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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: It’s The Car To Get!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

We all know that Ford is paving the way for hybrid cars it seems.  While I know that Toyota is the company that came up with them (pretty much right?), I think that Ford is definitely coming up with some pretty interesting things.  While personally, Ford is last on my list for cars, I think that the brand new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a car that deserves a third look … because yes, it is actually a car that I have done some research on, dismissed and now it is back!

First, let’s start with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s look – it does not look like a regular Ford car and that is something that I love … I hate how Ford cars look usually, however, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is definitely a brand new looks for Ford.  Another thing that I like is that it has about 43.1 miles per gallon, which is something that I definitely look for.

If you are looking for a car – the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is going to be it … seriously.

2010 Ford Flex with EcoBoost: It’s The Best!

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

If there is one thing that I know about the auto world right now, it is the fact that Ford is actually on top right now.  While they might not be on top in the sales department, they are on top in the meaning that they are not the ones that went under and filed for bankruptcy at all and they keep improving and coming out with damn affordable and damn sexy cars!  Take the 2010 Ford Flex with EcoBoost.  This crossover car is definitely going to be one of the best as soon as it comes out.

The 2010 Ford Flex with EcoBoost is actually one of the very first Fords to get the Ecoboost power and it is going to have a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine.  It will be all-wheel drive and it is going be run about 16 to 22 miles per gallon on the gas front, which to me for a crossover vehicle that big is actually pretty cool.

Ford is switching up their style and that is something that I love … while I am not a fan of Ford, they are slowly but surely bringing me around!

If there is one thing that I have noticed about Ford, it is that their prices have gone way down.  Normally, for a sports car of the Mustang’s class, you are going to be shelling out at least thirty grand right?  Not anymore!  Nowadays, Ford has lowered their prices down and you can get the 2010 Mustang Base Coupe for just over twenty thousand dollars, which is a fantastic price for a sports car that looks great and feels fantastic.

Some of the 2010 Mustang Base Coupe’s specs include: 4,009 cc 4.0 liters V 6 front engine with 100.4 mm bore, 84.4 mm stroke, 9.7 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder 99N, 16.1 gallon main unleaded fuel tank 13.4 and finally, the power at a remarkable 157 kW, 210 HP SAE at 5,300 rpm; 240 ft lb, 325 Nm at 3,500 rpm.  All of that for just over twenty grand?  Remarkable price!

So can I tell you guys about the all new Ford Explorer Sport Trac?  If you are in the market for an affordable, great looking, durable and all around incredible truck, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is definitely going to be it!  This truck actually works as both an SUV as well as a pickup truck and no matter what your needs are, this truck can suit all of them.  Whether you are looking to off-road it, or you are looking to move, the Ford Explorer Sport Trac is the truck for you to pick up!

One thing that I love about this truck is the price – something has to be said about the Ford Company in general. They are the only car company that has avoided bankruptcy and that honestly says something about them – while I am not the biggest Ford fan, I can appreciate a good company when I see one and Ford is a good company. 

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac tops out at about $25,000 and that is a great price for a durable truck like this one!

New Ford Fiesta, First Photos

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Ford Car Talk, my favorite Ford blog out there, has just updated with these great photos of the upcoming 2010 Ford Fiesta, which will also be available in the United States!

More pics and an excellent article on Ford Car Talk.

“The Fiesta is similar to the Ford Focus in size and will be marketed as a sedan and a hatchback.

The marketing program will be maximizing the long term drive test but will also invite a number of people for a one-time test drive of the Ford Fiesta.

The American car manufacturer foresees the demand for the new vehicle at around 30000 to 70000 units on a yearly basis. This is still a rough figure without taking into account the jump or dive in the future price of gasoline.

The test units will have a 1.6L power plant that produces 120 horsepower in its engine bay.”

27 | posted at March 2nd, 2009 in Ford

October Sales of Ford, Toyota, GM, and Honda Plummet

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Car manufacturers feel the pressure of the global credit crunch as they review their figures for October. The monthly sales are considered to be the lowest performance of the auto industry in almost 25 years.

The numbers are not for the weak hearts as Toyota sales have declined by as much as 23%. Ford experience a year to year drop of 45% as its October sales took a nose dive down by 32%. Hondaand Daimler AG sales were also a lack luster with a 24% drop.

Other car manufacturers like Isuzu, Suzuki, and Porsche suffered a 45% decline.

The drop in sales of the automotive industry is on its 12-month straight, and is consistent with the projection of analysts who viewed businesses highly dependent on financing to suffer a great deal.


3 | posted at October 30th, 2008 in Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota