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ROAD TEST: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

March 19th, 2009 at 12:06pm

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The Fusion Hybrid is Ford’s latest green vehicle.  The company has been touting the it’s efficiency, boasting that it tops the Toyota Camry hybrid by eight miles per gallon in the city. Here are some of my thoughts about the car after driving one from the press fleet.

More about the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid in Autoline Daily Episode 104

2009 Mazda 6

October 24th, 2008 at 2:03pm

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Back in 2002 Mazda launched an all-new family sedan. Called the 6, it was designed to battle the segment-topping Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Nevertheless, it came up short in a few key areas, and it never sold as well as its targets. Blame it on a lack of horsepower as well as the fact that it was slightly smaller than its competition. For 2009, Hiroshima’s hometown automaker has completely redesigned the 6, and the results are truly eye opening.

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2009 Honda Fit

October 17th, 2008 at 5:25pm

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Honda established its reputation by building high-quality, fuel-efficient small cars. And that tradition continues today with its completely redesigned Fit. The popular subcompact is all-new from the ground up and offers drivers a lot in terms of features and dynamics. Now, as truck and SUV sales cool down to arctic levels, consumers have been tuning up the heat. The small car market is smoking hot right now and Honda’s right in the heart of the segment. But has the company kept the good, baked-in “Fitness” of the original or have they watered the new car down?

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