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2013 Ford Taurus: Preview
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 06:01:06 AM »
2013 Ford Taurus: Preview
21 April 2011, 8:14 pm

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, albeit staid larger sedan. Based on the...

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Shelby Builds A Mustang For The Masses: The Shelby GTS
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2011, 06:01:38 AM »
Shelby Builds A Mustang For The Masses: The Shelby GTS
22 April 2011, 1:10 pm

One of the biggest obstacles to owning a Shelby Mustang has always been the price of admission. Ford’s own Shelby GT500 Mustang starts at close to $49,000, and cars tuned by Shelby American (the tuning company backed by Carroll Shelby himself) begin at even higher prices. A Shelby GT350, for example, starts at over $64,000 and can easily top...

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Video: Don't Go To Sleep Negotiating Your Car Deal
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 06:01:58 AM »
Video: Don't Go To Sleep Negotiating Your Car Deal
25 April 2011, 3:11 pm

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I saw my customers make the same mistakes over and over. One of the most common mistakes was relaxing after the selling price was negotiated. Unfortunately, this can cost consumers a lot of money. The selling price is just one area that has to be negotiated with a car dealer. The interest rate...

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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Are IIHS Top Safety Picks
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2011, 06:00:22 AM »
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Are IIHS Top Safety Picks
26 April 2011, 12:01 am

They're both best-car-of-the-year winners, they're both available for purchase--for those with patience at least. And today the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest Top Safety Pick winners. The IIHS says both the Volt and the Leaf ace its crash tests, which can be more difficult to pass...

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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Driven
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2011, 06:00:31 AM »
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Driven
28 April 2011, 8:29 pm

When driving the Cadillac Escalade—even in the context of the same trip—it's quite easy to feel both reverence and revulsion. At close to 19 feet long, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is one of the longest normal passenger vehicles you can buy. It's a couple of inches longer than the longer 'L' version of the Lincoln Town Car, and only about...

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Feds Investigating GM SUVs For Fuel-Gauge Issues
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 06:00:22 AM »
Feds Investigating GM SUVs For Fuel-Gauge Issues
29 April 2011, 1:04 pm

The federal government's National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) is looking into claims that the fuel gauges on many General Motors [NYSE: GM] sport-utility vehicles could be inaccurate. "Consumers have reported incidents of inaccurate and random fuel level reading while driving, resulting in the vehicle running out of fuel and causing...

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NADA Clarifies Position On California Ruling
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 06:00:43 AM »
NADA Clarifies Position On California Ruling
1 May 2011, 9:06 pm

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has clarified their position to TheCarConnection concerning a recent court ruling that allows California to continue to pass air pollution standards that are stricter than federal law. The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that NADA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce do not have legal standing in a...

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GM Set To Announce Revamped Chevy Corvette Plant
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2011, 06:01:07 AM »
GM Set To Announce Revamped Chevy Corvette Plant
3 May 2011, 8:40 am

GM is set to announce tomorrow morning that it will spend about $100 million to refurbish the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that houses assembly of the Chevy Corvette. The Bowling Green plant opened in 1981, and has the capacity to build more than 30,000 cars a year. Through March 2011, it's built 3,070 cars. Even with Corvette sales up 15...

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Never Mind The Hamsters: VW's Darth Vader Ad Is The Only One You Really Liked
3 May 2011, 10:10 am

Forget Chrysler and that "Born of Fire" ad that generated so much buzz (justified or not). Forget Kia and its indomitable, award-winning rodents. The only auto ad from 2011 that you folks really enjoyed is Volkswagen's clip with the diminutive Darth Vader. We're not making that up: marketing research powerhouse Nielsen just released a list of the...

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GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering, Shifter Issues
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2011, 06:00:48 AM »
GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering, Shifter Issues
4 May 2011, 9:47 pm

General Motors [NYSE: GM] is recalling nearly all of its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan models built to date for two potential issues both related to vehicle assembly. According to the automaker, in about 154,000 Cruze models, the intermediate steering shaft covers need to be inspected for proper installation, while the automatic-transmission...

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TCC's Top Rated Vehicles Under $20k
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2011, 06:03:03 AM »
TCC's Top Rated Vehicles Under $20k
6 May 2011, 2:38 pm

Interested in getting the best vehicle for well below today's new-vehicle average of about $28k? If so, you'll need to do some smart shopping; and that early stage of car shopping can be exciting yet a little overwhelming if you simply Google reviews for a model. As you pore over specs, features, and conflicting reviews from critics, it's...

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Ford's Newest Mustang Proves That Mayhem Can Be Good
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2011, 06:01:36 AM »
Ford's Newest Mustang Proves That Mayhem Can Be Good
9 May 2011, 12:00 pm

When Ford decided to build an enthusiast version of the current V6 Mustang, they left it up to fans to choose the package name. A Facebook contest saw nearly three thousand names entered, but in the end it was the “Mayhem Mustang Package” that won out. The creator of that package name, a Mustang fan from North Carolina, has won a three...

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Ford Freestyle Under Investigation For Low-Speed Surging Issue
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2011, 06:02:44 AM »
Ford Freestyle Under Investigation For Low-Speed Surging Issue
16 May 2011, 1:34 pm

The federal government has opened an investigation over reports of Ford Freestyle crossover utility vehicles surging or lunging unexpectedly. In a defect investigation document filed last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) describes a "throttle body malfunction," potentially linked to hundreds of complaints about Ford...

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Cadillac ATS Rethink, Bill Ford On Electric Vehicles: Today's Car News May 18, 2011
18 May 2011, 12:17 pm

Bill Ford thinks that a quarter of all vehicles will be electrified by 2020. Impossible? No, but seems ambitious for sure. [TheCarConnection] We hear the 2013 Cadillac ATS is already tipping the scales and causing a rethink. Will Cadillac actually have a true BMW 3-Series competitor? [MotorAuthority] They are finally here, hybrid hot rods. Who...

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The Ford Pinto Turns 40
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2011, 06:00:43 AM »
The Ford Pinto Turns 40
19 May 2011, 12:00 pm

I have always identified with the underdog, and at times have taken on the role of the apologist. But this time let’s just say I’m playing the devil’s advocate. After all, no one in their right mind would “really” defend a car that could be defined as a roadside :boom:. Popular Mechanics saddled my client with the...

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