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2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap
2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how well new vehicle models -- including new entries to the market and all new redesigned models -- perform during the first eight...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Rear Exterior View
Turbo-Powered Ford F-150 Is REALLY Turbo Powered

Remember that episode of Family Guy where Peter thought it'd be fun to fill up his truck with jet fuel and fly around town? Well, he's been one-upped: Michigan's Chris Lentz took a 728-pound jet engine from pre-war Czechoslovakia and a 20-gallon kerosene tank, and bolted both of them to the back of...Read More»

2009 Ford Taurus SE
2009 Ford Taurus and 2009 Honda Odyssey: Ideal Vehicles, Say Owners

There's more good news all around for Ford—it beats out Toyota, GM, Honda, and other full-line mainstream brands and has taken the top mainstream-brand spot in AutoPacific's 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Porsche takes the top premium-brand spot, and both top-performing brands win for the...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
What Cars Couldn't You Do Without? Chevrolet Corvette Tops List!

Hagerty Insurance is among the world's leaders in providing coverage for classic cars, so their customer base skews toward the enthusiast side of the vehicle owning public. In an effort to divine potential classic cars of the future, Hagerty asked customers a simple question: “What American Car...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford Boss Alan Mullaly Sees Light At End Of Tunnel

Unlike General Motors and Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company (F) has maintained a more normal outward appearance as the organization has navigated through this current economic storm. For example, Ford introduced the 2010 Ford Mustang at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.  GM and Ford did not even hold...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
May's 20 Best-Selling Cars; You Might Be Surprised

In the midst of this down market, hundreds of thousands of American individuals and companies bought cars and trucks last month. Here are May's top 20 best sellers: Ford F-150 Chevrolet Silverado Toyota Camry Toyota Corolla Honda Accord Honda Civic Ford Fusion Chevrolet Impala Nissan Altima Ford...Read More»

Shopping Cart
Ford Uses Cars As Punching Bags--And It's All For You

As I stared at this huge industrial robot, I asked if it could do anything other than push a shopping cart at about 300 mph? The engineer answered that it could do the same thing with a bicycle. Cool! While there is a certain amount of humor in seeing a shopping cart loaded with over 100 pounds of...Read More»

car on fire
Insurance Fraud: Desperate Measures For Desperate Times?

Thinking of just torching your car because you can’t make the payments? Or running it into the swamp because you couldn’t sell the clunker? Claiming that it’s stolen so you can get rid of that loan? Um…you’re probably underestimating the smarts of the insurance industry. According to the...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
An Unlikely Family Hauler: The Pickup Truck

 Think about some of the tasks you assign to your family vehicle. Especially this  time of the year. Many families have a home, and now with Spring hot on our heels, my family usually stares down some yard work. Sure, it's time to rake the leaves and other ugly stuff, but we also make our...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150 Spied; Powered By New 6.2-liter Boss V-8

According to Detroit News, Ford will be fitting its upcoming large displacement 6.2-liter V-8 to a greater variety of 2011 F-150s than originally planned. Their spy pic reveals twin pipes supposedly unique to this new engine; not known is whether this is a true dual exhaust setup or simply twin...Read More»

Toby Keith
Link Love From The Car Connection: Contests Galore, Driving In China, And Yes, More Freakin' iPhone Apps

We call it a sweetstakes -- Love Toby Keith? Need a new truck? Well, friend, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Ford's "Biggest and Baddest Sweepstakes" could net you a new Ford F-150 and the chance to spend a weekend on tour with the Tobster. Get those entries in before this Sunday...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Full-Size Trucks: A Battlefield of Innovation

I like Howie Long. I trust his picks on Sundays. And when he tells me only little old ladies need steps and a handle to get up into their pickup bed--as in the new Ford F-150--I believe him. Howie’s new TV ads for Chevy trucks definitely speak to the American pickup buyer, showing a tough...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
2012 Chevrolet Silverado: What To Expect, Part I

As far as our friends at Motor Trend are concerned, their coveted Truck of the Year award goes to the maker who introduces a new model. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, all-new for that year, took the prize. The all-new 2008 Toyota Tundra took it last year. This year poses a challenge, which is to...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Are You Ready For... Amber Gold and Blue Flame F-150s?

Global automotive doomsday may or may not be upon us, but manufacturers are still innovating every day. New car buyers enjoy the highest levels of efficiency and durability the industry has ever offered. Advances in engineering make those basic qualities somewhat easier to attain, which allows...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
2009 Ford F-150 Earns Top Crash Test Scores

Unconventional side airbag engineering has helped the 2009 Ford F-150 earn top honors in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest side impact tests. The “K-Bag”, an in-seat inflatable restraint, uses two K-shaped lobes to shield passengers’ most vulnerable thorax areas in a...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
What's Your Favorite Luxo-Truck Feature?

There's one good thing about Chevy's latest Silverado ad campaign: the trio of spots isn't afraid to call out competitors by name. Howie Long is particularly adept at emasculating a V-6 Toyota Tundra driver suffering from inferior fuel economy, and at least one sensitive blogger has taken issue...Read More»

2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
2010 Ford F-150 Harley: Black is Back (And Red, Too)

 Ford's Harley edition F-150 is back. Thankfully, Ford's adventures in cross-branding didn't end with the Nineties-tastic Mercury Villager Nautica Edition. The suitably ostentatious Harley-Davidson F-150 cruises back into showrooms for 2010, this time on forged, flanged 22-inch aluminum wheels. A...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2009 Chevrolet Silverado: Too Few Gears?

Ah, The General. He never lets us down. Good, or, in some cases, bad. While there's a lot to be said for tradition -- especially when your typical customer puts a high price tag on tradition -- there are some arenas in which traditions should be surrendered to the museums. I'm talking technology...Read More»

Autobot Bumblebee from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Link Love From The Car Connection: Corvette Stingrays, K-Bags, And More Koala Action

It's Thursday: only 36 more hours of convincing your cubicle buddies that you're working really hard on...well, something. Good luck with that. But really, what's in a name? -- After we mentioned yesterday that trucks from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Nissan took serious hits in the Insurance Institute...Read More»

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