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Latest findings says cars more affordable now than they have been since study began in 1979

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, May 11, 2009, In : Cars 

While tanking auto sales are bad for automakers, the customers buying cars and trucks are paying less for them than any time in the past 30 years. Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index shows that a vehicle with a $26,000 MSRP takes the average family 21.5 weeks of median income to buy. That's 1.3 weeks less than in December of 2008, as incentives have grown by an average of $1,700 per vehicle purchase in only five months. Lower interest rates and deep discounts are being assisted by looser...
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Ford offers sport package on European Fiesta

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, May 4, 2009, In : Cars 

While sport packages offered on competing products tend to be little more than cosmetics, the new Sport trim level on the Ford Fiesta incorporates a tighter suspension, dropped by 9 milimeters. Visually the Sport model is distinguished by a different grille, ground effects package (including front and rear aprons, side skirts and diffuser), 16" wheels and darkened headlamps. Among the bundled options found inside the cabin are leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and shifter, plus the key in...
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2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid To Make More Money For Ford

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 3, 2009, In : Cars 

The increasing price of fuel has made the Hybrid vehicle a rage making the battery-assisted Ford Escape a hit in 2004 since it was the first car company to offer a hybrid utility vehicle. At a not-so-cheap $30,000 per vehicle it is amazing that one in every eight Escape vehicle sold is a hybrid. With the entry of the 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Ford now has two options for the hybrid-crazy car market and frankly, more options to make more money.

The 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has a price tag ...
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Ford sells more cars in April than Toyota

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Cars 

What's this? Somehow, the natural order of things in the automotive world has been upset to the point that Ford (129,898 total units) has outsold Toyota (126,540 total units) in the United States in the month of April. For those keeping track of such things, this is the first time in over a year that the Blue Oval (consisting of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, but not including Volvo) has moved more machines than the mighty Toyota.

Normally, posting a 31% decline in sales compared to the same month...
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Ford's image gets a boost by nixing federal aid

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Cars 

In what has to be one of the least surprising developments related to the auto industry, a newly-released survey finds that Americans' favorable view of Ford Motor Company has increased substantially since it became the sole member of the Detroit Three to abstain from taking federal funds.

Before the Capitol Hill Bailout Bonanza got going in earnest late last year, just 41% of Americans held the Blue Oval in a positive light. Now, after billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent keeping now-...
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