The Truth About Cars » ford fusion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Start Your Monday off Right with Some of the Least Intelligent Driving Ever Witnessed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/start-monday-off-right-least-intelligent-driving-ever-witnessed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/start-monday-off-right-least-intelligent-driving-ever-witnessed/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:18:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318418 Last week, I asked the B&B if this Civic-ramming incident was malicious or merely idiotic. No such question could possibly be raised about what you’re about to see. This video has it all: the stereotypical “Florida Man” (or possibly “Georgia Man”) in full assault mode, some of the most hellaciously dangerous motorcycling you’ll ever see, […]

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Last week, I asked the B&B if this Civic-ramming incident was malicious or merely idiotic. No such question could possibly be raised about what you’re about to see. This video has it all: the stereotypical “Florida Man” (or possibly “Georgia Man”) in full assault mode, some of the most hellaciously dangerous motorcycling you’ll ever see, […]

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Ford Enters Its Arthouse Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-enters-arthouse-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-enters-arthouse-years/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296402 Nothing says “Buy a Ford!” like unhappy kids and a failed marriage, apparently. Ford Motor Company is making waves in advertising circles — and confusing everyone else — after creating a car commercial in the form of a 16-minute short film that centers around the breakup, and sort-of reunification of an average Danish family. The three-part film/commercial, […]

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Nothing says “Buy a Ford!” like unhappy kids and a failed marriage, apparently. Ford Motor Company is making waves in advertising circles — and confusing everyone else — after creating a car commercial in the form of a 16-minute short film that centers around the breakup, and sort-of reunification of an average Danish family. The three-part film/commercial, […]

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Piston Slap: Fusing the Perfect Ecoboost Ford Milan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-fusing-perfect-ford-milan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-fusing-perfect-ford-milan/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1287930 TTAC commentator MWebbRambler writes: Sajeev, I wrote to you earlier about adding aftermarket LED lights on my wife’s Chevy Traverse. Now I’m back with a question about adding aftermarket tint to my 2013 Ford Fusion (photo above). The reason I’m considering the tint is because the car sits out in the hot Kansas sun all […]

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TTAC commentator MWebbRambler writes: Sajeev, I wrote to you earlier about adding aftermarket LED lights on my wife’s Chevy Traverse. Now I’m back with a question about adding aftermarket tint to my 2013 Ford Fusion (photo above). The reason I’m considering the tint is because the car sits out in the hot Kansas sun all […]

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Ford Uses Continuously Controlled Damping to Take The Shock (and Damage) Out of Potholes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ford-uses-continuously-controlled-damping-take-shock-damage-potholes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ford-uses-continuously-controlled-damping-take-shock-damage-potholes/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2016 19:03:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1286786 America’s infrastructure is decaying. Add that to the fact that we seem to prefer to fix roads rather than build them to last in the first place, and the result is that U.S. drivers are likely going to come across a pothole or two in their typical travels. The new Ford Fusion will feature a pothole mitigation system […]

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America’s infrastructure is decaying. Add that to the fact that we seem to prefer to fix roads rather than build them to last in the first place, and the result is that U.S. drivers are likely going to come across a pothole or two in their typical travels. The new Ford Fusion will feature a pothole mitigation system […]

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2015 Ford Fusion SE 2.5 Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-ford-fusion-se-2-5-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-ford-fusion-se-2-5-rental-review/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270521 The dog startled me, as much as I likely startled him. A blind corner coming over a rise, a low-hanging tree branch, and a bit too much aggression on early morning dew-sparkled tarmac conspired to pucker canine and human alike. The stability control kicked in moments after oversteer presented too much of the Fusion’s glowing taillights to […]

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The dog startled me, as much as I likely startled him. A blind corner coming over a rise, a low-hanging tree branch, and a bit too much aggression on early morning dew-sparkled tarmac conspired to pucker canine and human alike. The stability control kicked in moments after oversteer presented too much of the Fusion’s glowing taillights to […]

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‘Actual Mileage May Vary’ Could Travel Far For Troubled Automakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/actual-mileage-may-vary-travel-far-troubled-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/actual-mileage-may-vary-travel-far-troubled-automakers/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1226049 A court ruled Nov. 12 that a lawsuit may continue against Ford for misstating its mileage estimates of its C-MAX and Fusion hyrbid cars. Ford attempted to dismiss the lawsuit based on its claim that the mileage estimates provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, were in part, an estimate and that “actual results may vary.” […]

