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2017 Ford Focus RS is One Incredible, High-Flying Hatch

No matter how you slice it, there sure is an awful lot to appreciate about our esteemed American automaker's hot hatchback, the 2017 Focus RS. It is, far and away, one of the most impressive vehicles we here at Nelson Ford have ever encountered.

Yet, what makes it so?

Here with an explanation is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika; check out his review of the Focus RS in the clip below:

We could sing the praises of the Focus RS's engine -- a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder -- for days on end.

Coupling with a six-speed manual transmission…

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Understanding Ford's Latest Eco-Friendly Materials

Do Ford's recent choices about plant-based vehicle materials have you feeling... bamboozled? Worry not, the experts at Nelson Ford are here to demystify it for you!

In the past decade, Ford Motor Company has begun replacing synthetic materials (plastics and petroleum-based foams) with sustainable ones. The idea, in a nutshell, is that the Earth has only a limited amount of petroleum oil, which takes millions of years to produce, but has an unlimited amount of plants, which grow and replace themselves quickly. Ford's first plant-based product was soy foam, which is now used in all...

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5 Things You Should be Doing to Avoid a Summer Roadside Emergency

We all love summertime. It's when the chill of winter finally leaves, and we can run around barefoot in the grass. It's a time of swimming, hiking, biking, and taking road trips. It's also the season for cars to break down.

While cold weather can cause a battery to stop working, hot weather drains a battery's life away. In fact, few parts of…

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Can the Best-Selling Truck in America Beat Its Past Self in a Ford F-150 Face Off?

It's a blast from the past when a 1995 Ford F-150 XLT squares off against the brand new 2017 Ford F-150. But which will win?

It's easy to guess that in 20 years, Ford Motor Company has made significant advances in power and performance. The 1995 F-150 had 230 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, while the new model leaps over its predecessor with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque.

However, which is better may not be such a cut-and-dry question, but a matter of preference.

The owner of the 1995 F-150 has lovingly maintained it, outfitting it…

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Fuel Saving Tips for Your Car!

Have you ever wished for gas prices to go down for good? Do you ever drive your car all the way to empty before trying to fill up your tank? Well you are not alone, my friend, in trying to save money on gas for your car. But whether your car takes regular unleaded or premium, there are ways that you can save money on gas everyday if you use your head!

First, when driving, avoid sudden acceleration from stop lights. By slowly raising your engine you are not burning as much fuel as if you were full speed ahead…
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MotorWeek Highlights Choicest Qualities of 2017 Ford Explorer

Are you shopping the full-size crossover class for your next daily driver? Well, if so, please allow your friends here at Nelson Ford to offer a word of advice:

Ours -- the 2017 Explorer -- is, by all accounts, a must-see machine.

And you're sure to understand just what we mean after scoping the clip below, a video review of the Explorer from the good folks at MotorWeek. Have at it right here:

Swanky and sophisticated, the Explorer's range-topping trim -- the Platinum -- delivers the goods in just about every manner imaginable.

Standard features on this model include a punchy, 365-horsepower…

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The Interior Of The 2017 Ford Fusion

The interior of the all new Ford Fusion is more comfortable and luxurious than ever before. Most standard models of the Ford Fusion offer interior features such as dome lamp and map lights as well as dual illuminated visor mirrors. Other interior features include integrated front door storage, power door locks, a message center, as well as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Most of the Ford Fusion models offer a push start button, as well as hill start assist and front and rear roof grab handles. Some optional models of the 2017 Ford Fusion do offer all weather...
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Synthetic and Conventional Oil Can Be a Tough Decision

Do you know what one of the biggest challenges is that face many car owners today? Determining which kind of motor oil to use for your vehicle. There are a lot of differences between synthetic and conventional oil. Over the long term, this is something that many people need to figure out if you want to help the longevity of your car. There are many drivers who do not know the difference, and it ends up costing them in a big way if the right oil isn’t in your vehicle. Getting a regular oil change is one of the…

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The Ford Focus-More Affordable Than You Think

Digital displays, comfortable head restraints, glossy exterior, and an impressive power driver's seat sounds alluring, doesn’t it? With offered 17-inch black gloss aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets and a sleek exterior, this surely sounds like it can be expensive right? Many of these luxurious features you would think would come with a high price tag, but it's actually affordable with the Ford Focus. The Ford Focus has all of that and much more...

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