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Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?
Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

Get Ahead Of The New Car Market: Six Summer Bargains

With the mercury climbing over 100 degrees up and down the east coast, you sure envy your neighbor's convertible right now, don't you?  Putting the top down and letting the wind cool you is one of the great joys of car ownership, but right now, you shouldn't be considering a new Miata. No, this is...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
Ford Will Give Drivers The Choice To Block Some Sync Features For 2011

Manufacturers continue to add newer, more high-tech features to automobiles, and while many of these systems, such as Ford's Sync, have voice-activation to cut down on driver distraction, there's still a chance that all the features that these systems offer could cause drivers to be distracted. Car...Read More»

2010 Lincoln Town Car
No Clear Successor To Town Car And Crown Vic In Fleets

Taxi-cab companies, police forces, and executive-car services will soon be left scrambling for vehicles. That's because, after years of speculation about the matter, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is expected to discontinue its large, body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive sedans about a year from now. After a...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Buy By September, Get Free Maintenance On New Lincoln Models

If you purchase or lease a new 2010 or 2011 Lincoln between now and September 7, 2010, you'll get one more perk that might bring some peace of mind: free scheduled maintenance. The maintenance program includes all oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections, as well as wearable items such as brake...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 41 MPG, Most Efficient Luxury Sedan In America

Ford's Fusion Hybrid has already won accolades for its excellent efficiency and driving performance, and now its more luxurious cousin, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, is following in its footsteps. With an EPA-rated 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, it's now the most efficienct luxury sedan in the U.S...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Ford Flex, Hyundai Tucson are IIHS Top Safety Picks

The latest crash-test ratings are in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the insurance industry-funded research group has added a range of vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen, and Hyundai to its Top Safety Pick List. With these new results, we're updating our 2010 reviews for...Read More»

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan GS Convenience Wheel Cap
Ford Cuts Mercury, Reshuffles Dealerships, Accelerates Lincoln

Ford has officially pulled the plug on its Mercury brand. Following a report last week suggesting that Mercury might be dropped as soon as later this summer, the automaker revealed today that a decision had been made to phase out Mercury, with production on all Mercury models ending in the fourth...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Holiday-Weekend Sales Promise Sweeter Deals

If you're not among the 32.1 million Americans planning to travel this holiday weekend, as estimated by the AAA, and you happen to be shopping for a new vehicle, it could be a great time to buy. Just a quick glance at the local newspaper or other local media sources, or a look at your local...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi, Lincoln MKT Top Satisfaction Ratings

The annual vehicle satisfaction study from California-based market-research firm AutoPacific places two new-for-2010 models at the top: the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi and the 2010 Lincoln MKT. The Kizashi was the highest-rated vehicle overall in the 14th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. "This is an...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's 'App My Ride' contest
Starting Today: Volkswagen Needs Your Input (To Beat the Ford Sync)

The mobile web is big business, but that technology has been a little late catching on in cars. Now, with the imminent release of new entertainment devices  from Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and others, automakers of all stripes are fast-tracking in-car internet systems. Volkswagen may be a bit behind the...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKX
Frugal Shopper: Hot New-Car Deals Won't Go Out With April

It's the end of the month, and what does that mean? Well, it could mean it's time to close the deal on a new vehicle. Recently we reported that toward the end of the month, you're more likely to get a good deal on a new vehicle. Weekends aren't always the best time of the month to get a great...Read More»

2007 Lincoln Mark LT 4WD Supercrew 139" Angular Front Exterior View
Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln Trucks Do Well in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Trucks from Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln top the J.D. Power 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study!   The results are in for the 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), and J.D. Power has just released the juicy details.  The VDS measures the number and types of problems that original owners of...Read More»

2007 Cadillac DTS
American Brands Shine In J.D. Power Dependability Survey

No, buying American won't get you an undependable disaster-on-wheels; in fact, it's likely to get you a more reliable, trouble-free car. In the latest proof of this, from marketing-information authority J.D. Power and Associates, seven of the ten models with the lowest number of problems, on...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Cars for Fast Families: Sporty Wagons

It’s curious that such a stigma is still attached to the word “wagon.” Perhaps it’s the name that scares people off. After all, that Red Flyer you used to get pulled around in as a kid wasn’t exactly the picture of performance and safety. In Europe, these vehicles are called “estate...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Grille
Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then quickly roll out a widely-acclaimed voice-activated infotainment system across all your lines. Oh, yeah, and ... don't take...Read More»

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