Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars
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Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to… Continue Reading...

Lincoln MKZ Added to Ford Floor Mats Probe

Lincoln MKZ Added to Ford Floor Mats Probe
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A couple of years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a probe on the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan for the possibility of unintended acceleration due to unsecured or stacked floor mats. 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...

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...

Mercury Name Disappears From Showrooms As Brand Officially Dies

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Mercury Name Disappears From Showrooms As Brand Officially Dies
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After 71 years of acting as Ford’s middle child, the final nail in the Mercury coffin was pounded in, as dealers removed all remnants of Mercury logos and signs from their dealerships, marking the end of the brand’s existence once and for all. Mercury vehicles ended production in October, although a final order for government… Continue Reading...

Last Mercury for Retail Sale to be Built This Sunday, October 10

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Last Mercury for Retail Sale to be Built This Sunday, October 10
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But even as production winds down, there actually seems to be fewer deals to be had – including the loss of bonus cash offers – quite extraordinary, since sales of Mercury vehicles have spiked recently. Continue Reading...

Consumers Reports Compiles List Of Cars Still Available With Manual Transmission

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Consumers Reports Compiles List Of Cars Still Available With Manual Transmission
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Car and Driver’s campaign to “Save the Manuals” campaign is spreading, with Consumers Reports doing their part for the movement by compiling a comprehensive list of all new cars available with a manual gearbox. A few years ago, you could find some real oddities with a stick shift – a BMW X5 for example. Now, the list… Continue Reading...

Mercury Beats Lincoln Sales In June

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Mercury Beats Lincoln Sales In June
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The taste of irony must be bitter for Ford Motor Co, as its dying Mercury division outsold Lincoln, Ford’s luxury division, in the month of June. Mercury sales were up 26.2% compared to June, 2009, while Lincoln sales dropped 11% in that same time period. Leading the charge was the Mariner SUV, which reported a… Continue Reading...

Five Ford Vehicles Chosen As Top Safety Picks By IIHS

Five Ford Vehicles Chosen As Top Safety Picks By IIHS
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Ford announced today that five of their vehicles have been selected as Top Safety Picks By The IIHS, boosting their total to 11 vehicles. The 2010 Ford Flex and Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and MKT and the Mercury Milan all scored the highest possible ratings in the IIHS’s front, side and rear impact tests as well… Continue Reading...

Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Being Investigated for Toyota-Like Floor Mat Issues

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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Being Investigated for Toyota-Like Floor Mat Issues
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Ford‘s Fusion sedan and Mercury Milan are currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for accessory floor mats that can become stuck. The investigation involves 249,301 Fusion and Milan models from the 2010 model year where an accessory floor mat may entrap the accelerator pedal – in essence causing a sticking… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Wants To Kill Off Mercury This Summer

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Report: Ford Wants To Kill Off Mercury This Summer
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Mercury‘s glory days are long over, with the brand lacking anything exciting or unique since the muscle car era. With the Grand Marquis scheduled to die alongside its customer base, and every other Mercury product available right next door at the Ford showroom, the storied brand is set to be euthanized by its parent company, Ford… 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...