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A court ruled Nov. 12 that a lawsuit may continue against Ford for misstating its mileage estimates of its C-MAX and Fusion hyrbid cars. Ford attempted to dismiss the lawsuit based on its claim that the mileage estimates provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, were in part, an estimate and that “actual results may vary.” […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/capsule-review-2015-ford-fusion-titanium-awd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/capsule-review-2015-ford-fusion-titanium-awd/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:43:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1038889 It’s a Detroit midsize sedan that I drove just for the sake of driving. That’s a verdict in and of itself. This heavily optioned 2015 Ford Fusion, a Titanium EcoBoost AWD model loaned to us by Ford Canada for the final week of March, isn’t perfect. • U.S. Market Price As Tested: $38,440 • Horsepower: […]

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It’s a Detroit midsize sedan that I drove just for the sake of driving. That’s a verdict in and of itself. This heavily optioned 2015 Ford Fusion, a Titanium EcoBoost AWD model loaned to us by Ford Canada for the final week of March, isn’t perfect. • U.S. Market Price As Tested: $38,440 • Horsepower: […]

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Rental Review: 2014 Ford Fusion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/rental-review-2014-ford-fusion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/rental-review-2014-ford-fusion/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=994586 Yes, I know. You’re reading yet another article on TTAC about the Ford Fusion. You’ll have to read yet another sentence about the Aston Martin-style front grille, a paragraph about the EcoBoost engine, a passage about what the interior space is like, another sentence about the Aston martin-style front grille, and a remark on how […]

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Yes, I know. You’re reading yet another article on TTAC about the Ford Fusion. You’ll have to read yet another sentence about the Aston Martin-style front grille, a paragraph about the EcoBoost engine, a passage about what the interior space is like, another sentence about the Aston martin-style front grille, and a remark on how […]

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Piston Slap: A Fusion of Malcontent? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-fusion-malcontent/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:08:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988370   Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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  Casey writes: Dear Sajeev, I love your column! Anyway long story short I’m an idiot. When I met my wife she had a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was in ROUGH shape inside and out, cosmetically and mechanically. She liked her truck though and it worked for us for a few years. Recently […]

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Midsize Aston Fusion Is Ford’s Bright Car Light http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/fusion-still-fords-bright-car-light/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/fusion-still-fords-bright-car-light/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:27:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=950257 Ford division car sales in the United States are down 4% in 2014. The automaker’s eight-nameplate passenger car lineup, including two Lincolns, is down 3.8% over the last ten months. Imagine how much worse it would be without the Fusion, sales of which have risen 6.2% to 263,431 units this year. After the Fusion broke […]

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Ford division car sales in the United States are down 4% in 2014. The automaker’s eight-nameplate passenger car lineup, including two Lincolns, is down 3.8% over the last ten months. Imagine how much worse it would be without the Fusion, sales of which have risen 6.2% to 263,431 units this year. After the Fusion broke […]

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Want A Ford Fusion 6-Speed Manual? Too Late. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/want-a-ford-fusion-6-speed-manual-too-late/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/want-a-ford-fusion-6-speed-manual-too-late/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:37:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=863457 Ford’s confusing strategy of pairing a 6-speed manual 1.6L Ecoboost and a 1.5L Ecoboost automatic on the Fusion just got a bit easier to understand. There’s only one choice now. Reports say that the three-pedal Fusion is now dead, with the 1.5L engine the sole option for the Fusion’s smaller Ecoboost trim levels. Given what must […]

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Ford’s confusing strategy of pairing a 6-speed manual 1.6L Ecoboost and a 1.5L Ecoboost automatic on the Fusion just got a bit easier to understand. There’s only one choice now. Reports say that the three-pedal Fusion is now dead, with the 1.5L engine the sole option for the Fusion’s smaller Ecoboost trim levels. Given what must […]

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Editorial: Lots Of Boost, Not Much Eco http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/editorial-lots-of-boost-not-much-eco/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/editorial-lots-of-boost-not-much-eco/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=845425   Just prior to Ford’s fuel economy ratings adjustment, I returned a brand new Fusion with a 1.5L Ecoboost engine. The last car I’ve driven with 1500 cc’s worth of displacement was my grandmother’s 2000 Civic, with its D-Series, single cam engine and 4-speed automatic. You would think that such a tiny engine would help […]

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  Just prior to Ford’s fuel economy ratings adjustment, I returned a brand new Fusion with a 1.5L Ecoboost engine. The last car I’ve driven with 1500 cc’s worth of displacement was my grandmother’s 2000 Civic, with its D-Series, single cam engine and 4-speed automatic. You would think that such a tiny engine would help […]

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Ford’s Lightweight Gamechanger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/fords-lightweight-gamechanger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/fords-lightweight-gamechanger/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=837105   In just a few hours, we’ll be picking up a brand new Ford Fusion with Ford’s new 1.5L Ecoboost engine. As you are well aware, the Fusion is a gamechanger. Especially the one pictured above, which loses one cylinder and 500 cc of displacement. The 1.0L Ecoboost three-pot is only part of an overall […]

