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The Ford Fusion Fastastic

Ford Fusion has been the recipient of warm reviews and is a competitor in the premium segment of the "medium-sized family car. In reality, it is not the kind of car that is quiet in the darkness, but rather commands a second look at its aggressive attitude and an angular profile. The interior is luxurious, warm and welcoming. It has an attractive, easy to decipher instrumental group, many storage options, plush seats and many convenient features. Fusion is now ten ingenious storage compartments. Its high ground clearance, suspension and excellent athletic ability to turn in the corners makes the Fusion a car agile and fun to drive. Fusion is available in five attractive colors mean. Panther Black, Diamond White, Paprika, Moondust silver and platinum. Fusion is now ten ingenious storage compartments. Its high ground clearance, suspension and excellent athletic ability to turn in the corners makes the Fusion a car agile and fun to drive.
The Fusion is available in five attractive colors to know. Panther Black, Diamond White, Paprika, Moondust Silver and platinum. . models of motor gasoline powered Ford Fusion 1.6L 4-cylinder that generates an output of 101 hp @ 6500 rpm and a torque of 146 Nm @ 3400 rpm. In addition, the 1.4L TDCi (turbo diesel common rail injection) diesel engine has an output of CV @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 160 Nm @ 2000 rpm 68. Both engines are characterized by good response and low fuel consumption well.Ford Fusion is a blend of stylish interiors and spacious external. The front of the sedan looks like a command shell with soft, clearly shaped headlights and front bumper color of the body, with two strips of chrome. His bright tail lights are arranged vertically in the rear, to further strengthen the overall appeal of the vehicle. The hatch provides a comfortable ride for five people.Ford Fusion comes with a host of safety features.
These include child safety locks on rear doors, seat belts, antilock braking (ABS) - with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) technology, front and rear fog lights, and a unattractive fuel of warning.The Ford Fusion has expanded its plush interior. The interior features soft-touch materials on the dashboard and doors. Table edge is well integrated into the center console. Leather-wrapped steering wheel adds to the Merger refined interior appearance. compartment provides storage space, free space and legroom for occupants. The four variants of Ford Fusion 1.6 Duratec petrol , 1.4L TDCi Diesel Plus 1.6 Duratec petrol and 1.4 L TDCi Diesel Plus. The car comes in a range of bright colors, including Black Panther, White Diamond, paprika, Moon Dust Silver and Mystic Wine. models Ford Fusion diesel is priced at Rs 6.59 lakh, while the petrol models come with a price of Rs 6.41 lakh.

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Paint your nails with Ford Mustang colors!: Celebrate the Ford Mustang with nail polish, for some reason

When the Ford Mustang came out in 1964 some dared deride it as a "secretary's car," as if just happening upon the discovery that women might -- for some reason, who knows, the harried dames -- enjoy driving automobiles as well. What a concept. Fifty years later Ford seems to be making the same discovery all over again, because as deluded marketing tie-ups go, nothing evidently gets to a woman's heart more than vaguely automotive-themed nail polish. Right, ladies?

The nail polish, part of the "Ford Mustang by OPI" collection, came our way in the form of a press release with the odious title "TAKING THE 'PEDI TO THE METAL,'" which made us want to chug a bottle of nail polish. We staved off death long enough to find out that the Mustang-themed polish comes in six unique colors with such vague and life-affirming names as "The Sky's My Limit," "Queen of the Road," "Angel with a Leadfoot," and "Girls Love Ponies," which is only true in the case of Tina Belcher. "A woman is multifaceted," reads the description of the latter. "This grown-up pink acts as a reminder of her femininity, even as she takes to the wheel of the powerful pony." Sadly, Angelyne drives a Corvette.


Double sadly, there's no Gotta Have It Green.


"There is a special kind of love affair between a woman and her car," said OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, who may or may not have owned a Dodge LaFemme. "These lacquers celebrate a woman's pursuit of excitement and invite OPI fans to accentuate their personal style and embrace Mustang's adventurous spirit through color."


Expect to find Mustang by OPI wherever fine vaguely automotive-themed products are sold, such as Dillard's, JC Penney, ULTA, Buc-ee's, the K-Mart manager's special aisle, all participating Flying J locations, possibly Caldor and Montgomery Ward. At $9.50 a pop, you can afford to paint every nail a different color.








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Mötley Crüe giving away a 2015 Charger and Challenger: Dodge teams up with the Crüe to give one lucky fan the VIP treatment

The guys of M�tley Cr�e are teaming up with Dodge to give fans the chance to win a 2015 Dodge Challenger or Charger, in addition to the full VIP concert treatment. Dodge will serve as the presenting sponsor of the band's “Final Tour,” which begins on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The “Final Tour” concludes a 30-year career for the hard-rock foursome, sealing the deal the band signed with a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015. In addition to winning a brand new Challenger or Charger, fans will have the chance to get a complete VIP experience. The Cr�e will do a meet and greet, giving away autographed memorabilia and tickets to the tour.


To get in on all of the M�tley action, you can enter the contest at www.dodgechancetobebad.com. Want to increase your chances even more? Entrants can earn up to five more chances to win by sharing links across social media platforms. Other qualified registrants will receive an exclusive chance to test-drive any 2014 Dodge vehicle at a dealership near them, with M�tley Cr�e tickets as an extra incentive.


Fans can also visit the Dodge Dodge Facebook page for a chance to win even more M�tley Cr�e collector items.


The contest is open to all legal U.S. residents who are 18 years or older with a valid drivers license. For more information on the contest, follow this link. http://dodgechancetobebad.com/rules.aspx.








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A Night at the Movies with Alex Xydias: ‘Hot Rod Hero’ reprises his documentary from 1964; you can be there!

