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2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2007 Mercury Montego Models Recalled
2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2007 Mercury Montego Models Recalled

Ford has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2,945 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego vehicles built from September 5, 2006 through September 11, 2006. Certain units may have been built with inconsistent welds between the fuel tank and the fuel filler neck; as a result, the welds may not hold...Read More»

2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
Automakers Learn That Closing Brands Costs Customers

What happens when automakers like GM shutter brands such as Pontiac and Saturn, or when Ford closes Mercury? In a perfect world, customers loyal to these brands would stay with the parent: Saturn and Pontiac customers would shop for their next car from Chevrolet, while Mercury owners would heard...Read More»

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Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials confirmed this morning. The new facility, including a test track for shoppers to play with its high-dollar sportscars, sedans and...Read More»

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make

Making a mistake buying a used car can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than necessary. That doesn’t take into account the added time and stress to make things right. When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I compiled a list of the most common mistakes my...Read More»

2010 Kia Sedona 4-door LWB EX Angular Front Exterior View
Family Cars Dominate InsWeb’s Least Expensive Cars To Insure

Sometimes you just get good news. In this case, it’s the fact that family cars dominate the list of least expensive cars to insure in 2010 – according to InsWeb, a leading online insurance comparison provider. To arrive at the list, InsWeb compared all car insurance quotes (covering 400...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Today in Car News: Mercury, Panamera and Lamborghini

With the death of Mercury comes more than a little agita over at Lincoln. Who's going to replace all those Grand Marquis-heads in showrooms? [AutomotiveNews] Obama's crafty charisma couldn't convince Carlos to come to GM's aid. Not for a second, Ghosn says (probably in French or Portuguese)...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Frugal Shopper: 2010 Chevy Silverado Most-Discounted In August

If you're shopping for a large pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado, the time is still right to get a very sweet deal. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, which tracks transaction prices and can show you what kind of discount to expect locally, large pickups are the type of vehicle...Read More»

2006 Ford Crown Victoria Standard
An Older Used Car With Low Mileage Can Be A Good Find

You won’t impress anyone by driving a ten year old vehicle that has very low mileage, but you just might solve your transportation needs very cheaply. These cars are the ones owned by people who drive them far below the 15,000 miles per year average. For example, I purchased a ten year old Chevy...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid
Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after this fall it’ll be history. Meanwhile, most Mercury models of recent history have been slightly restyled, slightly...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»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport
Recall Alert: Regulators Looking Into Reports of Sticking Ford Floor-Mats

Unintended acceleration and sticking floor-mat problems may have spread from Toyota to Ford. Following consumer complaints concerning unintended acceleration caused by sticking floor mats in 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans, federal regulators have opened an investigation. The National...Read More»

2010 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Side Exterior View
Ford to Drop Mercury Brand

If you have money and you don't know what to do, you have until the end of the year to go downtown and get a Mercury or two. That's right, Ford is confirming the rumors that started last week concerning the Mercury brand. As of the fourth quarter of this year,  the brand will ride off into the...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan
Report: Ford Might Wind Down Mercury

Reports are swirling about the future of Ford's Mercury brand. Although the company has not confirmed or denied it, several news reports indicate that Ford is considering dropping the brand and focusing only on Ford and Lincoln. Mercury has been quiet on the new-product front of late, and with Ford...Read More»

2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Premium
Have You Driven A Hideous Mercury Lately?

I read today that Ford may well be winding down Mercury a brand that once had a brand image, a car line and products that people once bought. And for the life of me, when I read that, I could not think of a single memorable Mercury car or commercial in the last decade. Sure there are some models...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»

Ford Sync with SIRIUS Travel
Ford Offers Six-Month Trial Of SIRIUS XM On Pre-Owned Vehicles

To boost business in these tough times, Ford Motor Company is now offering used-car customers a little lagniappe: a trial subscription to SIRIUS XM radio's "SIRIUS Everything" package. The service's 130+ channels of music, talk, and news ordinarily cost $12.95 per month, but they'll now be...Read More»

Used car salesman
Sales Lost To Dealer Tactics: J.D. Power Puts Numbers On It

Automotive brands are losing an average of 12 percent of their buyers to competitors due simply to "poor customer treatment" at the dealership. If you've ever walked away from a dealership while new-car shopping due to icky sales tactics, you probably don't find that surprising, but it's one of...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy ratings. For instance, according to the EPA's Fuel Economy Guide information released last week, a 2010 Toyota Prius will cost...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda Insight (41), Ford Fusion Hybrid (39), and Mercury Milan Hybrid (39). That's the official word from the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy...Read More»

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