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Ford’s New 3-Cylinder Fiesta ST Deserves To Be An RS

With a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine producing nearly 200 horsepower, launch control, a trick new rear suspension design, sticky tires, and a 2500 pound curb weight, this isn’t just a good hot hatch, it’s among the best of all time. The newest update of Ford’s Fiesta ST is significantly improved, and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s How Ford Used One Of The World’s Biggest Planes To Get F-150 Production Back Up Again

Ford shut down production of the F-150, its most profitable vehicle, on May 2 after a magnesium fire at a supplier caused a parts shortage. But just two weeks later it’s going back online after the automaker moved 87,000 pounds of equipment to England, hiring one of the world’s biggest cargo planes to do it.Read […]

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Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford Is Shutting Down F-150 Production Tonight Due To Supplier Fire

Ford is completely shutting down production of its best-selling F-150 for now, after a fire last week damaged a supplier, cutting off supply for a crucial part. Production at a Michigan factory that assembles the truck is stopping after the second shift Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Can Get An Awesome Deal On A Ford ST Or RS Right Now Before They’re Gone

In a snap, Ford has decided to kill all of its and sedans and hatchbacks except for the Focus Active. While this may be a smart business move—for now—buyers looking for cheap speed and five-doors will eventually have to go elsewhere. Now seems like a good time to grab a Fiesta ST, Focus ST or Focus RS […]

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Here’s Ford’s Schedule For Phasing Out Its Small Cars And Sedans In North America

Following yesterday’s bombshell announcement that Ford is abandoning its traditional sedan and small car production in North America for a lineup of mostly crossovers and SUVs has now been followed by alleged final production dates for the Focus, Taurus and Fiesta, via Automotive News.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford Given Massive Fine In Australia Over Its Crappy PowerShift Transmission

Ford’s PowerShift transmission has had a rough go of it since being introduced in 2010, mainly for being shitty. It’s also been the subject of lawsuits and, now, a hefty 10 million Australian dollar fine handed out to Ford by the Australian government, which called the way Ford responded to consumer complaints over…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Ford Killed Its Cars

My colleagues, as well as much of the car enthusiast community, are dealing with a collective freakout upon learning Ford will be killing off all its sedans and hatchbacks and keeping one real car, the Mustang, in North America. Ford is doomed, they say. But I don’t share that perspective—no one wanted to buy those…Read […]

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