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 |  Mar 21 2014, 3:44 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 40


Ask AutoGuide No. 40

We’re thinking small on this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide, where value reigns supreme. Are cheap and cheerful mutually exclusive traits or can they really coexist in an automobile? We aim to find out and help one faithful reader in the process.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 7:32 PM

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Ken Block will be competing in at least three events during this season’s World Rallycross Championship in his Hoonigan Racing Ford Fiesta.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 9:45 AM

Grab a piñata we're having a Fiesta!


2014 Ford Fiesta SE Five Door Main ArtSmaller is better. Obviously this isn’t true in every situation but for many drivers a compact or sub-compact car will meet their needs just as nicely as a midsize sedan or even some crossovers. After decades of neglect, automakers have finally started to share some of their excellent B-Segment offerings with American motorists. If you’ve been thinking about downsizing there really hasn’t been a better time to do it.

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 |  Nov 03 2013, 11:10 AM

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Ever wondered how a Global Rally Championship Ford Fiesta ST holds up against a Mustang Cobra Jet on the quarter mile?

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 6:47 PM

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been rated at 32 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 7:37 AM

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It was a sunny afternoon early in the fall when a mechanical howl rang through an almost empty parking lot as Ken Block bounced his engine off the rev limiter. A small crowd watched from behind a concrete barrier as he, the car and a queasy-looking passenger charged through a closed course.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 12:09 PM

Ford-Focus-Sales-Main-ArtAccording to Ford its C-Segment Focus was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year. If things continue to go the way they are this popular car could earn that title again for 2013.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 10:30 AM

Ford-SEMA-2013Ford is showing off a host of modified models at this year’s annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massive event kicks off in just a few short weeks and the Blue Oval’s offerings run the gamut from Mustang muscle to pint-sized to performance.

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 |  Jul 02 2013, 2:02 PM

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Jeep plans to sell a sub-compact crossover in 2014 that will be about the same size as a Ford Fiesta.

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 |  Jun 11 2013, 7:02 PM

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Ford’s MyKey technology is now in six-million Ford and Lincoln vehicles in America, helping keep teen drivers safer this summer.

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 |  Apr 30 2013, 7:32 PM

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Just when you thought Groupon was reserved for bargain dining, a German dealership is turning to the site to offer a discount on a 2013 Ford Fiesta.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 12:07 PM

Affordable and Practical


GEAR_lowrez2-mainHatchbacks have a ton of versatility and use, and they’re also quite affordable, not to mention fuel efficient.

When it comes to the most affordable hatchback, there’s quite a few options out there. Unlike the Honda GEAR concept pictured above (which could preview a new affordable subcompact for the Japanese brand) all the cars on this list are easily attainable, and are competitively priced. Our top ten is seperated by a slim $4,000 margin from cheapest to most expensive. Check out the whole list, and see which cheap hatchback is the right choice for you!

 |  Apr 10 2013, 7:32 PM

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Ken Block has it pretty good. He gets paid to spend time hooning cars around the world while everyone watches.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 5:01 PM

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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.

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 |  Feb 06 2013, 12:25 PM

Ford Racing will be competing in this years Global RallyCross Championship with a new Fiesta ST that will be piloted by Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 8:01 AM

Ford is on track to sell 2.2-million vehicles in the U.S. this year, marking its second straight year topping the 2-million mark and being the only brand in America to do so. 

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 |  Dec 24 2012, 3:40 PM

2012's Best Car Porn


Shaping and sculpting sheet metal into something both beautiful and functional is an intensive undertaking that automakers spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars on. And to bring these cars justice, photographers and videographers spend hundreds of hours capturing just the right angle, and finding that one magical location.

So for your viewing pleasure, AutoGuide has gathered up the best-of-the-best automotive photography and videos from the past year, and compiled them all here in one place.

Click through to see some stunning visuals.

 |  Dec 22 2012, 6:18 PM

It’s been several months since Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five was unleashed onto the Internet, and now the team at DC Shoes has decided to give fans a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the stunk flick.

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 |  Dec 22 2012, 8:02 AM

2012 was a big year for Ken Block and his Gymkhana videos, and Ford decided to close the year off with another one – just not in the way you might imagine.

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 |  Dec 07 2012, 2:08 PM

Ever more stringent CAFE requirements in the U.S. and CO2 regulations in Europe are squeezing automakers like never before. They’re turning to technologies and fuels they would have never considered just 10 years ago. What’s Honda’s strategy to meet these standards?

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 4:58 PM

Ford just dropped its newest hot hatch on us at the 2012 LA Auto Show, in the form of the Fiesta ST. 

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 12:14 PM

Aiming to grow its position in the small car segment, Ford has revealed a refreshed version of its Fiesta sub-compact today at the LA Auto Show, boasting an efficient and surprisingly powerful 3-cylinder engine.

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 |  Nov 26 2012, 1:29 PM

Ford finally spilled the beans on the upcoming 2014 Fiesta ST, which the company estimates will make 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. 

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