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Nielsen Sees A Few Bright Spots For The Auto Industry
Nielsen Sees A Few Bright Spots For The Auto Industry

Research and statistics firm Nielsen has released more data about U.S. shopping and buying habits, and as always, the company's findings are pretty interesting. In fact, after surveying 250,000 Americans online, Nielsen has identified a few causes for optimism in the auto industry, despite today's...Read More»

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Video: How To Drive A Model T

It's one thing to love old cars. It's quite another to maintain them. Case in point: this clip, in which Ed Hebb--a volunteer at the Henry Ford Estate--gives an overview of the Ford Model T. While you're watching, imagine trying to walk your impatient teenager through all that. [YouTube via...Read More»

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Sales Slump Slowing: Annual Rate Could Hit 10 Million Mark

Potentially good news for automakers this morning: industry analysts predict that when June's sales stats are tabulated, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for light vehicle sales may hit 10 million. That would mark the first time sales have crossed that symbolic line during this calendar...Read More»

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On Capitol Hill: New Bill Aims To Boost DOE Fund For Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Development

Remember those loans we mentioned on Tuesday--the ones that the Department of Energy made to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla for the development of fuel-efficient vehicles? At the time, we said that certain members of congress were interested in doubling the amount of funds available to automakers, from...Read More»

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More People In The Market For Cars, Doing Their Homework Online

Just in case you were on the fence about this whole "Internet" thing, a new study from Nielsen proves that the web is chock-full of opportunity--especially for automakers. According to the study and an accompanying article in Brandweek: ♦  The percentage of Americans looking to buy a new...Read More»

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Ford, Nissan, Tesla Receive Energy Department Funds. Chrysler, GM? Not So Much

Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, and Tesla Motors appear to be the big winners in a recent round of funding sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The money comes via a new, $25 billion loan program designed to boost the production of fuel-efficient vehicles; approximately $10 billion...Read More»

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Report: Geely Buys Volvo from Ford

Ford and Volvo haven't made any official announcements, but the Chinese media and Britain's Autocar are reporting that automaker Geely has agreed to purchase Volvo Car Corporation. The deal has been in the works for some time, as Ford auctions off its formerly vast empire. In the past two years...Read More»

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Ford Has Officially Buffed Its Brand

Way back in December, at the beginning of the Chrysler/GM bailout, back when everyone was afraid to utter the word "bankruptcy", the third member of Detroit's Big Three saw opportunity--specifically, the opportunity to make itself shiny and new. In much of Ford's PR, the company expressed sympathy...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO: Driving Impressions From Crissy Rodriguez

Ford Motor Company (F) is just beginning to ramp up production for their summertime launch of the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus. At a press-only launch event in Ashville, North Carolina, I had the chance to speak with Crissy Rodrigiuz, Vehicle Dynamics Development Engineer for the Taurus and Taurus SHO...Read More»

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Live From Ashville: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Photo Gallery

TheCarConnection is trying to make you feel as if you were at the press-only event where Ford Motor Company (F) is launching the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus. We've already posted exclusive photos on the standard Taurus, and on Tuesday we had a chance to drive and photograph the high-performance SHO...Read More»

Live from Knoxville: 2010 Ford Taurus Photo Gallery

I've just spent the day driving through the hills of North Carolina in a 2010 Ford Taurus. My ride was the model most likely to be the line's best-seller, the front-wheel-drive SEL. The manufacturer retail price for this example (the silver car) is $27,995. At this price, 18-aluminum wheels are...Read More»

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2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

For Ford, nothing quite gave its mundane family sedans the spit-and-polish like the Taurus SHO high-performance sedan. The original Taurus SHO debuted as a 1989 model, and its performance (for the day) was stunning. For the record, the initials SHO come from Super High Output. A comparison between...Read More»

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Compared: 2010 Ford Taurus vs. 2009 Ford Taurus

As we prepare to drive the 2010 Ford Taurus today (our first road test review is coming next week), it's important to have a frame of reference. A good comparison for the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus is the outgoing model. formerly known as the Five Hundred. Pitting these two sedans against one another...Read More»

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Not Hot: 2009 Pontiac G3 Is Slowest Selling Car in America

Some times I like to get lost in numbers. For example, just a few weeks ago I posted a story on the 20 Best Selling Vehicles in May. Now it's time for a different take. Call it schadenfreude, that funny German word used to describe the enjoyment one gets from an other's misfortune. While browsing...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO, photo by Rex Roy
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Wins First Major Award

With a full six months left in 2009, Esquire magazine, a publication noted telling guys what's cool, has already awarded the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO their "Car of the Year" award. (Is the award for the 2010 or 2009 model year we're wondering ... because there is some good stuff still coming for 2010.)...Read More»

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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»

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Car Sales Less Terrible In May

May was a great month for Ford and General Motors: their sales were down 24.2% and 29.6% from 2008, respectively. Welcome to the new economy. As awful as those figures sound, both were expected to ring in much lower. And since U.S. sales were down about 37% across the board, that makes Ford and GM...Read More»

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GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies Cause Ford Worries About Competing

If you've thought about the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcies for even a minute, ramifications for Ford Motor Company quickly surface as a big, "Hmmmm, wonder how that's gonna work out." Certainly, the folks at The Glass House (Ford's Dearborn, Michigan HQ) have been wondering. And wringing...Read More»

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Smoking The Competition: Ford Planning To Increase Production

With GM following Chrysler into bankruptcy, Ford is again bucking the trend by quietly announcing that it plans to increase production in the third quarter of this year (beginning this month for those of you who aren't accountants). This move continues a trend of optimism that Ford Motor Company...Read More»

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