2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We seldom have an opportunity to drive an entry-level model — the kind of car that is often used by auto dealers to show that you can buy a car for ?as low as? and where the fine print might say, ?only one at this price.? Generally, the auto manufacturers…

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Tiny Ford Engine Wins Big Prize

As engine displacements get smaller to save fuel, Ford?s latest little entry wins a big prize as it today was named 2012 ?International Engine of the Year? by a panel of 76 journalists international journalists from 35 countries. Available in two outputs, the new Focus 98-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 58.9…

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Ford Adds 3-Cylinder Engine & 8-Spd. Transmission

Ford is expanding its fuel-efficient EcoBoost? portfolio with the addition of a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Engineers at Ford?s Dunton Technical Centre in the U.K. began designing the new EcoBoost 1.0-liter engine long before the current spike in fuel prices pushed the cost of a gallon of gas over $4….

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