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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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Investing in your vehicle

There are a lot of people today who want to invest in their vehicle to make it last a long time. One of the most important ways to do this is to adhere to a vehicle maintenance schedule. A lot of people today are not good in this area, and this causes a lot of issues down the road. Over time, this one change can make a huge difference in how much money you can save.

Regular vehicle maintenance is essential to keeping your car running for a long time. If you want to invest for the long term, now…
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The 2017 Ford Focus Will Cause Neighbor-Envy

Want to drive a real vehicle? One that doesn't mess around when it comes to having fun or being safe? You can have it all when you drive the Ford Focus. Safety features? It has a Reverse Sensing System, BLIS with cross-traffic alert, and a camera and sensors, so-check. Style and luxury? With 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a bright-tipped center-exit exhaust, and a leather eight-way power driver's seat-definitely a check. Economy? Heck yeah-with a powerful EcoBoost engine that produces fewer emissions-it's a check. It even has FordPass, that lets you...
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Are You Using Regular Motor Oil?

Are you using regular motor oil or synthetic motor oil? Here is something to consider. Your car's performance relies heavily on the type of oil that you use. Oil prolongs the life of the car and helps provide a smoother ride. The oil used in the car also helps to keep the engine cool and remove dirt and grime out of the engine. Generally, manufacturers recommend that you use synthetic oil in a newer model car, but some car owners are still using regular motor oil.

When considering your motor oil selection, regular motor oil or conventional motor oil…

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Cruise with The Ford Escape

Cruise the open road with the stylish all new 2017 Ford Escape. It offers a ton of great safety features while being one of the most stylish and sophisticated SUVs on the market. The Ford Escape offers a body color manual lift gate as well as beltline molding and cloth front bucket seats with a manually customizable driver seat. Each standard model offers daytime running lamps as well as bright LED tail lamps for better visibility while driving...

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