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Volkswagen Launches Teaser Web Site For Upcoming Jetta
Volkswagen Launches Teaser Web Site For Upcoming Jetta

Volkswagen has joined the social-media bandwagon. The company has set up a Web site on which it will unveil its next Jetta on June 15. The site doesn't show a ton of information. As of now, the site simply shows a car that's under wraps, a countdown clock, the date and time of the unveil, and a...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
Like Or Unlike? 2011 Ford Explorer Will Debut On Facebook

The live-streamed rollout: we've seen it in other industries -- in fashion, for example -- and it's even happened a few times in the auto world, when an automaker has posted live video of a model's debut on the auto show floor. Now, Ford has decided to skip the auto show altogether and premiere the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
Spy shot: 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer (or is that 2012?) is set to be unveiled sometime this summer, and an artist's rendering of the next Explorer hit the Web today. The Explorer will switch from body-on-frame construction to uni-body construction, making it into a crossover SUV. Based on the rendering, it...Read More»

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Top Five Upcoming Family Cars

2010 is going to be a busy year for new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, as the industry continues to recover from a horrific 2009. Here's a look at five new or redesigned models that might appeal to modern families. This list is presented in no particular order. 1. 2011 Buick Regal: This new...Read More»

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Could Rental Rates Rise With Hertz-Dollar-Thrifty Combination?

Today's news, that Hertz is planning to purchase Dollar Thrifty, might not raise rates right away, but it could make deals for some travelers a bit harder to find in the not-too-distant future. Rental prices have already been on an upswing, with short-notice deals harder to find than they had been...Read More»

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Protecting Your Car (part 1)

There are two types of people in the world: car people and everyone else.  As a car person, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. You can always spot a true car person.  They're the ones that give a look back at their car as they walk away from it in a parking lot.  Everyone else simply...Read More»

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2011 Ford Explorer: 'Jaw-Dropping' MPG, Adventurer Appeal

With the introduction of the 2011 Ford Explorer, Ford will have three different crossover utility vehicles—Explorer, Edge, and Flex—all selling beside each other at showrooms, all approximately the same size, and with two of the three (the Explorer and Flex) on the same platform as the Taurus...Read More»

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Wagons, SUVs and Crossovers, Oh My!

The last couple of decades have produced lots of new buzzwords and categories related to automobiles and automotive technology.  Station wagons have been around forever, and pioneers like Jeep and the Ford Explorer have made the SUV a common name.  More recently, we are hearing more about...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer mule, captured by Ryan O'Keefe
2011 Ford Explorer Mule Captured

It takes a lot of determination to capture new-car mules in the wild. It takes even more to do so in the chilly wintertime. But the cojones that Ryan O'Keefe demonstrates as he videotapes this 2011 Ford Explorer tester...well,  we can only imagine that the guy's riding in a BIG bucket seat. Ford...Read More»

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2011 Ford Explorer Won't Replace Ford Edge

There's a 2011 Ford Explorer in the pipeline for America's largest independent automaker. Does that mean the Ford Edge is edging toward history? Not according to Ford. A spokesman confirms to TheCarConnection that the 2011 Ford Explorer due next year will be joined by a revamped Ford Edge not too...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Spy Shots: 2011 Lincoln MKX

When you live down the street from a working car factory, you're bound to see something interesting--as did the staff of Cars.com today, when they nabbed photos of the next Lincoln MKX as it drove right by their offices. On the KickingTires blog, David Thomas and company published a gallery of spy...Read More»

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Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer will abandon the current vehicle's truck chassis in favor of a lighter car-based architecture. Ford has indeed confirmed...Read More»

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End of the Cheap Lease Era

If something seems too good to be true…maybe it is. Yet for the last two decades, automakers have swallowed a bit of pixie dust (or was that electric Kool-Aid?) and convinced themselves the lease is the industry’s best friend. There seemed to be plenty of reasons why automakers and auto buyers...Read More»

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Record Losses at Ford; Big Changes Coming?

Posting the worst quarterly loss in its history, Ford Motor Co. says it is "aggressively accelerating" plans to shift from a truck-based to high-mileage, car and crossover-based company. Despite an $8.7 billion loss - driven largely by losses in the U.S. and an $8.03 billion write-off of North...Read More»

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Do You Think Ford Can Survive?

Ford's decision to delay by two months the launch of the new 2009 F-Series pickup is news in and of itself. But in the broader scheme of things, it's just one step in a dramatic remake that could, arguably, be the automaker's last big battle. With the automaker's plants mortgaged up to the...Read More»

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Americans Curb Fuel Consumption - Finally

For the first time in nearly two decades, U.S. demand for gasoline is likely to decline this year, and may have finally hit its peak, according to a new study released today, which credits - or blames, if you prefer - gasoline reaching a "pain point" of more than $4 a gallon. The report by...Read More»

2008 Ford F-Series
Ford Retooling Plants for Shift from Trucks to Cars

Facing a huge and ongoing decline in its once-profitable truck lineup, Ford Motor Co. is working up plans for a wholesale shift in its North American production system, one that will put a new focus on high-mileage passenger cars and crossovers. The shift is timed to coincide with Ford's decision...Read More»

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Ford Cuts Production, Sees No Near-Term Profits

With fuel prices soaring, car sales plunging, and the weak economy holding out little promise of a turnaround, the situation is looking increasingly bleak for Ford Motor Co. The troubled automaker revealed on Thursday that it no longer expects to return to profitability next year and will have to...Read More»

New Rules Mean Safer, More Fuel-Efficient Tires

Think of them as the automotive equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield. Tires just don’t get no respect. But they certainly deserve it. For all the improvements in automotive safety, performance and mileage, over the last few decades, few technical developments have made more of an impact than...Read More»

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