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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:00:07 PM

Ford is at it again. They announced yesterday a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will be available on new Fords starting soon, and features turbocharging to boost fuel economy.

Production of the four-cylinder 1.5-liter EcoBoost – the fifth member of the EcoBoost family – will commence initially at Ford’s world-class facility in Craiova, Romania, later this month. Other manufacturing locations will be announced in the future. The new engine will be first introduced in China in the all-new Ford Mondeo, making its public debut later this month at Auto Shanghai 2013, with applications following in the Fusion sedan in North America this year, and later the new Mondeo in Europe.

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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:17:04 PM

good but oil still isn't the answer
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 2:22:42 PM

Good.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 11:35:19 PM

sweet.. but that is also why they raise prices when we use less -- crack dealers gonna get their money....
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 11:37:00 PM

cool but electric is better
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 5:22:23 PM

turbo-charging is a good way to have reserve power and keep mileage up.
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:24:28 PM

Hopefully it meets new MPG standards
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rwsb30
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 7:34:35 AM

Sounds like a "WHIZZER" motorbike,will it even get out of its own smoke ?
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 10:21:40 AM

Sounds like a winner
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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 12:57:18 PM

Good for Ford. The last true capitalistic company left in the US.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 7:27:40 AM

WD: only gonna make the consumer pay more.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 1:41:33 PM

then raise the corporate tax for "imported" parts no matter the country the company calls home
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:37:28 PM

good for ford !!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:28:14 AM

OK
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 12:01:02 AM

kma: we know that Ford has most models "Hecho en Mexico." For some I guess it's "American-made" b/c it's designed in the US.

As for trucks, never liked Fix-or-Repair-daily-s... Dodge would probably be my next choice. 3500 though. Tundra can tow, but it can't stop a large towing capacity.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:53:20 AM

Here's one for all you "Buy American Made Vehicles, save your job".. & so on with the bumper stickers on your Fords, Chevy's, & Dodge.

Least American Midsize Car: Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is marketed as a close competitor to the similarly-priced Toyota Camry, but the Fusion’s DNA is significantly less red, white and blue. With just "20" percent of its parts coming from domestic sources, the Fusion is significantly less American than both the Camry and the Honda Accord, which are built with "80" percent domestic parts.
Least American Large Truck: Ford F-Series

Full-size truck buyers may be surprised that the Toyota Tundra uses more domestic parts than any of its rivals. With 80 percent of its parts from the U.S. and Canada, the Tundra is 10 percent more American than its closest domestic rival, the Dodge Ram, and significantly more American than the Ford F-Series, which gets 40 percent of its parts from other countries. The Proof / Percentages of Domestic Parts
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 1:08:58 AM

les: and they sure do...
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 9:14:04 PM

Can it power larger cars? Turbos are just 1 more thing to fail...
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 9:04:26 PM

what the frack... to be 1st introduced in Communist China? Bad Ford...
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 6:18:20 PM

so how does that 3.5 turbo in the F-150 do vs. Ram's new 3.6 in the 1500

look here
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 11:39:58 AM

Ford is setting engineering standards for the others to follow,still love GM though
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 11:35:37 AM

Love Ford keep America rolling forward
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 6:51:08 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 5:04:48 AM

Time for some new articles
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 7:18:32 PM

ok go ford go.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:12:29 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:11:12 AM

Ford introduces new more fuel-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, made in Romania and introduced in other countries first?
Turbocharge an engine, stress the engine components, less reliability.
Ford is charging too much for their vehicles!
Make sure the vehicle the engine is installed in has: high mpg, is very safe, is very reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:11:02 AM

Hey Obama, ready to admit your bailout of GM/Chrysler was a bust??
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:11:01 AM

Good for them...
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:10:25 AM

LawnMower.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:10:14 AM

Always interested to see how Manufacturers are making more with less
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:09:52 AM

Efficiency gains are good.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:09:26 AM

Soooo old
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:09:25 AM

Old news.
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That a good thing.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:07:27 AM

very old
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:07:23 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:06:48 AM

interesting, how about relibility
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:06:32 AM

Junk!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:06:17 AM

old but good news
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:05:35 AM

Very old news
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:04:55 AM

From last weeks news.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:01:10 AM

Ford is doing it.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:00:33 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 10:00:27 AM

Have a love affair with Ford? Two old news stories!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 9:59:29 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 9:59:14 AM

Move on.
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WTG!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 9:58:57 AM

Old news is old!
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Old weekend News!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 9:58:14 AM

good, good
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