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Ford Converting to Electric Power Steering

Ford Converting to Electric Power Steering

Ford is making the switch -- from hydraulic to electric power steering (EPS). Ford said today that it plans to fit 80 to 90 percent of its cars with a new electronic power steering (EPS) system by 2012. Ford says the system will improve the fuel economy, performance, and reliability of all the cars... read more

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Mercury Is Ford's Million Dollar Baby

If you're fishing around for metaphors to describe Ford's predicament with Mercury, you don't need to look much further than Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. It's... read more February 12, 2008 by  32


The Week in Reverse

TCC readers, we laud your taste: your favorite car review from January was also one of our favorite test cars in recent memory. And yet you’re pessimistic on gas prices?... read more February 1, 2008 by  0


More Hot Server Action: Your Ten Most Popular Vehicles

With last month’s Detroit auto show and its hordes of concept cars, production cars, and high-resolution photography, it’s understandable why all the top vehicle searches... read more February 1, 2008 by  0


Hey, Grille! MKZ Gets Re-Nosed

The Lincoln MKZ is getting another thorough facelift, as evidenced by this prototype caught prowling the streets of Dearborn. The MKZ has suffered an identity crisis since... read more January 28, 2008 by  0


Sustainability a 'Talking Point' for Lincoln

The Lincoln MKT wagon (or crossover, depending on how you see it) unveiled this morning by Ford's president of the Americas, Mark Fields, and design director Peter Horbury... read more January 14, 2008 by  0


How Low Can Ford Go?

How low can you go? That was the question repeatedly posed to Ford CEO Alan Mulally over dinner, Tuesday night. It was neither rhetorical, nor personal; Ford’s not... read more January 9, 2008 by  4


Ford Not Abandoning V-8s -- Not Entirely

In the wake of the last energy crisis, more than a quarter century ago, the big V-8 started to look like the automotive equivalent of a dinosaur. But as memories of gas lines... read more January 9, 2008 by  0


Just When You Said No More Monthly Subscriptions...

...There's one coming up that might actually pull its weight and save you time and money. At the mammoth, ever-glitzy Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Ford... read more January 7, 2008 by  0


What Happens Now to the Town Car?

Ford's Wixom plant ceased operations today after 50 years of building Lincolns. So while my '66 Thunderbird is now something of an orphan, I'm wondering more about the future... read more May 31, 2007 by  70

2007 Lincoln MKR Concept

2007 Lincoln MKR Concept

SLIDESHOW: The Lincoln MKR Concept is poised for a Detroit introduction -- and now, here's what you'll be looking at in January -- and seeing in a showroom sometime in 2008... read more December 23, 2006 by  0


What’s in a Name?

At a time when new automobile names are being spawned like weeds, Detroit observers have to wonder what’s in a name. Witness Ford’s abandonment of the... read more July 16, 2006 by  0

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View

Daily Edition: Feb. 13, 2006

TCC's Street Names Contest: Finalists! Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and... read more February 13, 2006 by  0

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View

Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that... read more February 8, 2006 by  0


The Way Forward: What's Behind the Pyrotechnics?

Ford Motor Co.’s "Way Forward" plan came off like Jerry Bruckheimer -- heavy on the pyrotechnics but short on plot and dialogue. There were all the standard fireworks... read more January 24, 2006 by  0

2006 Lincoln MKS Concept

Lincoln MKS: Becoming LS?

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) The elegant MKS concept, revealed Jan. 9 at the Detroit auto show, closely shows the future design direction for Lincoln... read more January 9, 2006 by  0


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