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Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European... read more

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2008 Mercury Sable

Taurus X, Sable on Death Row

The Detroit News takes the helm of the U.S.S. Obvious this morning, reporting that the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus X are headed for the end of the road. The paper says it... read more August 11, 2008 by 3

2010 Ford Fiesta

Ford's Big Plan Boosts Small Cars, Mercury--and Ranger

  Ford's plan for restructuring the company includes a comprehensive move into smaller crossover vehicles and European cars, and gives the evergreen Ranger yet another... read more July 24, 2008 by 4

2010 Ford Fiesta

NYTimes: Mercury Lives On as Euro-Fords

While General Motors spends this week on a Camaro buzz, Ford is preparing big news--and a big change in direction for the company that could lead to a real revival at... read more July 22, 2008 by 2

Ford Blue Oval Logo

Ford Slashing Up to 12% of Its Salaried Workforce

Just days after announcing it won’t meet a self-imposed goal of turning a profit in 2009, Ford Motor Co. will eliminate as much as 12 percent of its salaried workforce... read more May 28, 2008 by 1

‘49 Mercury

Is Ford Readying Mercury's Obituary?

Is Ford finally getting ready to write off its ailing Mercury division? As regular readers will recall, that’s a question that’s come up more than occasionally in recent... read more May 27, 2008 by 4

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

Is Ford Holding Back Escape Hybrid Sales?

Despite the spring deluge, I had an opportunity to drive the 2009 Ford Escape today – in all three of its new incarnations. That means I-4, V-6, and Escape Hybrid. For... read more May 14, 2008 by 5

2008 Volvo C30-R

Get Rid of Volvo, Mercury, York Tells Ford

Barely a week after announcing plans to snap up a sizable stake in Ford Motor Co., billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is starting to tell the ailing automaker how to run its... read more May 7, 2008 by 1


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... read more March 31, 2008 by 0


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


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


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


Toyota’s Topless Tsunami GT, And More Goofy Names

We all know car names that make us wonder, wha-fu? There’s the Chevy Nova, which by urban legend means “no go.” Or the haplessly named Mercury Mystique... read more March 14, 2007 by 0

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Rear Exterior View

Woman Smuggled into U.S. in Engine

An illegal immigrant from China was discovered at the U.S. border near Calexico, Calif., hiding inside the engine bay of a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis, the Bay Area’s... read more February 22, 2007 by 0


Ferrari F40 Prototype On Auction

One very wealthy collector will soon own what could be one of the rarest, most sought-after Ferraris of all time — that’s what RM Auctions says, at least. The... read more June 5, 2006 by 0

2007 Mercury Monterey 4-door Luxury *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View

Marketing Report: May 29, 2006

 Toby Keith Gets More Ford TimeYou'll be seeing more of Rubenesque honky-tonker Toby Keith in Ford commercials: the Dearborn company has given Keith another year's worth of... read more May 29, 2006 by 0


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