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  In just a few hours, we’ll be picking up a brand new Ford Fusion with Ford’s new 1.5L Ecoboost engine. As you are well aware, the Fusion is a gamechanger. Especially the one pictured above, which loses one cylinder and 500 cc of displacement. The 1.0L Ecoboost three-pot is only part of an overall […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/capsule-review-2014-ford-fusion-energi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/capsule-review-2014-ford-fusion-energi/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=829418 Forget the Ford GT. Pay no attention to all the Shelby or Roush branded Mustangs. This car, the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi, is the true halo car for Ford. Homages to the 1960s are easy. People are willing to pay extra for an enormous engine, outrageous styling and instrumented-test bragging rights. On the other hand, […]

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Forget the Ford GT. Pay no attention to all the Shelby or Roush branded Mustangs. This car, the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi, is the true halo car for Ford. Homages to the 1960s are easy. People are willing to pay extra for an enormous engine, outrageous styling and instrumented-test bragging rights. On the other hand, […]

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New Or Used : To Fleet? Or Not To Fleet? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-or-used-to-fleet-or-not-to-fleet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-or-used-to-fleet-or-not-to-fleet/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:10:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=787681 Hi Steve, I really enjoy your articles.  Thank you. I have a question about fleet cars.  I was driving to a meeting in one of the fleet cars my employer has.  Nothing special, a late model Ford Fusion .  And I was thinking is this a better deal to buy when they get rid of […]

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Hi Steve, I really enjoy your articles.  Thank you. I have a question about fleet cars.  I was driving to a meeting in one of the fleet cars my employer has.  Nothing special, a late model Ford Fusion .  And I was thinking is this a better deal to buy when they get rid of […]

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Cain’s Segments: Midsize Sedans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-midsize-sedans/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:01:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=770353 By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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By stealing the Toyota Camry’s best-selling midsize car crown, albeit likely on a temporary basis, the Nissan Altima ended February 2014 as America’s best-selling car overall. The Altima’s lead was also substantial enough last month to make the midsize Nissan America’s leading car year-to-date. It’s early. But the Altima’s trend is a good one. Year-over-year […]

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QOTD: Your Automotive Predictions For 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/qotd-your-automotive-predictions-for-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/qotd-your-automotive-predictions-for-2014/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=691474 Two years ago, I sat here pontificating about the 2012 Ford Fusion and its potential to be a “game changer” in the mid-size sedan market. Without any kind of concrete claim, it’s difficult for me to gloat about the accuracy of my claim, or for you, the B&B, to mock me for my over-exuberance (ok, […]

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Two years ago, I sat here pontificating about the 2012 Ford Fusion and its potential to be a “game changer” in the mid-size sedan market. Without any kind of concrete claim, it’s difficult for me to gloat about the accuracy of my claim, or for you, the B&B, to mock me for my over-exuberance (ok, […]

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Ford to Idle Fusion Assembly at Flat Rock Plant for One Week in December to Control Inventory. Camry Incentives Blamed. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ford-to-idle-fusion-assembly-at-flat-rock-plant-for-one-week-in-december-to-control-inventory-camry-incentives-blamed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ford-to-idle-fusion-assembly-at-flat-rock-plant-for-one-week-in-december-to-control-inventory-camry-incentives-blamed/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:50:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=665394 In August, Ford Motor Company started production of their mid-sized Fusion sedan at its Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant, supplementing production in Mexico to keep up with demand.   That demand has apparently been met now that Ford has confirmed that Fusion production at the Flat Rock facility will be idled for about a week […]

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In August, Ford Motor Company started production of their mid-sized Fusion sedan at its Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant, supplementing production in Mexico to keep up with demand.   That demand has apparently been met now that Ford has confirmed that Fusion production at the Flat Rock facility will be idled for about a week […]

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Bark’s Bites: The Car You Want to Buy Used in Three Years (And The Man Who Had the Courage to Buy it New) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/barks-bites-the-car-you-want-to-buy-used-in-three-years-and-the-man-who-had-the-courage-to-buy-it-new/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/barks-bites-the-car-you-want-to-buy-used-in-three-years-and-the-man-who-had-the-courage-to-buy-it-new/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=636449 Meet Chris. Chris is a good friend of mine and a disgustingly handsome and successful young man. He’s 28 years old, has a mid six-figure job, lives in a swanky suburb of Boston, and dates a model who also happens to race motorcycles. Oh, and he also owns a 2013 Shelby GT500. Feel free to […]

