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...

Cadillac Targets Livery Industry with Fleet-Focused XTS

Cadillac Targets Livery Industry with Fleet-Focused XTS
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Lincoln’s long-lived Town Car served fleet duty for decades, but the obsolete large sedan finally reached the end of the line about a year and a half ago. Now the competition is moving swiftly to fill the vacuum left behind by Ford’s departed “panther” car, including Cadillac.  Continue Reading...

2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car to Get 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car to Get 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine
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The Lincoln MKT is about to get a 4-cylinder engine option, though you won’t be able to buy it. The new EcoBoost 4-cylinder will only be available on the MKT Town Car, built for fleet use by livery companies. Continue Reading...

Hyundai Genesis and Equus Offered as Limos at a Discount

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Hyundai Genesis and Equus Offered as Limos at a Discount
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Tenacious Hyundai — the company that refuses to quit edging into niches, entering new segments and surprising consumers. If you hadn’t guessed, they’re at it again. This time, trying to pitch the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans as fleet limousines at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. Don’t feel bad if you’re unfamiliar with… Continue Reading...

Lincoln Town Car, Porsche Panamera, On List Of “Grandpa Cars”

Lincoln Town Car, Porsche Panamera, On List Of “Grandpa Cars”
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The rest of the list includes Florida Turnpike specials such as the Cadillac CTS sedan, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Lincoln MKZ and Toyota Avalon; though number 11 on the list is also a bit of a surprise, the Porsche Panamera. Continue Reading...

Ford Cuts 150 Jobs As Panther Production Ends

Ford Cuts 150 Jobs As Panther Production Ends
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Ford is cutting 150 jobs from its Buffalo Stamping Plant in upstate New York, as production of the Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town Car comes to a close. The vehicles, based on Ford’s ancient “Panther” platform, are slated to be killed off in September, and Ford says that the layoffs are necessary to keep… Continue Reading...

Lincoln MKT Town Car Set To Take Up The Livery Car Mantle From The Panther Platform

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Lincoln MKT Town Car Set To Take Up The Livery Car Mantle From The Panther Platform
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The Lincoln Town Car is legendary for its ubiquity as a “black car”, a private limo for the well-to-do in New York City and other swanky locales. But with the Panther Platform vehicles (like the Town Car, Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis) set to be killed off very shortly, Lincoln has been scrambling… Continue Reading...

Buying American: It’s In the Numbers (and Letters)

Buying American: It’s In the Numbers (and Letters)
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The All-American Impala: Made in Canada During President Obama’s press conference last week when he announced that Chrylser would file for Chapter 11, he asked Americans that if they were looking to buy a car, to look at American cars. The “buy American” philosophy drew harsh criticism from the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA),… Continue Reading...