Leif Johnson Ford- Customer Letter

We absolutely love receiving positive feedback from our happy Leif Johnson Ford customers, and this sweet letter from John was no exception!


“To the Sales Manager and Staff,

I just want to thank you and show my appreciation to the sales team that assisted with my new purchase of a new Ford Focus SE Hatch Back. When I arrived at your showroom I was professionally greeted by Justin and then Ms. Ashley Williams helped with every question and all sale formalities until I left in my new car.

I can honestly say from start to finish everything went very smoothly and I was quite pleased throughout. Although Ashley was relatively new to your sales department it was not apparent as she displayed confidence and competence of someone highly seasoned in her work. She is a credit to Leif Johnson in the friendly professionalism and customer care that seems to come very naturally.

Even though the sale is ‘complete’, I’ve been given every impression that I am welcome back for any questions, follow-up, and service and so I look forward to this relationship with Leif Johnson. Thank you again, and with sincere thanks to Ashley!”

Come visit Leif Johnson today to see this excellent customer care and treatment that John is raving about! (And maybe even buy your dream vehicle while you’re at it!)

Local Austin Business Owners Love Leif Johnson Ford!

Local Austin business owners love working with Leif Johnson Ford. It’s no wonder, as we treat our customers like our own family and make the car-buying experience as fun and simple as possible. This gives our fellow business owners a quick, supportive and efficient way to buy and get back to their own busy schedules as soon as possible! Check out a couple of our most recent customers and business-owning buddies: garyGary, owner of Pflugerville’s Uncle Gary’s Bar has been purchasing vehicles from Leif Johnson Ford for many years, and has become not only a customer but a great friend to us as well.


Glen and Janet Simms, owners of Austin’s scrumptious Bar-B-Q Heaven, have been buying all of their vehicles from us for over twenty years now! Glen says that “(Leif Johnson) Ford went out of their way to make it right and get my business.” Now they are owners of a beautiful new truck, perfect for advertising some delicious Texas barbeque!

From neighborhood bars to mouthwatering barbeque, Leif Johnson is happy to support and sell to many local businesses, and we are so glad to be the first choice for so many of our fellow Austinites!


Leif Johnson Customer Letter

Leif Johnson Ford has been around for nearly 60 years. In these years, we’ve had the time to build a reputation as a dealership that goes above and beyond for our customers. Our goal is to make everyone who walks through our doors leave happy and completely taken care of! This goal is achieved by our excellent customer service, and we always love hearing back from the customers who have received this impeccable service of ours! This recent letter to our manager Gordon Lambert was no exception.:


“Dear Mr. Lambert,

I intended to write this letter to you long before this, but I do want to thank you for your help Friday eve Jan 31 when my friend Marcia Evans and I had to have her 2013 Focus towed in for repair work. The Service Dept was closed and we needed to get a rental car. We had called a friend in Lockhart to pick us up, but you came to our rescue and provided us a rental car, so we were able to let our friend know you had taken care of us. It meant a lo to both of us that you in stepped in and helped us out. Thank you very much.”

From service to sales, we at Leif Johnson pride ourselves on doing whatever it takes to keep each and every one of our customers satisfied. Come in today to experience this service for yourself!

Captured Leif Johnson Moments

A fun workplace is a happy workplace, wouldn’t you agree? Employees and customers alike love their time spent at our Leif Johnson Ford locations, and we absolutely love capturing these moments to camera.

Take a look at some of our latest captured shenanigans:

Our good looking Truck City Ford team!


Savannah and Wesley, posing for the camera!


Our sweet boss Fred, taking a quick break to smile for us! blog10

Salesman Frank bought a new truck—from Truck City Ford, of course!


Plez Is hard at work at Riata Ford-


Chad and Susan, showing off one of our beautiful Fords at Leif Central!


Tami, looking festive for Saint Patty’s at Truck City!


Hanging out with our Riata Ford ladies (Who are looking ready for a Ford road-trip!)


Gil showing off one of our snazzy Riata Ford trucks:


Leif Johnson Ford customers, getting ready to roll with a little help from our handy-dandy service team.


Peter, part of our helpful sync team, helping a customer with his new truck!


Felician with one our very happy customers!