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Meet Chris. Chris is a good friend of mine and a disgustingly handsome and successful young man. He’s 28 years old, has a mid six-figure job, lives in a swanky suburb of Boston, and dates a model who also happens to race motorcycles. Oh, and he also owns a 2013 Shelby GT500. Feel free to […]

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Ford Gearing Up For 400,000 Fusions In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-gearing-up-for-400000-fusions-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-gearing-up-for-400000-fusions-in-2014/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=532233 With the Flat Rock assembly plant on the cusp of sending cars to dealerships, the Ford Fusion could potentially sell 300,000 units this year, becoming the first car nameplate from Ford to cross that mark in a decade. But to catch the best-selling Toyota Camry, Ford will have to have capacity for 400,000 units – […]

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With the Flat Rock assembly plant on the cusp of sending cars to dealerships, the Ford Fusion could potentially sell 300,000 units this year, becoming the first car nameplate from Ford to cross that mark in a decade. But to catch the best-selling Toyota Camry, Ford will have to have capacity for 400,000 units – […]

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Intramural Interloper: Ford Fusion SE 1.6 EcoBoost http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/intramural-interloper-ford-fusion-se-1-6-ecoboost/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/intramural-interloper-ford-fusion-se-1-6-ecoboost/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:47:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=509777 As is sometimes the case at press events, the VW Full Line Drive whence we gathered these Intramural League driving impressions had a few “competitive vehicles” included as well. The idea is that you drive the featured car back-to-back with the competitor. Having done that, you consider the merits of the respective vehicles, and you […]

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As is sometimes the case at press events, the VW Full Line Drive whence we gathered these Intramural League driving impressions had a few “competitive vehicles” included as well. The idea is that you drive the featured car back-to-back with the competitor. Having done that, you consider the merits of the respective vehicles, and you […]

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As Fusion Builds Start at Flat Rock, Ford Considers More U.S. Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/as-fusion-builds-start-at-flat-rock-ford-considers-more-u-s-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/as-fusion-builds-start-at-flat-rock-ford-considers-more-u-s-production/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:13:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=503729 For the first time, yesterday Ford started assembling the midsize Fusion sedan in the United States as production began at their Flat Rock, Michigan facility. That move will add about 100,000 units a year to Fusion production, which was formerly only done in Hermosillo, Mexico. Ford is looking at options for expanding American capacity even […]

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For the first time, yesterday Ford started assembling the midsize Fusion sedan in the United States as production began at their Flat Rock, Michigan facility. That move will add about 100,000 units a year to Fusion production, which was formerly only done in Hermosillo, Mexico. Ford is looking at options for expanding American capacity even […]

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Toyota To Keep Camry Prices Steady In Face Of Ford’s Increased Fusion Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/toyota-to-keep-camry-prices-steady-in-face-of-fords-increased-fusion-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/toyota-to-keep-camry-prices-steady-in-face-of-fords-increased-fusion-production/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:34:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501207 Toyota, which faces increased competition for its midsize Camry in the heart of the U.S. car market, says that it will try to hold the line on prices and incentives while still trying to keep bragging rights as the best selling car in America. At the same time, Ford is ramping up production of the […]

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Toyota, which faces increased competition for its midsize Camry in the heart of the U.S. car market, says that it will try to hold the line on prices and incentives while still trying to keep bragging rights as the best selling car in America. At the same time, Ford is ramping up production of the […]

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Ford Tries To Increase North American Capacity, Escape & Fusion in High Demand, Short Supply http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/ford-tries-to-increase-north-american-capacity-escape-fusion-in-high-demand-short-supply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/ford-tries-to-increase-north-american-capacity-escape-fusion-in-high-demand-short-supply/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498558 After adding 600,000 units to its North American capacity within the past two years, Ford is trying to find ways to increase output of the Escape crossover and midsize Fusion, both of which currently have about 40 days supply. The Fusion is particularly in short supply on the east and west coasts, a good sign […]

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After adding 600,000 units to its North American capacity within the past two years, Ford is trying to find ways to increase output of the Escape crossover and midsize Fusion, both of which currently have about 40 days supply. The Fusion is particularly in short supply on the east and west coasts, a good sign […]

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Capsule Review: 2013 Lincoln MKZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-2013-lincoln-mkz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/capsule-review-2013-lincoln-mkz/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495478 “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford Anyone who aspires to review cars should give Mary Walton’s “Car: A Drama of the American Workplace” a careful examination. In 392 pages, Walton introduces us to the men and women who went through the gruelling task of designing, engineering and planning DN101, […]

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“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford Anyone who aspires to review cars should give Mary Walton’s “Car: A Drama of the American Workplace” a careful examination. In 392 pages, Walton introduces us to the men and women who went through the gruelling task of designing, engineering and planning DN101, […]

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