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Recall Alert: Chrysler to Recall 600,000 Vehicles
Recall Alert: Chrysler to Recall 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler has announced a major recall effort today. The recall covers five models which are suffering from various maladies. About 285,000 2008-2009 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models are being recalled because of a short circuit in the electrical system that could start a...Read More»

2010 Dodge Avenger
Family Car Advice: Make Sure to Use the Correct Fuel

It may seem like a no-brainer, but with more cars switching over to turbo-powered engines (think Ford's EcoBoost engines), driver's need to pay more attention than ever to what fuel rating their car or truck requires. Generally speaking, there are several choices of octane--87, 89, 91, or 93...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
Top Five Best Handling Family Cars

With summer coming up, it's time to attack some back roads. Here then, is one auto reviewer's list of the top five best-handling family cars currently on sale. 1. 2010 Ford Fusion:  It's hard to think of a car that mixes sublime handling with composed ride quality any better than this offering...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE AWD
Family Car Compare: 2010 Ford Fusion vs. 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

It's time again for a look at two family cars--this time we present the 2010 Ford Fusion and the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. We'll take a quick peek at both cars through the eyes of our parent site, The Car Connection, and see which one comes out on top. The Fusion was restyled for 2010, while the Kizashi...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Leaked?
Spy shot: 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer (or is that 2012?) is set to be unveiled sometime this summer, and an artist's rendering of the next Explorer hit the Web today. The Explorer will switch from body-on-frame construction to uni-body construction, making it into a crossover SUV. Based on the rendering, it...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 Honda Accord Crosstour
Top Five Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend

Well, Memorial Day weekend is once again upon us, which means it's time to flee the city and get out and do fun things. Here's a few things to do this weekend with your family car. Unlike last week's beach post, this is not tongue-in-cheek, but rather a straightforward list of suggested things to...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»

Sirius Backseat TV - Chrysler
Survey: DVD, Nav Systems Are Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

What's the single most important, must-have accessory for keeping a family road trip stress-free? According to a CarMax survey of 500 families planning travel with children this summer, it's most commonly either a DVD player or a GPS navigation system. Curiously, those parents who were age 18 to 34...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
Family Car Advice: How to Test Drive

One of the most important things you can do when buying a new car is to test-drive it. But there's more to it when going around the block. Here's how to make sure the car is right for you when test driving: Turn left and right: This is a good way to get a sense of the car's handling and balance, as...Read More»

Mechanic Shae Davis
Surprise: Women Feel Good Under the Hood

Car repair shops have long been thought of as male-dominated places, especially when it comes to those who are employed there. But two Canadian garages are working to change that--and win over the hearts and wallets of female customers. One of those shops, Ms. Lube By Mechanchik in Toronto, calls...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Toyota Stops Sales Of Lexus LS

Thanks to a recall announced last week, Toyota is halting sales of its Lexus LS luxury sedan while it corrects a problem with the steering. The problem is that when turned to the far left or far right, the steering wheel can become momentarily out of alignment with the wheels before quickly...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey
2010 Honda Odyssey: Lowest Cost To Insure Among Minivans

The 2010 Honda Odyssey has the highest entry price of the mainstream minivans, yet it costs the least to insure. This tidbit comes as just another reminder that the cost of a model—even the cost of fixing that model—doesn't matter nearly as much as the profile of the typical driver for that...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
Top Five Things to Pack To The Beach

We've already covered what to pack on a road trip, and now, with the weather improving in those parts of the country that spend half of the year under a blanket of snow, this is as good a time as any to cover what should be brought to the beach. Now, you might be saying that certain items, like...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Family Car Advice: How to Research Your Next New-Car Purchase

One piece of advice that every car buyer hears is to "do your research." But what, exactly, does that mean? Well, in this day and age, it means hitting the Internet. Here are three quick strategies to pursue while doing your online shopping. 1. Visit the large review sites: There are tons of Web...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima
Family Car Comparison: 2010 Mazda 6 Vs. 2010 Nissan Altima

We here at Family Car Guide know that shoppers often compare vehicles with the same mission, and in the case of the 2010 Nissan Altima and the 2010 Mazda 6, both are family sedans that carry a sporting mission (the Altima also comes in coupe flavor, but for the purposes of this discussion, we are...Read More»

2010 Buick Regal GS Concept
GM OKs Buick Regal GS

What was once a hopeful rumor for car enthusiasts is now a fact: General Motors will build a GS version of the 2011 Buick Regal. Originally shown as a concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the GS could go on sale sometime next year. GM confirmed to the Detroit News...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Releases Images of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The launch of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee--the first Chrysler vehicle to be launched since the company went through bankruptcy in 2009--is soon approaching, and Chrysler has released some pictures and video of the updated SUV. We already know most of the details, including the fact that the 2011...Read More»

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