Top 10 Automotive Failures Carmakers Hoped You Forgot About

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Top 10 Automotive Failures Carmakers Hoped You Forgot About
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For each automotive grand slam, there are many more epic strike outs. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Infotainment Systems

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Top 10 Infotainment Systems
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  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...

Distracted Driving is Bringing Self-Driving Cars to All

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Distracted Driving is Bringing Self-Driving Cars to All
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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...

Lexus, Acura and Audi Top 2014 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card

Lexus, Acura and Audi Top 2014 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card
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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list. Continue Reading...

Five Reasons Ford’s Switch from Microsoft to Blackberry QNX is a Good Thing

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Five Reasons Ford’s Switch from Microsoft to Blackberry QNX is a Good Thing
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  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...

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...

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Ford Over MyFord Touch Infotainment System

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Ford Over MyFord Touch Infotainment System
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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...

J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study Full of Surprises

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J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study Full of Surprises
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  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...

Tech Support: How Lexus is Helping Customers Understand Advanced Features

Tech Support: How Lexus is Helping Customers Understand Advanced Features
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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...

Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’

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Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’
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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...

Ford Shows off New Apps at 2013 CES

Ford Shows off New Apps at 2013 CES
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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...

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports
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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...

MyFord Touch Could Sink New Fusion Warns Consumer Reports

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MyFord Touch Could Sink New Fusion Warns Consumer Reports
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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...

Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems

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Automakers Betting on Linux for Future Infotainment Systems
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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...

MyFord Touch Version 2.0: What’s New With the Faster, Easier-to-Use System – Video

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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...
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