Tag Archives: Ford

A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta for Ford

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is scheduled to show up in American showrooms later this year but is already earning rave reviews from those who have driven the european version. Ford is whipping up buzz by lending 100 American “agents” a european Fiesta to drive for 6 months. Its preliminary score is an impressive 86 which should be a reason for a party in Dearborn.

Ford Before the Fusion

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

A Porsche for Car of the Year?

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?

Will Carroll Shelby Choose a Prius?

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?

Winners and Losers of the 2000’s

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

Best Driver’s Car: an Automatic?

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?

Critics Bullish on New Taurus

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.

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