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Ford Plummets In Initial Quality Rankings, MyFord Touch To Blame
Ford Plummets In Initial Quality Rankings, MyFord Touch To Blame

In 2010, Ford was ranked fifth overall in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey (IQS). In 2011, the automaker plunged to twenty-third overall, slotting in just above Nissan but just below Ram. Even luxury-brand Lincoln took a significant hit in initial quality ratings, falling from eight...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus Limited
2013 Ford Taurus: Preview

Bringing Ford's legendary Taurus nameplate back on track has been one of the automaker's many miracles of the past several years. With the return of the Taurus SHO, and a heavy dollop of tech features and luxury refinement, Ford brought a once-great name back from the brink—as an excellent...Read More»

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Delay Teen Driving, Save On Insurance?

It’s a headline sure to cause a family revolt – if you have a teenager at or approaching driving age, that is. What parent would go so far as to delay their teen’s getting a driver’s license and driving? According to results from a just-released Nationwide Insurance survey...Read More»

2009 Ford Taurus SE
Mistake #5 – Not Working as Hard On The Trade Value As The Selling Price

The Internet has changed how we buy cars. It’s no longer that unusual to buy a vehicle at the dealer’s invoice cost or below. This has resulted in a dealer’s profit margin being reduced from the glory days when margins were high and selling was easy. The Internet and the economic...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX
J.D. Power: Fewer Shoppers Avoiding Domestics For Reliability

For Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, among several other domestic and Korean brands, it looks like perceptions are finally catching up with reality. According to J.D. Power and Associates' 2010 Avoider Study, which focuses on the reasons why shoppers fail to consider—or avoid—a...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part One

Over the river and through the woods takes on a new meaning when the snow’s flying fast and furious. Families need a sure-footed vehicle to carry them along safely and securely. Not every household has a sport-utility vehicle or high-ground clearance quad-cab pickup that can easily navigate...Read More»

2008 Ford Taurus SEL
Buying From A Car Dealer: Getting The Most For Your Trade

The world of car sales—private sellers or at a dealership—is like the Wild West. It’s free-wheeling and whoever does the best job negotiating the terms of the deal, wins. It’s the unpredictable nature of the business that turns off many people to selling vehicles themselves...Read More»

1999 Ford Taurus SHO
How To Avoid Endless Car Repair Bills

You can’t keep a car forever. Sooner or later you will reach a point of diminishing returns and that Ford Taurus you have been driving since Bill and Hillary were in the White House will cost you more that it is worth. But how do you avoid that money pit that develops when a vehicle drops...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Ford Boasts Improved Resale Value For 2010 Ford Taurus

After a year on the market, Ford notes that its redesigned 2010 Ford Taurus is getting far more money at auction—a full 39 percent more—compared to the 2009 model of the same age. According to Ford, the 2009 Ford Taurus was selling at a discount compared to the 2009 Toyota Avalon, but now...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
Family Car Compare: 2010 Ford Taurus Vs. 2010 Chevrolet Impala

  Welcome to another edition of family car compare, where we stack up two competing models and see how they compare to each other, using the models' ratings from our parent site, The Car Connection. Today, we're pairing the 2010 Ford Taurus and 2010 Chevrolet Impala. At first glance, the two might...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
Ford to Include Google Maps With Sync

As if in-car navigation systems haven't hurt the makers of printed maps enough, here comes another news item that might make cartographers everywhere nervous. Ford is about to release a new application for its Sync multimedia system that might make the printed map less necessary than ever. Drivers...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Driven: 2010 Ford Taurus

The 2010 Ford Taurus is definitely different enough to warrant another look if you've considered one in the past, or if you're in the market for a large sedan. Although the mechanicals are basically the same as 2009 and before, the Taurus gets such a thorough reskin that you wouldn't be able to...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

2012 Ford Taurus
Conan O'Brien Is The Hoopty King, With His Taurus SHO

Twitter megaceleb Conan O'Brien clearly doesn't have enough to do while he ramps up for his forthcoming TBS talk show. Call us jealous of Steve Kroft, but we're green with envy that he got a ride in O'Brien's ratty 1992 Ford Taurus SHO for a 60 Minutes segment that aired this past Sunday. Not so...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»

Screencap from Ford and USA Network's 'White Collar' game
Another Ford Marketing Coup: 2010 Ford Taurus Featured In 'White Collar' Game

In the marketing world, product placement is tricky business. Sometimes it works very well, as in the case of General Motors' alliance with the (terrible) Transformers sequel. Other times, not so much. Ford's latest adventure in product placement centers on the USA Network series White Collar and...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining ground. That's according to the latest Perceived Quality Study (PQS), from residual values expert Automotive Leasing Guide...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
2010 Ford Taurus Named Official Car Of CES

One of the world’s biggest consumer electronics trade shows, the 2010 International CES, is just a couple of months away and in its lead up, organizers have named the 2010 Ford Taurus the official car of the event. As the official car of CES, the Ford Taurus will be featured prominently with...Read More»

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