Ford Motor Co. is giving control of its DealerConnection websites to FordDirect.com, the 5-year-old joint venture between the auto maker and its dealers to sell cars online. The transition may mean good news for Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers. While DealerConnection has been an auto maker-driven initiative, FordDirect is a dealer-controlled entity, and that may give dealers more say in the process and the look of Ford's corporate dealer sites. DealerConnection includes Ford's ...

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