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Ford Owners File Lawsuit, Claim EcoBoost Engine Loses Power During Acceleration
Ford Owners File Lawsuit, Claim EcoBoost Engine Loses Power During Acceleration

Late last year, Ford owners made headlines when they sued the automaker over inaccurate fuel economy claims for the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. According to the Detroit News, Ford now has another lawsuit on its hands -- this time, over its acclaimed EcoBoost engine. The suit has been filed by...Read More»

2007 Saturn VUE I4
Family Car Tip: Keeping Your Car Rodent-Free

It’s no laughing matter when hungry rodents – rats, squirrels, even raccoons – start chewing the wiring on the family car. Those burned by this expensive repair know that just having the wiring replaced doesn’t get rid of the problem. The critters often just come back...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
Family Car Guide To 2011 Luxury Wagons

It’s a fact. Wagons today are more exciting than ever. Lone gone are the days when driving a station wagon was considered the kiss of death. Getting past stereotypes takes some time – and a lot of new styling, features, and technology on the part of automakers. And these car companies...Read More»

2010 Audi A4 Avant
The Family Car Guide: 2011 Luxury Wagons, Part One

The field of luxury wagons this fall is more than a little exciting – if you’re looking for a family car that combines the attributes of an SUV with the easy-handling of a car, plus a good deal of luxe features, mostly standard, some optional. In fact, even consumers who’ve long...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan FWD 4-door SE *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
VW: When the Event Becomes the Ad

Any savvy advertiser knows one advertisement does not change a potential customer’s mind from undecided or even negative to positive. It’s a relentless multi-pronged attack at all levels from ads on the web and TV and in newspapers to billboards to websites and now, the ever ubiquitous...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Best Car Ad of 2010: Fresh Air and Lots of Blue

The world needs saving, the environment needs rescuing, it’s all going dark. It’s enough to make you turn to the bottle, or maybe you’re so frustrated, you want to scream about it til you’re blue in the face. Or sing the blues, and plaster a perma-frown on your face. But the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
eHarmony And Auto Trader: An Internet Love Story

Like any other automotive enthusiast, I am sure you have hopped online late at night, always accidentally ending up on Auto Trader after strictly promising yourself just a quick check of Car Town and then straight to bed. But that rarely, if ever, happens. Instead you get caught into perusing the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
V6-Powered 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Versus 2011 Ford Mustang - Which Do You See in Your Driveway?

Consumers with a yen for sharp-handling muscle cars that are easy on the wallet have two great choices in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro and its counterpart, the 2011 Ford Mustang. We’re not talking about the brute force of the V-8s here. This is all about the V-6 powered models. They’re...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: First Drive

Scion has been in the U.S. since 2002, introduced as a sub-brand to Toyota aimed at younger buyers. Lots of companies try to target the youth with marketing schemes and clever advertising, and most of the time they fail. Younger Americans know a thing or two about marketing and advertising as they...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
How To Build a Brand: 2011 Lexus IS, Music To My Ears

I came across an ad for the 2011 Lexus IS and was intrigued. Not so much about what the ad is, which we will cover momentarily, but more about what the ad means to the brand and how it builds the brand. I’d say the from the lowly Lexus IS all the way up to the spine-tingling LFA...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Is A Big Green Family Machine In Your Future?

What kind of new family car will you be buying in the near future--say, 2012? If the federal government has their way, you’ll be looking at new car labels that make it very clear how fuel efficient and environmentally friendly all new cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in America really are. Maybe...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Top 3 Acura Ads of 2010: The Bland Learn To Innovate

During the day, I work for a software company that parades, pushes, uses, re-uses and abuses the word “innovation” more than a politician abuses power and money. And that is really quite a lot. Why is this buzzword so hot, so in? What makes it so attractive to marketing types and power...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Front Exterior View
Three Advantages Of A Pickup Truck

The pickup truck is an American cultural icon. It brings to mind images of summers, beach trips, and driving down long, country roads. But, you should know, especially if you are considering purchasing a pickup truck, that there is much more to this vehicle than meets the eye. Rather than just...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring: His And Her Review

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Dodge Dakota: Pickup Truck Review

Available in extended cab or crew cab design, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is a respectable choice for pickup truck. Although, it does have some flaws and there are complaints about the $22,755 price tag. The suspension has been revised for 2010 and there are now more color choices on the market. The...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex 4-door Limited FWD Front Exterior View
Ford Flex And Fickleness

Our relationships with our cars tend to be just like our personal relationships, some are made in heaven, others survive many reversals of fortune only to end unexpectedly, and others end quite abruptly. This comparison came to mind when I read on Freep, the online edition of the Detroit Free...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz On A Budget: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO): Part II

Yesterday we looked at the Mercedes-BenzCertified Pre-owned (MBCPO) program. (Read Part I here.) Not everyone can afford to pay the sticker price or the upkeep of a new Mercedes-Benz. The MBCPO program is a way for those with champagne taste and a beer budget to own one of the most renowned luxury...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz On A Budget: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO): Part I

Do you have champagne taste but a beer budget? Do you get excited about the thought of owning a Mercedes-Benz--one of the premier motor cars on the planet--but can’t afford the monthly payments or the high maintenance costs? JP Morgan was one of the richest people in the world at the turn of the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
Buying Cheap Used Cars - Questions You Need To Ask

When it comes to buying second hand cars, people are quite skeptical because they think these cars are not worth trusting. But if you inspect the automobile closely and then buy it, you are sure to get a good car. There are lots of used cars for sale in the market and you should seriously consider...Read More»

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