For each automotive grand slam, there are many more epic strike outs. Continue Reading...
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There may not have been a more despised automotive infotainment system in history than MyFord Touch (MFT). Continue Reading...
That interactive screen found in most new cars has significant impact on purchase decisions, meaning new car buyers want a system that is responsive, pretty and easy to use. We’ve decided to rank our experiences with the infotainment systems offered by major auto makers. We’ll start with an honorable mention: We’d love to include the… Continue Reading...
Self-driving cars are coming, but will you ever own one? One analyst at Ford believes that these robot-chauffeurs will become common commuter cars rather than toys for rich people. Continue Reading...
Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list. Continue Reading...
Few car components have been vilified more than the MyFord Touch infotainment system, but word is floating about that the Blue-Oval may be switching its gameplan, ditching its Microsoft based platform for one powered by BlackBerry’s QNX. If you’ve heard anything about Blackberry over the past few years, chances are it wasn’t good news…. Continue Reading...
Ford will be releasing a free update to current 2010 and newer vehicle owners that will allow them to take advantage of the American automaker’s AppLink system. Continue Reading...
Incoming generations of car buyers want smaller cars than any of their predecessors. Continue Reading...
Ford announced the latest update today for its Sync voice recognition software and MyFord Touch infotainment system. Continue Reading...
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...
A new class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of purchasers of Ford vehicles equipped with the MyFord Touch infotainment system, alleging that vehicles equipped with the systems are plagued with serious defects. News of the filing comes on the same day Ford has admitted its hybrid Fusion and C-Max models do not live… Continue Reading...
The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full… Continue Reading...
MyFord Touch and Sync are helping to drive higher customer satisfaction rates, the automaker said today. Continue Reading...
We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the… Continue Reading...
Six of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is… Continue Reading...
Among all the new tablets and smartphones at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Vegas are a few cars, and Ford knows that it needs apps to grab the attention of younger, ‘connected’ car-buyers. Continue Reading...
The upcoming 2014 Ford Fiesta got a facelift to fit in with the rest of the Ford family, and now the small car is going to offer the MyFord Touch infotainment system. Continue Reading...
Generally regarded as an unbiased product information source, Consumer Reports criticized Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system in its critique of the new XTS sedan, which missed out on a “recommended” score, but why? Continue Reading...
MyFordTouch has taken a beating from many media outlets, including Consumer Reports, but Ford says that they will stay committed to being a leader in the infotainment world. Continue Reading...
How much does an infotainment system weigh on a car’s overall evaluation? A lot if you’re Consumer Reports and the car in question came from Ford. Continue Reading...
Ford’s quality rankings have taken a significant hit as of late, due almost entirely to its push to be a leader in in-car technology. And that says Consumer Reports could seriously hurt the launch of the brand’s all-new 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan. Continue Reading...
Despite being irrelevant by today’s standards, the first version of Ford’s Microsoft-based Sync system is getting special attention tonight. Continue Reading...
In order to attract buyers, car manufacturers have had to ramp up the amount of technology offered in their cars. Infotainment systems do a lot, like help navigate, set cabin temperature, adjust audio settings and more, but they tend to be a neat party trick, falling short in real-world use. Continue Reading...
Being a technology leader in the auto industry requires a thick skin. BMW had its reputation smeared when it first introduced iDrive back in 2001 and Ford is now suffering similar technology growing pains since the release of its MyFord Touch system in the 2011 Ford Edge. Continue Reading...