The Truth About Cars » Flex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Flex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Could Aviator, Not Continental, Begin the End of Lincoln’s Alphabet Soup Naming Scheme? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/could-aviator-not-continental-begin-the-end-of-lincolns-alphabet-soup-naming-scheme/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/could-aviator-not-continental-begin-the-end-of-lincolns-alphabet-soup-naming-scheme/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:46:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1084433 Updated with statement from Lincoln at bottom. If rumors prove true, Lincoln could end its love affair with MK alphabet soup names with a new Aviator based upon the new Ford Explorer. According to a second-hand source, TTAC has been told Ford engineers are working on a project internally called ‘Aviator’ based on the new Explorer. The source also stated […]

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Updated with statement from Lincoln at bottom. If rumors prove true, Lincoln could end its love affair with MK alphabet soup names with a new Aviator based upon the new Ford Explorer. According to a second-hand source, TTAC has been told Ford engineers are working on a project internally called ‘Aviator’ based on the new Explorer. The source also stated […]

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Bark’s Bites: A Moment of Appreciation for Depreciation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/barks-bites-a-moment-of-appreciation-for-depreciation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/barks-bites-a-moment-of-appreciation-for-depreciation/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:18:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=668850 Everybody on the internet knows that buying new cars is just plain stupid. New cars, after all, are just “depreciating hunks of metal.” New cars depreciate an average of 20% immediately, and then go down another 15% each year after that, according to sources such as KBB and Edmunds. According to every message board I’ve […]

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Everybody on the internet knows that buying new cars is just plain stupid. New cars, after all, are just “depreciating hunks of metal.” New cars depreciate an average of 20% immediately, and then go down another 15% each year after that, according to sources such as KBB and Edmunds. According to every message board I’ve […]

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New or Used: Being a Parent…to your Parent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-being-a-parent-to-your-parent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-being-a-parent-to-your-parent/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:14:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423593   TTAC Commentator Jimal writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have one of those quandaries that most adults will go through sooner or later in life and I figured I would tap into you and the B&B for suggestions. My father passed away recently after a long illness and I’m helping my mother with settling his […]

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  TTAC Commentator Jimal writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have one of those quandaries that most adults will go through sooner or later in life and I figured I would tap into you and the B&B for suggestions. My father passed away recently after a long illness and I’m helping my mother with settling his […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: 2013 Flex Hits The Funkmaster Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-2013-flex-hits-the-funkmaster-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-2013-flex-hits-the-funkmaster-edition/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:40:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417151 Thought the Flex’s 2013 update would be a subtle tweak? Thought Ford might even tone down its freakiest minivan alternative? Think again, fool. Beaten down by jive turkey crossovers with less personality than a dealer finance rep, the Ford Flex has been hitting the funkmaster hard in hopes of working up a little sales mojo. But […]

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Thought the Flex’s 2013 update would be a subtle tweak? Thought Ford might even tone down its freakiest minivan alternative? Think again, fool. Beaten down by jive turkey crossovers with less personality than a dealer finance rep, the Ford Flex has been hitting the funkmaster hard in hopes of working up a little sales mojo. But […]

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Piston Slap: Relationship Advice, Accord vs. Panther Love? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-relationship-advice-accord-vs-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-relationship-advice-accord-vs-panther-love/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:59:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412100 Scott writes: I am a regular TTAC reader and have a question that I hope you can shed some light on. Currently my wife and I own a 2004 Accord with about 100,000 miles and in good shape and a 1993 Grand Marquis with about 90,000 miles which is also in good shape for its […]

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Scott writes: I am a regular TTAC reader and have a question that I hope you can shed some light on. Currently my wife and I own a 2004 Accord with about 100,000 miles and in good shape and a 1993 Grand Marquis with about 90,000 miles which is also in good shape for its […]

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Is Ford Enjoying Full-Size Success? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/is-ford-enjoying-full-size-success/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/is-ford-enjoying-full-size-success/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:16:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363046 Today’s Detroit News has an interesting item on Ford’s D3/D4 platform strategy, based on the thesis that The remade Taurus has emerged as a flagship for the Dearborn automaker, restoring luster to a nameplate that had become synonymous with “rental car,” and helping to revive an automaker that had become dependent on trucks and sport […]

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Today’s Detroit News has an interesting item on Ford’s D3/D4 platform strategy, based on the thesis that The remade Taurus has emerged as a flagship for the Dearborn automaker, restoring luster to a nameplate that had become synonymous with “rental car,” and helping to revive an automaker that had become dependent on trucks and sport […]

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Review: Ford Flex Ecoboost Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/review-ford-flex-ecoboost-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/review-ford-flex-ecoboost-take-two/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:26:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346787 A few years ago Ford decided that its survival depended on making bold moves. They decided to stop simply doing what they’d always done. Well, at least some of the time. One bold move: replace their minivan with the world’s largest Scion xB. Another: instead of offering a V8, twin-turbocharge and direct inject a V6. […]

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A few years ago Ford decided that its survival depended on making bold moves. They decided to stop simply doing what they’d always done. Well, at least some of the time. One bold move: replace their minivan with the world’s largest Scion xB. Another: instead of offering a V8, twin-turbocharge and direct inject a V6. […]

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Review: Lincoln MKT Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/review-lincoln-mkt-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/review-lincoln-mkt-take-two/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336997 The Lincoln MKT is a Looney Tunes cartoon: based on previously made creations, packaged into something unique. While the animated series started from the Warner Brother’s impressive music library, the MKT comes from an old Volvo S80 platform, sharing a motor with the Mazda6. So both creations are downright looney. Which explains the MKT’s krill […]

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The Lincoln MKT is a Looney Tunes cartoon: based on previously made creations, packaged into something unique. While the animated series started from the Warner Brother’s impressive music library, the MKT comes from an old Volvo S80 platform, sharing a motor with the Mazda6. So both creations are downright looney. Which explains the MKT’s krill […]

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