Archives for July 23rd, 2013

Ford Mustang hit by Moore, OK EF5 tornado lives to do another burnout

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Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely ...

Ford hit with another lawsuit over C-Max, Fusion Hybrid mpg claims

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Ford is waiting to see if it will be facing several class action lawsuits over its mileage ratings - three of which were filed in late April. Suits filed in federal courthouses in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California claim Ford is overstating the average mileage ratings for its 2013 Ford C-Max and Fusion Hybrids. Marianne Cibeu, a Massachusetts resident, filed for a federal class action lawsuit claiming she's only getting 32 miles per gallon in her Ford ...

NHTSA Investigates Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 2011 - 2013 Ford F-150 trucks equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine after receiving 95 complaints saying the engine lost power during acceleration. According to NHTSA, the problem arises '...during hard accelerations at highway speeds, such as attempted merging or passing maneuvers.' About a third of these complaints say the loss of power happened during wet or humid weather. The good news is that no ...

Prius C tops ACEEE’s greenest vehicle list, Ford “wins” for meanest

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Toyota can continue to be loved by the treehugger set, while Ford is making an appearance as Public Enemy #1 when it comes to going easy on the environment, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and its annual 'greenest' and 'meanest' list. ACEEE named the Toyota Prius C the greenest vehicle, placing the compact hybrid just ahead of the Honda Fit Electric Vehicle and the standard Prius. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid and ...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Priced, So is the Rest of Fiesta Lineup

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Ford's updated 2014 Fiesta subcompact hatch and sedan go on sale this spring, and in preparation the automaker quietly slipped pricing info for both online. The 2014 Fiesta's biggest changes are a face lift with Ford's fancy new corporate grille, a new three-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, more available content, as well as the addition of the sporty, turbocharged ST model. Pricing for regular Fiestas is up slightly across the board, and the new ST starts ...