Ask AutoGuide No. 15 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Flex vs. Mercedes E350 Wagon

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Ask AutoGuide No. 15 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Flex vs. Mercedes E350 Wagon
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Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum? Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks

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Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks
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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Flex Limited AWD
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During this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put the Ford Flex crossover to the test, stuffing all our family and friends into the three rows of seats, and driving it in the city, highway, and rural gravelly side-roads. A visually striking vehicle, the base Flex SE starts at $30,885, while we drove the upgraded Limited model with AWD… Continue Reading...

Ford Posts Surprising Sales Gain of 2% In July

Ford Posts Surprising Sales Gain of 2% In July
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With the current state of affairs in the auto industry, smaller than expected losses have been cause to celebrate, so imagine the party the folks over at Ford must be having right now as the company announced today that it actually posted a sales gain. Last month Ford’s 10 percent loss was seen as a… Continue Reading...

Ford Tests New Ecoboost Engine at the Drag Strip

Ford Tests New Ecoboost Engine at the Drag Strip
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With increasingly stringent fuel economy regulations and in an effort to delivery maximum power for minimal gas, many automakers are switching to smaller displacement engines and forced induction. BMW and Audi are two examples, but U.S. automaker Ford is also making strides in this area with its new line of EcoBoost engines. The current EcoBoost… Continue Reading...