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AutoGuide.com Goes Gaga for 2017 Ford Focus RS

Slick, sporty style. One massively muscular engine. And a list of onboard amenities so long, it's bound to make your head spin. These are but a few of the many winning qualities that comprise the 2017 Focus RS, Ford's hot hatchback.

And what else does it bring to the table, you wonder?

Then, turn your attention to the clip below. Here now with more on all things Focus RS is AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika:

There is only one trim level available for the Focus RS. Thankfully, though, it's about as good as it gets…

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Prepare for Roadside Emergencies with These Items

 

 

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It's a good idea to keep a roadside emergency kit in your car when you go out on a long road trip, but it's a better idea to keep one handy at all times.

Vehicle breakdowns can happen at a moment for various reasons whether you are halfway across the country or a mile from home, so it never hurts to be prepared.

Premade roadside emergency kits can be purchased, but it's usually less expensive to make your own.

Here are…

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Ford Has a Superb Sedan in the 2017 Fusion

Are you searching the midsize sedan segment for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Maplecrest Ford think you'd be wise to give ours, the 2017 Fusion, a go.

How come?

Gain the necessary context from Kelley Blue Book Managing Video Editor Micah Muzio; his critique of the Fusion is available in the clip below:

Optional on the SE model, and standard on the Titanium and Platinum, is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Coupling with six-speed automatic transmission, the turbo-four produces a potent 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is ...

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2018 Focus RS: Limited-Edition, Limited-Slip Differential

To celebrate the end of an era, Ford is making the 2018 Focus RS limited edition. These last 1,500 vehicles represent fans' final chance to get their hands on the current generation RS, before the next generation takes over in 2019.

Aside from some super-cool superficial changes, including blacked-out roof, red paint option, and carbon fiber skin, the biggest draw of the limited edition is the mechanical limited-slip differential.

The Quaife® limited-slip differential on the front axle redistributes torque from wheels that are slipping to wheels that have more traction.

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Your Automotive Credit Score Isn't the Same as Your Overall Credit Score

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Did you know that most automotive lenders don't look at your overall credit score—i.e. the one you probably looked up when you started car shopping—when determining your rates on a car loan? They use an industry-specific Auto Credit Score not viewable by consumers.

Don't panic! This may actually be a good thing.

If you have good overall credit, chances are your automotive credit is just fine, too. In fact, most people prioritize keeping up with their auto loans, even when their credit cards are in bad condition. So if you struggle to get approved for…

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Why You Should Test Your Battery Before a Road Trip

You may have been in this unfortunate situation: You shuffle across the icy driveway, puffs of breath hanging white in the air. You slide into the driver's seat, and with gloved hand, push the key into the ignition, and turn.

Click. Click. Click.

Nothing.

It seems batteries always die in the winter—but that's not quite true! Temperature extremes, either hot or cold, can cause…

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2018 Ford Mustang Gets More Plush, Potent, and Pony-rific!

It’s hard not to notice the differences when comparing the 2018 Ford Mustang to the 2017 one currently in dealerships. For one, the front end looks more aggressive. That’s because for the car’s mid-cycle refresh, the Blue Oval decided to make some visual tweaks to improve aerodynamics and styling—but also the inner workings that make the car tick.

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Get the Gas Mileage You Want

Everybody wants good fuel economy, but how do you get it? There are a few things that you can do to get better gas mileage. Keeping your tires properly inflated is one of them. On average you can improve your gas mileage by 0.6 percent as much as 3 percent in some cases. If you're not sure what the correct psi is for your tires, you can find it on a decal on the inside of the driver's side door (in the doorjamb) or in the glove box. You can also improve gas mileage by using the…
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