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Today In History: 1964 Ford Mustang Debuts

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Ford’s millionth Mustang built in Flat Rock announcement isn’t the only bit of Ford sports car history to fall on April 17. For instance, April 17 is when the Ford Mustang first made its public debut some 49 years ago. Ford vice president Lee Iacocca had been lobbying for a “poor man’s Thunderbird” since 1961, but the finished product – the Falcon-based Ford Mustang – didn’t become reality for another three years. After years of hinting ...

Ford Offering Focus ST, Fiesta ST Test Drives At EcoBoost Challenge

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Want to get behind the wheel of a Ford Focus ST or the upcoming Fiesta ST? The Blue Oval will give fans a chance this summer with a thirteen-city tour called the EcoBoost Challenge. In addition to driving the hot hatchbacks, the EcoBoost challenge will also let drivers test Ford hybrid vehicles. Each of the Ford EcoBoost Challenge events will also feature a special “hypermiling” course, with instructors showing drivers how to get the best fuel ...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Rated for 26/35 MPG

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Ford released estimated fuel economy figures for the 2014 Fiesta ST. The subcompact hot hatch achieves 26/35 mpg city/highway, along with a combined figure of 29 mpg. The new fuel economy ratings put the Fiesta ST roughly mid-pack among its competition, the Mini Cooper S, Fiat 500 Abarth, and Chevrolet Sonic RS. Buyers looking for more frugal fun may do better to head over to a Fiat showroom, since the 500 Abarth achieves a combined score ...

Top 10 Cheapest Convertibles

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The weather is warmer, the days are longer, spring has arrived, and we find ourselves once again lusting after a top-down road trip. While few of us can enjoy the glamor of, say, a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (MSRP: $238,000), there are plenty of more affordable droptop cars. Here are the ten cheapest new convertibles on sale today. 1. 2013 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet Engine: 1.0-liter inline-three, 70 hp, 68 lb-ft Base Price: $18,640 What it lacks in ...

Feature Flick: Behind The Scenes Of The Rossion Q1

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Back in 2007, Noble Automotive ceased production of the M12 and M400. That’s when South African company Rossion stepped in to continue building the specialty sports car under a new name, the Rossion Q1. This week’s episode of The Downshift explores the improvements made to the car over the years, and shows it’s still a potent track weapon. The video begins with Rossion president Ian Grunes explaining how the Q1 came to be. The Rossion team ...

Spied: 2015 Ford Mustang Prototype

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Our spy photographers caught yet another look at the 2015 Ford Mustang, and even though the prototype car is wearing plenty of camouflage, it gives us several clues about the future of the Mustang. Whereas the cars we saw previously were mules cobbled together on the basis of the current Mustang, this one appears to be a full prototype of the 2015 car. The latest batch of spy photos provide even more evidence the 2015 Ford ...

MT Poll: Focus ST, Mazdaspeed3, or WRX Special Edition?

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When you need more space than a two-door Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ can provide but still want some automotive fun, enthusiasts can pick from cars like the Mazdaspeed3, Ford Focus ST, and Subaru Impreza WRX Special Edition. Each offer four doors, plenty of power, and driving entertainment under $30,000. We’ve just shared what we think of these cars in a comparison test, and now it’s your turn. If you were in the market for ...

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE and 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack Face Off on Head 2 Head

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On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack and 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE face off on the track to see which coupe is king of the pony cars. Back in the good old days, a Mustang-versus-Camaro duel was simple: head to the drag strip. That’s how this week’s Head 2 Head kicks off, with senior features editor Jonny Lieberman taking the two V-8-powered beasts to the drag strip ...

Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that includes the 1966 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, and 1970 ...

2013 Dodge Challenger V-6s Recalled, Owners Advised to Park Their Cars

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Chrysler is recalling 4459 model year 2013 Dodge Challengers with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for an issue related to a potential short circuit in the wiring harness. The automaker is advising owners to immediately stop driving their vehicles and to contact dealers. Ford is also recalling 196,667 2004-2007 Freestyle and Mercury Monterey minivan models for corrosion at the third-row seat anchor mechanism. 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 The Problem:Chrysler says a potential short circuit could cause the wire ...