.

To find out more, contact Tyler or Jeff at 800-783-0863 to find out how you can take advantage of this event.

Dick’s Mackenzie Ford
4151 SE TV Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123

2008 Ford Focus Rocks !!


2008 Ford Focus

Redesigned for 2008.

By Kirk Bell, NewCarTestDrive.com


Ford has reworked the Focus for 2008, giving it new styling inside and out but maintaining the same platform and basic size.

The new design shares a family look with Ford’s other cars, distinguished by a two-bar version of the company’s characteristic razor blade-like grille.

The new, 2008 Ford Focus comes in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles. (Wagon and hatchback body styles are not offered.)

The big news for 2008 is the introduction of Ford’s new Sync entertainment and communications system. Developed with Microsoft, Sync provides a hands-free link to cell phones and MP3 players through a series of voice commands. It recognizes your cell phone’s address book. It can even read text messages to occupants through the stereo system. It’s an amazing system and Ford appears to be ahead of everyone else in this area.

The redesigned interior is aesthetically pleasing. It looks better than that of the outgoing model, with nicer graining on the plastics that continue to dominate the cockpit. The ambience is not luxurious but appropriate for the price. While interior noise is also down from the last model, there is still plenty of road and engine noise, which are typical of economy cars.

As in the past, the Focus handles well. We experienced lots of road feel with little body lean in corners while driving the top-line SES with its a sportier suspension. That road feel can make the ride a bit harder than some might prefer, but it isn’t harsh and we appreciated the handling response.

With 140 horsepower, the Focus has decent power for most needs, but passing on a busy two-lane road will require a lot of space. Fuel economy is quite good, with up to 24 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway.

Dick’s MacKenzie Ford
4151 SE TV Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123