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The 2015 F-150 Platinum is the Luxury Truck You Didn’t Know You Needed

2015 F-150 Platinum

When did trucks become luxury vehicles? Who thought it would be a good idea to make a truck that has a 360 degree camera, massaging seats, and an automated parallel parking system? Who cares!? Luxury trucks are the epitome of having it all. Want to be in total comfort but also pick up your new poolside sculpture of a pair of dolphins? The F-150 Platinum is the solution to all of your problems.

If you’ve ever wanted a list of reasons to treat yourself this holiday season, my friend you’ve come to the right place. By my mathematical calculations I have concluded that there are five reasons you needed to be in a top of the line f-150, yesterday.

  1. Value

Since when did a truck with an MSRP in the neighborhood of $60,000 represent a value? How about when you save $10,000 over the price of base V8 BMW X5, or when your bank account is $32,300 dollars richer because you got the F-150 rather than a base model Mercedes Benz GL550. You also wouldn’t want to put 2100 lbs. of wet, seaweed covered gold doubloons from the shipwreck you just discovered in the back of either of those cushy SUVs.

2015 F-150 Platinum.
  1. Utility

Trucks by nature are vehicles built to work. Adding some excellent leather, huge chrome wheels, and cutting edge technology doesn’t change that simple fact. The two trucks that we had as store manager demos in our inventory here at Bill Marsh Kalkaska both have heated/cooled seats and a twin panel moon roof, plus they can tow at least 9000 lbs. with their 5.0 V8s. Speaking of that excellent and proven V8, it produces 385HP and 387 lb-ft. of torque. When you are in the perfectly climate controlled cab you might just forget about the 2100 lbs. that these SuperCrew F-150s can hold in their beds. That’s a lot of cheddar!

Lots of room for gold doubloons.
  1. Luxury

We would not even be having this conversation if the F-150 Platinum wasn’t equipped like the opulent Mercedes S-Class. The Platinum goes far beyond the leather seats, chrome accents, and a touchscreen entertainment/navigation system. It offers a 360 degree camera that provides a complete view of your surrounds when you are trying to maneuver around that tight parking lot at the country club. Once you’ve found a parallel parking spot downtown on a Saturday night, these trucks will park themselves with just the push of a button. Not only that, imagine how dignified you’ll look when you pull up to the valet station and as you open your doors, the power deployable running boards lower allowing you do perform an ultra-cool 007-equese entry…suave bow-tie adjustment and all.

360 degree camera in action. 
Front Camera.


  1. The F-150 Platinum has Massaging, Multicountour Seats

Time is money, why spend your money with a masseuse when you can get a similar experience during the commute you are already making each day. Let’s do some math.

1 hour with a masseuse on average= $60

Average American commute (minutes per day) = 50

If we say that your home is slightly farther from work than average, roughly 60 minutes, we now kill two birds with one stone. Each day you will get a massage!

For someone who gets a massage each week you are saving $3,120 if you were only use the seats one day per week for a year!

However, if you use them every workday that equates to $14,400 worth of free massages each year!

Talk about incredible deals and a well massaged back and bottom.

Silver truck interior.
White truck interior.
  1. Insane December Deals

Once you’ve worked hard and earned your money, the last thing you want to do is waste it. This month Ford has put together some great offers on new 2015 F-150s. For December, qualified buyers can get 0% financing for 60 months, plus no payments for the first 90 days. Pair that free money with a pair of prices $1500 below invoice on the two manager demo 2015 F-150 Platinums that we have in stock here at Bill Marsh Ford in Kalkaska and you have got yourself an excellent proposition.

An example:

White F-150 Platinum carries an MSRP of $62,445. A Bill Marsh price including the Demo-discount of $55,067.44 equals $7,377.56 of savings before you calculate all of the cash you save with the 0% financing.

You owe it to yourself to have it all this December by giving me call at 231-258-5026, saddling up a dinosaur by sending a fax to 231-258-4192, or by email to sdorland@billmarsh.com to schedule a test drive.

My face after an excellent massage, courtesy of the 2015 F-150 Platinum. 



My car has ruined my life.

Ahh, I am finally doing what all good marketing, advertising, and PR professionals have been doing for years, starting a personal website/blog. I will be periodically updating this site to provide insight into marketing, the automotive industry, and whatever other interesting things happen to consume my time.

I thought I would start my first post with something that has been troubling me. If you knew me at all over the last three years you’ve probably heard about my prized possession, my mint 1998 VW Beetle.


For three years I have loved this car, as quirky, as slow, and as impractical as it may be. As of recently though my new job and the fact that I have more than $83 in my bank account have handed me the opportunity to purchase a new(er) car. Great news, right!?


I have ruined my life by owning an interesting car.

Let me refresh your memory in case you haven’t been car shopping in awhile. A normal person drives into a car dealership in their tan Chevrolet Impala. They go to the salesperson and say “hello, I need a new car. I just want navigation, a sunroof, and four doors.” The sales person then says, “great news, I have just the car.” They would show them basically any new cookie-cutter sedan (cough cough Toyota Camry cough cough), they would love it and drive off happily for the next 3-5 years.

That however, is not how it works for a person who drives an interesting car. When I car shop, I think about my options. I determine that nothing I see is fun enough, or unique enough to replace the car that I love. Then someone likes me either ends up not buying anything, or they buy something like a Mazda Miata, a Porsche 944, or a some old Volvo station wagon that some rapscallion swapped a supercharged LS1 into between taking lines of cocaine.

You see, people like me, people who have owned interesting cars think differently than our friend who traded in their tan Impala. People like me think that they could buy one new, practical sedan…or they could buy three used Mazda Miatas. People like me don’t think of cars as a means of transportation, but an opportunity to enjoy the time you spend between points A and B.

I’ve ruined my life, owning a retro-styled, slow, Mexican-built, manual European hatchback. But at the same time, I’ve made my life substantially better. I’m not insane though, I know that most people should not buy a 25 year old Japanese sports car. Luckily, car makers like Ford understand this concept and they have been building us interesting cars that you could buy brand new tomorrow! (hint hint, I work at a car dealership!)

So instead of buying that Toyota Camry, come see me. I’ll show you a Ford Focus ST, a turbocharged Mustang, or a 365 hp station wagon. You’ll be thanking me everyday when your commute involves wild burnouts and huge smiles.