Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:41

The EcoBoost in the Focus ST could probably be reflashed with a new ECU program from Ford and it could put out more power on an engine dyno. The problem is, the closer you get to 300hp the worse...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:55

I bet the test drive was going very well until the engine started to stall. One could see the proverbial balloon popping overhead regarding GM's fresh attempt at a domestic diesel. Did they not...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 08:54

Jeep better be careful. Someone may purchase the diesel powered Grand Cherokee and not get the milleage advertised and they could get sued. OEMs will have to start low-balling the estimates to...

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 09:34

Just seems like the value proposition isn't there (not a lot of car, short range, lot of money). Sure, it's gas-free and if you have a short commute, it'd be a nice way to save on fuel. But tests...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 06:53

$27k for a compact car that is nothing more than a compliance vehicle. 12k miles for the total 3 years of the lease or 12k miles per year?

What's the price of the non-EV Spark?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 08:34

And they base that off the results from the EPA test cycle (which is flawed). By that logic the '99 Civic I own that coninually gets 37-38 real world mpg's in mostly city driving, should force me...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:22

Sadly, I believe you are correct.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:58

You're excatlly right. My dealer told me that replacement OEM plugs would be $16/each in addition to a good hour of labor. Absurd. Stick with inline engines. Much easier to do it yourself. If you...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 08:58

Assuming that the average car buyer has common sense when it comes to information about a vehicle would be "one giant leap for mankind". I doubt even 15-20% of new car buyers even bother reading...

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:01

Again, I think it all goes back to the EPA test cycle at the end. Most of the gas savings on a turbocharged engine is in the design stage with the engine being made smaller and "lighter". A...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 12:56

That's very true. I think automakers should try to talk a bit more about being in boost, as the average consumer doesn't know how a turbocharger even works. A light foot is hard to come by when...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 07:42

I think the author is trying to convey that with all the new tech that is going around the OEM's, (turbo's, etc.), that will be targeted as issues with the EPA test cycle vs. real world fuel...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 12:45

Ronald, how fast do you drive on the highway? 75? 70? 65? 60? Will you give an honest answer or will we just have to trust you? The EPA test cycle uses non-standard gasoline. Mileage will be less...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:35

That, and the EPA test cycle isn't right either. Why would the test cycle require 100% gasoline (no ethanol) and the gas we use everyday at the pumps contains 10%? Of course the 10% ethanol is...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 09:14

That's not always the case. Most drivers, I guess I should say most American drivers, operate their vehicles on a daily basis like they are at Indy or Talladega. They flog their cars on a daily...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 09:29

The problem with the cheaper premium in Europe is the emissions laws. You can thank all our friends at the NHTSA for requiring OEMs to make changes to squeeze even lower emissions from the...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 13:11

So before the tax credit, the vehicle purchase from the dealer will be around $32,000? Not bad for a compliance vehicle. Although if you wanted more cabin space and an extra $17,000 for gas fill-...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 14:14

You are correct. They don't have much to gain. Based on the average comuters drive time, I don't see sales for them taking off except for people that live/work in urban areas. Let alone the...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:39

Don't you think that a target that high is way too aggressive? They'd do much better to help reduce their vehicle emissions by investing more money into public transit systems. Not to mention that...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:50

Of course the CARB chief would say the market for plug-in electric vehicles is growing. They've mandated it! It has to occur for any OEMs to sell any other gasoline vehicles in their state. All...

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 08:25

For the record, the TDI option in VW's Passat is $5,300. I can't see a diesel having a decent take-rate in the 300 if it is priced more than that. $4,000 would be a better number to get higher...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:30

That's fine. It's just one more argument in the pocket of those that think CARB and CAFE have gone a bit overboard.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:07

If they want $7,500 for a Cummins with the Ram Heavy Duty, there's an argument there. To offer a light duty diesel for a passenger car with the same option tag, it's disrespectful to diesel...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 09:28

I guess I am in the minority when I see a small compact performance car and want the manual transmission. If Fiat is pushing performance as a strategy, I can't see the automatic being a high take...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 15:47

One would have to wager that your 4 pack does not have true dual exhaust but merely "pseudo" dual exhaust....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:49

I'd only go after the 2014 Impala if they were to offer a bench seat in the front. Surprisingly, I think that would spark an interest from the baby boomers and the sales numbers would reflect it...

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 08:23

I would imagine that if they don't mate the diesel to a stick shift, Jeep enthusiasts will revolt.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 08:12

Perfect timing for that answer Aaron. Mike Manley will forever cement his status with Jeep enthusiasts if/when the diesel for the Wrangler is debuted. With the bringing back of the Cherokee and...

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 10:09

Consdiering the nasty issue with the automatic-powershift transmissions when it first debuted, Ford's probably smart for trying a relaunch on social media. They should also hit up the onlilne...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:53

I don't know who's making the rules, but bring up any of the online Focus Forums and you'll find that the masses use 'Foci" as the plural of Focuses. At least when referring to the vehicles. You...

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