Archives for July 14th, 2013

2013 Ford Mustang RTR

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There are more varieties of the Ford Mustang than coffee concoctions at Starbucks, yet enthusiasts always seem eager to embrace one more. Vaughn Gittin Jr., the driving champion most famous for his sideways antics in Formula Drift, developed the Mustang RTR as a dealer-installed appearance package and performance upgrade to the popular Ford coupe. I spent some quality time in the Race Red two-door pictured above, a 2013 Mustang RTR Spec 2. Bundled as a complete ...

Thread of the Day: Ford Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, or Chevrolet Sonic RS

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There’s a battle brewing for king of the pint-sized hot hatch segment. For years the Mini Cooper S was the only entrant in the segment, but recently a slew of contenders have joined the fray looking for pint-sized hot hatch supremacy.  First came the Fiat 500 Abarth, then the sporty Chevrolet Sonic RS, and as of the L.A. auto show, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. For today’s Thread of the Day (inspired by mconsbruck), we want ...

Ford Posts Billions in Earnings; Here Are Five Cars That Got It There

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Explorer Rounding out our list of Ford’s Top 5 Selling Cars is the Ford Explorer. With intuitive available Terrain Management System that allows you to maximize vehicle performance, it’s no wonder Ford sold 158,344 units in 2012. The Explorer offers seven-passenger seating, with a third row that folds down flat for added cargo space, giving you up to 80.7 cubic feet of space. ...

Ford C-Max, Fusion hybrids subject of MPG lawsuit in California

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A California lawsuit over the fuel economy claims for the 2013 Ford C-Max was first reported back in December. Based on the numerous reports we've heard of disgruntled owners failing to get their car's EPA fuel economy ratings on the C-Max and 2013 Fusion Hybrid, we suspected there would be more to this story. The Detroit News is reporting that two California law firms are combining their lawsuits against Ford on this matter for 'false ...