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Do Discontinued Cars Make Used-Car Bargains?

By Kelsey Mays on July 30, 2015


If you're shopping for a used car, discontinued models could offer extra savings. A  handful of cars are canceled each year due to slow sales, regulatory hurdles or other complications. Two years ago, we predicted the casualties correctly in six… Read More

Do Discontinued Cars Make Used-Car Bargains?

By Kelsey Mays on July 30, 2015

If you're shopping for a used car, discontinued models could offer extra savings. A  handful of cars are canceled each year due to slow sales, regulatory hurdles or other complications. Two years ago, we predicted the casualties correctly in six… Read More

Recall Alert: Approximately 393,000 Ford and Lincoln Vehicles

By Jennifer Geiger on May 27, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 393,000 model-year 2011-13 Ford Taurus and Flex vehicles, model-year 2011-13 Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles, model-year 2011-12 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, and model-year 2011 Mercury Milan sedans. Only the following vehicles are affected: Ford Flex… Read More

2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car

By Jennifer Geiger on November 4, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 38,600 model-year 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans. The vehicles being recalled include certain 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles built at St. Thomas Assembly, March 23, 2004, to Aug. 30, 2011;… Read More

Is Driving a Certain Car Your Ticket to Traffic Court?

By Matt Schmitz on September 29, 2014

Look, just because you drive a Subaru WRX doesn't mean you're more likely to be the type of person who exceeds the speed limit or breaks other traffic laws. OK, it actually does mean that, but we're not the ones… Read More

Recall Alert: 2005-2008 Ford Escape, 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrids

By Matt Schmitz on September 12, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 70,000 hybrid crossovers, including model-year 2005-08 Ford Escape hybrids manufactured between Oct. 13, 2003, and June 20, 2008, and 2006-08 Mercury Mariner hybrids manufactured between June 10, 2005, and June 20, 2008 The Problem: The coolant… Read More

Recall Alert: 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ

By Matt Schmitz on May 28, 2014

Vehicles Affected: About 82,500 driver's-side all-weather floormats in model-year 2006-11 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ sedans The Problem: If improperly installed, the floormats may come in contact with the accelerator pedal, causing interference and increasing the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner

By Jennifer Geiger on May 28, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 740,000 model-year 2008-11 versions of the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs; no word yet if the related Mazda Tribute is involved. The Problem: The Detroit News is reporting that a faulty torque sensor could cause the… Read More

Ford Updates Escape Software Amid NHTSA Investigation

By Jennifer Geiger on March 4, 2014

Ford's Escape is no stranger to recalls, but despite a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation of sudden loss of engine power on certain versions of the Escape and Fusion and Mercury Mariner and Milan, the agency is not issuing… Read More

Recall Alert: 2005-2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Sedans

By Jennifer Geiger on August 29, 2013

Ford is recalling 370,000 model-year 2005-2011 versions of the Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans due to a steering problem, the Detroit News is reporting. In the affected vehicles, the lower intermediate steering shaft could corrode,… Read More

NHTSA: Chrysler Has Until June 18 to Recall Jeeps

By Matt Schmitz on June 10, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Chrysler a deadline of June 18 to formally respond to its request for the recall of 2.7 million model-year 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Liberty SUVs, according to the Detroit News.… Read More