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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Strike at Indiana plant could jeopardize Ford workers in Chicago

Now that car sales are continuing to rise, workers at the Lear Corp. plant Hammond, Indiana which manufacturers seats for Ford Taurus and Explorer, as well as police cars as needed, feel that their salaries should too. According to C. Jones, a representative with the United Auto Workers, most of the 760 workers at the plant make between $11 and $14 an hour, and "want to get rid of the current two-tier system that caps new employees' salaries at $16 an hour."

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Related Topix: Wagon, Ford Taurus, Sedan, Manufacturing, Automakers, Textiles, Lear Corporation, Hammond, IN

4 hrs ago | Car and Driver

2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door Driven: a Regular Mini with Five Doors

Although most Mini models to date have had rear accommodations, those seats suggested more practicality than they actually delivered. The latest Mini Cooper hardtop , for example, is about as well-suited to carrying adult passengers in the back as a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe-and that thing doesn't even have back seats.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, MINI Cooper, Mini, MINI Cooper S, Honda, Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Sedan, Ford Fiesta ST, Autos

8 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Meet the 'Undriveable' who has had 10 tests and 200 lessons - and still hasn't passed

Despite spending A 7000 on more than 200 driving lessons, Lenique Lewis is still yet to pass her driving test despite taking her first test six years ago Trundling at 20 miles an hour around a housing estate may not sound a white-knuckle ride, writes Gemma Aldridge in the Sunday People . Still, as the little gold Ford Fiesta turns on to a main road, I feel my hand tighten around the buckle of my seatbelt.

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Related Topix: Ford Fiesta, Sedan, Hatchback

13 hrs ago | GreenCarReports

2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Recalled, Also Mercury Mariner Hybrids

Ford is recalling certain models of its 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid crossover utility vehicles to fix a cooling issue. The recall will replace faulty Motor Electronics Coolant Pumps in approximately 70,209 vehicles.

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Related Topix: Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid, Mercury, SUV, Mercury Mariner, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Mazda Tribute, Mazda

15 hrs ago | RecordNET

Mural artwork creates food for thought

Vanessa Ordez, a 24-year-old Lodi resident who attended the festival Saturday with her mother and her 5-year-old nephew, found herself drawn to the exhibits in the Ole Mettler Grape and Wine Pavilion. On display in the pavilion were classic cars such as a 1956 Ford Thunderbird and vintage dresses worn decades ago by festival queens, but Ordez seemed most enchanted by a number of commodity murals created by area youths.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Lodi, CA, Wine, Drink, Coupe, Ford Thunderbird, Convertible, San Joaquin County, CA, Galt, CA

19 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

Here's a great deal on a 2010 Ford F-150! A comfortable ride in a go-anywhere vehicle! Top features include air conditioning, variably intermittent wipers, remote keyless entry, and a split folding rear seat. A 5.4 liter V-8 engine pairs with a sophisticated 6 speed automatic transmission, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Truck

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Evening Sun

Abbottstown's LM Tire and Wheel helps disabled vets

Easton Caple, 2, of Hanover, points at the Patriot Truck while looking over the custom Ford F-150 Raptor with his mother Erin on Sept. 12 at LM Tire and Wheel in Abbottstown.

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Related Topix: Abbottstown, PA, Hanover, PA, Ford F-150, Truck, Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Boston.com

Classic & Cool Cars on Display in Sudbury

On the morning of Saturday, September 13, a fleet of old and new school cars packed the Herb Chambers BMW of Sudbury lot for the dealership's "Cars and Coffee" event. The venue offered owners of classic, vintage, and downright flashy cars a chance to show off their prized possessions.

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Related Topix: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Coupe, Convertible, Chevrolet, Ford Mustang, Hatchback, Ford GT, Mazda, Mazda Miata, Londonderry, NH, Plymouth Prowler, Plymouth, Autos

The Charlotte Observer

Honda, Chevrolet push into natural gas market

Honda employee Angie Nucci demonstrates how to fill a Honda Civic with natural gas at a CNG station in Torrance, Calif. Used in some commercial truck fleets, municipal bus services and the occasional taxicab, the plentiful low-emissions fuel has never caught on in passenger cars – even though it sells for about half the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline in California.

