There was a big management shake-up over at Ford this weekend. The company fired CEO Mark Fields and is replacing him with the head of its Smart Mobility division, James Hackett. What will this management shuffle mean for Ford? Executives are hired and fired all the time. It could be because a company isn’t performing […]
How does a 12-year-old company with exactly two profitable quarters in its history get to be worth more than General Motors?
Today’s cars are now important pieces of personal technology. They keep us connected with emails, text messages, and phone calls all managed through increasingly complex infotainment systems. When they work, they’re brilliant, but when they fail they can make you want to take a sledgehammer to your touchscreen. Ford is trying to make sure the […]
This week, Automotive News and our friends at NESN Fuel reported the prevalence of “fake ads” on Facebook, which show photos of cars depicting super-cool concept cars, but when potential buyers click on the ads, they’re directed to cars for sale that look nothing like the cars depicted.
One of the biggest disruptions to our everyday routines comes when our cars have to spend time in the shop. Even if it’s not a surprise repair, picking up and dropping off your car can be impossible to schedule. Ford is testing out a new automated kiosk that lets you drop off and pick up […]
Steve McQueen delivers a classic 1960s-era anti-hero performance in the movie Bullitt, but it’s the green Mustang GT that gets all the attention. Two cars were in the movie — a stunt car and a car for closeups. The “Hero Car” used for closeups has a documented history, but it was long believed that the […]
New England residents, you’ve got a job to do, and you need a truck to do it. Here are the five you’ll want, based on the kind of work you’ve got to do: Towing 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 The Ram 3500 is a flat-out towing animal, especially in 2WD configuration. In 2008, with the 6.7-liter, […]
The Ford Focus RS is the very definition of a hot hatchback. It’s a rally-inspired powerhouse that looks and drives the part. We’re talking 350 horsepower of fun with a Drift Mode button. That should make any enthusiast’s heart skip a beat. The unexpected part of the Focus RS is how well it serves as […]
Compact Crossover SUVS — those high-riding, smaller, car-based replacements for the trusty family station wagon — have hit the market in a huge way, and the bewildering array of choices has a lot of New England consumers confused about what’s the best choice. BestRide is here to give you your best choice, depending on which […]