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Detroit Auto Show: Is the 2012 Ford Focus the American Family Car of the Future?

Detroit Auto Show: Is the 2012 Ford Focus the American Family Car of the Future?

Ever since it was introduced there near the start of the new millennium the Ford Focus has been one of the hottest selling family hatchbacks in Europe. They are renowned for their keen driving dynamics and high quality. Europeans even got a second generation re-style where we were left with a... read more

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MyFord Touch

Pandora, Stitcher First Of Many Voice-Driven Ford MyTouch Apps

Mobile apps for Pandora and Stitcher, specially developed for in-car use, will be among the first to be supplied to users of Ford's all-new MyFord Touch system, Ford... read more January 7, 2010 by  0

MyFord Touch

Ford Taps Into iPhone Halo With MyFord, MyLincoln Touch

The first time you get into a vehicle with Ford's just-announced MyFord and MyLincoln Touch system (the 2011 Ford Edge and 2012 Ford Focus will be first) it's likely you'll... read more January 6, 2010 by  0

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Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free... read more December 1, 2009 by  0

Fisker Karma

Fisker Scores $529 Million Low-Interest Loan From DOE

A couple of weeks ago, Fisker gleefully announced fuel efficiency stats for its upcoming extended-range Karma sedan (67 mpg, though the math is a little fuzzy).  Now the... read more September 23, 2009 by  15

Drew Barrymore in 'Whip It'

Drew Barrymore First Driver In Leno's Green Car Challenge

We've mentioned that Jay Leno will use a specially built all-electric Ford Focus during his new show's "Green Car Challenge" segment. We've mentioned that Tom Cruise has... read more September 16, 2009 by  0

Special BEV Ford Focus for Jay Leno

Ford Builds Special Focus EV For Jay Leno's New Show

The Jay Leno Comedy Show doesn't debut until next week, but details have already emerged about the program's "Green Car Challenge" (an eco-friendly version of Top Gear's... read more September 9, 2009 by  1


Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention... read more August 13, 2009 by  1


ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate passed a $2 billion extension to the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program--better known as "Cash for Clunkers"--by a vote of 60 to... read more August 7, 2009 by  2

2010 Toyota Prius

U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid

U Haul has just reduced prices for its U Car Share car-sharing service, and added more fuel-efficient EPA SmartWay vehicles, the company reports. Vehicles being added to U... read more August 6, 2009 by  0

Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be... read more August 6, 2009 by  6

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Small Cars In Short Supply Due To Cash-For-Clunkers Boom

Plan to swoop in and get the deal of the decade at the local lot by taking a new car off their hands? Sorry, but it looks like you might have missed your opportunity for some... read more August 5, 2009 by  0

2010 Kia Forte

Compared: 2010 Kia Forte Vs. Honda Civic Vs. Ford Focus

Fuel-sipping sedans are in vogue--and no, we don't mean that glossy magazine with 73 pages of ads for every real article with real words. Fashionable, sure. And when it comes... read more August 3, 2009 by  5

2009 Volvo C30

Ford Focus, Volvo C30 Get Top Marks In IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted a new battery of crash tests -- this time on an assortment of coupes. Generally speaking, all five models performed... read more July 21, 2009 by  1

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Ranks Tops In Ownership Experience

Many of Volkswagen's new vehicles continue to be rated worse-than-average by Consumer Reports in reliability, below the industry average in J.D. Power's annual Initial... read more June 29, 2009 by  2

2009 Smart fortwo

New Study: Minicars Ranked By Fender-Bender Repair Bill

If you live in a crowded urban environment, you understand the value of minicars. No, they can't haul sheetrock, and trips to the grocery store become more like social calls... read more June 11, 2009 by  1


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