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  1. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Filed under: Minivan/Van, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Ford The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has opened a second investigation into 1999-2003 Ford Windstar minivans. The new probe has arisen amidst reports of front subframe corrosion that can cause the vehicle...
  2. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Truck, Ford Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery When the 2011 Ford F-150 arrives this Fall, it will reportedly get an all-new powertrain lineup. Ford already officially confirmed several months ago that the light-duty pickups would be getting the first rear-wheel...
  3. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Ford, Mazda Even though sales of its Mustang have been solid and even improving as of late, the powers that be have reportedly decided to eliminate the second shift at the Auto Alliance International (AAI) factory that assembles the...
  4. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Europe, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford 2012 Ford Focus - Click above for high-res image gallery Jens Ludmann, the German engineer in Ford's European arm who led the development of the S-Max, Mondeo and 2012 Focus, is departing the automaker after a successful 10-year run. Where...
  5. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Technology, Ford Ray LaHood, the Department of Transportation's boss, recently had the revelation that looking down at your phone for four seconds while behind the wheel means you're "driving the length of a football field without watching the road." The DoT goes on to claim that...
  6. General Motors Discussion
    An advertising trade journal reported today that General Motors is again switching its advertising agency for Cadillac. More...
  7. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Ford 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery Ford will be ending production of the current generation Escape crossover by the end of 2011 and move production of its replacement from Kansas City, Missouri to Lousiville...
  8. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Earnings/Financials Toward the end of the last millennium, Ford thought it might owe the IRS some money for possibly underpaying taxes between 1983 and 1994. To convince the IRS to halt the accrual of interest on any amount Ford might have underpaid, Ford...
  9. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Ford, Mercury We're a few minutes away from hopping onto Ford's monthly sales call, but according to the Detroit News, the Blue Oval has called a press conference at 3 PM EST that could announce the demise of the Mercury division. Full report to come as soon as we here more...
  10. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Motorsports, Truck, Ford, Off-Road, Racing Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R - Click above for high-res image gallery Ford is really proud of its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and while the automaker currently only offers this mill in the Taurus SHO, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT, PickupTrucks.com...
  11. FIN Headline News
    May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. is preparing to wind down the Mercury line, created in 1939 by Edsel Ford, after sales plunged 74 percent since 2000, said two people familiar with the plan. The automaker’s top executives are preparing a proposal to kill Mercury to be presented to directors...
  12. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Minivan/Van, Safety, Ford Toyota's recent issues have turned the lights on automakers' and governments' responses to consumer complaints. Two of the questions to arise, which still haven't been answered, are what is the threshold for customer complaints to be considered a safety...
  13. FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota Detroit automakers have a long history of less-than-rosy relations with their supply bases, while Toyota and Honda worked to keep their suppliers happy. But Detroit automakers have been promising to improve supplier relationships, and a...
  14. Ford Truck Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/05/report-ford-helping-small-businesses-get-wrapped-up-with-transi/ Have you ever seen those commercial vehicles that are loaded up with high-quality graphics touting the company's wares? Affective marketing to be sure, but aren't...
  15. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Consumer Reports' Automaker Report Cards: Honda And Subaru Lead, Hyundai Makes Strides, Chrysler Lags Honda and Subaru have earned class leader status for building the best all-around vehicles for American drivers, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports' 2010...
  16. Ford Car Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/18/report-revised-sync-from-ford-coming-to-ces/ Ford's victory with Sync isn't contestable – the connectivity system has a 70-percent uptake rate, and 32 percent of people list it as one of the reasons they bought a Ford. Over one...
  17. Ford Truck Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/07/report-u-s-border-patrol-considering-ford-f150-svt-raptor/ Very few people have ridden in Ford's upcoming Raptor; we have. And allow us to tell you what: it's astonishing. Perhaps the single most impressive production vehicle...
  18. Ford Corporate News
    Source: Autoblog.com Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/07/report-escape-puts-ford-back-atop-cash-for-clunkers-sales-pileu/ In America, we like our sports and love to keep score. Even when it comes to car-buying subsidies, we want to know which model is selling best. The government says the...
  19. Ford Car Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com: While the Taurus name still carries very strong awareness with customers, Ford needs to show the car-buying public that the 2010 model has an entirely new level of class and refinement. To accomplish its goal, the flagship sedan's new marketing campaign is ignoring...
  20. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com Congress allocated close to $1 billion for the Cash for Clunkers program. That's billion with nine zeros. And all that money might be gone by midnight tonight. This, according to reports by both the Detroit Free Press and Edmunds AutoObserver. We learned earlier that...
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