2010 Ford Fusion

2010-11 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Recalled For Fuel Leak: 451,865 Vehicles Affected
2010-11 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Recalled For Fuel Leak: 451,865 Vehicles Affected

Ford has issued a recall for 2010 and 2011 models of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan. The recall affects roughly 451,000 vehicles in North America, most of which are registered in the U.S. ALSO SEE: All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Mercury Milan Investigated For Power Steering Loss

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five recent Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. According to a bulletin posted to the agency's website (PDF), more than 500 owners have complained that these vehicles have lost power steering, and a few allege that...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
NHTSA Closes Probes Of Ford, VW Problems, But Automakers Promise To Inspect & Repair Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pulled the plug on two unrelated probes of Ford and Volkswagen vehicles. According to AutoNews, the agency determined that, although the reported problems on those vehicles are real, they don't constitute a safety hazard to motorists. 2009-2013...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
2009-2011 Ford Escape, Fusion & Mercury Mariner, Milan Probed For 'Stalling'

After receiving over 180 complaints about engines stalling and surging in the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Milan, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into those vehicles built for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 model years.* The...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
2010-11 Ford Fusion & 2010-11 Mercury Milan Recalled

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans from the 2010 and 2011 model years. Some of those vehicles may have been built with faulty wheel studs, which could crack under the right circumstances, leading to a potential crash. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Don't be misled. The automotive market did not experience a sudden recovery in September; and with a few exceptions, like trucks, October wasn't all that much better. The news merely looked good on paper because automakers traditionally compare current sales to sales figures from one year before --...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for September 2010

Here at High Gear Media, we're deep in the first-drive cycle for the 2011 model year, even as you're still shopping and reading up on 2010 models. But with 2011 models available in showrooms on a case-by-case basis, those new vehicles are surging on our monthly list of the most-researched vehicles...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Midsize Cars Cheaper Than Their Small Cousins

Not too long ago, if you wanted a small car for the fuel economy, but wanted to be surrounded by creature comforts and enjoy the drive, you were out of luck. All that has changed now. The new small cars reaching dealerships this summer can be equipped as borderline luxury cars, with leather...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Family Car Compare: 2010 Chevrolet Malibu Vs. 2010 Ford Fusion

One thing we here at Family Car Guide like to do every so often is to take a look at two competing models and see how they stack up against each other, using the ratings from our parent Web site, The Car Connection. This week, it's an all-American match-up, as we pit the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

Dealer
How To Know When To Leave A New Car Showroom

You know when to leave a car showroom when you've bought a new car--but how do you know when to leave when you're not getting anywhere? There’s a tipping point in every new-car negotiation, when the buyer and the seller know the other won't budge. It happened to me once, and the car salesman...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come standard, like the power display found on the Toyota Prius. Others are a little fancier, like the SmartGauge-EcoGuide combo on...Read More»

1997 Nissan Altima
Lost Love: A Car Remembered, A Car Replaced

I often lament that I was forced to sell our 1997 Nissan Altima. The popular five-seat, mid-sized car made the mark for Nissan by proving that Nissan could be relevant in a world dominated by the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Taurus. The debut of the Altima in 1993 was seen by many at...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

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