2011 Ford Mustang

No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars
No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars

With anything involving car shopping and vehicles, if you're not on guard and a careful shopper, mistakes can be very expensive—and infuriating. So found a Salisbury, Massachusetts man earlier this week. His wife bought a van, then he took it to his mechanic, who found a host of...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
2012 Ford Mustang Sales Hampered By V-6 Availability

Ford could sell more 2012 Mustangs, if only they could produce more 3.7-liter V-6 engines. The Mustang is yielding sales ground to the new Camaro on a monthly basis, thanks in part to strong demand for the V-6 version of Ford’s F-150 pickup. The Ford F-150 and the Ford Mustang share the same...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6 technical
Getting A Car Repair Right The First Time

The service department of a large dealership had a unique way to promote quality control. Above the repair area floor, there was a catwalk from which management could oversee the happenings below. On the wall behind the catwalk was a huge banner that read “Fix It Right The First Time.”...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
How To Know When To Have Your Brakes Checked

You know how to check your car's other vital systems--oil, tire air, and gas--but what about the brakes? The trouble with brakes is that they can fail anytime. Depending on the type of driving conditions they have been exposed to, their wear rates can drastically differ, too. But if you look for...Read More»

2011 Mustang V-6
Ford's Newest Mustang Proves That Mayhem Can Be Good

When Ford decided to build an enthusiast version of the current V6 Mustang, they left it up to fans to choose the package name. A Facebook contest saw nearly three thousand names entered, but in the end it was the “Mayhem Mustang Package” that won out. The creator of that package name...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition
Ford Mustang Facebook Fans Name Performance Pack 'Mayhem'

Back in November we reported that Ford announced it would let its Mustang Facebook fans choose the name for the upcoming 2012 Mustang V-6 performance pack. Today Ford announced the fans have spoken and the new performance pack will be dubbed Mayhem. The full name is the Mayhem Mustang Package. This...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang
Report: 2014 Ford Mustang Will Do More, With Less

To the Mustang faithful, change is rarely a good thing. Change, however, may be coming to the 2014 Mustang, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the venerable pony car. A report from The Mustang News suggests the 2013 Mustang will likely be the last model year for the current car. The site says...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda, Lexus Tops In Retained Value: New Edmunds Award

If you want to buy a vehicle that will hold its value over the next five years, a new award from Edmunds indicates that Honda and Lexus are the brands to consider. In its inaugural “Best Retained Value” award, Edmunds.com says Honda took top place in non-luxury brand and Lexus won for...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
Surplus Mustang Inventory Shutters Ford's Flat Rock Plant

If you're in the market for a new Ford Mustang V-6 or GT, we've got some good news for you: Ford is likely to give you additional cash rebates or low-interest financing in the very near future because Mustang sales are slow. The automaker has nearly double the amount of V-6 and V-8 Mustangs in...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Twelve Hot Convertibles For Summer

Forget about the iffy weather plaguing the country now. Sure, it may be snowing in the northeast and flooding in the Rockies, but spring is already here and summer’s on the way. Maybe it’s time to think about open-air driving -- if a convertible is in the cards for an extra family...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

Project Source Horse
Can Telling The Truth Help You Sell Your Car?

The car industry has a bad reputation for good reason. However, if you’re selling your vehicle privately, do you have to follow in such notable footsteps? In my book, HELP! I Gotta Sell My Car NOW!, I explain how private sellers can set themselves apart from dealers and less-than-honest...Read More»

2004 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra
Selling Your Car Online: Handling Phone Inquires

The economic downturn has forced more car owners to sell their vehicles privately instead of trading them in with a dealer. The reasons vary: as financial markets tighten, it’s harder to qualify for a loan. Or you’re dumping that second or third car to cut expenses and generate some...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang
2011 Ford Mustang V-6: 30 MPG Isn't A Stretch

There's no question that the Mustang's new standard engine, a 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6, is no longer a token price leader, or just a rental or a secretary's car, as the former base version was known. It's a great all-around performer, as we reported in our full review, with excellent chassis tuning...Read More»

Deer and car
Urban Deer Hunts: A Way To Stay Ahead Of The Herd

While checking back on recent articles handled here, I came across a term that intrigued me – Urban Deer Hunts. I envisioned a sportsman coming out of Dick’s Sporting Goods with all the accoutrements of the hunt and bagging an eight-point buck in the parking lot. It would be seen...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 - Part Two

In part one of Best 2011 Sporty Cars Under $25,000 we looked at affordable cars that provide the maximum in driving performance, style, and excitement. But we’re only half-done. Here’s the rest of the list of reasonably-priced sporty cars you might want to consider as your next daily...Read More»

2011 RTR Mustang
Car Dealer Tricks: Getting The Best Deal Possible

Today’s car buyers are using the Internet to make great deals when buying cars from dealers. It’s now become the exception for consumers to pay the full sticker price for new cars. Instead, the norm is to have customers walk into a showroom knowing the dealer’s actual invoice cost...Read More»

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