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2011 Ford Fiesta. Fantastic Fun. In An Ad
2011 Ford Fiesta. Fantastic Fun. In An Ad

I just had a chance to see the latest 2011 Ford Fiesta ad and it left me with a huge smile on my face. A grin from ear to ear. It's so unabashedly happy, fun to watch and just so well choreographed--music, dancers, images and all--that it made you want to have your Fiesta. Now I know I sound like...Read More»

2010 MAMA Rally: Signs of Spring, Family Car Values

Spring Collection:  Unbridled Family Cars Evaluated On May 26th, they appeared.  Yellow signs that spring had sprung popped up along Wisconsin's Sheboygan County roadsides.  These curious yellow banners had big black arrows and the letters: MAMA, MAMA, MAMA.  Who is MAMA and why did the arrows...Read More»

Screencap from video by Swedish newspaper Daagens Industri
Clueless Or Desperate? Swedish Newspaper Ridicules Social Media Via Social Media

Look, we freely admit that social media marketing departments can get a little carried away. It probably has something to do with (a) their heady blend of type-A personalities and (b) their profound conviction that folks in the real world really, really want to hear what they have to say. Toss all...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta EPA Mileage Officially Certified

The numbers are out on the 2011 Ford Fiesta, as the EPA has finalized the fuel-economy numbers for Ford's new subcompact. When mated to Ford's new "PowerShift" six-speed automatic transmission, the 120-horsepower four-cylinder is EPA-rated at 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. When matched to the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
Cars Are People, Too: Road Trippin' Ford Fiesta Tweets As It Travels

Last week, we told you about a group of University of Michigan students who'd been developing apps for cars. Now, some of those students are about to give their work a test drive -- a long, cross-country test drive in a new Ford Fiesta. But they won't be going it alone: in Fiesta #2, some road trip...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
What To Put In The Hatch Of The New Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta Hatchback is said to break the stereotype of the “small cars” in the U.S. By having a luxurious interior, rather than your common plastic, the Fiesta brings a more stylish look to a market where similar cars are scrutinized for their cheap materials. But what really...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
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»

App preview from Ford & U Mich's 'Cloud Computing in the Commute' project
Driving In The Cloud: Ford, UM Show Off New Apps For Your Car

Some people believe that electric vehicles will reshape the auto industry. Others think fuel cells are the game-changer. The funny thing is: they're both completely wrong. The biggest shake-up in the auto industry won't come from under the hood. It'll come from the dashboard, and it'll leverage the...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Lets Sync Control Smart Phone Apps

Ford (NYSE:F) keeps moving forward with its Sync multimedia suite. The system already offers voice-activation commands for phone, audio, and navigation. Now Ford is going to give drivers even more control over their various devices. The new AppLink is a downloadable program that will allow owners...Read More»

From the Ford Fiesta Movement campaign
Ford Finds Another Silver Lining In The Recession: Better Marketing

Most economists agree that America has finally turned a corner and is on-track for better times. So now would seem an opportune moment to look back and ponder what we've learned from the lean, recessionary months. Among the many things that Ford took away from the ordeal -- including better sales...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
No, It's NOT A Lifestyle Vehicle. It's a HATCHBACK, Stupid!

Certain words strike fear into the heart of certain people. Say "hybrid" to a muscle-car owner and watch his lip curl in disdain. Say "minivan" to a new dad struggling to hang onto his youth and watch him turn pale. If anything, the word "hatchback" is even worse. There's not active fear, there's...Read More»

BMW's Jack Pitney
Video: BMW, Audi, Volvo Talk About Selling Luxury In A Recession-Wary World

The world of today is a little different from the one we inhabited just two or three years ago. Free-wheeling credit, a strong housing market, Pontiac: all gone, the dusty excesses of yesteryear. Even luxury consumers -- usually a consistent lot -- have pulled in the reins on spending. But of...Read More»

Mike Rowe in Ford's 'Swap Your Ride' campaign
Ford Launches 'Swap Your Ride' Campaign, Offering $1,000 Bonus And 0% Financing

A couple of years ago, Ford invited shoppers to "swap their rides" for new Ford cars and trucks. The pitch was part of an advertising campaign from Ford Motor Company, centered on a $1,000 bonus for buyers who traded in vehicles from other manufacturers. Apparently the campaign was a success...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door Coupe 1SS Angular Front Exterior View
Report: General Motors Will Own 17% Of The U.S. Market; Ford, Toyota Right Behind

The past couple of months, Toyota's recall fiasco has scuffed the automaker's image, but over the last year and a half, General Motors may have fared far worse. Between its bankruptcy, restructuring, dealer cuts, and brand wind-downs, GM has been hit with a barrage of criticism from the government...Read More»

Coolhunting app for the iPad, featuring the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Finds Its Calling -- As A Muse For iPad Developers

Some people think of Cadillac as a brand for grandparents -- or perhaps moms and dads who don't care about leaving an inheritance. But Cadillac and its upcoming 2011 CTS Coupe are aiming for a much younger set: users of the Cool Hunting app for the new Apple iPad. As its name implies, Cool Hunting...Read More»

2011 Mazda Mazda2
The 2011 Mazda2 Destroys the Competition

Forget the fact that the 2011 Mazda 2 has yet to run head-to-head with any of its competitors, and that Mazda isnt even listing all of its stats online yet, and even forget that there is still snow on my front lawn while I am predicting victory for a car that will not be sold until the sun comes...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Comes With Free SYNC When You Reserve Online Or By Text

The 2011 Ford Fiesta has always been aimed at the Millennial generation -- specifically, those drivers in their 20s and 30s who avidly use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and other social media sites. To make the zippy, affordable Fiesta even more attractive to that demographic, Ford is now...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Ford Encourages Dealers To Go Green, Offers To Tell Them How (For A Fee)

Like a lot of corporations, Ford Motor Company understands the value of going green, and the automaker is now encouraging its dealers to get onboard with energy conservation, too. The push comes via Ford's ‘Go Green’ Dealership Sustainability Program, which was unveiled over the weekend at the...Read More»

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