We focus on new cars here at MotorMouths. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in good backstories. Thus, in the first of an irregularly occurring recurring feature, guest author Zack Korte recounts Ford’s early alphabet days.
On October 1, 1908, the first
Ford Model T rolled out of the factory on Piquette Avenue in Detroit. Many people wonder why Henry Ford started his nomenclature with the letter “T.” Short answer: He didn’t. Continue reading Ford Before the Fusion
Edmunds brings you a quick tour of what’s new at the Chicago Auto Show this week.
An end-of-year oldie, but amusingly goodie. By the way, here’s how the Fiesta
The finalists for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year Award are out and we couldn’t help doing a little prognostication as to who might follow the 2009’s winner, the Hyundai Genesis (above).
By Motormouths scores alone the Porsche Panamera should be a lock for the Car award with a 90 score (followed by the
Continue reading A Porsche for Car of the Year?
Autoblog reports that a diverse panel ranging from gearheads like Carroll Shelby and Jay Leno to greenheads such as Jean-Michel Cousteau will chose the 2010 Green Car of the Year.
If we were to predict a winner based on Motormouths scores we’d pick the redesigned
Toyota Prius which is averaging an impressive 87. Other nominees include Continue reading Will Carroll Shelby Choose a Prius?
VW and Audi Diesels trounce Toyota and Honda hybrids in a high-mileage face-off.
Depending on what you drove in the past 10 years, Cars.com’s list of the
worst cars sold during the decade (from “the Caddy that Zigs” to Daewoo’s entire lineup) may bring back some laughs, or just painful memories. On the other hand, it’s list of most improved cars may give the car industry hope Continue reading Winners and Losers of the 2000’s
With a Motormouths score of 86, the new
Ford F-150 Raptor, is our top-ranked Truck/SUV.
Motor Trend has put a wide range of cars through a wider range of tests at Laguna Seca Raceway to determine
the “Best Driver’s Car” for 2009. The competition pitted sedans versus convertibles, american muscle against european exotica. Could the 167 HP Mazda Miata outduel the 638 HP Corvette ZR1? Yes. Continue reading Best Driver’s Car: an Automatic?
Autoblog was underwhelmed by the
sub-30 MPG mileage they got when they tested the Mercury Milan Hybrid this winter, and they suspected the culprit might be the cold Michigan weather. To confirm their theory they ran the almost identical Ford Fusion Hybrid over a similar course in the summer and netted 38MPG. Continue reading Cold Drops Hybrid Mileage 8 MPG
Just in case you were wondering. By the way, here’s how Ford is doing these days.
It’s easy to forget that as recently as 1996,
Ford’s Taurus was the best-selling car in the United States. But Ford neglected and finally killed the ubiquitous nameplate during its era of SUV excess, only to resurrect it in 2008. While that half-hearted iteration failed to wow critics or consumers, Ford’s new redesign — complete with a high-powered SHO option — is averaging a very respectable 83 on Motormouths.
Kelsey Mays, the resident hipster at Cars.com, on one of the more of the unusual features Ford Fusion Hybrid:
Efficiency Leaves…bear a resemblance to contraband. A friend of mine climbed in and promptly asked: “Dude, why is there weed growing on your dashboard?” Continue reading High Times for the Fusion Hybrid