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Study: For Shoppers, Vehicle Cost Matters More Than The Environment
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»

2011 Ford Focus
Avoiding An Auto Repair Nightmare

The most important step you can take when getting your car repaired is the first one – dropping the car off. It is often the most rushed part of the process, since it is likely to take place on your way to work, but it is essential to get it right. You may be tempted to drop the keys off and...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
Electric Cars Lead Cities To Amp Up

Better get ready for electric vehicles – if you want to stay with the times. That seems to be the message that some two dozen U.S. cities have gotten and are responding to with ambitious plans. On Wednesday, Ford Motor Company released its list of the top 25 most electric-vehicle ready...Read More»

2011 Scion xB
Toyota, Several Other Automakers Face Supply Shortages Through Summer

If you're set on getting a particular vehicle this year—especially a small-car model or a Japanese-brand model—you might want to go get it sooner than later. Inventories are definitely getting tighter as a result of the earthquake (and resulting tsunami) in Japan a month ago. According...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Ford Focus Therapy: Talk To Doug the Puppet

Unless you’re a shut-in, or you’re in solitary confinement at a maximum security prison, or the cable company decided to do repairs on your connection to the outside world and curb your on-line gaming addiction - or you’re my dad who thinks everything is horse droppings - you have...Read More»

Focus Doug
Ford's Focus Doug: Like Charlie Sheen, Only Orange, And A Puppet

No human celebrity on earth would dare follow sensei Charlie Sheen's totally amazeballs assault on social media, hoping to come out huger and finish....higher. This week, one puppet is giving it a cold, calculating, point-perfect try. Meet Focus Doug. He's the orange puppet that Ford wants us all...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus
The Choice Between New Or Rebuilt Auto Parts

Replacement parts in the car repair industry are available in two flavors- new and rebuilt. You should know how the rebuilt or remanufactured (reman) supply stream works, what parts on a car are usually good buys in the rebuilt version and the possible pitfalls. Understanding the rebuilt system is...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus: Looking Fab At 40 (MPG)

Photos and information on the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus aren’t news, but certification by the EPA of 40 mpg highway is. Specifically, Ford confirms EPA certification of the 2012 Ford Focus SE with SFE (Super Fuel Economy) package and six-speed automatic transmission at an estimated 28 mpg...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus Video: MyFord Touch And (A Few Of) Its 10,000 Words

The Ford Sync system is now installed in about 70 percent of U.S. Ford models, in a total of 2.5 million vehicles. With voice-command-based, hands-free access to cellphones and media players, via Bluetooth and USB, Sync arguably helps keep your eyes on the road by replacing button-pushing with...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
Heavy Metal: 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Gets Very, Very Pricey

It hasn’t been a secret, but the idea is pretty bold, nonetheless. Ford Motor Company’s introduction of the all-new 2012 Focus – bigger, heavier, and more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Focus – brings along with it a heavy concentration (ah, shall we say, focus)...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: First Drive

While it's easy to find a good, sensibly-sized and relatively fuel-efficient small car, it's really hard to find much personality. At the same time, you could argue, Americans haven't seemed to want much charm behind the wheel. The first-generation Focus, for instance, came in a wide range of body...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Live Gallery

We've just had the chance to drive the all-new 2012 Ford Focus, which will begin reaching dealerships within weeks. And while we've agreed to an embargo and can't yet tell you how the Focus drives, we can give you a sneak peek, with some snaps we took during our afternoon with this new-generation...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
Ford Vertrek Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Gotta love Motor City auto shows. It’s good to see virtually all the automakers coming back to Motown to give consumers a glimpse of what’s about to come out as well as show off their latest concept vehicles. Nothing against the Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, et al. auto shows...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Ford Unveils Focus Electric at Consumer Electronics Show

Ford utilized the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil the Dearborn, Michigan automaker’s first 100-percent electric car, the all-new Focus Electric five-door hatchback. The zero-emissions, gasoline-free version of the compact Ford Focus will launch in the U.S. in late 2011 and is...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Best Buy, Not Dealerships, To Oversee Ford Focus Electric Home Chargers

The 220-volt home-charging stations that make electric-car ownership a lot easier—and possible, for heavy commuters—are admittedly more like home appliances than traditional auto accessories. But it's still a bit surprising that Ford [NYSE: F] has chosen Best Buy, rather than its...Read More»

TheCarConnection Q&A
TheCarConnection's Latest: Questions and Answers

While you're working on your New Year's resolutions, you might have a few questions about your current car, or your next one. Who will you ask? How about other readers at TheCarConnection, or even our editors? Now you can. This week, we've released our newest feature for the High Gear Media...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Ford To Offer Auto Start-Stop For Gas Vehicles

Drivers of gasoline powered cars from Ford will have to consult their instrument panel to make sure their engines are running. Starting in the 2012 model year Ford will offer Auto Start-Stop technology to their customers who buy non-hybrid cars in North America, according to an article at PCMag and...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Frugal Shopper: Deep Discounts Already Applying To Some 2011 Models

It's the time for holiday cheer, egg nog, and fruitcake. And it's that time of the year when, at most dealerships, there are still a few stragglers on the new-car lot—yes, we mean those 2010 models that are already several months obsolete and with the arrival of a new calendar year are going...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
Stop Whining About Car Costs; Check 2012 Ford Focus Prices in Europe!

It's just like complaining about taxes, which are always too high. New cars just cost too damn much, right? Well, perhaps. But in between bouts of griping, U.S. car buyers should pause for a moment and reflect on how much better off they are than their counterparts in some other markets, including...Read More»

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