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Related Topix: Honda Civic, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet, Torrance, CA, Ford F-150, Truck, Auto Dealers

Las Vegas Review Journal

A very Friendly customer

Special to Drive Local business owners Lisa and Trent Keenan of Diamondback Land Surveying have purchased 15 Ford 150 trucks from Friendly Ford in the past 3 A1 2 years. Southern Nevada businessman Trent Keenan suspected in June 2008 that the economy would rebound, especially in construction.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Ford F150, Ford Thunderbird, Convertible, 9, Las Vegas, NV, Autos

Sys-Con Media

2015 Ford Escape serves Cincinnati-area drivers with crossover capability

Tri-state drivers are particularly privy to a brand-new blend of these SUV properties with the 2015 Ford Escape, available now at Mike Castrucci of As opposed to sport utilities narrowly defined by raw power and interior volume, modern crossovers like the 2015 Escape are products new technology leveraged in support of more a stable, fuel-efficient SUV experience. Local crossover drivers looking to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Ford Escape in Cincinnati are poised to understand this SUV evolution firsthand.

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Related Topix: SUV, Hybrid, Ford Escape

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Motor Trend

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 to get 5.2-Liter Flat-Plane Crank V-8

We've been hearing rumors for a while now about what exactly is going to be under the hood of the upcoming Ford Shelby GT350 . We've known for a while that it would not simply be the 5.8-liter supercharged V-8 from the departed GT500.

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Related Topix: Ford Edge, SUV, Coupe, Porsche 968, Porsche, Hatchback, Convertible, Porsche 944, Autos

Car and Driver

2015 Subaru WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI: Two Affordable Performance Icons Compared

You have heard plenty over the years about Subaru's rally-inspired WRX . And, owing to its longer life span, you have probably heard even more about Volkswagen's genre-defining hot hatch, the GTI .

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Related Topix: Coupe, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Subaru WRX, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon, Subaru Impreza, Ford Focus ST, Autos

Slate Magazine

Ford's Big Gamble

There's widespread and justifiable concern over a dearth of great ideas, risky innovation, and progressive advances being produced by corporate America. Apps and widgets don't have the impact of electricity, steam, or the PC.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Truck

Autoblog

Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue

Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail. According to the company's defect notice, it's possible for the original "Motor Electronics Coolant Pump" to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat.

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Related Topix: Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid, Ford Escape, SUV, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Autos

Bracknell News

Three cars deliberately damaged in Binfield

Overnight on Monday, September 1, hot wax was poured onto a black Ford Fiesta. The following night, the same car was scratched and it was scratched again on Thursday, September 4. Also on Thursday, September 4, a black Vauxhall Astra was scratched on the roof and front and rear passenger doors overnight.

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Related Topix: Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan

MotorAuthority

EPA Posts Gas Mileage For 2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has gained a few extra pounds in its redesign , and in Mustang GT trim it's also gained a few extra horsepower. But how have these changes affected the vehicle's gas mileage? The EPA-rated figures are finally out, and it looks like the 2015 Mustang is thirstier than the model it replaces for corresponding trims.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Ford Mustang, Hatchback, Convertible

Thurrock Gazette

Motorist driven nuts... by a squirrel's secret stash

A MOTORIST who asked the garage to investigate a funny noise under his bonnet was shocked to find the cause...a squirrel had been using it to store hundreds of nuts! James Whipps, 34, of Victory Close, Chafford Hundred, was worried when his 12-year-old red Ford Fiesta made a strange noise every time he drove over a hump. He took his car to Halfords Autocentre garage, in Hogg Lane, Grays, and eventually mechanics discovered the main problem was a cheeky resident rodent had stashed hundreds of nuts inside his air filter.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan, World News,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

2007 Ford Fusion$11,186

To best avoid scams and fraud, deal locally. Deals that involve wire transfers or cashier's checks can be fraudulent, as can sellers who refuse to meet in person.

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Related Topix: Ford Fusion, Hybrid, Sedan

Autobytel

10 Affordable Hybrid Cars for 2015

Affordable hybrid cars have hit the mainstream in a big way, with the usual suspects now complemented by a wide range of models. These inexpensive hybrid cars don't just fill the compact niche like they once did, but have expanded to target mid-size family shoppers as well, greatly expanding the battery-assisted market.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Wagon, Ford C-Max, Honda CR-Z, Honda, Kia Optima, Kia, Honda Accord Hybrid

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