2011 Ford Focus

Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?
Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?

For years, the accepted wisdom in the American automotive industry was this: American consumers don’t want hatchbacks. Hatchbacks, we were led to believe, were ugly box-on-box designs synonymous with low-end buyers. Real Americans bought SUVs and crossovers, even though crossovers were...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan S Side Exterior View
2011 Ford Focus

The 2011 Ford Focus is still available at some dealers, although a completely new version is being introduced for the 2012 model year. It's been trimmed down over its life cycle to a single powertrain and to only a sedan body, and it's essentially identical to versions we've tested from 2010 and...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

Ford studies dandelions
Dandelion Not Just For Salads Anymore; How About Floor Mats?

Hold the weed killer! While homeowners typically look at dandelions sprouting on the lawn and immediately look for ways to kill the invasive weed, researchers at Ford and Ohio State University are studying the plant for ways to use it as a substitute for rubber and plastic in – you guessed it...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus
Avoiding An Auto Repair Nightmare

The most important step you can take when getting your car repaired is the first one – dropping the car off. It is often the most rushed part of the process, since it is likely to take place on your way to work, but it is essential to get it right. You may be tempted to drop the keys off and...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Best 2011 Car Interiors: Ward’s Picks The 10 Best

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Imagine having to sit in and drive 51 all-new cars or those with significantly upgraded interiors. Editors at Ward’s took to the assignment during February and March and ultimately determined the list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...Read More»

2011 Scion xB
Toyota, Several Other Automakers Face Supply Shortages Through Summer

If you're set on getting a particular vehicle this year—especially a small-car model or a Japanese-brand model—you might want to go get it sooner than later. Inventories are definitely getting tighter as a result of the earthquake (and resulting tsunami) in Japan a month ago. According...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Therapy: Talk To Doug the Puppet

Unless you’re a shut-in, or you’re in solitary confinement at a maximum security prison, or the cable company decided to do repairs on your connection to the outside world and curb your on-line gaming addiction - or you’re my dad who thinks everything is horse droppings - you have...Read More»

2011 Lexus ES 350
Lexus, MINI Snag Top Spots In J.D. Power And Associates 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index Study

Luxury brand Lexus and mass-market brand MINI are the top winners in the J.D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The study looks at owner satisfaction for visits to dealers’ service departments for maintenance and repair work during the first three...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
Ford Vertrek Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Gotta love Motor City auto shows. It’s good to see virtually all the automakers coming back to Motown to give consumers a glimpse of what’s about to come out as well as show off their latest concept vehicles. Nothing against the Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, et al. auto shows...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry LE
Best Selling Cars in 2010

When January rolls around and the previous year’s sales totals are in, it’s always fun to look at the winners. What were the best-selling cars in 2010? We’ve got the list and, no surprise, they’re all family cars of one size or another. One surprise is that Honda Accord is...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: 12 Cars With Roll-Up Windows

You might be swayed to spend a lot of money on new-car features--but if you're cheap or scare easily at the thought of big repair bills, can you still get manually operated wind-up windows? Sure you can. It's becoming ever more uncommon, but even though power windows are almost ubiquitous in new...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus At $16,995, $24k Loaded: Is Fiesta Still Relevant?

The 2012 Ford Focus has been priced, and it starts at just $16,995—precisely matching the base price of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. That's the word, after Ford soft-launched a consumer site—already live, with detailed information—for next year's Focus, with the site including some...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The Six Best Teen Cars for Cheap Insurance Rates

Hooked you on the title, right? Everyone with a teenager of driving age who wants a car to zip around with friends, to and from school and various activities is interested in the subject of best teen cars for cheap insurance rates. Hey, it’s a tough topic in many households. I mean, kid wants...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Pandora, Stitcher First Of Many Voice-Driven Ford MyTouch Apps

Mobile apps for Pandora and Stitcher, specially developed for in-car use, will be among the first to be supplied to users of Ford's all-new MyFord Touch system, Ford announced today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ford says that its appropriate that these two will be among the...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus Rendering
2011 Ford Focus Preview

If you know where to look, Ford Motor Company has told the world plenty about the upcoming 2011 Ford Focus. According to Ford, the Focus we'll get is based on the model currently sold in Europe. Auto journalists over there like it plenty. The current 2009 Ford Focus — really quite a good small...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus - European model
Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper...Read More»

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