4 Ford Motor Company Cars to Not Look Forward To

What happens in Michigan should sometimes stay in Michigan.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. But even though Ford is on a roll, not every record is guaranteed to be a hit.

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Bang for Your Buck: Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, our basis for comparison is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. It's a high-powered variant of the entry-level CLA-Class; its base engine is replaced with a 355-horsepower turbocharged four, which happens to be the most powerful four-cylinder in production. Despite all that power, and despite a fuel-economy-abhorring all-wheel drivetrain, the CLA45 still achieves 31 mpg on the highway.

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Looking to Buy a Flex-Fuel Car? Check Your Options First

If the car you want doesn't run flex-fuel, you can always add it.

Flex Fuel cars are everywhere. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, 25 percent of all cars sold this year will be flex fuel vehicles. You might be considering whether to purchase one. Maybe you've spent a considerable amount of time weighing the pros and cons of going with a flex fuel car.

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6 Ford Motor Company Cars to Look Forward To

It's time to say hello to the newborns from Dearborn.

This week, Automotive News released a pair of articles describing its vision for Ford Motor Company's five-year product pipeline. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from the Darlings of Dearborn through the end of the decade or thereabouts. Ford's lineup has been getting more exciting each and every year, and that's not stopping in 2014, or anytime soon for that matter.

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The 5 Worst (or Best) Craigslist Car Ads

Good, bad .. either way, these five ads are epic.

It's not news that craigslist is a haven for awfulness. It's a great platform for finding free piles of landscaping dirt, or getting rid of those old, stained beanie babies. But it's also a great place to unload your vehicle. These are five of the worst, or maybe best, car ads we've seen.

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BMW Cancels its Transferable Paid Maintenance Plan

Or, how one single move can send waves through the industry.

This is the decade of the built-in maintenance plan. Automakers have finally realized that consumer hate hassles, and they also hate paying for things. That's why automakers like BMW have created these maintenance plans, which cover certain repairs and recommended services for the first few years of the vehicle's life. Even better, if you sold the car before the terms were up, you could transfer that plan to the next owner. Only now, BMW decided it was giving out far too much of a good thing.

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