Bryan Beltran Live at Riata Ford

riatablog7 Bryan Beltran-of the Manor Mustang Marching Band– is one very talented fellow. A player of multiple instruments, his long-term dream has been to attend the Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps this summer. Not knowing if he would be able to come up with the funds, Beltran began sending out letters to local businesses requesting donations. When Riata Ford heard about Bryan, we knew we had to help. Starting with a $500 donation and matching every donation he received thereafter, we have helped him reach his goal of $1,500 and couldn’t be happier to announce that Beltran will be fulfilling his dream of attending the Corps this summer. This goal couldn’t have been completed without some fun and festivities, of course! Last Wednesday, Riata Ford had a blast hosting an amazing performance by Bryan Beltran himself. Check out these pictures (and video!) from the event: Bryan’s brother showed up to surprise Bryan and perform alongside him Wednesday night; An incredible duo! riatalog4 Bryan’s dad worked with General Sales Manager James Figurell at Leif Johnson back in 1998! Small world! riatablog8

Bryan’s incredible performance wouldn’t have been complete without a camera crew!


Being goofy with friends and family!


Bryan pictured with friends, family and Riata’s social media rep!


Bryan’s live performance!


Bryan performing live:

Bryan tells us how Riata Ford helped him reach his goal:

Happy Customers of Leif Johnson

At Leif Johnson, our goal is to find the perfect vehicle for each and every customer, at all of our Leif locations! We are proud to have offered friendly, honest and efficient service for over 60 years. But don’t just take it from us. Hear what some of our most recent customers are saying about their Leif Johnson experience!

The Meeks at Leif Johnson have purchased vehicles from us in the past. “We like it so much we keep coming back!” What sets Leif Johnson apart from the rest in their eyes? Simply put, “The service is better!”


Jay Garcia, owner of the local Casa Garcia restaurants, has been a faithful Truck City customer since he bought his first 1997!  He says he keeps coming back “because of the salesman.”—Eddie and Jay are both great friends and customers for each other!


Kathy and George Lewis came into Riata Ford for their new truck, and it definitely sounds like they will be back for more in the future! They loved their salesman Rick so much that they plan on trading another vehicle in with him, even though Rick “doesn’t know it yet!”


Come in to any of our five locations today and let us show you what the Leif Johnson experience is all about!

Learn all about Bryan Beltran (And watch him perform at Riata Ford!)



Bryan Beltran of the Manor Marching Band has an inspiring story. For the first ten years of his life, Bryan knew no English. He tells us that learning was a challenge for him, but one that he overcame by being around his English-speaking classmates at school. He now speaks both English and Spanish fluently. But what Bryan really likes to talk about–in either language–is his passion for music. “I love music, I love hearing it, and playing it. Ever since my dad gave me a guitar in middle school, I have enjoyed exploring music. I taught myself how to play that guitar. I enjoy that you can create your own type of music and emotional connection.” Bryan tells us, and his excitement is palpable. Bryan’s father was his inspiration for his love of music, and even has a band that both Bryan and his brother take part in. He loves watching his dad perform, and says he can just see all of his struggles melting away as he plays his instruments. “Growing up in Mexico, my dad was the only one in his family who loved music. He learned how to play all those instruments by himself which he has shared with me.” Bryan’s love and pride for his family definitely shines through in everything that he says and does.


Bryan is heading into his third season of marching band, and has loved every second of it. “School music programs teach students so much more than just how to play their instrument. It is kind of a way of life. You become more disciplined and dedicated to the band and music. We are a very large family. It is a great place for students to spend their time. “


As for the future, Bryan hopes to attend college at the University of North Texas to study music education, and one day even dreams of becoming an instructor for the Drum Corps. His current dream of joining the Guardian Drum and Bugle Corps is one that he never imagined he’d be able to afford. “The first thing that I thought about was that I could not do Drum Corps because it’s very expensive. I didn’t have that kind of money nor did my parents. But I really wanted that training and experience, so I asked my high school co-director how much he paid for Drum Corps. He said he didn’t pay for anything! I was stunned! I asked him how is that possible? He explained to me that he found sponsors and collected donations. That gave me a lot of hope.”


Bryan began writing letters and asking for donations, and this is where Riata Ford and YOU come in. We are matching every donation dollar for dollar until Bryan reaches his goal of $2,500. Join us on March 5th at 7pm for a night of great company, music and fun. Help us make Bryan’s biggest dreams come true!


To donate, visit http://www.gofundme.com/5x161o