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Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights
Dates.fm App For Ford SYNC Helps Plan Epic Date Nights

Today, most of the tech world's attention is focused on Apple and the likely debut of the iPhone 5 (and maybe the iPad Mini). But there's another tech story on the West Coast that could have a direct effect on your love life -- especially if you drive a Ford. In San Francisco, the gadget blog...Read More»

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New Honda Accord, Texas' 85-MPH Speed Limit: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you that Texas is now the fastest state in the country, look at why average fuel economy rose in August and explain how a Google executive's purchase of a unique Ferrari will benefit Italian earthquake victims. As we head into a new week, here is the Monday...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Acura ILX Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Status

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape has already been in the news this week, along with several times earlier this summer, for safety-related recalls. But this time there's good news for those who are concerned about the new Escape's safety: It's earned top 'good' scores in all of the Insurance Institute...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape In Another Recall For Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued yet another recall affecting the 2013 Ford Escape—this one also due to fire concerns. The latest recall covers 6,146 U.S. vehicles, as well as about 1,300 vehicles sold in Canada, all with the new 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All...Read More»

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Posting Car Complaints Online? Chrysler, Ford, GM Are Listening

So, you're driving along, minding your own business, when your car starts making a funny noise. Or there's a gap in the upholstery that you hadn't noticed before. Or your windows won't roll up properly. You get home, and like most tinkerers in this day and age, you fire up the interwebs and do a...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford Debuts 'Drive 4 UR Community' To Raise Funds For Charity

You've probably heard about Ford's "Drive One 4 UR School" program, which has raised over $12 million for high schools across the country since 2007. Now, the automaker is rolling out a similar program for charities called "Drive 4 UR Community". In fact, the two programs are almost identical...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus Limited
Ford Taurus, Explorer, Lincoln MKS Get Five-Star Crash Ratings

The 2013 Ford Taurus large family sedan, Ford Explorer crossover and Lincoln MKS large luxury sedan have each earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The rigorous NCAP testing combines...Read More»

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Roximity App Debuts, Lets Drivers Know About Deals Nearby

Last year, we told you about Roximity, a new location-based app that alerts smartphone owners to nearby deals. The app won the Ford SYNC App Developer Challenge, and now, after nearly a year of refinement, it's launched for Apple devices, with an Android version in the pipeline. The way it works is...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Scores 47 MPG Across The Board

Topping Ford’s own estimates, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid has achieved official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings of 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined fuel economy. Ford had anticipated a 47-mpg city rating, but also earned a 47-mpg on the highway cycle, 3 mpg higher...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
Wagons, Mazda Wants To Go On A Diet, Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Ford thinks it knows what mid-size sedan shoppers want and Mazda puts future models on a diet. Audi teased the RS 5 for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and we discuss wagons. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Take the road less...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Says Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers Now Expect Value And Technology

When Ford launched its configurator site for the 2013 Fusion midsize sedan, it did so to both promote the car and to gauge interest in packages that prospective buyers wanted. To its surprise, nearly 25 percent of those visiting the Fusion configurator site built cars with the technology-rich...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

July, it seems, was an odd month for car sales. While some manufacturers (like Chrysler) posted serious gains over last July, other automakers (like GM and, surprisingly, Ford) posted a downturn in sales compared to last year. There are no real surprises in this month’s Winners column, as...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Would You Pay $39,000 For A 2013 Ford Fusion? #YouTellUs

In January, Ford revealed its 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Now, it's been priced, and some of the lofty numbers are raising eyebrows. A fully loaded, non-hybrid 2013 Fusion has a sticker price of nearly $39,000. That price is a little breathtaking, but it does bring...Read More»

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value
2001-2004 Ford Escape Recalled In Wake Of NHTSA Probe

Earlier this month, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had launched an investigation into reports of unintended acceleration in the 2002-2004 Ford Escape. Ford began conducting its own probe around the same time. Apparently, Ford's preliminary findings were strong...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Next Ford F-150 To Get Aluminum Body For Better Gas Mileage

Ford's history, while not founded on the F150 pickup and its predecessors, has certainly been built around it over the last 60 years. From its debut in 1948 to the present, the truck has evolved radically in design, features, and capability, but it has remained all-steel in frame and body. That's...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

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Ford Still Profitable, But Hampered By Europe

Ford released its second-quarter earnings report this morning, and among all the charts and bulletpoints, there's both good news and bad. We'll start with the good: Ford posted a pre-tax operating profit of over $1.8 billion. The company has now posted pre-tax profits for 12 consecutive quarters...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Energi Priced From $29,995*

At a base price of $29,995, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the most affordably-priced plug-in hybrid in America, according to Ford. In pricing the C-Max Energi below $30,000, Ford is squaring off against the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, undercutting it in price – and beating it in...Read More»

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