Once upon a time, in a land where crossovers weren’t a thing, the Ford Taurus was a big deal. It debuted back in 1986 and even has a performance variant, the Ford Taurus SHO, which was a pretty hot car in its day. Thirty years later, and the Taurus might not be long for this […]
Everything old is new again. Fortunately, with a few exceptions, “new” invariably beats “old,” at least in automobiles. Ford’s revival of the SHO variant of its Taurus sedan is a case in point. When the original SHOwed up, way, way back in MCMLXXXIX, it had front-wheel drive, a 5-speed manual gearbox and a V-6 rated […]
There are still herds of ancient Ford Tauri from the 1980s and ‘90s roaming the American hinterlands, their once-daring, worn-bar-of-soap styling looking more and more like the automotive Lava Lamp. That original Taurus took Ford into front-wheel drive and better, more fuel-efficient aerodynamics and became a best-seller. But by the naughts Ford—perhaps distracted by the […]
It’s Christmas week here at BestRide.com HQ, so we’re fishing through our Netflix queue and YouTube to watch all the great Christmas movies we can find. There are a ton that have great cars and great car scenes. Here are five we love, with video clips.
Made In America is becoming a hot topic these days. In this focus story, we look closely at the assembly plant location for the top-selling models in every major vehicle category. What surprised us most was the consistency of the answer.
Ford just announced it is quitting on a volume of business larger than all of Volkswagen in America. Here’s why, and what the effects of that will be.
It’s that time of year when everybody is feeling generous, and people like your mailman are leaving holiday cards in your mailbox to remind you that they’d really appreciate a few bucks for the service they’ve provided over the course of a year. The people you often don’t think about, though, are the people who […]
Publications that promote small, expensive cars for students are out of touch. Here’s your real list.
You can sense the panic in the air. Full size sedan sales have dropped 18 percent this year, and currently capture just 2.3 percent of the entire market. The LA Times says the sedan is “head[ing] toward irrelevance.”