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Sept. Sales: GM Up, Ford Sinks

Sept. Sales: GM Up, Ford Sinks

New vehicle sales were weak during September, asToyota’s numbers dropped slightly and Ford recorded a stunning 21-percent decline. General Motors reported a four-percent sales increase, while Chrysler reported a five-percent sales decline and blamed the drop on the transition to the 2008 model...

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2010 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Rear Exterior View

1990 Ford Taurus L: Worn Out Fuel Pump

Q--I drive a 1990 Ford Taurus L. It runs for a while then sputters and dies. If I let it sit overnight it runs for about 25 minutes the next day then dies. After it dies, it... read more September 27, 2007 by 0

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

1997 Ford Thunderbird: Radio Interference

Q--I have a 1997 Thunderbird that I bought new. I've had trouble with the radio from the beginning. On anything other than very strong stations, I get considerable static... read more September 20, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford Focuses Away from Hatches

Just a week after Ford, in Frankfurt, showed a facelifted 2008 version of its European-market Focus and pulled the wraps off a concept called the Verve, which is expected to... read more September 20, 2007 by 0

2009 Ford Kuga

Ford Breeds New Euro Kuga

The name reminds us a little bit of the Cougar, yet it also reminds us of the Puma. Unfortunately — read it and weep — the new Kuga has more in common with the latter, a... read more September 12, 2007 by 1

2008 Chevrolet HHR SS

August Sales: GM Up, Ford Down

Sales of new vehicles did better than expected in August despite troubled credit markets and the unfolding housing slump. The seasonally adjusted sales rate of 16.27 million... read more September 4, 2007 by 0

2017 Ford Taurus

1987 Ford Taurus GL: Hesitation and Stalling

Q--I have a 1987 Taurus GL, with the 3.0-liter engine and automatic transmission, which I’ve owned since new. Lately, the car had developed an annoying hesitation issue and... read more August 8, 2007 by 0


Ford Rolls Out Eco-Friendlier Paint

Ford Motor Company today announced that it’s testing a new ‘eco-friendly’ paint technology that reduces overall CO2 output by 15 percent. And with a little luck, or... read more August 6, 2007 by 0

2001 Ford Ranger

2001 Ford Ranger: Noise From Front Left

Q--My 2001 Ranger has 60,000 miles and for some time has had an intermittent thump or pop sound coming from the left front when you start moving. It seems occur at very low... read more July 20, 2007 by 0

2004 Ford Freestar - front

2006 Ford Freestar

(2004 model shown) Freestar Ford's front-drive minivan offers a simplified series lineup for 2006, now including SE, SEL, and Limited models; its front door panels have been... read more July 18, 2007 by 0

2005 Ford E-Series

2006 Ford E-Series

(2005 model shown) E-Series Ford's full-size van can handle a wide range of commercial and/or people-moving tasks, and is able to carry as many as 15 passengers. Available... read more July 18, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

June Sales: GM, Ford Drop

The growing popularity of small cars helped Asian brands boost sales during June, while General Motors’ sales tumbled as its new trucks and sport-utility vehicles garnered... read more July 9, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford: “Time Is Not Our Friend”

Ford executives bemoan the fact that their turnaround is looking better internally, but that the company is outwardly fighting a perception gap that its vehicles aren't as... read more July 1, 2007 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus Rage

1999 Ford Taurus: Engine Clatter

Q--I have a '99 Ford Taurus SE. I am currently having two problems with it. First, the engine clatters during acceleration while in stop and go traffic. The clatter stops... read more June 22, 2007 by 0

1997 Ford Escort LX

1997 Ford Escort Wagon: Rear Coil Springs

Q--I recently replaced all four tires on my 1997 Ford Escort wagon at a Firestone dealer. The mechanic told me that I must replace my rear coil spring set because one of the... read more June 22, 2007 by 0

2005 Ford Excursion

Car Trivia: June 21, 2007

1. This brand name is often used generically to describe body filler. 2. This term means an amount of money held by an auto parts vendor pending return of a used, rebuildable... read more June 21, 2007 by 0


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