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[ 31 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Ford Fusion Energi is stylish ]

With the number of hybrid options growing yearly, it’s hard to choose the right car. Do you go straight electric, plug in or gas/hybrid combo? Depends on how green you want to go and what your size need are.
I’d like to suggest the Ford Fusion Hybrid Energi. It’s stylish, roomy and gives you a bit of all electric vehicle as well.
The Fusion Energi looks exactly like its gas sibling so you have to look at …

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[ 19 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Ford’s Expedition still good option for SUV buyers ]

Shopping for an SUV can be a problem. Do you get a crossover that will give you car-like ride and handling or do you get a real truck that can haul a lot of people and a bunch of stuff?
That depends on the amount of people and the amount of stuff. It also depends on what you want to pay, fuel economy, yada yada yada. I said it could be a problem.
Remember the Ford Expedition? …

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[ 7 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Toyota Yaris does duty as really reliable small car ]

Toyota has made some of the finest small cars in automotive history. People bought them in huge numbers because these cars were dependable, well built and would last for decades if need be.
The Japanese giant still makes great cars but has been under massive pressure lately because of recalls, missteps and increasing competition from Kia and Hyundai. Even Chevy and Ford have stepped up their compact game.
For 2015, Toyota’s compact entry is the Yaris, an …

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[ 5 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Ford bullish on 2013 Taurus restyle, options ]

Ford set the automotive industry on its collective ear when it introduced the 1986 Taurus sedan in late 1985.
The chiefs at the other car companies dismissed it as being too radical and the public wouldn’t go for it. Wrong. It was a huge hit, so much so that others tried to follow too quickly and came up with messes and misses.
By the 2000s every company had gotten it right and the Taurus was an afterthought. …

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[ 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on North American Auto Show debuts Fusion, Dart, Accord ]

The North American International Auto Show (or Detroit Auto show as it was once known) ends this weekend with a plethora of new vehicles introduced by nearly every manufacturer.
Didn’t make it. Neither did I, but here’s a few things of interest. Some you’ll see soon at your favorite dealerships, others, well, if you scream loud enough, may be produced someday.
Ford introduced the 2013 Fusion to oohs and ahhhs. The outgoing Fusion was handsome, but this …

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[ 23 Aug 2011 | 35 Comments ]
MKX Is Bright Spot In Lincoln Line

This is the Lincoln MKX, not the Ford Edge.
You may have guessed that by the larger grill and the slightly different shade of red. These cars are essentially twins. As always, Lincoln does upscale versions of Ford product.
Lots of people question this. Why pay more for the same vehicle just because it has a few more toys. Don’t we always pay more for essentially the same vehicle with a few more toys?
Sure we do, But …

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[ 22 Aug 2011 | 63 Comments ]
Ford, Toyota to team up to build large hybrids

I would really love to drive a hybrid, but I don’t want a small car with a tiny engine (I know this is a little counter intuitive).
Yes, you can buy a $50,000 Lexus or Toyota model, but I’m talking about a hybrid that won’t require a mortgage.
That’s why I am excited about Ford and Toyota’s announcement today that the auto giants have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (whatever that is) to work together to build …