Archive for December, 2008

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Ford Fusion Hybrid rated at 41 city / 36 hwy mpg…

December 24, 2008

Thanks to Autoblog:

Sure, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid may have a base price that’s more expensive than a Toyota Camry Hybrid ($27,270 vs. $26,150), but you get oh so much more. Aside from more interesting styling and a trick LCD display
called SmartGauge, Ford Fusion Hybrid owners will be able to travel 41
miles in the city for every gallon of gas they use.

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New 2010 Taurus spyshots

December 24, 2008

Oooh! Me starting to likes it the more I see it…

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2010 Ford Taurus spy shots…

December 20, 2008

And doesn’t it look like a BBBIIIGGG improvement over the current model! I know, I know – words are boring! So here are the spy shots…

2010 Ford Taurus

2010 Ford Taurus

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Ford announce ‘Work Solutions’ pricing…

December 20, 2008

Source: PickUpTrucks.com

For most of the past decade, new features in half-ton pickups were aimed primarily at casual truck buyers. Now those buyers are fleeing big trucks for smaller vehicles. Core truck buyers are making up ever-larger percentages of half-ton purchasers.

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2009 Ford F-150 wins Motor Trend Truck Of The Year…

December 20, 2008

Yes! That’s right folks! It’s another award for the 2009 Ford F-150 – it has been officially crowned as Motor Trend’s Truck Of The Year (TOTHY)!

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Ford’s plans for 2010 reveal of full electric vehicle…

December 20, 2008

Source: Autoblog

Ford’s business plan submitted to Congress a few weeks ago indicated that the Detroit-based automaker would be offering a “full battery electric vehicle in a van-type vehicle for commercial fleet use in 2010.” Up until this point, we were left to speculate on the basis for the new EV, but Ford CEO Alan Mulally has now revealed that the new Blue Oval van will be based on the European Ford Transit that’s scheduled to hit U.S. shores in the summer of 2009.

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If Detroit 3 get bailout – should NASCAR go bye bye???

December 18, 2008

Source: Autoblog

A columnist over at Slate.com is recommending – and not lightly, he wants you to know – that with the domestic automakers enduring “Detroit’s version of The Troubles,” now would be a good time to “euthanize” NASCAR. He makes a long argument, but the crux of it is simple: if the domestics get a heap of money from the government, should that money really be used to sponsor a specialized race series that arguably doesn’t have the national pull or the return it once did?

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His supporting arguments are sometimes disingenuous and occasionally slightly off-base, but the question is worth considering. If the public loans money to the automakers, who decides where that money is spent? Yet, if Ford, GM, and Chrysler were to do the same thing to NASCAR that Honda, Suzuki, Audi, and Subaru have been doing, well… that would leave NASCAR as a one-make series featuring, ta-da, Toyota. And wouldn’t that be something to see?