Ford Issues Five Recalls Covering 200K Vehicles

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Ford Issues Five Recalls Covering 200K Vehicles
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Twenty-fourteen must be the year of the recall. Takata’s massive airbag foible is causing much grief, GM’s ignition fiasco drags on and in addition to all of this there have been myriad smaller safety actions. Adding to the tally, Ford just announced five callbacks. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Worst Vehicle Nicknames

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Top 10 Worst Vehicle Nicknames
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Like ‘em or not, nicknames are a way of life. Perhaps you were called four eyes as a child because of your glasses. If your teeth were bedazzled with braces train tracks may have been a more appropriate term of endearment. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Recently Extinct Car Brands Millennials Probably Won’t Remember

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Top 10 Recently Extinct Car Brands Millennials Probably Won’t Remember
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Everybody loves talking about millennials but nobody does anything about them. Roughly speaking, this demographic encompasses young – and not-so-young – folks born in the early 1980s to about 2000. With birth years spanning two decades, this is a huge group of very diverse people. Continue Reading...

Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names

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Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names
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What’s the most important step a manufacturer undertakes when creating a new car? Building a great chassis? Getting the interior ergonomics right? Providing the perfect drivetrain to complement the new product? Nope. All wrong. The really, really important factor for any new car is getting the name right. All joking aside, a vehicle’s name is… Continue Reading...

Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?

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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?
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It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports. Continue Reading...

2004 Ford and Mercury Minivan Inquiry Upgraded by NHTSA: 63,000 Units Involved

2004 Ford and Mercury Minivan Inquiry Upgraded by NHTSA: 63,000 Units Involved
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After a series of complaints about seats failing to latch properly in 2004 Ford Windstars and Mercury Monterey minivans, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is upgrading its inquiry of the 63,000 vans from an investigation to an engineering analysis. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens

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Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens
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Insurance isn’t kind to teenage drivers. Rates are usually double the price of experienced drivers. Luckily CarInsure.com has provided a list of the top 10 best vehicles to insure for teenagers.  The rates are calculated based on a Washington family: a married couple driving a 2011 Honda Accord and a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, with a clean… Continue Reading...

Drunk Mom Caught Speeding With Children In The Back Seat

Drunk Mom Caught Speeding With Children In The Back Seat
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Speeding is dangerous. Speeding at night time while drunk is just stupid. Doing all that with young children on board has to be among the dumbest things a person can do. However, Oregon Police had to deal with just such a driver this morning. Maria Elena Andres, 30, was cited for speeding at about 2:20… Continue Reading...

1993 Mercury Topaz Makes a Horrendous Pickup Truck

1993 Mercury Topaz Makes a Horrendous Pickup Truck
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This one almost left us speechless. Almost. Up for sale in Chicoutimi, QC, Canada is a custom 1993 Mercury Topaz that’s been converted to a pickup truck. Yes you heard that correctly, the 2.3L four-cylinder, front-wheel drive Topaz can now haul around… well, anything! The 1993 Mercury Topaz had all of 96-hp from its 2.3L, four-cylinder… Continue Reading...

Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect

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Ford Recalling 128,616 Fusions, Mercury Milans, For Wheel Defect
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After encountering 30 incidents involving cracked wheel studs and steel wheels separating from the vehicles, Ford will be recalling 128,616 2010 and 2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to fix the issue. An investigation by NHTSA led to the recall, though no injuries have been reported. Ford will notify owners of the affected vehicles, inspect them… Continue Reading...

NHSTA Furthers Ford Fusion Investigation

NHSTA Furthers Ford Fusion Investigation
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The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has upgraded their investigation into consumer complaints that the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles are affected by wheel stud fractures that cause the wheels to come off. The initial investigation of 317,315 Ford mid-sized sedans has been upgraded to an engineering analysis after more than 29 complaints and… Continue Reading...
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