Ford Denies My Warranty Coverage Due To Vague 'Design Limits' Reason

Ford Denies My Warranty Coverage Due To Vague 'Design Limits' Reason

Jason’s Ford Mustang broke down, requiring a repair he expected to be covered under the warranty, given that the car was well under the 5-year, 60,000-mile limit. The Ford dealership to which he towed his car denied the warranty service, basically accusing him of abusing the car by driving it “beyond its design limits.” [More]

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Consumer Reports 2010 Car Reliability Survey: Who Makes The Best Cars?

Our gear-head bros at Consumer Reports have published the results of their Annual Auto Survey and there’s good news for General Motors, whose numbers showed considerable improvement. Still, no U.S.-based car makers were able to beat out either Honda or Toyota for reliability. [More]

GM, Ford, Chrysler To Invest $2 Billion, Add Jobs, In Michigan

GM, Ford, Chrysler To Invest $2 Billion, Add Jobs, In Michigan

With the help of heaps of state tax credits, Michigan’s Big 3 car makers — Ford, GM and Chrysler — will be adding over 2,200 jobs and $2 billion to that state’s economy over the next few years. [More]

Geek Squad Gets Some Sweet New Wheels

Geek Squad Gets Some Sweet New Wheels

Sick and tired of seeing Geek Squadders rolling in those tired old VW Beetles? Then you’re in luck. Ford says they just made a deal to deliver around 1,000 new vans for use by the Best Buy nerd herd. [More]

Ford Sends $50 Gift Card To Make Up For Delayed Fiesta

Ford Sends $50 Gift Card To Make Up For Delayed Fiesta

Leslie has been waiting for her Ford Fiesta for quite a while now. She’s been patient and not too sad, but was still delighted when the automaker sent her a letter apologizing for the delay, including a $50 Mastercard gift card. “Fifty dollars is no lottery win,” she writes, “but hey, it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick any day.” Very wise, Leslie. [More]

What Should I Do About The Stinky Oil Change From Hell?

What Should I Do About The Stinky Oil Change From Hell?

Reader Chris got the oil change from hell from a Ford dealer and now doesn’t know what to do about his stinky car and wants your advice. [More]

Ford Shutters Mercury Brand; Octogenarians Everywhere Weep

Ford Shutters Mercury Brand; Octogenarians Everywhere Weep

In news that will impact the parking lots of retirement homes nationwide, Ford will announce today that they have decided to pull the plug on its Mercury brand of vehicles after 71 years of blandness. [More]

NHTSA Warns Of Possible Stuck Accelerators In 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Vehicles

NHTSA Warns Of Possible Stuck Accelerators In 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Vehicles

Over the weekend, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it had opened a formal investigation to examine allegations of accelerator pedals in model year 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles “becoming trapped in the depressed position after the driver releases the pedal to decelerate.” [More]

This Exists: Harrison Ford Mercury

This Exists: Harrison Ford Mercury

We don’t have a whole lot to say about this other than we’re really happy it exists. Also, we wanted to post a picture of Indiana Jones, so there you have it. Mission accomplished. [More]

Can You Trust Those Awards You See In Auto Ads?

Can You Trust Those Awards You See In Auto Ads?

If you pay attention to all the various automobile ads on TV, you’d probably notice that just about every make and model of vehicle has won some sort of award from some magazine, or that its been “rated highest in its class” by any number of organizations. But what many people don’t know is that these awards and thumbs-up ratings almost always cost the car companies a pretty penny. [More]

Walmart Regains Top Spot On Fortune 500 List

Walmart Regains Top Spot On Fortune 500 List

With over $408 billion in revenue, Walmart has regained the coveted top spot on the annual Fortune 500 list. The mega retailer had slipped to #2 behind Exxon Mobil on last year’s list after two consecutive #1 years in 2007 and 2008. [More]

Ford Partners With Microsoft For Recharging Electric Vehicles

Ford Partners With Microsoft For Recharging Electric Vehicles

Earlier today, Ford announced that it’s going to be the first car manufacturer to employ Microsoft’s Hohm energy management system when it begins rolling out its line of electric and hybrid electric vehicles over the next two years. [More]

Ford Agrees To Sell Volvo For $1.8 Billion To Zhejiang Geely

Ford Agrees To Sell Volvo For $1.8 Billion To Zhejiang Geely

They always say that cars are the worst investment, since they almost always depreciate in value. But Ford Motor Co. learned the hard way that this holds true for car companies as well. They bought Volvo for $6.45 billion in 1999, only to sell it 11 years later for $1.8 billion. [More]

Court Overturns $18 Million Verdict Against Ford

Court Overturns $18 Million Verdict Against Ford

Yesterday, a court in South Carolina overturned an $18 million verdict against Ford stemming from a fatal 1999 incident involving a Ford Explorer. Their reasoning behind the reversal — an expert who testified about the vehicle’s cruise control system apparently knew nothing about cruise control systems. [More]

Data Shows Toyota Might Be Crashiest Cars On The Road

Data Shows Toyota Might Be Crashiest Cars On The Road

Toyota might be getting a pity party at home in Japan for the skewering the car company is receiving over their recall of 8 million vehicles, so this latest report will probably turn them into saints. A new look at almost 13,000 speed-related complaints over the last decade shows that Toyota led the pack in with the most complaints involving a crash. [More]

Consumer Reports Gets Patriotic, Names Best American Cars For 2010

Consumer Reports Gets Patriotic, Names Best American Cars For 2010

While the Congress frets about the millions of Toyotas on the road that probably shouldn’t be, our grease-monkey brothers at Consumer Reports were busy getting domestic. They just released the list of their Top Picks for vehicles put out by American car companies. [More]

Ford Earns $2.7 Bil, 1st Annual Profit In 4 Years

Ford posted $2.7 billion in 2009 earnings, making it its first full-year of profits in four years. [ABC] [More]

Ford Doing Well. Chrysler… Yeah, Not So Much.

Ford Doing Well. Chrysler… Yeah, Not So Much.

So after sucking for quite a while, Ford ended the year with higher sales, says the NYT. Meanwhile, Chrysler still sucks. [More]