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2012 Family Cars With Self-Parking Technology
2012 Family Cars With Self-Parking Technology

Remember back in driver’s ed, or when getting ready for your driving test at the DMV, when parallel parking was a tad tricky? Some drivers, even after navigating their cars for years, still have a difficult time parking, especially in tight situations. But several automakers offer...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Ponies Up For Free Zipcars For Students

Going to college is tough on the wallet, no doubt about that. Getting around campus and environs with a Zipcar can be an economical alternative to owning your son or daughter owning their own car. With the new Ford “Students with Drive” grant program just announced, university students...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Five Vehicles You Can Safely Substitute For A Station Wagon

Looking for the perfect family vehicle that’s not a station wagon, not a full-size SUV, minivan or sedan? We’ve got five to consider, including three hatchbacks and two small crossovers. What they’ve all got in common is versatility, plenty of room for passengers and cargo, and a...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Promotes Its Cars To College Students With Zipcar Deal

It’s no secret that Ford is pulling out all the stops in an effort to entice younger buyers into its new products with test-drive promotions, including social media such as Facebook. Now, in a two-year agreement with Zipcar, Ford will be the largest single provider of vehicles to more than...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Test Drive A 2012 Ford Focus And Share On Facebook

Ride and drives are nothing new, but integrating Facebook and lasers brings the concept to a whole new level. Later this month Ford will launch its "Start More Than A Car. Get More Than A Test Drive" event. After a kick-off in Chicago on August 22, the marketing event goes on to 21 cities...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
2012 Ford Focus Electric Only Available In California And New York In 2011

Buyers looking to bring the 2012 Ford Focus Electric home to the family garage are going to be out of luck until next spring, unless they live in California or New York. The slow Ford rollout of the Focus Electric has been confirmed by David Finnegan, Ford’s Electrified Vehicles Marketing...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Test Drive One, Share Via Facebook?

As marketing promotional events go, a ride and drive isn’t that unique. It is, however, one of the most expensive ways to get a new product noticed. Ford thinks it has a better idea in its multi-city “Start More Than a Car. Get More Than a Test Drive” event to capture the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Sales Dashed By Component Problem: Report

By all accounts, the 2012 Ford Focus is a sales success. Just a few months after the car’s launch, it’s become the best-selling passenger car in Ford’s lineup, and inventory is often sold before it hits the dealer’s showroom. Still, Chevy sold 3,500 more units of its rival...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?

For years, the accepted wisdom in the American automotive industry was this: American consumers don’t want hatchbacks. Hatchbacks, we were led to believe, were ugly box-on-box designs synonymous with low-end buyers. Real Americans bought SUVs and crossovers, even though crossovers were...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Adaptive Cruise Control Available For Ford Focus, Just Not Here

In Europe, buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus can equip their cars with adaptive cruise control. Once found exclusively on luxury cars, the technology has decreased in cost to the point where offering it on mainstream C-segment vehicles can be done profitably. That’s not to say that all adaptive...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan S Side Exterior View
2011 Ford Focus

The 2011 Ford Focus is still available at some dealers, although a completely new version is being introduced for the 2012 model year. It's been trimmed down over its life cycle to a single powertrain and to only a sedan body, and it's essentially identical to versions we've tested from 2010 and...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
May Car Sales A Mixed Bag: Toyota, GM Down; Ford Even; Chrysler Up

New-vehicle sales for May are rolling in today, and the overall numbers are mixed as automakers absorb the double whammy of fewer cars to sell, and lower incentives cutting into demand. Reuters estimates the annualized rate for sales in May will check in around 12.6 million units, a strong increase...Read More»

2009 Ford Focus
Don't Mothball Your Old Car--Just Repair It For Less

When consumers are not buying new cars, they're repairing their old ones. Right? Well, not exactly. Some repair shops are reporting that a segment of their customer base is taking one of the family cars out of service entirely. In this way they can avoid the related costs of insurance...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Higher Prices, Fewer Choices For New Car Buyers Coming

There’s bad news on the horizon for new car buyers: demand is up and supply is down, so automakers are reducing incentives used to move new car inventory. It's most stark in small cars. Increasing fuel prices have caused a surge in demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, and...Read More»

Ford studies dandelions
Dandelion Not Just For Salads Anymore; How About Floor Mats?

Hold the weed killer! While homeowners typically look at dandelions sprouting on the lawn and immediately look for ways to kill the invasive weed, researchers at Ford and Ohio State University are studying the plant for ways to use it as a substitute for rubber and plastic in – you guessed it...Read More»

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TCC's Top Rated Vehicles Under $20k

Interested in getting the best vehicle for well below today's new-vehicle average of about $28k? If so, you'll need to do some smart shopping; and that early stage of car shopping can be exciting yet a little overwhelming if you simply Google reviews for a model. As you pore over specs, features...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Study: For Shoppers, Vehicle Cost Matters More Than The Environment

One of the hard realities of considering some of the greenest advance-technology vehicles like hybrids or electric cars is that they almost always come with higher price tags. And, as J.D. Power and Associates found in its 2011 Green Automotive Study, now that worries about hybrid performance and...Read More»

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