“I started shooting movies when I stopped racing,” said original hot rod hero Alex Xydias. “When I had enough stuff I made this.”

“This” is "The Hot Rod Story," a documentary shot by the man himself from about 1962 to 1964 at the drag strips, dry lakes and cruise-ins of the day. It's a movie shot in the style of, say, a Bruce Brown surf movie or a Warren Miller ski movie. Xydias narrates a story strung together from 16-mm film shot at the places where the action was. Serious documentary is interspersed with corny jokes. If you've ever seen the genre--especially if you saw it in a high school auditorium or Civic Center back then--you'll love it. If you weren't around at the time but always wondered what it was like, this is your chance.


Xydias, for those who might not know him, was the founder of the So-Cal Speed Shop, the quintessential home of the hot-rod hobby way back when. He started it in Burbank when he was discharged from the Army Air Corps after WWII. The shop quickly became known for its fast cars, setting records on the lakes and at Bonneville back when hot rodding was becoming a real force in the car world. So-Cal cars were the first to go 170, 180 and 190 mph. The So-Cal streamliner went 210 mph in 1950. Brave men.


At that time, he was too busy racing to shoot any of his own exploits, but, as he said, when he stopped racing, he shot everything. He shot what later became his co-workers at Hot Rod magazine: Pete Petersen, Ray Brock and Tom Medley. He went to the NHRA and shot a very skinny, very tall Wally Parks, wearing a tie and sitting at a desk, working away building that institution. He went to Bonneville and shot Bill Burke and Don Francisco, Ak Miller, Mickey Thompson, Art Arfons and the Summers Brothers. He went to the drags and filmed seemingly everyone you've ever heard of from that era: Big Daddy Don Garlits, Connie Kalitta, Don Prudhomme, TV Tommy Ivo, Art Malone, Tom McKewen. He shot everyone and everything and strung it into a movie and took it on the road.


Now there's a new version of that movie called "The Director's Cut"--the director being Xydias. On Saturday, June 14, you will have a rare opportunity to meet the legend himself as he introduces and narrates the film once again. The event is called "A Night at the Movies with Alex Xydias." It will be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center on the grounds of the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., the same facility where they hold the Winternationals and the Finals every year. It's also the Saturday night of the L.A. Roadster Show weekend, so you can spend the day looking at the hot rods then spend the evening watching the movie. The evening is a fundraiser for the Alex Xydias Center for the Automotive Arts, which is a real-live entity that teaches the performance-car hobby to local high school kids who no longer get to attend auto shop in school.


The evening also benefits the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, also at the Fairplex. Because it's a fund-raiser, with the goal being to raise funds for these worthy causes, tickets are $100 each. But come on, can you think of a more worthy charity in the hot-rod world? And you get to meet Xydias himself. Maybe he'll even sign your program. See TLCfairplex.org/AXevent or call 909 865-4209.


If, for some reason, you cannot attend yourself (and it better be a darn good reason, like you live in an iron lung or you're in Joliet serving life-plus-25 for speeding), you can order your own copy of the DVD through the So-Cal Speed Shop, also in Pomona, at socalspeedshop.com.


In any case, hope to see you there!


For real land-speed fans, Xydias will appear in another upcoming documentary on land-speed racing called "Breaking Barriers," scheduled to debut on the the National Geographic Channel May 7. The one-hour documentary will air 8 p.m. (Check your local provider to verify the air time.)


The film features drivers, auto historians and racing entrepreneurs like Roger Penske, Alex Xydias and Craig Breedlove. It's hosted by car enthusiast and country-music star Tim McGraw.








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2015 Ford Mustang GT features electronic line lock: Drag-racing function makes burnouts a snap

Ford continues to add to the bag of tricks that will ship with the 2015 Mustang. On Monday, it announced new GTs will come equipped with an electronic line-lock function that keeps the front brakes engaged while you warm your rear tires.

“Competition has been an integral part of the Ford Mustang lifestyle since its earliest days 50 years ago,” said Steve Ling, Ford car-marketing manager. “We know our customers, and we wanted to provide a unique feature for those wishing to take full advantage of the increased capability offered by this new Mustang GT at the drag strip.”


Now, before you get too amped up, know that racing in any form voids your warranty from Ford.


Ford says consistency pays off in bracket racing, where competitors want to get as close as they can to a predicted quarter-mile time without going faster. The line lock and launch-control functions help drivers get steadier times.


When the feature is engaged, the driver presses and releases the brake pedal. Then the hydraulic control unit takes over and holds the front brakes. After that, the driver can spin the rear wheels to build up heat before initiating the launch-control function.


“Whether a customer wants to take weekend road trips, go road racing or compete in grass-roots drag racing, we aim to maximize the driving experience for everyone,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Mustang offers selectable drive modes for those who prefer to compete on road courses or in autocross events, so when we realized we could provide a feature like electronic line-lock, the decision was easy.”








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VW recalls 2014 vehicles for oil-cooler issue: Certain 1.8T engines affected

Volkswagen notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently of an issue affecting the automatic transmission oil cooler in certain 2014 models.

The recall has affected 26,452 vehicles overall, including the 2014 model year Passat, Jetta, Beetle and Beetle convertible, made between Feb. 1, 2014 and April 6, 2014.


The issue is limited to the German automaker’s 1.8T engines and is caused by a bad O-ring. Volkswagen says the O-rings do not completely seal between the oil cooler and transmission, and, as a result, leaking fluid has the potential to cause a vehicle fire.


Volkswagen says it will replace the O-rings free of charge. So far, no vehicle fires, accidents or injuries have been reported, and VW is planning to notify owners.








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