Tag: Ford

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Ford Explorer problems and complaints
Apr 28, 2016

And the Most Complained-About Vehicle Is . . .

Car Talk Car Complaints

A toast to the Ford Explorer, in honor of all the examples out there that have turned themselves into, well, toast.

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Ford Focus and Fiesta transmission problems
Jan 15, 2016

Turd of the Week: Ford Fiesta

Car Talk Car Complaints

This week's honoree takes home the prize for rough shifting and worse--transmission failures. 

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Ford Focus shudders into second gear
Jan 05, 2016

What's Normal for New Ford Focus?

Dear Car Talk

John's 2014 Ford Focus shudders into second gear, but the dealer told him it was "normal". What does Car Talk suggest? 

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Mar 12, 2015

Apple Pie by the Gross: The Ford F-150

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Kitman on the new Ford F-150? "...positively military war bird from some angles... belligerent as Dick Cheney after a three-martini lunch on a day when his moon is in the wrong house and Act Up demonstrators are noisily crashing his high-paid speaking event." More, here. 

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Sep 24, 2014

An F-150 Near 30 MPG: Ford's Big New Winner?

Jim Motavalli

The current Ford F-150 is an ultra-popular gas guzzler. The fuel-efficient new model is a gamble. WIll it pay off?

Ford F-150 2015

Sep 19, 2014

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Jim Motavalli

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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Is the sway bar necessary
Aug 28, 2014

Today: Is Car Safe Without Sway Bar?

Dear Car Talk

The sway bar was dangling from Claude's stepson's car, so the mechanic removed it. Tom and Ray say the car is safe to drive, but the mechanic should have worked a little harder to keep the bar. Find out why, right here.

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Apr 23, 2014

Company Man: Mark Fields Takes Over at Ford

Jim Motavalli

Meet Ford's new CEO--and find out what it might mean for its future.


2014 Detroit Auto Show highlights
Jan 16, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

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Jan 14, 2014

Ford Rolls Out Aluminum-Bodied F-150

Jim Motavalli

The F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 32 years, so cutting 700 pounds of dead weight out of it is a really big deal. Couple it with an EcoBoost engine, and 30 mpg could be the result.

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