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2010 Taurus SHO- No No-Doze For the Sleeper
2010 Taurus SHO- No No-Doze For the Sleeper

                               The 2010 snuck up on me. The driving ambassador from the Ford contingent asked what I wanted to drive. Nothing looked very exciting. "Whatever you got."             He motioned toward the four-door sedan at the curb. I really...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Family Haulers Out In Force

There’s been a definite shift in consumer tastes towards smaller cars in the industry and nowhere is this more evident than in the family vehicle segment, where fuel economy, interior space and safety are crucial. Unsurprisingly most automakers, from affordable brands to luxury marques, are...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Lincoln MKX

Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Lincoln MKX hasn’t fully delivered on its potential. Based on the Ford Edge, the MKX offered a very generous feature list, but its appearance was deemed too conservative by some (especially the egg-crate grille) and its interior materials—as we pointed...Read More»

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 announced today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ford says that its appropriate that these two will be among the...Read More»

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 think, "Oh, it's like the iPhone." That will likely be followed by just a few seconds of fiddling as you figure out how to...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKS 4-door Sedan 3.7L AWD Rear Exterior View
No Matter How Good You Are or Your Car Is, Black Ice Should Be Avoided

Unless you've never been through it, you'll never know the truth of the fact that if there's snow and ice on the ground, the best thing to do is lay low until it's all over. Here in New England, we're now just exiting our third day of snow, wind, bitter cold and ice underneath it all and for the...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Lincoln MKS, Ford Flex Are Tops In Nav-System Satisfaction

Happy with your nav system? So are a lot of Lincoln MKS and Ford Flex owners. The Clarion-supplied navigation systems in those vehicles have the most satisfied customers. Also ranking high are the systems in the Acura TL (Pioneer), Ford F-150 (Clarion), and Porsche 911 (Harman/Becker). Toyota's...Read More»

Active Parking Guidance System - in Lexus LS 600h
Does The 2010 Lexus LS 600h Park Itself As Well As A Ford?

For several years Lexus has offered an Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS; also called Intelligent Parking Assist) option on its Lexus LS 460 and Lexus LS 600h, and the same system is offered in the 2010 Toyota Prius. The Lexus/Toyota system was, and still is, the first and only system in the...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
New Top Safety Picks: 2010 Journey, MKT, and Mazda3

Three new sets of crash-test results released late this week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) appear to leave very little, if any, room for improvement. All three of these vehicles—the 2010 Dodge Journey, 2010 Lincoln MKT, and 2010 Mazda Mazda3—achieved top ratings in all...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Spy Shots: 2011 Lincoln MKX

When you live down the street from a working car factory, you're bound to see something interesting--as did the staff of Cars.com today, when they nabbed photos of the next Lincoln MKX as it drove right by their offices. On the KickingTires blog, David Thomas and company published a gallery of spy...Read More»

Snoop Dogg's 1967 Cadillac, Brown Sugar, from The News Herald
End-of-the-World Hint: Detroit Paper Can't Tell Cadillac From Lincoln

Detroit's been going through tough times for, oh, the last 40 years or so. That's both Detroit as in the carmakers formerly known as The Big Three, now more commonly called The Detroit Two and a Half, and Detroit the city. About which one can only say, oh dear. But the rot is spreading. We read...Read More»

2009 Ford Expedition
Ford Turning Big SUVs Into World Cars

Ford is alone in Detroit--not merely in the remote suburb of Dearborn, but alone in staying out of Chapter 11, too. And while Ford's deftly avoided bankruptcy due to a couple of clever hedges and some well-timed products, it's facing the same problems with its profitable big sport-utility vehicles...Read More»

Lincoln Concept C Reveal - Detroit
More Compacts, Crossovers Coming for Lincoln

The future of Lincoln lies in smaller cars and crossover vehicles, according to a report today in Automotive News. The industry weekly says the brand will develop a new range of smaller vehicles that could eventually replace the traditional top sellers at the luxury brand. In the past the franchise...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»

2009 Ford Taurus SE
2009 Ford Taurus and 2009 Honda Odyssey: Ideal Vehicles, Say Owners

There's more good news all around for Ford—it beats out Toyota, GM, Honda, and other full-line mainstream brands and has taken the top mainstream-brand spot in AutoPacific's 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Porsche takes the top premium-brand spot, and both top-performing brands win for the...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»

2010 Lincoln MKT at Ford's Romeo, MI Proving Grounds
Driven: 2010 Lincoln MKT With EcoBoost V-6

In the automotive world, the words big and responsive don't normally go together.  The all-new 2010 Lincoln MKT puts those two words comfortably in a curvy shape that stands out in a parking lot and on the road. (What else can you drive with a grill that looks like a baleen whale?) We introduced...Read More»

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