Ask AutoGuide No. 18 – Honda Civic Si vs. Dodge Dart GT vs. Ford Focus SE Hatchback

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Ask AutoGuide No. 18 – Honda Civic Si vs. Dodge Dart GT vs. Ford Focus SE Hatchback
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Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car. 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...

Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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Ask AutoGuide No. 9 – Scion FR-S vs. Ford Focus ST vs. Hyundai Veloster Turbo
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Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school. Continue Reading...

Ford Sees Major Growth in ‘Super Segment’ Vehicles

Ford Sees Major Growth in ‘Super Segment’ Vehicles
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Ford is rolling four key vehicle segments – subcompact, compact, small utility vehicles, and midsize sedans – into one, naming it the super segment. Continue Reading...

Ken Block Focus ST, Tanner Foust Fiesta ST Racer Revealed at Chicago Auto Show

Ken Block Focus ST, Tanner Foust Fiesta ST Racer Revealed at Chicago Auto Show
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Ford isn’t making such a big deal out of its booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be excited about. Quite the opposite, actually. Continue Reading...

Custom Ford Focus STs Previewed Ahead of SEMA

Custom Ford Focus STs Previewed Ahead of SEMA
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Joining the custom Ford Fusions that are heading to this year’s SEMA Show, will be five custom Ford Focus STs built by Tanner Foust Racing, Bojix Design, M&J Enterprise, Galpin Auto Sports and Steeda Autosports. Continue Reading...

Next Gen Ford Focus RS Could Gain High-Tech Active Differential

Next Gen Ford Focus RS Could Gain High-Tech Active Differential
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While Ford has remained mostly quiet about its next-generation Focus RS model, the American automaker recently threw out a hint that the hot hatch could get an active front limited-slip differential to help control torque steer. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric U.S. Launch Details

Ford Focus Electric U.S. Launch Details
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Those anxiously awaiting for Ford‘s first electric car will be pleased to know the American automaker hopes to have its EV available nationwide by the end of this year. The Focus Electric will launch in California, New York, and New Jersey first and later this summer we will see it expand to 14 other states… Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation
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While pricing of the Ford Focus Electric isn’t breaking news, the American automaker is very close to its launch which means more details surrounding the car are coming out of the woodwork. Powered by a 23kWh-capacity lithium ion battery, the Focus Electric has its battery temperature managed by a liquid-cooling system and is 25 to… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect

2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect
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Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of 140,310 model-year 2012 Ford Focus vehicles built through Oct. 18 in the Wayne, Michigan Assembly plant over a potential windshield wiper defect. According to Ford, a seal plug on the passenger side windshield wiper motor electrical connector may be missing, causing water to fall into the motor… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Replacement Front Suspension Recall, 10,000 Units Affected

Ford Focus Replacement Front Suspension Recall, 10,000 Units Affected
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A recall issued today could potentially affect 10,000 Ford Focus models. Gabriel, a company that provides ReadyMount suspension assemblies says that its set up for 2000-2005 Ford Focus models did not include a necessary washer. This omission can cause the suspension assembly to fall apart, resulting in an injury while being installed. Additionally, if the part is already… Continue Reading...

2015 Ford Focus RS Rumored to Have 320 Horsepower

2015 Ford Focus RS Rumored to Have 320 Horsepower
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We may have just got the new Ford Focus (seen above), but it’s already time to start thinking about the beefed up RS version. Rumors are swirling about Ford ditching the Volvo derived 2.5L, five-cylinder engine and going with a 2.3L four-cylinder with a turbo. The new engine will likely be more efficient, but no word… Continue Reading...

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales
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Forbes has reported that almost one-third of the more than two million vehicles Ford sold in America last year went to fleet buyers, which could be a cause of concern for the American automaker. While it would appear that it could only be a positive thing that Ford is heavily favored among rental and commercial… Continue Reading...

Focus ST-R Put Through its Paces by Tanner Foust [Video]

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Tanner Foust recently spent the day at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting the new Ford Focus ST-R turnkey race car to the test. The Global RallyCross Champion and founding member of the Octane Academy, not to mention Top Gear television celebrity and former Formula Drift champion, came away impressed with what the Focus ST-R could do on… Continue Reading...

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google
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Google is all about advancing technology in order to improve our world and lifestyle, and it appears that they also support any other company that’s pro-technology. The massive search engine turned all-things technology firm was given the keys to the first Ford Focus electric vehicle off the assembly line. It’ll be interesting to see if… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST-R Hits the Track [Video]

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Ford‘s track-ready Focus ST-R isn’t cheap at $98,995, but it sure comes with plenty of punch as a turn-key race car powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost powerplant. To show off what the hot hatch is all about, Ford Racing and Andy Vrenko took it to its natural habitat – the race track. The video does… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly

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Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly
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For decades, we’ve known Ford crate engines to be huge V8 powerplants packing plenty of cubic inches and power. But Ford has been quietly offering a 2.0L inline-four from its old Focus for midget racers but very few even paid attention to that option. Now Ford has added their new-generation 2.0L Focus engine and looks… Continue Reading...

MyFord Mobile App Awarded CES Award in Software and Mobile Applications

MyFord Mobile App Awarded CES Award in Software and Mobile Applications
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While Microsoft and Ford‘s previous collaboration, MyFord Touch, drew significant criticism from users as well as from Consumer Reports, their latest product promises to be a big hit. Designed for the new Ford Focus Electric, the MyFord Mobile app has earned the International CES Best of Innovation Design and Engineering Award in the software and… Continue Reading...
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