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Five Fun Sedans for TALL Drivers
Five Fun Sedans for TALL Drivers

If you're tall, you already know people like us don't fit in things as well as average sized people do. Cars are too small, clothes are too short, doorways are too low, flying is miserable, and beds can't hold us.  How tall are we talking about... 6'0"... 6'3"? How about 6'9"? That's right, I'm...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford's Big Day: Fusion Gets Top Marks, Company Stock Soars

A year ago, many people were predicting the end of Detroit. In light of the financial sector's collapse and the subsequent Big Three implosion (not to mention a few highly publicized chats between Detroit CEOs and members of Congress), naysayers around the world insisted that America's moment to...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport AWD
Fusion41 Social Media Campaign Pits 2010 Ford Fusion Owners Against Each Other

If you own a 2010 Ford Fusion, have three gung-ho friends and would like have Ford pay off the rest of your car payments and give your whole team free gas for a year, then the Fusion41 campaign might be for your. The Blue Oval brand is looking for eight Fusion or Fusion Hybrid owners to make...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

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Midsize Sedans Earn Low Ratings In Fender-Bender Tests

A couple of months ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted fender-bender tests on a handful of minicars and subcompacts. The results weren't encouraging, with most scoring poorly, and only a few landing in the "acceptable" range. Now, the IIHS has conducted a second battery of...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Ford Fanfare: New Lineup, New Tech, And Gosh Darnit, People Like Them

Not wanting to be left out of the "reinvention" moment, Ford has launched its own assault on the marketplace, trumpeting the company's "freshest" model lineup in history, as well as fuel efficiency, quality, and Ford's growing market share. According to a company press release, Ford is rolling out...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Ford Taurus, Fusion Will Merge To New Platform

It's a few years in the offing, but the next versions of Ford's popular Fusion and Taurus sedans will share some running gear. The Detroit News reports Ford will move to share vehicle platforms across the mid-size range as it redesigns vehicles like the Taurus, which just emerged as a new 2010...Read More»

John McCain
John McCain Gabs About 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Twitter (Yes, THAT John McCain)

Remember when John McCain couldn't be bothered to use email and wasn't entirely sure how to get online? Well now he's using Twitter. YES: TWITTER. You know, that thing all the kids are using (and you are, too, if you want to win a nifty Prius backpack).  Apparently he's so giddy about adding the...Read More»

Alan Mulally
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»

2010 Ford Mustang
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»

How SYNC works
Ford SYNC Users: Free, Downloadable Updgrade Now Available That Provides Traffic And Directions

  There's nothing worse that buying the latest electronic gadget or service, only to find that seven hours later, an updated, more capable version is available and you can't upgrade. With their voice-activated infotainment system, SYNC, Ford Motor Company is working to keep customers from suffing...Read More»

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes delivery of a 2010 Fusion Hybrid from Ford CEO Alan Mulally
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Delivery Vehicle For 1,000,000th SYNC System

Dressed in a sweater Mr. Rogers would have approved, Ford CEO Alan Mulally delivered a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. While we're sure Ballmer liked the car well enough (after all, it is America's most fuel-efficient mid-size car with EPA numbers of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg...Read More»

Spam
European Spammer Takes Ford Phishing

Spam isn't usually a TCC concern. We have faith that most of our readers have toughened over the years, becoming bitter, jaded husks of human beings who love nothing more than deleting get-rich-quick emails from distant Nigerian relatives. And that's why we love you. But when internet hoaxes...Read More»

Katy Perry
Link Love From The Car Connection: A MINI For Katy Perry, BMW Gets Modest, And Jerry Brown's Camry Gets Jacked

Flavor of the month -- America's favorite Christian rocker-turned-pop starlet has inspired a MINI. Yes, Katy Perry--the girl who kissed a girl and apparently enjoyed it or something--has inspired two designers to crank out the "Kate [sic] Perry-style Life Ball MINI Convertible 2009", presumably to...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Says Q2 Sales Should Be Up. Yes: Up.

While we're waiting for the other brake shoe to drop at Chrysler, we're happy to report that Ford's picture seems far more rosy. The company's sales analysis and reporting manager, George Pipas, has said that Ford expects to see a slight improvement in sales during the second quarter of 2009. That...Read More»

Mercedes SLR 999 Red Gold
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes SLR Uglified, Ford Fusion Ekes Efficiency, And Trapped In A Winnebago With Patch Freakin' Adams

Yes, money can buy ugly -- The Gremlin may have been aesthetically challenged, but that kind of ugly ain't got nothing on a gold-plated, ruby-trimmed Mercedes SLR (look to your left). Apparently, the owner thought the base model was too humdrum, so he called up the tuners at Anliker and forked over...Read More»

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12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Takes Fusion On A 1000-Mile Trek, With One Fill-Up

You have to hand it to Ford: they're not sitting on their thumbs during this whole economic disco inferno mishegas. (Well, not much.) Their PR team is working overtime, trying to make sure everyone knows that Ford's doing fine, and Ford didn't take any bailout money, and Ford's just a humble...Read More»

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