Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ford leads Big 3 in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey

  Bryce G. Hoffman/ The Detroit News Porsche topped this year’s J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction survey, with Jaguar and BMW coming in second and third. But Ford Motor Co. posted the highest scores of any Detroit automaker, with … Continue reading

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Ford EcoBoost brings V6 engines back into demand

Kathleen Thurber While Midland always has been a truck town, staff at Rogers Ford Lincoln say the demographics on what kind of trucks sell are starting to shift. For the first time since 1985, Ford F-150s with V6 engines are … Continue reading

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Ford asks customers to choose sound of new electric Focus

Brett Clanton Ford Motor Co. recently thought of a creative, ahem, vehicle for soliciting input from consumers about its 2012 Focus electric car. The Dearborn, Mich. automaker asked fans on Facebook to rate their top pick among four proposed sound … Continue reading

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New York City Approves Ford Transit Connect Taxi for Use; Versatile Cabs to Start Hitting Streets in Late Summer

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — New York joins Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia on list of major cities to approve the Ford Transit Connect Taxi   Ford ready to meet expected demand that comes with New York officials approving … Continue reading

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V6s now trump V8s in Ford F-150

By JAMIE LAREAU, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS on 7/25/2011   For the first time since 1985, Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickups equipped with V6 engines are outselling those with V8 engines. And Ford is struggling to keep up with demand for the … Continue reading

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Ford leads in hybrid durability

Submitted by Gordon Block Ford’s hybrids are racking up the miles virtually problem-free, both at the hands of consumers and fleet drivers. Ford is out to prove the reliability of its hybrid drivetrains in vehicles like the Fusion Hybrid and … Continue reading

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Ford Fusion a strong contender in the hybrid battle

The best gasoline-electric hybrid car is … Well, what is it? If you asked me that question 12 months ago I would have made an argument for the Ford Fusion Hybrid: great engineering, best combination of fuel economy and performance, … Continue reading

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